1st March 2024

Manually Remove McAfee EDR and McAfee Agent on Linux

We previously explained how to remove Mcafee EDR from a Windows computer. In this article, we will explain the removal of Mcafee EDR and Agent on our Ubuntu machine. To manually uninstall the “Mcafee Agent” and “Mcafee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention” that we installed on our computer with Ubuntu, uninstall the following services in order.

Ubuntu/Debian Based Linux Operating System

For Ubuntu / Debian Based Linux Operating Systems, run the following commands in order with root authority. We will explain removing Mcafee EDR and Agent on our Ubuntu machine as in the example we did below. After uninstalling “Mcafee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention” at first, uninstall the Mcafee agent.

omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ systemctl | mca
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ dpkg --list | grep mca
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mcafeetp
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mcafeeespfileaccess
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mcafeeespaac 
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mcafeeesp
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mcafeert
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mfedx
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --purge mfecma
Manually Remove McAfee EDR and McAfee Agent on Linux
Manually Remove McAfee EDR and McAfee Agent on Linux

 

Mcafee Agent’s Folders

If Mcafee Agent’s Folders still exist, you can execute the following commands to remove Mcafee Agent’s folders.

rm -rf /opt/McAfee/cma
rm -rf /etc/cma.d

Mcafee Agent Control

You can check that we have uninstalled the Mcafee agent with the commands below.

omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ systemctl | grep mca
omer@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ dpkg --list | grep mca
Mcafee Agent Control
Mcafee Agent Control

 

Reference: https://kc.mcafee.com

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