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How to uninstall eTrust Antivirus 7.x manually


The following document describes uninstalling eTrust Antivirus manually when the program is not listed in Add/Remove programs

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, please review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry.


Close the programs (eTrust Antivirus Client or Admin Server) if they are opened.

Close the Realtime monitor if it is opened and also exit the Realmon icon from
System Tray (Right click on the Realtime icon in System Tray and click on exit).

Stop the following services.
  • eTrust Antivirus Job Server
  • eTrust Antivirus Realtime Server
  • eTrust Antivirus RPC Server
  • eTrust Antivirus Admin Server - On Admin Server only

Launch Windows Task Manager and ensure that the following processes are not running(If it is running, highlight it and click on End process and stop them)
  • InoRPC.exe 
  • InoRT.exe 
  • InoTask.exe 
  • Inodist.exe 
Delete the folder "eTrust Antivirus" located under <Drive>:\ Program Files\CA\
Note: If you are not able to delete the folder, just rename the folder.

Delete "eTrust Antivirus" from Winnt\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Open the registry using any registry editor,

Take a backup of your registry (Click on Start>Run, type regedit, click on OK, on the menu, click on File>Export>Export Registry Key, Under "ExportRange" select "All", name the File and click on Save.

drill down to
and delete the key "eTrustAntivirus"

drill down to
and delete the key "Realtime monitor"

drill down to
and delete the following keys

InoNmSrv - Admin Server Only

Also run a search for the following keys in the registry and delete them if available

Delete the files "Ino_flpy.sys" and "Ino_fltr.sys" located under
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers or C:\WinNT\System32\Drivers
For win9x - Run a search wimmun32.vxd, inocfdd.vxd and delete it.

Reboot the machine
Other Relevant Information:

Note: If eTrust Antivirus Mail Option for Exchange or Lotus Notes is installed on your machine, it should be turned off and uninstalled before uninstalling