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How to remove McAfee Framework Service

Hello Folks,

On a few servers which used to have McAfee on, I'm left with the McAfee Framework Service under Services. And also a McAfee folder under C:\Program Files. I've tried to run FrmInst /forceuninstall but of course since there is no McAfee product installed it won't run.

How do I delete these 2 things? Is there a manual remove process? Re-installing McAfee is not an option.

Cheers :cool:
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worktv
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RE: How to remove McAfee Framework Service

what is the error when you run frminst?

If the agent is listed as a service and running than it must still be there

RE: How to remove McAfee Framework Service

Don't worry, I removed it in the end. I had to disable the service and then clean the registry out. Once I'd done this it was OK.

I'm now able to install Kaspersky on my very last few machines and wave goodbye to piece of crap that is McAfee!!!!

Byeee McAfee grin
FSB
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How did you disable the service

So how did you do this?

When I try and disable this service I get access denied and I am logged in as an administrator on the server.
ulyses31
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RE: How did you disable the service

Try first with a frminst /remove=agent
FSB
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RE: How did you disable the service

Did not work! This happened with frminst /forceuninstall as well with the service running or stopped.

Keep getting this:
"Cannot start service 'McAfee Framework"
Cannot stop service "McAfee Framework
ulyses31
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RE: How did you disable the service

If you can see this message this means that VirusScan 8.5i or 8.7i is working on this machine even if you can't see the icon.

You may have to go to start->all programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console->AccessProtection and uncheck "prevent mcafee services from being stopped"
FSB
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RE: How did you disable the service

This is a server and Mcafee client was removed and we are no longer using McAfee so re-installing the client is not an option.
ulyses31
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RE: How did you disable the service

If you have a look at %Programfiles%\McAfee which folders do you have there?
FSB
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RE: How did you disable the service

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