Once in a while you may run into a password protected installation of Symantec AV. (Who knows who put it there, but they probably aren’t around anyone, you don’t have the password, and if it was you then we will still pretend it was the other guy!)

All is not lost! You can get around the password prompt when you attempt to uninstall the product by changing the follow registry key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security
    • Change the value from 1 (True) to 0 (False)

Voila. You can now uninstall the product and send nasty emails to the previous tech for not documenting his work!