5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2008 8:06 AM by tonyb99

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      We are taking Mcafee off our network, absolute garbage!, am now moving over to ESET NOD32, far far easier to manage and hardly any overhead in terms of system requirements. PC speed on our clients was instantly noticable when Mcafee came off. AM now trying to figure out how the hell to remove Mcafee completely off the network using a batch file, doesn't appear to be easy, Mcafee does not want to let go, it's like a bunny boiler ex girlfriend you just can't seem to shake.

      Is anybody aware of any removal tools to make life easier or is that wishful thinking?

      Manick

      Moved to Corporate as had nothing to do with the home product thread it was added to - MOD
        • 1. mcafee removal tool
          to completely clean your computer from mcafee, kindly run the mcafee removal tool:

          http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

          copy and paste the address to your browser/you can just go ahead and click the link you can run the file and it will automatically clean pc from mcafee
          • 2. RE: mcafee removal tool
            No, that doesn't work, tried it, we used EPO to push out to all of our clients, which also puts a client on there. When you run the MCPR.exe there are still services left on your machine as well as in Add/Remove programs you still have to uninstall "Mcafee Virusscan enterprise". I am now using "\windows\system32\msiexec" /x {35C03C04-3F1F-42C2-A989-A757EE691F65} REMOVE=ALL REBOOT=R /q but this STILL leaves 2 services on the machine. They make it VERY difficult to remove Mcafee products and need to sort out a proper removal tool.

            Manick
            • 3. virus scan enterprise
              yup..mcpr will only work for mcafee home products..
              since you are using virus scan enterprise, it will not properly remove that..
              am not sure of the specific removal tool for vs enterprise..
              thought you were using home products since you posted this on sec center 8.0..
              • 4. RE: virus scan enterprise
                Peter M
                Manick,

                You are posting in the wrong area for Enterprise, sorry. You need the Corporate area at the bottom of the forum main page or here: http://community.mcafee.com/forumdisplay.php?f=122
                VirusScan Enterprise is specifically dealt with in "Desktop & Server".

                I moved it.
                • 5. RE: virus scan enterprise
                  tonyb99
                  Use the EPO server to uninstall VSE from your machines by deployment task
                  Once you have removed this you can then use EPO to remove the EPO agent or if you have difficulties use AD/logon/take your pick scripts to initiate

                  frminst.exe /forceuninstall

                  on the epo agents to the appropriate paths

                  its all very easy.