Uninstalling Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition – Needs Password

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:


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]

17 replies
  1. Rashid Ali
    Rashid Ali says:

    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.

  2. Rashid Ali
    Rashid Ali says:

    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.

  3. MP
    MP says:

    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!

  4. MP
    MP says:

    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!

  5. chiefpirate
    chiefpirate says:

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

  6. moosa
    moosa says:

    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

  7. moosa
    moosa says:

    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

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