How to download the current version of the CLEANWIPE removal tool utility. (Cleanwipe_v12)
By Paul Sullivan
Vero Beach Computer Repair
The Cleanwipe removal tool utility is used to completely remove Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint Protection products. You can use CLEANWIPE from Symantec to remove Symantec Endpoint Protection as well as Symantec Antivirus and all other associated applications:
Alert Management Server
Symantec AntiVirus (Version 9.x and above)
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition
Symantec Client Firewall
Symantec Client Security
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Symantec Network Access Control
Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection
Symantec System Center
If you have other Symantec applications on the computer that depend on any of the applications listed above, those applications may not function properly. The customer may need to re-install the missing applications after running CleanWipe.
To download the utility, open the following web page in a browser:
Once you have downloaded the utility, please follow these instructions.
1. Extract the file to a new folder in a convenient location, such as the Desktop. Password: symantec
2. Browse to the new folder and execute the utility by double clicking ‘CleanWipe.exe’
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The utility runs in verbose mode and will ask you about the components you want uninstalled.
***USE AT YOUR OWN RISK***