How to remove McAfee Agent

Posted: September, 05 2009

Use these tasks to remove McAfee agents from systems.
NOTE: You cannot remove the agent using the Product Deployment task, which is used to remove products such as VirusScan Enterprise.


Running FRMINST.EXE from a command line

Use this task to remove the agent from a command line.
Task
• Run the agent installation (FRMINST.EXE) program with the /REMOVE=AGENT command-line option. By default this file is located at:
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\COMMON FRAMEWORK

Removing agents when deleting systems from the System Tree

Use this task to remove agents from systems that you are deleting from the System Tree.

Task
For option definitions, click ? on the page displaying the options.
1 Go to Systems | System Tree | Systems, then select the group under System Tree that contains the systems you want to delete.
2 Select the systems from the list, then click Delete at the bottom of the page (you may need to first click More Actions).
3 In the Action panel, select Remove agent, then click OK.
The selected systems are deleted from the System Tree and their agents are removed at their
next agent-server communication.

Removing agents when deleting groups from the System Tree

Use this task to remove agents from all systems in a group, which you are deleting from the System Tree.

CAUTION: When you delete a group, all child groups and systems are also deleted. If you select the Remove agents from all systems checkbox when deleting systems, ePO removes the agents from all child systems.

Task
For option definitions, click ? on the page displaying the options.
1 Go to Systems | System Tree | Groups, then select the desired group under System
Tree.
2 Click Delete Group at the bottom of the page (you may need to first click More Actions).
The Delete Group dialog box appears.
3 Select Remove agent from all systems, then click OK.
The selected systems are deleted from the System Tree and their agents are removed at their next agent-server communication.

Removing agents from systems in query results

Use this task to remove agents from systems listed in the results of queries (for example, the Agent Versions Summary query).

Task
For option definitions, click ? on the page displaying the options.
1 Run the desired query.
2 Select systems from the query results, then click Delete at the bottom of the page.
3 In the Action panel, click Yes when prompted whether to remove the agent.
The agent is uninstalled after the next agent-server communication.

Uninstalling from Linux

Use this task to the McAfee Agent from a Linux Operating System.

Task
For option definitions, click ? in the interface.
1 Remove the agent from the system.

a Log on as “root” to the system from which the agent is to be uninstalled.
b Run the command: rpm -e MFErt
c Run the command: rpm -e MFEcma

2 Remove the system name from the ePO System Tree.
a Go to Systems | System Tree, then select the systems you have uninstalled.
b From the Actions drop-down menu, select Directory Management, then select Delete from the submenu.

Uninstalling from HP-UX

Use this task to uninstall the McAfee Agent from an HP-UX Operating System.

Task
For option definitions, click ? in the interface.
1 Remove the agent from the system.

a Log on as “root” to the system from which the agent is to be uninstalled.
b Run the command: swremove MFEcma.

2 Remove the system name from the ePO System Tree

a Go to Systems | System Tree, then select the systems you have uninstalled.
b From the Actions drop-down menu, select Directory Management, then select Delete from the submenu.

Uninstalling from Solaris

Use this task to uninstall the McAfee Agent from a Solaris Operating System.

Task
For option definitions, click ? in the interface.
1 Remove the agent from the system.

a Log on as “root” to the system from which the agent is to be uninstalled.
b Run the command: pkgrm MFEcma.

2 Remove the system name from the ePO System Tree

a Go toSystems | System Tree, then select the systems you have uninstalled.
b From the Actions drop-down menu, select Directory Management, then select Delete from the submenu.

Uninstalling from Macintosh

Use this task to uninstall the McAfee Agent from a Macintosh Operating System.

Task
For option definitions, click ? in the interface.
1 Remove the agent from the system.

a Log on as “root” to the system from which the agent is to be uninstalled.
b Run the command: /Library/McAfee/cma/uninstall.sh.

2 Remove the system name from the ePO System Tree
a Go to Systems | System Tree, then select the systems you have uninstalled.
b From the Actions drop-down menu, select Directory Management, then select Delete from the submenu.

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