Uninstall Endpoint Protection 14 from Linux

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You can uninstall Symantec endpoint protection client version 14 from Linux machine using the install.sh script. Which comes along with the Symantec endpoint protection installer files.

Note: 

  1. You must have superuser privileges to uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on the Linux computer. 
  2. These steps are supported for both Managed / Unmanaged SEP client version 14.
  • Follow below given steps, to uninstall the symantec endpoint protection client version 14 from Linux.
  1. On the linux machine, open a terminal application window.
  2. Navigate to the folder where the installation files are kept.

For example - In the below given scenario, the Symantec Endpoint Protection client 14 installation files were kept under directory - /root/Downloads/SymantecEndpointProtection(2)/

[[email protected] SymantecEndpointProtection(2)]# pwd

/root/Downloads/SymantecEndpointProtection(2)

Note - Install.sh script need execute permission. By default install.sh has read permission only.

[[email protected] SymantecEndpointProtection(2)]# ls -lart

drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 src
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 Repository
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   218 Oct 14 02:03 pkg.sig
-r--r--r--  1 root root 53198 Oct 14 02:03 install.sh
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 Configuration
drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root  4096 Oct 26 11:21 ..
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  4096 Oct 26 11:21 .

    3. Change the Install.sh permission and provide execute permission by typing the below given command. 

[[email protected] SymantecEndpointProtection(2)]# chmod 777 install.sh

    4. Verify the install.sh permission levels by typing the command ls -lart

[[email protected] SymantecEndpointProtection(2)]# ls -lart

drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 src
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 Repository
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   218 Oct 14 02:03 pkg.sig
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root 53198 Oct 14 02:03 install.sh
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Oct 14 02:03 Configuration
drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root  4096 Oct 26 11:21 ..
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  4096 Oct 26 11:21 .

     5. Now Uninstall the SEP Client from the Linux using the below given command.

./install.sh -u ( u stands for uninstall) 

[[email protected] SymantecEndpointProtection(2)]# ./install.sh -u

Starting to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux.
Begin removing GUI component
GUI component removed successfully
Begin removing Auto-Protect component
Auto-Protect component removed successfully
Begin removing virus protection component
Virus protection component removed successfully
Uninstall completed


The log files for uninstallation of Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux are under ~/:

sepfl-install.log
sep-install.log
sepap-install.log
sepui-install.log

If you don't have the SEP Client setup files and want to know how to uninstall SEP Client from linux machine ? Then follow this KB Document - HOWTO101762