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how can i remove previous anti-virus when installing symantec endpoint

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i am installing symantec end point protection 11 inside my company and i am looking for a way  that  can simplify that task on me since i am new in symantec , i know i can use the migration and deployment wizard it is easy to use and very clear but i am trying to un-install the previous anti-virus automatically and remotely which i couldn't find such option in symantec yet.
is there any way i can do it using  symantec. if not how can i perform this task with less effort

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we use eset  nod32 4.2 with password protection
we have XP, Server 2003, vista and 7 OS



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I did this several times with PSEXEC -  using some flavor of Norton/Symantec removal tool - to successfully remove NAV/SAV from remote computers.

Examples on EE here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Q_23028792.html
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_22397407.html
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If I understand your question, you wish to uninstall Eset NOD32 prior to rolling out SEP.

If that is correct, there is a removal tool for Eset here:

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2289

It requires a safemode boot, so it isn't quick or easy, but is probably the most expedient way forward.

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@younghv:

i will try your way by using goverlan and psexec  but i am facing little problem with,  how can i provide the tamper protection password  in nod32 that required during the un-installation period  ?


@phototropic:

will i think it will better to look inside ESET IF there is no way i can do the un-installation of eset at the same time with symantec installation
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Ooops!
I did read that wrong - sorry.

I found this removal tool - not sure if photo is linking the same thing:
http://www.nod32.nl/download/tool/nod32removal.exe

By default, PSEXEC uses the Domain/System privileges of the account running it - or you can enter the username/password in the command string when you start up PSEXEC.

For sure, you will want to re-boot the systems AFTER removing eset - and before you start the install of Symantec.
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@delmc:
i will try it on Saturday and i will inform you about the result

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Y-IT,
Just to let you know I have used the tool with both version 11 and version 12 SBE and deployed to over 500 client pc's without issue. Just follow the instructions in the documents and everything should go without a hitch. Good Luck
Sudeep SharmaTechnical Designer
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Below is one more application remover for NOD, this from Sun Belt Software who have created Viper and GFI.

http://go.sunbeltsoftware.com/?linkid=1282

As per the link below it could remove NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition, versions 3 and 4.

Source:
http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Business/Agent-Uninstallers/

I hope that would help

Sudeep
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