“McAfee Subscription payment failed” Pop up

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McAfee Subscription payment failed

This page aims to help you remove “McAfee Subscription payment failed” Pop up. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Appearance of the"McAfee Subscription payment failed" Pop up page
“McAfee Subscription payment failed” Pop up virus appearance

A particularly nagging piece of software named “McAfee Subscription payment failed” is what we are going to be focusing in throughout the following lines as our main goal in this current write-up is to acquaint our readers with the specifics of this potentially unwanted application (PUA) and to show how one could easily deal with it if they have it on their computer. “McAfee Subscription payment failed” is a new browser hijacker variant. Just like the majority of browser hijackers out there, this one tends to target the user’s browser. It could affect any browser – from Chrome and Firefox to Opera, Edge and IE, there’s hardly a browser that this unpleasant app cannot latch onto. Once added to the browser, the hijacker would likely try to introduce changes to the program by replacing the default search engine, the toolbar and even the homepage and new-tab page. Page-redirects, ads generation and popping-up of obstructive and intrusive banners and blinking boxes is also really likely if you have “McAfee Subscription payment failed” on your computer and browser. As annoying as all of this might be, there’s a certain silver lining to it – it is quite possible and actually not too complicated to get rid of a hijacker like “McAfee Subscription payment failed” ( McAfee Pop up Scam). Sure, there are certain specifics that you need to be aware of while attempting to uninstall an app like this but we have all that covered in the guide down below. So, if you have come to this post in hopes of finding a reliable way of removing and fully eliminating the pesky software piece from your computer, know that you have come to the right place. The steps from our guide as well as the recommended removal tool available below should be more than enough for you to successfully and quickly take care of the intrusive hijacker. However, we need to remind you that you should also make sure to keep away from other similar apps in the future which is why we advise you to also read the rest of this article either before or after you complete the removal guide as the information down below will give you a better insight into the specific characteristics of the browser hijacker software class.

Why it’s pretty much always better to remove a hijacker

Although apps like this one could be really intrusive and irritating, there are actually a lot of users out there who aren’t all that bothered by the ads, the browser changes and the page redirects and could actually tolerate the presence of a hijacker in their system. However, aside from the annoyance and the irritation caused by apps like “McAfee Subscription payment failed”, there’s another and arguable even more important reason why it’s typically preferable if any such software components are removed from the user’s browser ASAP. What we are talking about is the possibility of the hijacker exposing your machine to certain harmful cyber threats like malicious viruses and malware programs (Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, etc.). Now hijackers are not typically seen as malicious although many users deem them as dangerous malware. However, since they tend to stream a lot of ads from all kinds of advertising sources, it is still possible that some of the generated advertisements might be unsafe and hazardous. If you are not careful and accidentally click on an advert that is unreliable, you might as well have your machine invaded by some insidious Ransomware threat or Trojan Horse virus (or something else). This is also why we always advise the readers of our articles to take care of the hijacker issue and have the unwanted application removed from their computer before something worse has happened. The guide on this page as well as the removal tool available in it should be more than enough for you to get rid of the hijacker once and for all so, once again, we advise you to check them out if “McAfee Subscription payment failed” is presently residing in your system.

Be careful with installation bundles

An installation bundle or a file bundle is a setup package that usually contains one main program and some bonus components that have been added to it. In many cases, a hijacker could be such an added component that has been bundled with some program that you might want to install. The way to only install the main program without also getting the hijacker on your PC is to carefully explore the settings available in the installation manager. If there are any optional bonus components you might not want on your computer, you should uncheck them before the installation starts so as to leave them out of the process. In a lot of cases, you will need to access the Advanced setup menu as this is where you are likely to find the settings related to the bonus contents.


NameMcAfee Subscription payment failed
Type Adware
Detection Tool

Remove “McAfee Subscription payment failed” Virus

To try and remove “McAfee Subscription payment failed” quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the “McAfee Subscription payment failed” extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove “McAfee Subscription payment failed” by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of “McAfee Subscription payment failed” and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed “McAfee Subscription payment failed” removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the “McAfee Subscription payment failed” app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from “McAfee Subscription payment failed”. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to “McAfee Subscription payment failed”, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to “McAfee Subscription payment failed”.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    Delete"McAfee Subscription payment failed" files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo “McAfee Subscription payment failed” changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that “McAfee Subscription payment failed” has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by"McAfee Subscription payment failed"

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete"McAfee Subscription payment failed" IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable"McAfee Subscription payment failed" startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete"McAfee Subscription payment failed" scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable"McAfee Subscription payment failed" services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from"McAfee Subscription payment failed" items

    Step3 Remove “McAfee Subscription payment failed” from your browsers

    • Delete “McAfee Subscription payment failed” from Chrome
    • Delete “McAfee Subscription payment failed” from Firefox
    • Delete “McAfee Subscription payment failed” from Edge
    1. Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
    2. Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
    3. Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
    4. Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
    1. Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
    2. Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
    3. Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
    4. Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
    1. Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
    2. From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
    3. Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
    4. Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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