5th December 2022

Setting Password Via McAfee ePO to Not Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

We will see how to set Password over McAfee ePO to Not Uninstall McAfee Antivirus. For this, we click on “Policy Catalog” from the McAfee ePO menu.

Policy Catalog
Policy Catalog

 

On the “Policy Catalog” page, we click on the “Endpoint Security Common” tab. Here we click on the “Edit” button on the “Action” tab for the policy you use for your institution.

Endpoint Security Common
Endpoint Security Common

 

Client Interface Mode

It is to set a password on the McAfee agent interface screen of the user when we select “Standard access” in the “Client Interface Mode” tab on the “My Default” page.

Client Interface Mode
Client Interface Mode

 

To understand that we have set a password to “Client Interface Mode“, we right-click on the McAfee agent located at the bottom of the computer.

McAfee agent
McAfee agent

 

On the McAfee agent screen, click the arrow on the right. When we click on the “Administrator Log On” tab, it asks for a password. We set this password from the “Client Interface Mode” tab above.

Administrator Log On
Administrator Log On

 

When we enter this password, we can set all the settings of McAfee antivirus in an admin way. Passive settings are active.

Passive settings are active
Passive settings are active

 

Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

When we select the “Require password to uninstall the client” option in the “Uninstallation” tab on the “My Default” page, when we try to uninstall the McAfee antivirus on the user, it asks for a password.

Client Interface Mode
Client Interface Mode

 

To see this, we click on “Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features“. Here, when we try to uninstall McAfee antivirus, we see that it asks for a password. When we enter the password we entered here, the antivirus will be removed.

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Uninstall McAfee Antivirus
Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

 

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