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Installation of SEP 12.1 to a client witout removing installed AV (mcafee)

Created: 17 Oct 2012 • Updated: 07 Nov 2012 | 9 comments
kintachi's picture
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Hi,

   I need your suggestion. I installed SEP to the client via push installation. The client has a Mcafee 8.7i. The installation packages was successfully sent but theres no installation progress appear on the client.

   I also tried manual installation, and it was successful. SEP removed Mcafee Virus Scan but the Mcafee Agent remain.

   Any suggestion will help. Thanks.

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.Brian's picture

Third-party security software removal feature in SEP 12.1 RU1 MP1- New Feature

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/third-party-security-software-removal-feature-sep-121-ru1-mp1-new-feature

 

 

SEPprep competitive product uninstall tool

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH148513

 

Have a look at these two options to remove competitor AV

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kintachi's picture

Thanks. I would like to ask if I can use the SEPprep for push installation?

.Brian's picture

I believe you can but it will take some configuring to do so.

You can also try this:

 

Push Deployment Wizard - Standalone deployment app for SEP install packages

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH195705

 

Also, check this SEPPrep demo:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/demo-how-use-symantec-endpoint-protection-prep-tool

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pete_4u2002's picture

why do you want to keep both AV running on the system. it  might impact the performance and also the there might be conflict when both AV real time scan tries to access the file.

 

kintachi's picture

Hi pete,

    I want to prove that symantec can remove mcafee while installing SEP.

pete_4u2002's picture

is that is the case, Thumbs up to Brain's advice of 3rd party remover and using sepprep

InsentraCameronM's picture

Hello kintachi,

I am having exactly the same problem.

Have you had any resolution to your issue?

Cheers,

Cameron

Cameron Mottus

kintachi's picture

Hello Cameron,

         Actually I resolve this issue using SEPprep tool, I edited the content of SEPprep.ini. Here is the code of the SEPprep.ini that I use, for your reference:

[Settings]
ShowGUI=N
ShowMessageBox=N
MessageBoxText=Prepairing your system for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.0.  During this process other antivirus products will be removed.\n\nIf you are prompted please fully remove these products.
AutoRunAfterUILoads=N
AskBeforeRemoval=N
SilentMSIInstaller=Y
RemoveSymantec=N
CheckDiskSpace=Y
ResumeAfterReboot=Y
EnableLogging=Y
LogPath=
RunBeforeRemoval=
RunAfterRemoval=SEPsetup.exe
InstallShieldExtraParameters= /s /hide_progress
DefaultExtraParameters=silent

[UninstallPaths]
SOFTWARE\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Application Plugins

[ProductNames]
;Programs that must be removed first
Cisco Security Agent
McAfee Agent
McAfee Anti-Spyware
;The name of antivirus companies
McAfee
Trend Micro
Sophos
Kaspersky
avast!
Webroot
BitDefender
F-Secure
AhnLab
;Key words used in product names
AntiVirus
Anti-Virus
Antispyware
Anti-spyware
AntiTrojan
Anti-Trojan
Client Security
Security Agent
Internet Security
Endpoint Protection
Total Security
Total Protection
Personal Firewall
Client Firewall
;Known product names
McAfee
Norton Internet Security
Norton 360
Norton Antivirus
Norton SystemWorks
McAfee Total Security
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
McAfee VirusScan
McAfee Antispyware
McAfee Total Protection
McAfee Active Virus
McAfee Internet Security
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro AntiVirus
Trend Micro SecureSite
Trend Micro Worry-Free
Trend Micro OfficeScan
Trend Micro NeatSuite
Trend Micro InterScan
Trend Micro ServerProtect
PC-Cillin
Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Endpoint Security
Sophos Client Firewall
Sophos Computer Security
Panda Administrator
Panda Internet Security
Panda Global Protection
VIPRE® Antivirus
VIPRE Antivirus
VIPRE Enterprise
CounterSpy Antispyware
Windows Defender
Microsoft Forefront Client Security
Forefront Client
BitDefender Antivirus
BitDefender Total Security
BitDefender Internet Security
BitDefender GameSafe
Agnitum Outpost
Outpost Security Suite
Outpost Firewall
Outpost Network Security
AVG Free
AVG Internet Security
AVG Anti-Virus
AVG 2010
AVG 2011
Avira AntiVir
Avira Premium Security
Avira WebProtector
CA eTrust
CA iTechnology
CA Internet Security
CA Anti-Virus
CA Personal Firewall
CA Anti-Spyware
eEye Blink
eEye Iris
eEye Retina
ESET NOD32
ESET Smart Security
ESET Enterprise Security
AntiTrojanVirus
Anti-TrojanVirus
Internet Guardian Angel
Finport Simple Anti-Virus
Fortinet FortiClient
FortiClient
Frisk F-PROT
F-PROT Antivirus
F-Secure Client Security
F-Secure PSB Workstation Security
F-Secure Anti-virus
G DATA AntiVirus
G DATA InternetSecurity
G DATA TotalCare
G DATA NotebookSecurity
G-DATA AntiVirus
G-DATA InternetSecurity
G-DATA TotalCare
G-DATA NotebookSecurity
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Worsktations
Kaspersky Lab Network Agent
K7 Total Security
K7 Antivirus
Kingsoft Internet Security
MWTI eScan Internet Security
eScan AntiVirus
eScan Internet Security
eScan Corporate Edition
eScan Enterprise Edition
Nifty Corp. Security
Norman Security
Norman Endpoint Protection
Norman Virus Control
Norman Online Protection
PC Tools AntiVirus
PC Tools Internet Security
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
Quick Heal AntiVirus
Rising Internet Security
Trustport Antivirus
VirusBuster VirusBuste
VirusBuste
TrustPort Antivirus
TrustPort PC Security
TrustPort USB Antivirus
TrustPort U3 Antivirus
ClamWin Free Antivirus
ClamWin
Spybot
ZoneAlarm
Proventia
BlackICE