Cannot Remove McAfee – ‘McAfee Agent cannot be removed while it is in managed mode’

KB ID 0000960 


If you have the McAfee Agent installed, (particularly if it was deployed via ePO), when you try and remove it you will see this error;

McAfee Agent cannot be removed

Now normally you would just setup a new deployment task in ePO and set it to remove the agent(s), or replace the agent with a newer one. But what if ePO has been removed? Or the client will never be on the ePO network again?


Open a command window, (run as administrator) execute the following command;

c:program files (x86)mcafeecommon frameworkfrminst.exe” /remove=agent


c:program files (x86)mcafeecommon frameworkfrminst.exe” /forceuninstall

Remove McAfee Agent

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