Uninstalling Symantec on a Mac

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Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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f you have administrator rights on your machine you can uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Application as you would any other application.  However, it may not completely be removed from your machine.  For example, you may still see the icon near your clock.  To completely remove the application from your computer, there are removal tools available in Softweb that are packaged specifically to remove Symantec for your Windows or Macintosh machine.

To remove an application from a Macintosh Machine, go to Finder > Applications> locate the application and drag it to your trash.

To ensure that it is, in fact, completely removed including all virus definitions and icon, you'll want to remove it with the SymantecUninstaller for Mac avaliable in Softweb or on the Symantec website.

  1. Download the SymantecUninstaller for Mac file, find it in your Downloads folder (go to Finder > Downloads) and then double-click it to unzip the Symantec Uninstaller.
  2. Click on the Symantec Uninstaller to initiate it.
  3. Click Open to start the Symantec Uninstaller
  4. Click Uninstall
  5. Confirm by clicking Uninstall
  6. Enter your machine's credentials to proceed
  7. Click on the Trash can in the Dock
  8. Close the program when it is finished


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