Been playing around with my anti-virus options and accidentally double-clicked on the Symantec anti-virus’s archive installer I got some time back. Can’t stop the installation process and if you’ve installed SAV before, you’d realise that for some reason it prompts you for a password to uninstall. Here’s the solution to yet another technical annoyance:
1) Go to Start -> Run and type regedit
2) Navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\ CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security\
3) Double click on the value name “UseVPUninstallPassword” and change the value from 1 to 0
After you’ve changed that registry entry, you won’t be prompted for the password during uninstallation.