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Uninstalling 3rd Party Security Software


I want to know if there is an option in the ePO console while deploying the Mcafee agent , which can uninstall the 3rd party AV\security solution from the client machine??

Please suggest.

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Re: Uninstalling 3rd Party Security Software

No through Mcafee ePO you can't achieve this because it is a product functionality..

Re: Uninstalling 3rd Party Security Software

You could script it and then use the EEDK to package the script up and deploy using ePO as long as the device is managed by ePO of course.

Re: Uninstalling 3rd Party Security Software

Can you pls share the procedure for this..

Re: Uninstalling 3rd Party Security Software

Hi David

Get EEDK from here -

Use a similar script to this for a Wrapper

@echo off

:: Set path to current product folder

pushd "%~dp0"

:: Get software package source directory and set as variable SRCDIR


for /f "delims=" %%a in ('cd') do @set SRCDIR=%%a

:: Call application or script

%compsec% "%SRCDIR%\yourscriptname.bat"

Exit /B 0

Run the EEDK.exe, Click the tools drop down and set your build folder (this is where ePO packages will be built based on your scripts), Click Save,

Set your script folder location, Set a product Name for it, set a version for it, Assign a description (This will be shown in ePO once loaded in the repository, Set the command to run (This is the sample code I provided above). Select OS version you can run this on and then click Build Package.

You can use EEDK to add the package to ePO but I prefer to add it manually.

Once you have the package in the ePO repository you can deploy it using a Agent deployment task and setting it as an install.

Hope that helps.



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