Uninstall Endpoint Protection 14 from Linux

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Article ID: 178929

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Issue/Introduction

You need to uninstall a SEP for Linux client.

Resolution

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 SEP 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, please refer to:
Uninstalling the Symantec Linux Agent or the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Linux