Unistalling MCAFEE enterprise 8.5i

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  1. nimaoy

    nimaoy Registered Member

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    Hi Dear friends, My company install mcafee enterprise 8.5 under network but since I hate this antivirus I try to uninstalling it but I could not as it is installed under network. what should I do?
     
  2. Eagle Creek

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    Hi nimaoy,

    Can't you ask your company administrator to do so?
    When they allow you to use another antivirus (wich I doubt), they will propably help you removing the old one.

    You can use this method, but since this is a last option I would advise you first to ask your administrator.
     
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  3. nimaoy

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    I aksed them to do it, but using MCAFEE is compulsory in our company :'(
     
  4. Eagle Creek

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    Well, in the end it's your call but I would advise you to keep McAfee installed on your system.
    Your company probably has a good reason to use that software.
     
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  5. Diver

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    You must not like your job.
     
  6. jrmhng

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    If it is a work computer then they probably have policies relating to computer usage. I think you can assume that they want the AV software to stay on the computer.
     
  7. computer geek

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    could you tell me why you hate it?
     
  8. nimaoy

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    please just learn me how can I uninstall it?
     
  9. Perman

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    Hi,

    The reason? Don't ask, and don't tell.

    To accomplish the uninstallation, I would

    (1) with IT man's permission(don't ask me how ), d/l McAfee's installation folder, and run it. It will pop up a window with three options such as modify, remove or repair. Click Remove, and then bingo.---the safest way to do it.

    (2) since you regard your PC has no more residual value to your work or yourself, then you could take measures into your own hands, risking some degree of risks; use Windows' add/remove feature--in control panel, it may succeed.

    (3) install a third party uninstaller, and let it do it for you.

    A kind reminder for you thou, embarking these steps may cause unpleasant consequences.

    Good luck and govern yourself accordingly.
     
  10. nimaoy

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    My problem is MCafee is under network and so there is no any add/remove option to delete it. just when your PC boot, it appears :'(
     
  11. yeuxbleus

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    Just keep it there because after all, it is not your computer, it belongs to your company. :(
     
  12. Perman

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    Hi,


    I, speechless.

    Take care.
     
  13. Hangetsu

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    Why not just hand in your resignation, then you don't have to worry about uninstalling the software?

    Either way, both options will lead to you looking for a new job. I'm always one to take the easier route. :D
     
  14. Blackcat

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    It's been set up this way so you CANNOT carry out a simple uninstall.
    Why consider uninstalling since it is not company policy to do so? You are just going to go round in circles here.

    WE cannot help you, only your companies system admin can and they will not be very open to your request. Unless you take up Hangetsu's suggestion, you are stuck with this AV.

    Further the Enterprise version is a very good AV.
     
  15. computer geek

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    whatever the reason, i have to tell you that you are planning to uninstall a very reliable and good av.
     
  16. bigc73542

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    If it is their computer and their antivirus and you work for them what makes you think you have the right to remove their av off of their computer??
     
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    what is wrong with it anyway?
    is it slowing you down?
    has it let any viruses through?
     
  19. computer geek

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    for heavens sake, this is going nowhere. maybe you could tell us why you hate it and you can't remove it so just live with it or post your reasons and people will try to help! you ain't gonna get help if you just say you hate m:D c:D a:D f:D e:D e:D and want to uninstall it but administeraters won't let ya. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Bubba

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    Hello nimaoy,

    Unfortunately this is not a matter that the membership nor Wilders as a whole is going to be able to assist you with. Taking into account what you have said to date, this is clearly a matter between you and your company.

    Due to the fact We could possibly be held accountable for any wrong that may come from any further assistance, We'll simply have to wish you well and bring this discussion to a close.

    Regards,
    Bubba
     
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