Remove McAfee Agent

I had a system with McAfee installed – originally it was pulling updates and rules from an EPO server on site, but the EPO server had been retired and most other systems were migrated to other antivirus suites (Nod32). Unfortunately a laptop was having issues and McAfee had not been removed.

The enterprise antivirus suite had been removed successfully using add remove programs, but the Agent was giving the following error:

McAfee Agent cannot be removed while it is in managed mode.

Since the EPO server was long gone, I attempted to remove the agent manually:
Start > Run > CMD (as administrator)
c:\program files (x86)\mcafee\common framework\frminst.exe /remove=agent

2 thoughts on “Remove McAfee Agent”

  1. Do I just type c:\program files (x86)\mcafee\common framework\frminst.exe /remove=agent into the black box that comes up after start>run>cmd?

  2. Hi Mick,

    if you use this command by simply opening an elevated CMD prompt it will work just fine:

    “c:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\frminst.exe” /forceuninstall

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