Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Uninstall Symantec Antivirus 10.x Corporate

Sorry, this is just really useful.. Lines and lines of instructions from symantec however, change one registry key and you can uninstall without the password.


Originally Symantec gave me the opportunity to uninstall it but it required a password which I didn't know. The default password was symantec but it would not work. There is a way to remove the password so that you can uninstall Symantec but you need to do some registry editing.

The path is HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\AdministratorOnly\Security

Double click in the right pane on UseVPUninstallPassword and change the value from 1 to 0. You will now be able to unistall Symantec without having to enter a password.

Thanks to GINKY4 who first highlighted this.

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