The method of forced uninstallation allows to remotely
uninstall McAfee antivirus installed in a particular group or selection of client computers.
Forced uninstall task can be created from the nodes Group tasks or Tasks for
specific computers. This task runs a special uninstaller tool for removing McAfee
on remote computers.
The uninstaller tool can be delivered to remote computers
using one of the following methods:
via RPC (Remote Procedure Call) from Administration server
shared folder (C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Administration Kit\Share\Packages,
Select Uninstall the incompatible applications. Click Add to
open the list of software deletable via Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0.
Please select the following items:
If there are other versions of McAfee antivirus software
installed in the network, you should select them too in this window. You can
view the list of incompatible software in the Incompatible applications report.
Select a delivery method for the uninstaller tool. In our sample, an attempt to upload the tool via RPC (Remote
Procedure Call) will be made first. If it fails, the tool will be executed using
It is impossible to use a shared folder for data transmission,
if client computers connect to the Administration Server over Internet or use a
Firewall-protected connection. In this case, it is necessary to have Network
Agent installed on target client computers to deliver the tool. Network Agent can
be installed locally, or in some other way.
Uninstallation of third-party software in a workgroup has some
peculiarities (for example, it is recommended to disable Simple File Sharing).
Therefore we recommend to use this method to install Network Agent on each
Select an action that
will be performed after uninstalling the third-party software.
There are additional parameters available for the option Prompt
user for action. Click the link Modify to access them. You can set a desired
notification time interval and customize the text of the notification displayed
Select target user accounts
in the list of Windows network domains or from the group of Managed computers.
Select a user account that will be used to start the remote
uninstallation task. It can be either the account used to run the
Administration Server or any other account.
This account must have administrator permissions on the
remote computers. You can add several user accounts and queue them.
Data entered during creation of a new task is not verified! If
you mistype a password or a user name, application uninstall command will not
be added into selected user account login scripts.
Schedule task start-up.
You can change the list of users, user account
to run the task, schedule, and notifications in a created task.