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How to manually remove VirusScan Enterprise 8.x using msiexec.exe
Technical Articles ID:   KB52648
Last Modified:  11/3/2016


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x


This article describes how to manually uninstall VSE via the command line when you cannot remove it via Add/Remove Programs.


VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) command line removal using msiexec.exe:  
  1. Click Start, Run.
  2. Type the removal string for your version of VSE, then click OK.

    VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 
     msiexec /x {CE15D1B6-19B6-4D4D-8F43-CF5D2C3356FF} REMOVE=ALL REBOOT=R /q
    VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i 
     msiexec /x {147BCE03-C0F1-4C9F-8157-6A89B6D2D973} REMOVE=ALL REBOOT=R /q
    VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i
    msiexec.exe /x {35C03C04-3F1F-42C2-A989-A757EE691F65} REMOVE=ALL REBOOT=R /q

    VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
    msiexec.exe /x {5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43} REMOVE=ALL REBOOT=R /q

Switches that you can use with msiexec.exe:
/q The quiet switch ensures the removal is done silently - nothing is displayed.
/x This switch automatically removes an installation.
This switch communicates via the UI (user interface) and is used to repair, remove, or modify an installation.
/? This switch provides additional information on all msiexec.exe command switches.

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