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How to prevent the use of Add/Remove Programs to uninstall VSE
Technical Articles ID:   KB69716
Last Modified:  11/3/2016
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Environment

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, 8.7i  

Summary

This article describes how to prevent users with sufficient local system permissions from removing VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) through the Windows Add/Remove Programs feature.

CAUTION: This article contains information about opening or modifying the registry.
  • The following information is intended for System Administrators. Registry modifications are irreversible and could cause system failure if done incorrectly.
  • Before proceeding, Technical Support strongly recommends that you back up your registry and understand the restore process. For more information, see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986.
  • Do not run a REG file that is not confirmed to be a genuine registry import file.

Solution

VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
Modify the registry to prevent VSE being removed:

  1. Click StartRun, type regedit, and press ENTER.
  2. Navigate to and select the appropriate registry key below:

    For 32-bit systems:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CE15D1B6-19B6-4D4D-8F43-CF5D2C3356FF}

    For 64-bit systems:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CE15D1B6-19B6-4D4D-8F43-CF5D2C3356FF}
     
  3. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD value.
  4. Name the new value NoRemove and press ENTER.
  5. Double-click NoRemove, set the Value data to 1, and click OK.
  6. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD value.
  7. Name the new value NoModify and press ENTER.
  8. Double-click NoModify, set the Value data to 1, and click OK.

Workaround

VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i
Modify the registry to prevent VSE being removed:

  1. Click StartRun, type regedit, and press ENTER.
  2. Navigate to, and select the registry key below:
     
    For 32-bit systems:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{147BCE03-C0F1-4C9F-8157-6A89B6D2D973}

    For 64-bit systems:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{147BCE03-C0F1-4C9F-8157-6A89B6D2D973}

  3. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD value.
  4. Name the new value NoRemove and press ENTER.
  5. Double-click NoRemove, set the Value data to 1, and click OK.
  6. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD value
  7. Name the new value NoModify and press ENTER.
  8. Double-click NoModify, set the Value data to 1, and click OK.

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VirusScan Enterprise 8.8

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