Disable McAfee Endpoint Protection on OSX
There are multiple ways to disable/remove McAfee software. Here are a few simple ways to calm your machine down.
sudo /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/VSControl stopoas
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.mcafee.ssm.antimalware.plist OAS_Enable -bool False sudo /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/VSControl stop sudo /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/VSControl reload
Method 3: Remove files manually
rm -f /Library/LaunchAgents/com.mcafee.menulet.plist rm -f /Library/LaunchAgents/com.mcafee.reporter.plist rm -f /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mcafee.ssm.Eupdate.plist rm -f /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mcafee.ssm.ScanFactory.plist rm -f /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mcafee.virusscan.fmpd.plist rm -rf /Library/Application\ Support/McAfee rm -rf /usr/local/McAfee shutdown -r now
Method 4: Uninstall
sudo -s cd /usr/local/McAfee/ ./uninstall EPM
If you run into issues during the uninstall, look at the offical McAfee support uninstall documentation.