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Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection from SEP shield

Created: 08 Apr 2013 • Updated: 11 Apr 2013 | 16 comments
SKP's picture
This issue has been solved. See solution.

Can able to Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection from SEP shield in Windows 8

Bur same is working in Windows XP ,Any solution Please


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_Brian's picture

Have you seen this

Securing the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client user interface and settings.

Article:TECH185903  |  Created: 2012-04-05  |  Updated: 2012-05-12  |  Article URL


How to block a user's ability to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection on Clients

Article:TECH102822  |  Created: 2007-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-03-19  |  Article URL


_Brian's picture

What's the SEP version, 12.1.2? This is the only compatible version with Win8 so far.

_Brian's picture

Ok so I was having the same issue but I found that I forgot to lock the options for browser IPS and network IPS. Than once I applied those, I was unable to right click and disable SEP.

Make sure you have the above option uncheck. Go into your IPS policy and close the locks for Network Intrusion Prevention and Browser Intrusion Prevention.

SKP's picture

I had done the same settting for browser IPS and network IPS but same issues.

K33's picture


Does the sep policy are applied ?

did you try restart system ?

AjinBabu's picture


Hi , 

Check the policy serial number with to its group and make sure that both are same.



Chetan Savade's picture


Have you checked this article?

How to disable SEP features at client GUI in SEP


Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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Rafeeq's picture

Move the client to the same group where your XP clients are.. check if thats get grayed out.

SameerU's picture


Locked all options in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.



_Brian's picture

There is a setting somewhere that is being missed. I had the same issue but found what I missed so it does work with Windows 8

SKP's picture

Got Solution from My Support Team:-

Close the lock on Early Launch Anti-Malware in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Virus and Spyware Protection policy.