Symantec Endpoint Protection is great until it is really annoying and interfering with everything you do.
Here’s how to stop it dead in its tracks:
Goto to command prompt:
click start -> run -> type “cmd” (no quotes) -> hit enter
Once you are at the command prompt…
net stop "Symantec Antivirus"
To Enable Symantec Endpoint Protection
net start "Symantec Antivirus"
Additionally to stop smc server (from run prompt) run: