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McAfee Removal Tool

Created: 06 May 2013 | 3 comments

We have some sites that are still running McAfee for their AntiVirus protection and I am looking at replacing it with Symantec.  Are there any McAfee removal scripts or tools out there that could help me with this process?  In theory I would like to push the uninstall and the install out to the clients via SCCM.

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Brɨan's picture

You should check out SEPPrep. It is customisable and will aid you in getting McAfee uninstalled:

SEPprep competitive product uninstall tool

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The SEPM also has a built in tool if you're running RU1 MP1 or higher. Check it out here

About the third-party security software removal feature in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 MP1

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SebastianZ's picture

Have a look at the latest documentation about symantec removal support in 12.1 RU2 - several of McAfee product versions are supported:

Third-party security software removal support in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Could you please let us know the version of McAfee you are trying to uninstall??

Check the List- Symantec Third Party Security Software Removal uninstalls the following McAfee Products - 

  • McAfee VirusScan version 8.x to McAfee VirusScan version 15.x
  • Total Protection for Small Business 5.x
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.x, 8.7.x and 8.8.x

Reference:

Third-party security software removal support in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195029

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect

MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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