Uninstalling the core protection features

You use one of the following uninstall procedures to remove the core protection features. Uninstalling only these features leaves the Symantec Agent components running.
If you plan to uninstall the Symantec Agent, you can run the command
You can uninstall the core protection features using Microsoft Installer (MSI) commands at the command line interface. You can use either PowerShell or a command prompt to uninstall the client.
To uninstall using PowerShell
  1. Open a PowerShell window as administrator.
  2. Run the following command:
    (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product -Filter "Name='Symantec Endpoint Protection'" -ComputerName . ).Uninstall()
    A successful uninstall returns a message that ends with
    "ReturnValue: 0"
  1. To uninstall using a command prompt
  2. Log on to the computer with administrator rights.
  3. Find the uninstallation product key as follows:
    • Click
      Start > Run
    • Enter
      to open the Registry Editor.
    • Navigate to
    • Browse the
      subkeys in the left-hand pane, and use the right-hand pane to find a value for the
      that equals Symantec Endpoint Protection.
    • Copy the uninstallation key, and then close the
      Registry Editor
  4. Click
    Start > Run
  5. Enter
    to open the command prompt.
  6. Enter the following command:
    msiexec /X
    [product uninstall key]
    [product uninstall key]
    with the uninstallation key.
    You can generate a detailed uninstallation log by entering the following:
    msiexec /x
    [product uninstall key]
    /lv!* c:\uninstallSEP.txt
    The log file
    is created at