Uninstall Symantec AntiVirus via command line, is there a password switch

Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi All,

As you all probably know there is a password that protects Symantec from being uninstalled.  I just need to know if there a command line switch that will enter the password whilst uninstalling so there is not user interaction at all....

any help would be greatly appreciated

Question by:cpsarros
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    Accepted Solution


    These are the manual steps for removing almost all forms of Symantec

    You don't mention the version of product you are running so you may have to have a look through yourself.

    Author Comment

    Hi Keith

    You are right, i didnt mention what product.
    It is Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.x  I know what the password is and how to change and remove it via the registry, but is there a command line switch that anyone knows of, as apparently my boss wants it done that way even though I am using vbscript to get rid of everything, its easy enough to write to the key and turn it off  WSHShell.Run ("CMD.EXE /C REG ADD " &Chr(34) &"HKLM\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDESK\VIRUSPROTECT6\CURRENTVERSION\ADMINISTRATORONLY\SECURITY" &chr(34) &" /v USEVPUNINSTALLPASSWORD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"),0,True      but my boss insists there is a switch, but he cant remember it, funny guy he really   :-))

    thanx for any help anyone can provide
    thanx again Keith

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    Assisted Solution

    I've been removing a variety of Symantec products from about 2000 XP boxes. The best, cleanest, and simplest method I've found is the "NoNav.exe" program.
    If you have admin rights on the box, it does a complete removal.

    Author Comment

    Hi Younghv,

    Any clue before I start searching where to get nonav.exe from??

    thanx mate
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    Expert Comment

    Hi Con,
    Try this site:
    And I have a couple more if that doesn't work.
    Please let me know.

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