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Uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 11.0 on all network computers

We are going to replace Symantec with Trend Micro as our antivirus provider. I need to be able to remove SEP from all computers in the network without touching each one and then install Trend. We have SMS 2003 in use, but I and having trouble finding documentation on removing SEP through an unattended setup. I have the Cleanwipe utility from Symantec, but I am not clear on how to automate it for all client machines. What are our options?
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NARENDRA_CHHATTANI

8/22/2022 - Mon
Mohammed Hamada

Check some recent threads regarding the same matter... They might help if not I will then try to help u with creating a batch file.

http://www.myitforum.com/forums/m_176136/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#176136
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Viruses/Q_21724403.html
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Virus_and_Spyware/Anti-Virus/Q_22791685.html

Good luck
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knada242

I've run across a couple of those articles before, and have attempted some of the recommendations, but did not get any fruitful results. Cleanwipe works great, but requires some user interaction to start it, and it automatically reboots the machine. I've tried the msiexec with the GUID listed under regedit uninstall, but that fails when run silently.  
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knada242

Can I remove this through a GPO if it wasn't installed using AD?
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The SEP1132Removal.exe tool that was written didn't remove Symantec entirely. The services are still active and the files are still there. The forum about removing it using a GPO refers to a package that was installed through AD. I would have to load a package to then remove it. Symantec isn't giving up without a fight. I have less than 100 computers to remove Symantec from and would really prefer not to do it manually, but I will if it comes down to it. What does an organization do that has 1000 or so comps?
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NARENDRA_CHHATTANI

I'l try above links and llet u know then.

Thnaks
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NARENDRA_CHHATTANI

Hi,
Can u give me batch flile so that I can import removal tool for Endpoint to remove it from bulk of clients?

BYe.
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