Symantec Antivirus Client Uninstall Password

You know, it is really becoming a common sight for us Techies at LPF. We see it more and more that Symantec software is loaded onto the client machines and an uninstall password is registered. Problem is that getting hold of this password is a hopeless mission!

Solution: Run regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit). Navigate to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security

Modify the “UseVPUninstallPassword” DWord, from 1 to 0.

Exit the editor and run through the uninstall process again.

 Another Magic trick brought to you by the LPF Team!!

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25 Responses to “Symantec Antivirus Client Uninstall Password”

  1. Denis Says:

    Solution: Run regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit). Navigate to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security

    this realy works thanks a lot …. have a nice time////

  2. Ibkoool Says:

    This worked really great for me, keep up the good work guys.

  3. Trevor Says:

    AWESOME!! This is going to save a lot of time!

  4. Dave Says:

    You guys rock. Thank you so much! Answer to my prayers.

  5. Dave Says:

    You guys rock. Thank you so much! Answer to my prayers.

  6. Gil K Says:

    I prefer usage of tools as scscleanwipe the tool is not official
    you can download it from here http://www.kreslavsky.com/2008/07/symantec-norton-uninstall-and-removal-tools.html

  7. Kenny Blewett Says:

    Gil, being in the IT trade myself, I can tell you that using third-party software is an option. However, it is not always the best option to use. I have found myself in the situation quite a few times where my registry gets bombed, due to such tools. It may work yes – just be careful!

    Thanks for the input!

  8. Gil K Says:

    Kenny , It does the work perfectly.
    Sometimes symantec uninstall can be depressing.

  9. Kenny Blewett Says:

    Thanks again Gil!

    Your input is greatly appreciated!

    You may agree, Symantec itself is quite depressing. I am not a fan of theirs at all.

  10. Sarah Says:

    this is awesome. it worked… but now I have a message that says Symantec can not be stopped… WHY???

  11. Mike Says:

    Awesome! Thanks guys! Worked perfectly with Vista.

  12. yulius Says:

    tq very much, JBU

  13. kevin Says:

    thank you!! stupid symantec.. why do companies do crap like this

  14. olly Says:

    thanks guys.

    down with symantec!!!!

  15. Fiaz Says:

    Oh yessss it WORKs 😀 em hAppyyyyyyyyyy

  16. Ramesh Says:

    it works…… Cheers!!!!!!!!

  17. Tom Weiss Says:

    For all you 64-bit types (ie really far pointers) out there, don’t forget about Wow6432Node
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security

  18. Chandresh Says:

    You are really genius.
    You have solved my problem pls keep in touch.

  19. clais Says:

    Oh yess…Its works…I don’t need to format my hardisk..Thx anyway…

  20. uh-huh...ok Says:

    “For all you 64-bit types (ie really far pointers) out there, don’t forget about Wow6432Node
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security”

    Dude….niiccce.

  21. Kenny Blewett Says:

    Hey guys!

    I am proud to announce that our new site is 110% functional!!

    Please pay us a visit at http://blog.lpfsystems.com/

    Look forward to hearing from you all!

    Kenny

  22. Joseph Says:

    Guys–for those of us much less tech-literate, what does it mean to “Modify the “UseVPUninstallPassword” DWord, from 1 to 0”? The field gives a large string of numbers beginning with “1” — I changed it to “0” thinking this might be what you meant, but it did nothing to fix the uninstall process. Thanks.

  23. Joseph Says:

    never mind…I got it. Thanks!

  24. harshit Says:

    I cannot find the registry :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security

    I am able to navigate to the CurrentVerson\ but not able to find Administrator Only.

  25. XxCALLofBOOTYxX Says:

    harshit…. i believe you are not on the administrator account if you dont see that “Administrator Only\Security” section. I could be wrong though… : )


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