How do I remove Symantec Client Security?

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I have Symantec Client Security installed on a workstation on my domain.   This was part of a network anti-virus that was on a previous server.   The current server does not have this network anti-virus.   I have AVG Network Edition and I want to deploy it on all the workstations on the domain.   I tried to remove Symantec Client Security using Control Panel, however it requires a password in order to remove it.   I do not have this password, so I am unable to remove it.   I tried using Norton Removal Tool, but it does not cover this program and says I must uninstall it manually.
Question by:DoctorK12008
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    try using symantec

    I think that is the deault PW

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    You can either disable the password completely or use Symantec's NoNav tool to remove all files/folders/registry keys that related to SAV:

    1) To remove the password:

    Open Regedit, browse to


    Set UseVPUninstallPassword = 0

    Try removing SAV from Add/Remove programs

    2) If the above step didn't work, download and run Nonav

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    if the suggestions above do not work try cleanwipe. download it from this link
    Follow the instruction on how to rename it from .txt to .exe

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