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

  • Balaji

    Its removed the Mca fee agent…. Thanx….

  • Jimbo

    Excellent tip, did work for me just fine.

  • bachi

    thnx…it worked for me.

  • krish

    am unable to run the firminsta.ext

    while run am getting below msg on screen
    “the parameter is incorrect”

    please guide me further to uninstall the McAfee

  • ms

    thanks it wworked

  • Hi Krish,

    Try to restart the machine & then enter the full path of the folder to remove with above command. It will work.

    Regards,
    Dinesh Sirohi

  • Malixole

    This command responds the same error as the one i used which is “C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\frminst.exe /forceuninstall”

  • I now get the error “the parameter is incorrect”

  • amjad basha

    The parameter is incorrect is the error command iam getting when i Install McAfee.

    Please help me

  • amjad basha

    amjad basha :
    The parameter is incorrect is the error command iam getting when i unInstall McAfee.
    Please help me

  • thansk for u

  • Gkongo

    Worked perfectly for me…thanks.

  • Rajesh

    Please uninstall following exe.

    Go run and type following link

    c:Program FilesMcAfeeCommon Frameworkfrminst.exe” /forceuninstall

  • Rajesh

    c:Program FilesMcAfeeCommon Frameworkfrminst.exe /forceuninstall

  • 25B

    Make sure you are typing: cd before you enter the Path file ?C:Program Files (x86)McAfeeCommon Framework” so it should look like this

    “cd C:Program Files (x86)McAfeeCommon Framework”

    Then hit enter and type in

    ? frminst.exe /remove=agent ?

    (Do not use quotations)

  • jb

    go start run -> type “CMD” (command prompt) -> type “cd C:\program files (x86)\Mcafee\common fremwork” ->type “frminst.exe /remove=agent”

    this will work…

  • mohanish

    thnks bro,It worked

  • kannan

    Thanks lot its workinf fine .. and uninstall successfully ..

  • jonathan

    thanks it helps..it works

  • Haley

    Keeps saying “the system cannot find the path specified.”

  • boma hart

    still unable to delete mcafee agent from my PC windows 7