McAfee Agent cannot be removed while it is in managed mode

Updated on August 18, 2015
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This article shows how to uninstall McAfee Agent when it is in Managed Mode from computer.

Problem: The following message displays when select Remove for the McAfee Agent through Add Remove Programs or Programs and Features on client computers:

” McAfee Agent cannot be removed while it is in managed mode ”

As long as the agent is in Managed Mode or being managed by ePO server, this message appears.

Solution:

The computer must be removed from Managed Mode

Steps to uninstall McAfee Agent:
1- Open Command Prompt
2- Go to the folder:

3- Run the ” frminst.exe /remove=agent ” command without quotes

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McAfee Agent cannot be removed in Managed Mode