Password to Uninstall Symantec Antivirus Client

November 12th, 2008 by admin in News, Password Info, Wireless

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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  1. on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Work fro Me!!! thanks

  2. Telmadog said,

    on February 16th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Thanks a lot!!!
    very helpful, once agin – saved my life.

  3. dilip said,

    on April 13th, 2009 at 10:01 pm


  4. Ommar said,

    on August 4th, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Its Work . . . Thx a lot !!

  5. Peter said,

    on November 9th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    It works!!!
    Thank you very much

  6. sezles said,

    on November 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the solution. Worked by following your easy instructions Cheers

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