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joeygee
Level 7

How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Hi there,

I work from home on a work-issued (PC) computer, but occasionally I've had to do some work-related stuff from my personal (Mac) computer. We have McAfee installed on our work computers, but I just noticed McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac pop up on my own personal computer. I don't remember installing it, but then again it's very possible I might've.

I'd like to uninstall the program because I have no use for it on my personal computer. Besides the fact that it serves no purpose on my Mac, it makes me feel weird - can they monitor my online activity remotely with this software? For work, that's fine - but my personal computer feels like a major violation of privacy.

I've tried uninstalling the program several different ways, with no luck. So what steps do I have to take to get it removed completely from my computer?

Hoping someone can help me out here!

Other info:

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac - Version 10.2.1

Mac Computer - late 2012, OS X El Capitan, Version 10.11.6

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

​,

                    Moved from Consumer > General Discussion to Mac & Linux Products > Discussions

                    We have a McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool (MCPR), however due to the fact you are using a ( Corporate Product) I am uncertain it would be applicable. I will Tag a (Buisness Product Moderator) to add to this discussion.

​ Could you kindly assist this Individual?

Regards,

Cliff

Moderator

Consumer Products

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

No the MCPR tool wont work for a MAC nor any Enterprise product.

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Thanks as I assumed the same thing ;-)

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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Artfulbodger
Level 13

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Hi

I'm assuming this is an unmanaged install (not managed by a centralised server and the McAfee Agent).

You must be running with Administrative rights on your Mac.

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type sudo /usr/local/McAfee/uninstall EPM and press enter
  3. If prompted type the administrator password

For more details please refer to page 20 of the Product Guide

Regards

Rich

McAfee Volunteer Moderator

Business Products

catdaddy
Level 20

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

As always..Thank you for your prompt/efficient assistance

Sincerely,

Cliff

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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joeygee
Level 7

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Richard,

Thank you for the quick reply! Unfortunately, when I follow your suggestion, I am given an "Uninstallation Failed..." message.

I'm combing through the guide you linked above, but if you can think of any other quick fixes I'd sure appreciate it!

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Artfulbodger
Level 13

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Hi,

Between steps 1 and 2 try elevating to root using:

sudo -su root

then run the command in step 2

Regards

Rich

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joeygee
Level 7

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Apologies for my ineptitude here (not very tech savvy) - I should now enter sudo -su root/usr/local/McAfee/uninstall EPM and then enter, then my password (and enter)?

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Artfulbodger
Level 13

Re: How to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac?

Hi. 


Sorry I may not have been very clear. 


  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type sudo -su root press enter and provide your password
  3. Type sudo /usr/local/McAfee/uninstall EPM and press enter
  4. If prompted type the administrator password


Regards


Rich

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