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Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Hi,

I need some help to completely remove Mcafee from my windows server 2k8.

when I try to install my Kaspersky endpoint client, it returns that the system has a mcafee file system filter driver already installed and it doesn't allow me to install the client.

I  tried the MCPR.exe tool to remove it but it keeps returning an error that doesn't give me any information.

searching the web, I found the VScleanuptool.exe but I didn't find it to download, only broken mcafee links.

I'd really appreaciate some help here guys.

regards,

Sidney Moreira

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Travler
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Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

You can try going through the registry and deleting any references to:

1) network associates

2) mcafee

3) virusscan

This often works for me when I have problems cleaning up a machine.  (The order I listed them in seems to be the most efficient; for instance, you'll delete a lot of the "mcafee" entries when doing "network associates".)

Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Travler wrote:

You can try going through the registry and deleting any references to:

1) network associates

2) mcafee

3) virusscan

This often works for me when I have problems cleaning up a machine.  (The order I listed them in seems to be the most efficient; for instance, you'll delete a lot of the "mcafee" entries when doing "network associates".)

what do you mean by network associates?

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Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Sorry it was in a restricted area and I failed to notice that.  

Please find the tool attached.

To remove the VSE run the tool like this:

VSECleaner.exe /rvse88  (For version 8.8)

VSECleaner.exe /rvse87  (For version 8.7)

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 10/06/14 4:49:58 EDT PM

Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

I pasted the file at C:\ and I ran it from the prompt using the parameter like this:  VSECleaner.exe /rvse88 and VSECleaner.exe /rvse87.

But it keeps returning this error.

Ex_Brit wrote:

Sorry it was in a restricted area and I failed to notice that.  

Please find the tool attached.

To remove the VSE run the tool like this:

VSECleaner.exe /rvse88  (For version 8.8)

VSECleaner.exe /rvse87  (For version 8.7)

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 10/06/14 4:49:58 EDT PT

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Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Then go into the registry and remove all references to McAfee as suggested earlier.    Forget that tool, maybe it was in a restricted area for a reason, it doesn't work.

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Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Or at least try this:  go into the Registry and look for the uninstall key that may still be there preventing the Kaspersky installer  as follows:

Go to Start/Run and enter regedit hit the Enter key. Go to: HKEY LOCAL MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/UNINSTALL Look for any entries in that key that pertain to McAfee by name and delete them. Be very careful to only delete those entries and none of the others. Try the install again.

Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Ex_Brit wrote:

Or at least try this:  go into the Registry and look for the uninstall key that may still be there preventing the Kaspersky installer  as follows:

Go to Start/Run and enter regedit hit the Enter key. Go to: HKEY LOCAL MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/UNINSTALL Look for any entries in that key that pertain to McAfee by name and delete them. Be very careful to only delete those entries and none of the others. Try the install again.

I did it, but didn't work.     

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Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

MCPR has no effect on VSE as it is solely for the consumer version.

Here's a post with the VSCleanup tool:  https://community.mcafee.com/message/331412#331412

Re: Remove VirusScan from windows server 2008

Ex_Brit wrote:

MCPR has no effect on VSE as it is solely for the consumer version.

Here's a post with the VSCleanup tool:  https://community.mcafee.com/message/331412#331412

Hi,

I got this error by trying to acces this link:

Unauthorized


It appears you're not allowed to view what you requested. You might contact your administrator if you think this is a mistake.

Message was edited by: smoreira on 6/10/14 3:24:46 PM CDT
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