Removing McAfee from Windows XP

The contract between UNH IT and McAfee will expire in June 2012. Faculty, staff, and students should replace McAfee prior to the end of June.
Forefront will automatically remove McAfee on its own. Students should use the instructions below to manually remove McAfee before installing Microsoft Security Essentials or other antivirus products.
Below are the instructions to remove McAfee from Windows XP. For instructions on how to remove McAfee from Windows 7 and Vista, click here.
Instructions to remove McAfee:

  1. Click Start. The Windows XP Start Button
  2. Click Control Panel  .The Windows XP Control Panel icon.
  3. Select Add or remove programs.
    The Windows XP Control Panel menu.
  4. Locate McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module and click Remove.
    The McAfee AntiSpyware Module entry in the Windows XP Add and Remove Programs menu.
    An error may occur. If so select Yes.
    An error dialog that may occur during the removal of the McAfee AntiSpyware Module.
  5. Locate McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and click Remove
    The McAfee VirusScan entry in the Windows XP Add and Remove Programs menu.
    The McAfee VirusScan uninstall dialog..
  6. If you receive an error or series of errors trying to remove McAfee Agent, follow the instructions below.
    An error dialog that may occur during the removal of the McAfee Agent.
    An error that may occur when attempting to remove McAfee Agent.

 
To remove McAfee Agent, follow this procedure:

  1. Click StartThe Windows XP Start Button
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "cmd" and press Enter. A command prompt will open.
    The Windows XP command dialog with the command cmd entered.
  4. Highlight and copy the following command (including the quotation marks):
    “C:\program files\mcafee\common framework\frminst”/remove=Agent

    The Windows XP command prompt with the command to remove McAfee Agent entered.
    64-bit Windows XP users must highlight and copy the following command (including the quotation marks):
    ”C:\program files(x86)\mcafee\common framework\frminst”/remove=Agent

    The Windows XP command prompt with the command to remove McAfee Agent from a 64 bit system entered.

  5. Right click the Command Prompt and select Paste.
  6. Press Enter and the uninstallation will start.
    A McAfee Agent uninstaller dialog showing a progress bar.
    A McAfee Agent dialog displaying a sucessful uninstallation message.
  7. A prompt will inform you that “McAfee Agent Setup completed Successfully.”  Click OK. McAfee is now fully uninstalled from your PC.