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Uninstalling Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v10.1.4.4000

Posted on 2007-11-17
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I am going to uninstall SAV from my SBS 2003 Standard Edition R2 server. I found the following link on Symantec's website:

http://tinyurl.com/397fob

It seems to be obvious that it pertains to the SAV program on the server, but it keeps referring to client. I just want to make sure this isn't for uninstalling the antivirus program on the workstations which should be fairly easy using Add/Remove Programs.

Also, since Symantec has a habit of making things more difficult than they are; is there anything I should be careful of in following these directions. It seems rather straightforward.

Thanks.
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by:Bert2005
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And, what would happen if I simply uninstalled it using Add/Remove Programs on the server?
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by:Dozer42
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I usually use nonav.exe for ripping out Norton Corporate, and SymNRT.exe for the home version.

Either way, I rip every single Symantec/Norton product out of every computer I can and replace it with something that doesn't hog up system resources and provides better protection. (Say, NOD32).

Using Add/Remove programs works, sometimes. But NoNav.Exe and SymNRT.exe are far more thorough.
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Dozer42,

Thanks for the help. Yes, I think I have learned my lessone finally about Symantec products. I find they are horrible. So, NoNav.exe will take out the corporate edition?

Ironic, that you bring up NOD32. I have been trialing it on my own PC. It looks pretty good and updates quite often. It is a bit complex though with all the AMON, DMON, EMON, IMON, etc.

I was looking at Sophos as well. Any ideas on this one. I realize it's a whole different question, but it's the two I have left to choose from.

Thanks.
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Yep, NoNav.exe for the corporate edition.

I've never heard anything bad about Sophos, but I've installed NOD32 2.7 on hundreds if not thousands of machines. No need to worry about AMON/DMON/EMON, it's all 100% automatic.

In fact, they just released NOD32 3.0, the new Security Suite, and it also has AntiSpyware, AntiSpam and a nice Firewall. I've been using the new one for about a week and it's wicked. The AntiSpam actually works!!! (The only other GOOD spam solution I've found is Cloudmark, which is awesome, but if I get proper filtering w/almost no false positives with the NOD32 suite I'll take it). ;)
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Internet/Anti-Virus/Server_Anti-Virus/Q_22968121.html

Funny you should say that about Cloudmark. I used to use it on all my machines, and it was unbelievable. Great concept. It was practically 100%. I had one email program where I would open Outlook and get about 40 Spams and then watch each one disappear one by one. Then, one day, it stopped working well. I contacted Cloudmark, and they couldn't explain it. But. Exchange seems to cover spam I think and my ISP as well. I get very little spam, but more and more is creeping in.

I opened another question to talk about NOD32 and Sophos and the suite. I think it is getting off topic here. Thanks.
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by:Bert2005
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I am running the nonav. I saw a PAQ on EE about the version of novav for the version of SAV. Something about anything over 9.0 was not compatible. But, it said on the nonav that it covered versions something like 7, 8, 9 and then SSC and SSF. I have Symantec Security Center if that is what it is referring to.

Nonav also said if the uninstalled hanged at any point, to reboot and restart. It has been sitting on Symantec Quarantine Agent for quite some time now.  : (
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by:Bert2005
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FYI: It did finally uninstall SAV. : )  I just had to give it some time. I have no idea how Symantec stays in business.
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