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Uninstalling Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition – Needs Password


Posted 25th February in Programs, System Administration, Windows. 17 Comments

Clients using Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition requires a password while uninstalling the client. The default password out of the box is symantec. If you have changed this password within the Symantec System Center – then you need to use that password. If you have changed the uninstall password and you no longer have access to this password – well then shame on you. Fortunately there is a workaround:

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1) Open Regedit

2) Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\ VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security\

3) Change the value for this key from 1 to 0

useVPuninstallpassword

4) Close the registry and retry the uninstall

[From Experts Exchange]


Originally posted 20080225 and last touched 20080427
Dave Drager+ is the Chief Technology Officer at XDA-Developers, where he keeps the server farm running efficiently for millions of visitors per day. He has written previously for the technology blogs Lifehacker and MakeUseOf.


  • khalid

    thank you very much

  • Rashid Ali

    Thx to the person who had given above the solution for the problem, it really worked. I am greatful to him for resolving my problem.

  • Rashid Ali

    Thx to the person who had given above the solution for the problem, it really worked. I am greatful to him for resolving my problem.

  • Gil K
  • Gil K
  • Kamran

    Thanks. It worked and easy too.

  • Kamran

    Thanks. It worked and easy too.

  • MP

    I’m so glad I did not have to contact my old job to get this off my computer, hopefully this will stop my computer from crashing!

  • MP

    I’m so glad I did not have to contact my old job to get this off my computer, hopefully this will stop my computer from crashing!

  • bp

    nice tip, worked wonderfully!

  • bp

    nice tip, worked wonderfully!

  • Freetagger

    Thx for your post.

  • Freetagger

    Thx for your post.

  • chiefpirate

    Same as MP. Old corp is now history and I got the new and improved version….TKS a bazillion!

  • chiefpirate

    Same as MP. Old corp is now history and I got the new and improved version….TKS a bazillion!

  • moosa

    hi..
    you have made my life so easy. had someone told me what the default password was,my life would have been so much easier

    moosa
    south africa

  • moosa

    hi..
    you have made my life so easy. had someone told me what the default password was,my life would have been so much easier

    moosa
    south africa