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]

Dave Drager

Dave Drager

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