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Endpoint Protection on single computer

Created: 27 Nov 2012 • Updated: 28 Nov 2012 | 3 comments

I have a single pc on my domain and I need to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection.  I can't find it in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS, I can't find it in Services.msc, I can't find it in Start Up services.  The only place I do find anything is in Program Files.  But no uninstaller.  XP Security Center shows it as the Anti-virus software running and reporting.  How can I uninstall the software.

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


Check this

Methods for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection

Uninstall options include:

How to uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection Client using the Microsoft Installer (MSI) command line interface

SEP client remove for add/remove program.


How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection client from Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008 32-bit

Manual uninstall documents for Symantec Endpoint Protection

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

pete_4u2002's picture

remove the AV completely usning the cleanwipe, these would be remanants of earlier install.

if you are running another AV on the system then the Windows Security centre will show as AV is running.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


I would suggest you to please restart the XP machine and work on the Manual uninstallation steps provided in the Article below:

How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x client from Windows 2000, XP and 2003, 32-bit Editions

How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client from Windows XP and Windows 2003 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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