how to stop symantec endpoint protection

March 31, 2011

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:
windows xp:
click start -> run -> type “cmd” (no quotes) -> hit enter

windows 7:

Once you are at the command prompt…

To disable Symantec Endpoint Protection:

 net stop "Symantec Antivirus"

To Enable Symantec Endpoint Protection

 net start "Symantec Antivirus"

Additionally to stop smc server (from run prompt) run:

smc -stop