Uninstalling the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Windows

Article:HOWTO80803  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81298
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Uninstalling the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Windows

You uninstall the Windows client by using the appropriate Windows control panel, such as Add or Remove Programs.

If the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software uses a policy that blocks hardware devices, the policy blocks the devices after you uninstall the software. If you do not disable the device control by policy before you uninstall, use the Windows Device Manager to unblock the devices.

See your Windows documentation for more information.

To uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Windows

The text that you see depends on the operating system of the client computer.

  1. On the client computer, on the Start menu, click Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (or Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program).

  2. In the Add or Remove Programs (or Uninstall or change a program) dialog box, click Symantec Endpoint Protection, and then click Change, Remove or Uninstall.

  3. Follow the onscreen prompts to remove the client software.

See About client installation methods.

If the standard Windows uninstall method fails, you may have to uninstall the client manually. For more information, see the knowledge base article: Methods for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection.

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