Removing McAfee ePolicy

Purpose: The purpose of this standard operating procedure is to document the correct and approved method for uninstalling McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent and software from Windows computers.
Note: All instructions presume your technical credentials are sufficient for performing the actions required. If you cannot complete your task because of permissions issue, please contact system administration immediately.
1. From the control panel > uninstall programs:

  • Uninstall McAfee Data Exchange Layer

2. From the command line:

  • Run C:\Program Files\McAfee\Agent\x86\Frminst /forceuninstall

3. From the control panel > uninstall programs:

  • Uninstall Security Web Control
  • Uninstall McAfee Threat Protection
  • Uninstall Endpoint Security Platform

Note: It is not uncommon for the Endpoint Security Platform to uninstall itself during the threat protection uninstall, although we have encountered a number of different behaviors during testing.


4. Reboot Computer
Congratulations! You have now uninstalled McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent and software.

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