This document describes how to manually uninstall Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 client from Windows 2003/XP/2000.
This procedure involves the following five steps:
Make sure that Symantec AntiVirus is not running.
Disable Tamper Protection
You must disable Tamper Protection before you stop Symantec AntiVirus services.
To disable Tamper Protection
End Symantec AntiVirus processes
You must end the following processes before you can continue:
To end the processes
Stop Symantec AntiVirus services
You must stop the following services before you remove items from the registry, the Start menu, or the hard drive.
To stop the services
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 client is now disabled, even though traces of it remain in the registry. These traces have little impact on how your computer operates. You do not need to remove them.
Remove Symantec AntiVirus from the Start menu and from the hard drive
After Symantec AntiVirus is disabled, you need 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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