(Optional) Clear scanner installation

This topic describes the 'Clear Scanner Installation' fixlet and the process to uninstall a scanner.

About this task

The 'Clear Scanner Installation' fixlet is relevant for endpoints which detect missing scanner files, incorrect file permissions or file size. See fixlet description for more information about relevance. These factors may affect the update or uninstall scanner to perform some actions on endpoint. Using this fixlet grants file permissions to system users and allows them to uninstall scanner.

After the task is complete, you can use ‘Install Scanner’ fixlet to install scanner on this endpoint.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. Go to Sites > External Sites > BigFix Inventory v10 > Fixlets and Tasks.
  3. Select Clear Scanner Installation.
  4. To start the scan, click Take Action.
  5. Select the computers on which you want to uninstall the scanner.


The scanner is uninstalled.