How can I remove the Altiris Agent when it has not been installed to its own subdirectory? For example, the Altiris Agent has been installed to C:\Program Files. Running the Altiris Agent uninstall policy (or even using aexagentutil.exe /clean) will cause all files and subdirectories in C:\Program Files to be removed, damaging the operating system. See article TECH12621 "Caution using the AeXAgentUtil /clean", which relates to this issue.
The following steps will help you to manually remove the Altiris Agent. Use extreme caution, as the potential exists to damage your operating system.
If necessary, you can reinstall the Altiris Agent to an appropriate directory.