How to Completely Uninstall McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Edition

virusscanentWhile in the process of cleaning off several applications from an older server, one application remained regardless of the uninstallation procedure. This application was McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i. There is a a method that worked successfully in the removal of this stubburn application.

  • Open a Command Prompt
  • Go to c:\program files\mcafee\common framework\
  • Type the comand frminst /forceuninstall

After the uninstall completed, a reboot was not necessary and the uninstall did remove the entire application.