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    En-mass uninstall.

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    Is there a way i can uninstall McAffee from all workstations/systems on our network without going to every station?
    Our licences for NOD32 has just arrived and i want to blast it out asap.

    Thanks in advance all. .

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    Might want to try this out

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/195895

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    Now ive just got to work out how this NOD thing works.
    3 parts to it, the AV, remote client and server.

    The latter of which installs but has no icons? And the remote client doesnt detect any of our clients?

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    Hi, you can use the msiexec command to unistall software, obviously try this with care on one or two machines before rolling it right out !

    use:

    msiexec/x {Package | ProductCode}

    Parameters
    /x
    uninstalls a product.

    Package - Name of the Windows Installer package file.
    ProductCode - Globally unique identifier (GUID) of the Windows Installer package.

    THe GUID can be found for Mcafee (or any other product) in the registry, but can;t quite recall where!

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    Eset will provide tools to mass-uninstall, see here http://www.eset.co.uk/download/av-uninstallers.php

    also see here for a good guide on how to install the http://www.eset.com/training/index.php

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    This is annoying me.
    I was told prior to purchase the the AV business edition did spyware and AV protection. Now their tech support says it doesnt?

    Plus, whats the difference between startup scanner on the kernel config tree, file system scan and computer scan?
    This is really winding me up. Not the best way to start the week.

    All i want is to set it up so its completely silent to the user! .

    They've given me a McAfee file called MCPR which is a tool to uninstall our McAfee software. Does anyone know any command line switches for it to make the uninstallation silent?

    And is there a guide anywhere to what every configuration does?
    Last edited by boomam; 25th February 2008 at 09:44 AM.

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    And the MCPR thing doesnt work!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Today is not going well at at all.

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    I've got the NOD bussiness client running here ver 3.0.621.0 and it says Antivirus and Antispyware scanner enabled. We're still on the old version on the network 2.7 but that still has limited spyware scanning built in.

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    Do you have the XML config file for your setup?
    Asuming yours is set to completly silent/invisible from the user?

    Thanks.

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    The apps that McAfee provides is rubbish. It just doesnt work. .

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    Have look at a machine's registry that has the app on it. Run regedit and connect network registry. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\

    Go through the keys till you find the app that you want to remove. Look for the uninstall value and copy the value data . Paste this string to a machine startup script (or create a new one). The app should be removed on the next reboot. If the app has already been removed then it will be ignored
    Last edited by tosh74; 28th February 2008 at 03:46 PM.

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    I you contact NOD they will have a script to remove McAfee safely. most antivirus companys do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosh74 View Post
    Have look at a machine's registry that has the app on it. Run regedit and connect network registry. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\

    Go through the keys till you find the app that you want to remove. Look for the uninstall value and copy the value data . Paste this string to a machine startup script (or create a new one). The app should be removed on the next reboot. If the app has already been removed then it will be ignored
    Interesting approach.
    Do you have a more in-depth how-to link anywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappy View Post
    I you contact NOD they will have a script to remove McAfee safely. most antivirus companys do this
    They say they dont have one, keep telling me to use MCPR.exe.

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    See attached pic.

    The example I give is for removing Java (Have a look at the DisplayName Value from the right hand side). To find McAfee right click on the Uninstall Key and select Find and enter McAfee. It should open the correct area. Form there you want the unistall string. Double click on the uninstall string and copy the string from the 'Value Data' line.

    MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030}

    You now have the automatic uninstall string.

    Now paste this string to notepad. You may have to enter the full path to msiexec - c:\windows\system32\MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030} /quiet /norestart

    (note I have added 2 switches to the end of the string)
    Now save this file as a batch file (call if removeMcafee.bat) to a network drive.

    Now go to a machine that has Active Directory for Users and Computers.
    Open the Group Policy object for all your machines. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Scripts (Startup/Shutdown)

    Click on startup from the right hand pane and press Show Files (copy your batch file to the new window). Close the window and select Add then browse select your batch file. Click o OK till you're back to looking at your AD structure and exit the AD for User and Comps.

    Feel free to PM if you would like more help
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    Very interesting idea.

    Will the string be the same on every workstation though?

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