SOVLED: McAfee Removal Tool / Uninstaller

*** UPDATED SEPT 18 2020 with Updated Tool ***
McAfee Product Removal Tool Uninstaller

If you have a McAfee product that is stuck on your computer, there is a tool that McAfee developed to solve the problem.   The McAfee Endpoint Product Removal tool will forcibly remove:

  • McAfee Agent
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise
  • McAfee Data Loss Prevention
  • McAfee Active Response
  • McAfee Endpoint Security
  • McAfee DAT Reputation
  • McAfee Client Proxy
  • MVISION Endpoint
  • McAfee Policy Auditor Agent
  • McAfee Endpoint Intelligence Agent
  • McAfee File and Removable Media Protection
  • McAfee Management of Native Encryption
  • McAfee Drive Encryption
  • McAfee Application and Change Control
  • McAfee Data Exchange Layer

This McAfee uninstaller should not be confused with the much less powerful McAfee Consumer Product Removal (MCPR) Tool which only deals with consumer grade software.  Both of these tools were written by McAfee and not us.

If you think you have a McAfee that is partially uninstalled and the McAfee Endpoint Product Removal tool shows UNDETECTED, put a check mark beside it and the tool will try to:

  1. Stop running McAfee Services
  2. Change file / folder and registry permissions back to default
  3. Delete McAfee related files, folder and registry entries

We have found this tool to be very helpful in dealing with McAfee products that were installed manually, through scripts and SCCM and through integrated products like Dell’s Endpoint Security bundle.

You can:




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    leme trader September 1, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I got the latest version,

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews September 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Hi Leme;

      That site was a bit dodgy so I registered, downloaded the files, unzipped them, scanned them with 3 different tools, rezipped them and posted it at the bottom of this article (with full credit to you)


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    michael June 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    do you have new remover?

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews June 22, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Micheal;

      We do not. If you have an updated tool, please send it to us (FTP or a link) and we will post it.


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    markhike March 31, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks. The MEP removal tool still works if you changed the clock back to March 2019!!! But it was not totally clean, the system tray is still there. You can then run the MCPR to clear it. THANKS A LOT.

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    Brandon Brown March 17, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I have a laptop that I got used several years ago that has McAfee Drive Encryption on it and it gives me a key and wants a response to let me get into it. I just want to remove it completely so I can use the laptop. Is there another version of this program that can do this? It boots up to this and won’t let me get into Windows or anything else.

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    Christopher March 7, 2020 at 1:51 am

    I know this is an old post but I wanted to thank you, for hosting the removal tool because McAfee stinks, and to thank Andy for the pointer to NirCMD and the RunAsDate — I now have a way to remove McAfee EPO from about a couple hundred computers that refuse to update because of McAfee’s incompatibility.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews March 13, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Yes, I agree. We used to love McAfee products but they have been so fat, intrusive and slow, even in the corporate range, we have now moved 100% of our customers to different products.

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    ClearHeatVision October 13, 2019 at 12:28 am

    What Andy June 20, 2019 at 8:52 am said helped. That Nircmd software is nifty!

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    Irenee irambona October 1, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Hello guys, I am now using this tool but I got this error msg: This operating systemis not supported by EPR. My OS is windows 7. I need your help to resolve this. Thanks

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    fahmi July 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    thanks, it works in my comptr, just change the date n then all mcafee is uninstall

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    Rajesh kk July 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Product showing Expired

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    Mark Lindell July 4, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    The removal tool software has advised that it has expired. Today is July 4th, 2019.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews July 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Well that is not surprising I suppose. The way around this would be to set your PC date to something between January and June 2019 and then run the tool.

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    gonzagued July 4, 2019 at 8:23 am

    if it doesn’t wanna run , just change the system date to April 2019

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    santoro July 1, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hi, i think this version has already expired, do you have the latest version of ePO product removal tool?

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews July 12, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      Well that is not surprising I suppose. The way around this would be to set your PC date to something between January and June 2019 and then run the tool.

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    Andy June 20, 2019 at 8:52 am

    This solved my problem! Thanks for sharing. One tip, the licence had expired, so I used the Nircmd runasdate application to run for March 2019. It worked a treat.

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    John Carlo Palmeda May 6, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for this! Really solved our headache with removing manually McAfee EP on one of our computer.

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    Tester April 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Is there silent switches for this tool??

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews April 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      Not that I am aware of. After playing with this for a while, I just manually ran it (as an Admin) on the PC’s with McAfee problems.

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      Christopher March 7, 2020 at 1:52 am

      As for the switches, you can run it with –accepteula and –all to run it silently.
      EPRTool.exe –accepteula –all (two dashes), works like a dream. Be aware – this *will* force a reboot.

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