I’ve got a new flaptoy on my work, and it came pre-installed with McAfee Virusscan Enterprise 8, and with the on-asses scanner enabled. But the user interface was locked with a password, making all options unavailable.
But with a very easy registry trick, you can unlock the user interface, without knowing the password. You do need local administrative rights, and full access to the registry…
The full name of the product is “McAfee Antivirus Enterprise Edition v8.0i, but my guess is that it will be the same for other versions of McAfee…
Dig down in your registry, and browse to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Network Associated\TVD\Virusscan Enterprise\CurrentVersion
Remove the charachters from the UIP string key, and set the Dword key UIPMode to 0 (that’s a zero)
No need to reboot or anything, just enjoy your unlimited access to McAfee ;)