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How to hide symantec endpoint protection.

Created: 08 May 2012 | 11 comments

Hi,

 

Is there any way to hide SEP 12.1 installation so that it will be near to impossible to detect that SEP is installed on the system?

 

Thanks

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W007's picture

Kindly clear you Question ?

Can you want hide on System tray ?

If yes Check this artical.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102884

 

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Mahendra Patel's picture

I want to hide SEP  notification icon, start menu group, add remove programs list, Setup folder in program files, in short from everywhere and that too on an unmanaged system.

 

Is it possible?

 

thanks

W007's picture

It's not possible.

 

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Mahendra Patel's picture

Ok, I have removed the notification icon, start menu group and program folder. only thing left is to remove it from add remove program list.

W007's picture

If you have remove from Programe Folder you SEP Client software remove and sep not working.

 

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pkyadav's picture

Hi Mahendra,

 

Can you plz clear, why you want to hide sep??

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi Mahendra,

It's possible to hide SEP icon from taskbar, you can refer following article

How to prevent SEP features from being disabled in the client GUI in SEP 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH168990 

You will have to uncheck following options under client user interface

1) Display the client

2) Display the notification area icon.

I hope it will answer your query.

 

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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W007's picture

Hi Chetan Mahendra wants to hide start menu group, add remove programs list, Setup folder in program files,

it's possible

 

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

It's possible to hide from task bar but not possible to hide from add/remove program.

 

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Your question - "I want to hide SEP  notification icon, start menu group, add remove programs list, Setup folder in program files, in short from everywhere and that too on an unmanaged system. Is it possible?"

Answer - 

1) hide SEP notification icon - As stated above by ManishS it is Possible, check this Article:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102884

2) start menu group - It is Possible by creating a Custom Package and deploying it, check this Article: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH165801

3) add remove programs list - Not possible with SEP. However contact Microsoft, probably they can assist you.

4) Setup folder in program files - Not possible with SEP, however you can hide them via Windows GPO, check this Article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961717.aspx

5) in short from everywhere and that too on an unmanaged system. - Not possible with SEP. However contact Microsoft, probably they can assist you.

However, Question arises since you are going to have a unmanaged computer, why hide SEP?

How are you thinking of Hiding the services of SEP in the services.msc?

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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khaskins82's picture

You can use third party tools like ccleaner to remove the entry from add/remove programs.

You can not hide all of the SEP services that run.

There really is not reason to hide SEP.

Your users need to know that it is working.

They need to be notifified of any risks detected and the status of the infection.

I have trained over 5000 users to look for the green dot and call the helpdesk if they cannot see it.

 

Just my 2 cents