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McAfee Agent

McAfee Agent cannot be removed because other...

 
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Other McAfee programs are still running and use components you are attempting to remove.

 
 
   
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  McAfee Agent 

 
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  McAfee Agent cannot be removed because other products are still using it. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINNT\system32\

 
Issued By
  rundll32.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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For McAfee, if an uninstall fails, typically it may be due to an option in VSE to Protect McAfee services. If VSE is operational, you can set this option off, and the uninstall should proceed normally.

As an alternative, you can remove the McAfee registry entries:

  1. Open the Run dialog (Windows key + R) and type regedit.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to this key:

    KLM\SOFTWARE\Network Associates

    Right-click the key and select Delete.
  3. In Regedit, repeat the same steps for this key:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\McAfee

    Right-click the key and select Delete.
  4. Close Regedit and reboot. Proceed with the removal.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 2-Nov-2011
 
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Last update: 02-Nov-2011 9:00 am