Uninstalling the Symantec Linux Agent or the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client for Linux

You uninstall the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client for Linux with the script that the installation provides.
You must have superuser privileges to uninstall the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client on the Linux computer. The procedure uses
sudo
to demonstrate this elevation of privilege.
For 14.3 RU1 and later: To uninstall the Symantec Linux Agent
  1. On the Linux computer, open a terminal application window.
  2. Navigate to the following directory:
    /usr/lib/symantec/
  3. Run the following built-in script to uninstall Symantec Agent for Linux:
    ./uninstall.sh
  4. Reboot the computer after the uninstallation finishes and the reboot prompt appears.
    Note that the
    uninstall.sh
    script will remove all components of Symantec Agent for Linux (
    sdcss-caf
    ,
    sdcss-sepagent
    , and
    sdcss-kmod
    ).
    [[email protected] symantec]# ./uninstall.sh
    Running ./uninstall.sh (PWD /usr/lib/symantec; version 2.2.4.41)
    Uninstalling Symantec Agent for Linux (SEPM) ...
    Removing packages sdcss-caf sdcss-sepagent sdcss-kmod sdcss-scripts
    Symantec Agent for Linux (SEPM) uninstalled successfully.
    A reboot is required to complete uninstallation.
    Please reboot your machine at the earliest convenience.
For 14.3 MP1 and earlier: To uninstall the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client for Linux
  1. On the Linux computer, open a terminal application window.
  2. Navigate to the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    installation folder with the following command:
    cd /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus
    The path is the default installation path.
  3. Use the built-in script to uninstall
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    with the following command:
    sudo ./uninstall.sh
    Enter your password if prompted.
    This script initiates the uninstallation of the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    components.
  4. At the prompt, type
    Y
    and then press
    Enter
    .
    Uninstallation completes when the command prompt returns.
    On some operating systems, if the only contents of the
    /opt
    folder are the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client files, the uninstaller script also deletes
    /opt
    . To recreate this folder, enter the following command:
    sudo mkdir /opt
To uninstall using a package manager or software manager, see the documentation specific to your Linux distribution.