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MSIEXEC uninstall commands for Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0/8.0
Technical Articles ID:   KB73127
Last Modified:  11/7/2016


McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0



What are the MSIEXEC.EXE uninstall commands for Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS)?


If you want to uninstall Host IPS while locally logged in to the Windows system, do the following:

NOTE: You must have full administrator privileges to proceed.
  1. Disable the Host IPS module:
    1. Open the Host IPS Client user interface (UI) by doing one of the following:
      • Click the product tray icon.
      • Run McAfeeFire.exe from: C:\Program Files\McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention
    2. Click File, Unlock User Interface.
    3. Deselect Enable Host IPS (and click Apply, if using Host IPS 8.0). You see a status message in the bottom left corner stating that Host IPS is disabled.
    4. Minimize the Host IPS Client UI.

     Alternatively, you can use the ClientControl utility (with the /stop switch) to disable the Host IPS services. For details, see the following:
    • The Host Intrusion Prevention 7.0 ClientControl utility is available for download from the McAfee Downloads site with your Grant Number.
      PD22145 - Host Intrusion Prevention - Client Control Utility information
    • The Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 ClientControl utility is embedded in the product installation directory (C:\Program Files\McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention\) after installing the product.
      PD23014 - Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 ClientControl.exe Utility Readme
  2. Click Start, Run, type cmd, and click OK.
    NOTE: If you are using Windows Vista or higher, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator (if Windows User Account Control is enabled).
  3. Copy and paste the following commands (depending on which version you are uninstalling):
    NOTE: You can replace the /q switch with the /qf switch, if you want to run the removal non-silently to see progress, status, or error messages.
Host IPS 7.0
msiexec.exe /x{B332732A-4958-41DD-B439-DDA2D32753C5} EPOSPAWNED=True /q /l+*v C:\WINDOWS\McAfeeHip7_Install.log

Host IPS 8.0
  • 32-bit system
    msiexec.exe /x{6B005DF6-6B6E-4551-B632-B0001DF50499} EPOSPAWNED=True /q /l+*v C:\WINDOWS\Temp\McAfeeLogs\McAfeeHip8_UnInstall.log
  • 64-bit system
    msiexec.exe /x{D2B9C003-A3CD-44A0-9DE5-52FE986C03E5} EPOSPAWNED=True /q /l+*v C:\Windows\Temp\McAfeeLogs\McAfeeHip8_UnInstall.log

The uninstallation log will be written to the location documented in the commands. 

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