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How to remove LANDesk Antivirus

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Created on: Aug 14, 2009 3:20 PM by Dave Holland - Last Modified:  Oct 17, 2013 2:31 PM by cplatero

Option 1:


LDMS 8.x - (For LDMS 9 & 9.5 instructions see below)

Using a task from the core server:


1. Open the Security and Patch Manager Tool

2. Click the dropdown next to the "Create a Task" icon.

3. Select "Remove LANDesk Antivirus"

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4. Select to create a Scheduled Task, Create a Policy, and whether or not to show a UI.

5. Review the Scan and Repair settings.

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LDMS 9 & 9.5

Using a task from the core server:

1. Open the Security Configurations tool with the LANDesk Management Suite console.

2. Click the dropdown next to the "Create a task" icon.


3. Select whether to create a Scheduled Task (push) or a Policy (pull) to perform this task.

4. Place a checkbox next to the LANDesk Antivirus component.

5. Select UI options and Scan and Repair settings to use during the uninstallation.




Option 2:


Running from a command line on a client:


1. From a "Run" prompt on the client computer, type "Vulscan /removeav"


You can also add the option "/showui" to display a user interface during the uninstallation.



Logging for the uninstallation:


The uninstall activity will be displayed in the following log:


2000/XP/2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Vulscan\Vulscan.log  (Or vulscan_#.log)

Vista/2008/Windows 7 (When Supported): C:\ProgramData\Vulscan


Note: There will be several Vulscan log files.  Look for the log file containing the following line: /removeav /showui  (The options chosen at the run line)


Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:21:24 C:\Program Files (x86)\LANDesk\LDCLient\vulscan.exe version <> started

Command line: /removeav /showui

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