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Password to Uninstall Symantec Antivirus Client

We all know Norton can’t protect you , but also Norton is sometimes a pain in the ass to uninstall , sometimes it has files you cant remove etc. But even before you get to that point you’re prompted for an uninstall passowrd? wtf? sometimes you were the person who installed it sometimes you’re not either  way you don’t know the password. Here’s a simple way to bypass that problem.
The default password that should work for most of the Symantec uninstallation is “symantec“. Duh.

If the default password doesn’t work do this:
1) Go to Start -> Run and type regedit
2) Navigate to: 

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

3) Double click on the value name “UseVPUninstallPassword” and change the value from 1 to 0
4) Close the registry and retry the uninstall.

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By Swatantra Kumar

Swatantra is an Open Source evangelist, a technologist and researcher. Professionally, he does software development, software architecture, server administration and project management. When he's not writing software, he enjoys building web entities and servers, reading about and working with new technologies, and trying to get his friends to make the move to open source software. He's written, co-written and published many articles in international journals, on various domains/topics including Open Source, Networks, Computer Organization, Mobile Technologies, and Business Intelligence. He made a proposal for an information management system at University level during graduation days.

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