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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.

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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.

Disclaimer

The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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VirusScan Enterprise 8.8

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