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Removing Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 on a server running IIS 7.0 does not remove the ISAPI references
Technical Articles ID:   KB72677
Last Modified:  6/19/2014


McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0

Microsoft Server 2008 with IIS 7.0


If you remove Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 from a Microsoft Server 2008 running with IIS 7.0, the ISAPI filter references are not removed from the IIS applicationHost.config file.


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Edit the IIS 7.0 applicationHost.config file and remove the following configuration lines:

  1. Click Start, Run, type explorer and click OK.
  2. Navigate to: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config
  3. Open the file applicationHost.config as Administrator for editing in Notepad.
  4. Edit the <globalModules> section and remove the following line:

    <add name="MfeEngine" image="%windir%\System32\inetsrv\HipIISEngineStub.dll" />
  5. Edit the <modules> section and remove the following line:

    <add name="MfeEngine" />
  6. After you have finished editing the applicationHost.config file, save the file, then restart the IIS server using iisreset or by restarting the system.

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