This document describes how to remove Symantec Endpoint Protection client manually.
Warning: These removal steps can disable other Symantec products that are installed on the computer. It is recommended that all Symantec products be uninstalled by using the Windows Add or Remove Programs before starting this process.
Log on as Administrator
Manual removal of Symantec Endpoint Protection must be done from the Administrator account. To enable the Administrator account, read the following document from the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Enable and Disable the Built-in Administrator Account.
When the Administrator account is enabled, log on to that account.
Stop Symantec Endpoint Protection
To stop Symantec Endpoint Protection if you are running a version of Windows other than Windows 2000
To stop Symantec Endpoint Protection if you are running Windows 2000
Remove the Teefer2 driver
If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 2008 Server, you need to remove the Teefer2 driver. Note that this cannot be done remotely, because removing the driver temporarily disables network connectivity.
To remove the Teefer2 driver
Remove Symantec Endpoint Protection from the registry
Remove Symantec Endpoint Security files and folders
"Enable and Disable the Built-in Administrator Account" at:
"Start your computer in Safe Mode" at:
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