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Windows 7: What is the McAfee Agent Handler?

08 Jul 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
What is the McAfee Agent Handler?

I am using a friends notebook and it has this McAfee shield and a program that seemingly does nothing at all. I can't seem to deactivate it or uninstall it. I was already able to uninstall the McAfeee security suite but this final program seems more tricky.

1.) what is it?
2.) is it useless by itself? (I removed the other McAfeee software)
3.) how do uninstall it?

Thanks


Some info about it:


"System Information

McAfee Agent
Version number: 4.5.0.1429
Managed"


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08 Jul 2010   #2
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Try this

To completely uninstall use Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, rather than doing it manually.
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08 Jul 2010   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mindinka View Post
To completely uninstall use Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, rather than doing it manually.
would you link me to it?
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08 Jul 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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08 Jul 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the Mcafee removal tool, that should take care of the issue.

http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe

As for the windows installer cleanup utility, here it is, though I believe MS no longer supports it.

|MG| Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2 Download
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09 Jul 2010   #6
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The McAfee uninstalled did not work because the software is McAfee Enterprise level.

The Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2 did seem to remove the program from the list but when I boot my notebook the McAfee icon is still showing and the software appears to be running.

It's folders are also still here, but I cant see the program anymore in the add/remove
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09 Jul 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try Revo Uninstaller.

If that does not work or leaves remains, uninstall manually. Remove all registry entries, delete all files and folders and remove startup entries in msconfig.
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09 Jul 2010   #8
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try Revo Uninstaller.

If that does not work or leaves remains, uninstall manually. Remove all registry entries, delete all files and folders and remove startup entries in msconfig.
Revoe worked but the program still seems to run. I tried erasing the folders but I cant.
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09 Jul 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You'll need to kill all the processes and services associated with mcafee before trying to delete the folders. Also try taking ownership of the files and folders.

You can try deleting in safe mode, or from the command prompt in windows recovery menu.
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09 Jul 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

It is because drivers still triggers in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers...remove them by highlight the files .sys (they should name it McAfee), Then in registry locate the entry from the drivers name in (see attached thumbnail for the path). Don't mess around! Don't forget to remember the name of the .sys deleted!


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