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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

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Hi,

 

Soon after getting my new Thinkpad E520 (W7 Home Premium), I uninstalled Norton Antivirus Trial and installed Microsoft Security Essentials.

 

But there remains in the Program Files (x86) Folder a Symantec/VIP Access Client program that pops up request for updates.

 

It doesn't show in  Add/Remove programs. I would like to know what this program is supposed to do.

 

After searching on the web, I downloaded and ran Norton Removal Tool, but VIP Access Client is still there.

 

Of course, I could trash the folder and scan the registry to delete as many entries as I can, but I would like to find a more elegant solution ;-)

 

 

Token Ring
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
Location: Canada

Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

As explained in my OP, I had already run Norton Removal Tool and this doesn't remove Symantec VIP Access. I did it again with the same result.

 

But once I realized that Symantec VIP Access is simply VIP Access in the programs list, I was able to uninstall it through Control Panel/Programs/Uninstall.

 

Thanks

 

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Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

I was just about to post a reply, but you beat me to it!  Glad that you were able to resolve the problem. Smiley Happy


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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

Thanks. It's ironic that despite spending 20 minutes on the Symantec web site, I was not able to find direct info about what  VIP Access Client is and what it does (apart from asking for updates...). Since it's related to Verisign acquisition by Symantec, I guess it must have something to do with securing web transactions. Too late now... It's outta here!

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Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

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https://vipmobile.verisign.com/learnmore.v

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/products/support.jsp?pcid=pcat_info_risk_comp&pvid=vip_1

 

just so you can see what it is




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Token Ring
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Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

Thanks GMAC...

 

Seeing what it is, I have no use for this and won't miss it

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Re: How can I uninstall Symantec VIP Access Client?

Thanks BernardP. I had the same problem, now resolved. What do you think of your e520?