This document describes how to manually uninstall the Symantec AntiVirus 10.0 client from Windows 2003/XP/2000.
Manual removal of the Symantec AntiVirus client manually involves the following three basic steps:
Stop Symantec AntiVirus services and processes
Ensure that the Symantec AntiVirus window is not open and is not currently running.
To stop the services
To stop the processes
Remove Symantec AntiVirus from the registry
Most of the items that you must remove are entries in the Windows registry.
Note: You must have administrator permissions (read and write) to edit the registry.
WARNING: In the next steps you will edit the Windows registry. Back up the registry before you make any changes to it, because incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify only the registry keys that are specified.
For instructions, see How to back up the Windows registry.
To remove Symantec AntiVirus from the registry
Symantec AntiVirus is now disabled, even though traces of it remain in the registry. These traces have little impact on how your computer operates. It is not necessary to remove them.
Remove Symantec AntiVirus from the Start menu and the hard drive
After Symantec AntiVirus is disabled, all that remains is to remove leftover files and shortcuts to the program.
To remove Symantec AntiVirus from the Start menu
To remove Symantec AntiVirus from the hard drive
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