How do I remove Metadefender Endpoint from my device?

Metadefender Endpoints can be removed from a device either remotely through the Metadefender Endpoint Management dashboard or locally from the device itself.
Automated Uninstallation 
Windows installed agents only*
  1. Download our uninstaller from here or at the bottom of this page.
  2. Run the ME_Uninstaller 4.0.exe with Administrator privileges.
Manual Remote Uninstallation 
Windows and Mac installed agents only*
  1. Log in to the Metadefender Endpoint Management console at
  2. Clicking on the Devices tab.
  3. Selecting the device you wish to delete.
  4. Clicking on the 'Delete' button displayed in the upper right-hand corner.  

* Windows and Mac on-demand agents, Linux and Android cannot be uninstalled remotely

Manual Local Uninstallation

Windows, Installed Version
  1. Use "Programs and Features" or "Add/Remove Programs" depending on your version of Windows, and select "OPSWAT GEARS" for uninstallation
Windows, On-demand Version
  1. Stop Metadefender Endpoint if it's running (right-click on the icon in the system tray)
  2. Locate the Metadefender Endpoint on-demand exe file
  3. Delete it (see footnote)
Mac, Installed Version 
  1. Go to the Applications/OPSWAT GEARS Client folder.  
  2. Click on the "Uninstall OPSWAT GEARS Client" option.
  3. Administrator credentials will be needed to uninstall the program.
  4. Alternatively open terminal and run:
        sudo sh "/Applications/OPSWAT GEARS Client/"
Mac, On-demand Version
  1. Stop Metadefender Endpoint on-demand if it's running (right-click on the icon in the dock)
  2. Locate the Metadefender Endpoint on demand app, opswat-gears
  3. Delete it (see footnote)
Linux, CentOS Version
  1. Run command:
        sudo yum remove gearsd
Linux, Ubuntu Version
  1. Run command:
        sudo apt-get remove gearsd
If you uninstall Metadefender Endpoint using one of our manual processes listed above, some log files and registries will be kept in the system for possible future use. The automated uninstallation method complete removes everything including all logs and registries.
Removing an installed Metadefender Endpoint either via the Metadefender Endpoint Management console or via the device itself will result in the following:
  • The Metadefender Endpoint software will no longer be on the device
  • The Metadefender Endpoint Management will no longer track or display the device on any of its web pages
  • The Metadefender Endpoint Management account license token previously assigned to that device is free to be applied to another device

If an on-demand, Linux or Android agent is removed via the Metadefender Endpoint Management console, it may also need to be removed locally on the device. This removal is automatic only for installed agents.

If an on-demand, Linux or Android agent is stopped or removed locally on the device, it should also be removed via the Metadefender Endpoint Management console otherwise Metadefender Endpoint Management will automatically remove it at the earlier of your Lost Devices duration or data retention length. 

To make sure all components of the Metadefender Endpoint have been removed, you can review our KB article: How can I make sure Metadefender Endpoint is completely removed from my endpoint?


This article pertains to all versions of Metadefender Endpoint
This article was last updated on 2017-01-19


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