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Uninstall software

Some of my computers have managed to get the mcafee security scan installed on them and I would like to uninstall it. the Kbox has the uninstall string, but how do I use that to tell those computer to uninstall that software?

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Posted by: balkiman 9 years ago
White Belt
2

The commandline to uninstall should be:

Windows x86                C:\Program files\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe /S /inner

Windows x64                C:\Program files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe /S /inner

 

 

 


Comments:
  • Thanks !!!! thats the only SILENT uninstall command line that works ... /inner WEIRD ! :-) - Seb777 5 years ago
Posted by: GillySpy 11 years ago
7th Degree Black Belt
0
The uninstall string is provided by the application. We capture it during the inventory process. It is not always accurrate or necessarily "silent" enough to deploy in an automated way.

Test a uninstall command that behaves siliently and then create create an MI (managed install) that runs the command only. The command would typically be something like:
msiexec /x product.msi /qn
or
msiexec /x productgui /qn

If you have a specific product and version search the main appdeploy forums for users who have shared their successful and quiet removal attempts
Posted by: some1ne 10 years ago
Orange Belt
0
Did you ever find the correct Parameters to supress the gui? I have been tinkering with it and had no luck yet.

Thanks
Posted by: GillySpy 10 years ago
7th Degree Black Belt
0
What does McAfee recommend for silent removal?
Posted by: some1ne 10 years ago
Orange Belt
0
Found it, tested it, and it works... The Case sensitivity was getting me.
https://community.mcafee.com/message/96700

So, in my KBOX, these are the tasks:
Launch “C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe” with params “/S”.Edit
Launch “C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe” with params “/S”.
Posted by: cblake 10 years ago
Red Belt
0
Added this to the AppDeploy Package KB also. Thanks all.
Posted by: benmills 10 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
What should I set the following 3 options to:

* Un-Install using Full Command Line
* Run Command Only
* Don't Prepend msiexec.exe

I have the first 2 checked and it seems to work, but I'm really just guessing. I couldn't find any documentation on these options.

Thanks,
Ben
Posted by: airwolf 10 years ago
Red Belt
0
ORIGINAL: benmills
* Un-Install using Full Command Line
* Run Command Only
* Don't Prepend msiexec.exe

1. This tells the KBOX that you want to use the full command line to perform an un-installation. This makes the distribution work opposite of an installation. In other words, instead of continuously trying to run until something is installed, it will continuously run until it is removed.

2. You must select this if you have not uploaded an installer to associate with the software title you are working with. Take this literally. It's telling the KBOX, "I don't care that there is no installer for this, just run the command I gave you!" I tend to use this setting for un-installations.

3. This simply tells the KBOX not to prepend msiexec.exe with C:\WINDOWS\System32. In most cases, enabling/disabling this should have no effect.
Posted by: benmills 10 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
Thanks airwolf. I finally understand all those options.
Posted by: Swyfter 10 years ago
Yellow Belt
-1
"C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe" /S
"C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\uninstall.exe" /S

Pasted this for those who like to copy/paste. Your quote marks are the wrong ones for scripting. =/

Working on finding a universal Norton Security Scan and Registry Mechanic scripts as well.

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  • Dont bother this doesnt work... Scroll down to BALKIMAN anwser... - Seb777 5 years ago
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