McAffee Endpoint securruty blocking windows update

Salzmaci 1 Reputation point

I have had this issue for a while now. Window update to Windows 10 version 1909, however McAffee Endpoint securruty is blocking the update and claims I need admin permisions to unstall McAffee, however I do have admin permissions I'm the only account on my laptop and I have checked and update permissions to ensure I am admin. I have tried McAffee's uninstall tool, program manager I don't know what else to do. please help

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 8,886 Reputation points MVP

    Talk to your IT department - whoever installed McAfee installed it should know what to do. With Sophos Central, you have to disable a tamper-protection component in the Sophos Central management website for that device so that it can be uninstalled.

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  2. Xiaowei He 9,876 Reputation points


    If you are admin account and unable to uninstall McAffee tool, please check if the following tool could help uninstall it:

    (Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)

    If it still not work, it's recommended to contact McAffee supporter.

    After uninstalling McAffee, please check if you can install Windows Update successfully.

    Thanks for your time!
    Best Regards,


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