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How to uninstall SEP 12.1 with push deployment

Created: 24 Apr 2013 • Updated: 02 May 2013 | 12 comments
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Hi,

 

So my problem is this, I support a local company in my country for SEP. I've installed SEP 12.1 clients in their computers and by mistake i've installed SEP on computers which are not supposed to be installed. So my question is this, can I use push deployment method to uninstall SEP to specific workstations that is not supposed to have SEP???

By the way i've been using "cleanwipe" software to uninstall SEP manually if ever there is a problem with the installation, and then I install SEP again.

 

Hope some can answer.

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W007's picture

hello,

this way you can uninstall sep client

Methods for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Article:TECH184988 | Created: 2012-03-27 | Updated: 2012-05-30 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH184988

You can use SEPprep utility

SEPprep: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH148513

You may want to try SEPprep utility. Its a competitive product uninstall tool. But it can also be configured to uninstall SEP Client by modifying the following line in the SEPprep.ini file.

RemoveSymantec=Y

You can push this to the clients through GPO (like a logon script) or using a deployment tool.

 

Remotaly uninstall

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/uninstall-sep-client-remotely

 

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Thumbs up Manish!!!!!!

My vote goes to you.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Ezreal's picture

I can't seem to find the "Competitive Uninstall tool on CD2" that was posted in the thread that you gave. can someone attach the said file to this thread if you can. Thank you in advance.

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SEPPrep attached

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SEPprep.zip 577.48 KB

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W007's picture

hello,

SEPprep competitive tool are available above provided KB SEPp TECH148513

 

SEPPrep 32-bit and 64 version of the tool

 

 

 

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SepPrep 32,64.rar 125.53 KB

 

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Ezreal's picture

 

hi,
 
So here are the codes in the SEPprep.ini sad to say it doesnt work  After I save the .ini file in the symantec installation folder, and I replaced the setup.exe with the new setup.exe which is came with the .ini file that you attached, after the completion of the push deployment nothing happens to the client.The uninstallation won't go through. can you tell me if there is something wrong with what im doing???
 
thanks
 
[Settings]
ShowGUI=N
ShowMessageBox=N
MessageBoxText=Prepairing your system for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.  During this process other antivirus products will be removed.\n\nIf you are prompted please fully remove these products.
AutoRunAfterUILoads=N
AskBeforeRemoval=N
SilentMSIInstaller=Y
RemoveSymantec=Y
CheckDiskSpace=Y
ResumeAfterReboot=Y
EnableLogging=N
LogPath=
RunBeforeRemoval=
RunAfterRemoval=
 
[UninstallPaths]
SOFTWARE\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Application Plugins
 
[ProductNames]
;Programs that must be removed first
Cisco Security Agent
McAfee Agent
McAfee Anti-Spyware
;The name of antivirus companies
McAfee
Trend Micro
Sophos
Kaspersky
avast!
Webroot
BitDefender
F-Secure
AhnLab
;Key words used in product names
AntiVirus
Anti-Virus
Antispyware
Anti-spyware
AntiTrojan
Anti-Trojan
Client Security
Security Agent
Internet Security
Endpoint Protection
Total Security
Total Protection
Personal Firewall
Client Firewall
;Known product names
Norton Internet Security
Norton 360
Norton Antivirus
Norton SystemWorks
McAfee Total Security
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
McAfee VirusScan
McAfee Antispyware
McAfee Total Protection
McAfee Active Virus
McAfee Internet Security
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro AntiVirus
Trend Micro SecureSite
Trend Micro Worry-Free
Trend Micro OfficeScan
Trend Micro NeatSuite
Trend Micro InterScan
Trend Micro ServerProtect
PC-Cillin
Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Endpoint Security
Sophos Client Firewall
Sophos Computer Security
Panda Administrator
Panda Internet Security
Panda Global Protection
VIPRE® Antivirus
VIPRE Antivirus
VIPRE Enterprise
CounterSpy Antispyware
Windows Defender
Microsoft Forefront Client Security
Forefront Client
BitDefender Antivirus
BitDefender Total Security
BitDefender Internet Security
BitDefender GameSafe
Agnitum Outpost
Outpost Security Suite
Outpost Firewall
Outpost Network Security
AVG Free
AVG Internet Security
AVG Anti-Virus
AVG 2010
AVG 2011
Avira AntiVir
Avira Premium Security
Avira WebProtector
CA eTrust
CA iTechnology
CA Internet Security
CA Anti-Virus
CA Personal Firewall
CA Anti-Spyware
eEye Blink
eEye Iris
eEye Retina
ESET NOD32
ESET Smart Security
ESET Enterprise Security
AntiTrojanVirus
Anti-TrojanVirus
Internet Guardian Angel
Finport Simple Anti-Virus
Fortinet FortiClient
FortiClient
Frisk F-PROT
F-PROT Antivirus
F-Secure Client Security
F-Secure PSB Workstation Security
F-Secure Anti-virus
G DATA AntiVirus
G DATA InternetSecurity
G DATA TotalCare
G DATA NotebookSecurity
G-DATA AntiVirus
G-DATA InternetSecurity
G-DATA TotalCare
G-DATA NotebookSecurity
K7 Total Security
K7 Antivirus
Kingsoft Internet Security
MWTI eScan Internet Security
eScan AntiVirus
eScan Internet Security
eScan Corporate Edition
eScan Enterprise Edition
Nifty Corp. Security
Norman Security
Norman Endpoint Protection
Norman Virus Control
Norman Online Protection
PC Tools AntiVirus
PC Tools Internet Security
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
Quick Heal AntiVirus
Rising Internet Security
Trustport Antivirus
VirusBuster VirusBuste
VirusBuste
TrustPort Antivirus
TrustPort PC Security
TrustPort USB Antivirus
TrustPort U3 Antivirus
ClamWin Free Antivirus
ClamWin
Spybot
ZoneAlarm
Proventia
BlackICE
Ezreal's picture

and by the way the SEP client that im using is 12.1

 

thank you again

W007's picture

hello,

Yes, the tool in 11.x works for 12.1,also you can download for file connect

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep...

also check how to use SEPprep tool

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/dem...

 

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zafar1907's picture

Yes  SepPrep tool is good to use in this issue.

Thanks and Regards,

Mohammad zafar

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

So my question is this, can I use push deployment method to uninstall SEP to specific workstations that is not supposed to have SEP???

-->  No, can't use push deployment.

To only uninstall SEP you can't use SepPrep tool. It can be used to remove SEP and reinstall it again.

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

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John Santana's picture

Hi, Does anyone can use the MS SCCM to execute SEPprep utility ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

.Brian's picture

Yes, I've used in the past and have had no issues with it.

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