Uninstalling software from the command-line

Sometimes you have the need for removing software from the command-line… for instance from a batch file or locin script.

The easiest way is using msiexec.exe.

Example (removing McAfee Virusscan 7.1):

      msiexec.exe /x C:Program FilesNetwork AssociatesVirusScanRepairCachevse710.msi /q

This uses the msi packet to delete the software

      msiexec.exe /x {59224777-298D-4E9C-9AEB-4A91BDA01B27} /q

and this uses the guid.

The GUID can be found using regedit at:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall

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