Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection
Uninstall Symantec Endpoint ProtectionI came into work one morning and my AVG was gone, replaced by Symantec Endpoint Protection. My computer is an old Windows XP with 256K of memory and was slowed to a crawl by the new antivirus.
After a few days I realized this wasn't going to work. I went to the control panel and software unistall. When I clicked uninstall on Symantec it asked for a password! A quick Google suggested ways to inactivate the password. It was a matter of deleting 2 elements from the registry. Unfortunately these elements weren't where I was told they'd be and one name wasn't as advertised.
To inactivate the password log on in safe mode (F8). The two files you need to delete are smcexit (smc_exit in my version) and smcinstdata. Find them by searching in regedit (run). Once they're deleted, restart in normal mode and unistall.