Symantec Prevents Win Update autorun.dll run from File Explorer Solved

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  1. Wynona's Avatar
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    Compumind said: View Post
    @Wynona -

    You mentioned Symantec, so I will presume that it is the Endpoint Protection product.
    If so, perhaps this can be of help...

    Symantec Endpoint PProtection blocked explorer.exe from accessing autoRun.inf

    If you wish to cleanly uninstall and reinstall -

    Uninstall Endpoint Protection with the CleanWipe utility

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.
    Thanks, Compumind.

    Oh, yeah, it's the Endpoint Protection. Sorry 'bout dat.

    As I said in my original post,

    CleanWipe ( Uninstall Endpoint Protection with the CleanWipe utility ) may take care of the problem, but I’m hoping for something that would create a little less work for those in IT.
    So, here's the rub . . . I've created a profile and signed into Symantec, but things go from bad to worse from there. I haven't been able to get to CleanWipe to download it.

    I'm going to try to get it again today, but I'm not holding my breath.

    Yeah, if I get CleanWipe, then I have to wait until Monday to try it.
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  2. Wynona's Avatar
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    thomaseg1 said: View Post
    Have you checked services for symatec or any of its products? If there
    you may have to force stop them to uninstall.
    Hmmmm, at this point, Thomas, I'm thinking about Revo! IT Jim has given me permission to uninstall Symantec; he can reinstall. At this point I only have four to update; I updated two of them before Symantec was added, and one hasn't been "registered" with the network.
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    Compumind said: View Post
    Which Norton (Symantec) product?

    Kindly provide some examples about this "interference."

    Thanks.
    @Compumind, it has been several years since I stopped using Norton Internet Security ( I think that was version name). I kept getting notices every few hours about bad software attacks but stopped by Symantec. Two programs I had trouble updating were Corel draw suite and a program used to download music and videos from YouTube. Again, I canít remember specifics or error messages.
    I also had a problem updating Norton on one computer. It asked for a restart. I restarted the computer, it seemed to be updating but 18 hours later it was still 'updating.' At that point I did a hard shutdown and restart at which time the computer would not restart. I used Macrium to reimage the computer. It would not reimage. The boot record was corrupted and to make a long story short, I had to reinstall everything on the computer, Windows 10 and all other programs. That was the last time I used Norton Internet Security.
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  4. Wynona's Avatar
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    Compumind said: View Post
    @Wynona -

    You mentioned Symantec, so I will presume that it is the Endpoint Protection product.
    If so, perhaps this can be of help...

    Symantec Endpoint PProtection blocked explorer.exe from accessing autoRun.inf

    If you wish to cleanly uninstall and reinstall -

    Uninstall Endpoint Protection with the CleanWipe utility

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.
    Thanks for all your help, Computmind. I'm not sure, but I may have stumbled onto a way to get around Symantec End Point.

    This morning I went to Sr. Center after reading everything I could find and what y'all posted for me to look at. One thing had locked itself into my mind, since I couldn't "mount" the ISO. If the ISO won't mount, choose Open With>File Explorer.

    My first intent was to get the error message, but instead . . .

    1. I copied the ISO created by the UUPDump app to the desktop, then disconnected the jump drive.
    2. I right clicked on the ISO and chose Open With>File Explorer.
    3. Instead of the error message popping up, the installation process started!
    4. Not expecting the "repair install" (keeping personal files and apps) to actually finish, I waited. It took a long time, but finally finished with 1903 updating all the way from 1803!
    5. I then did the same thing with the other four computers and voila!

    The only reason for the installation to finally work I can think of is, Open With > File Explorer somehow bypassed Symantec's End Point. Whatever it was, I'm a happy camper! All seven Windows 10 computers in the Sr. Center now have the May 2019 Update (1903 - Build 186362.267)!

    And before you ask, yes, I checked to see if Symantec End Point had been changed and nope! The computer I uninstalled it from no longer had it, and EP was still "suspended" on another one. Of course, my first thought was that IT had fixed things, but nah . . .
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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    Wynona said: View Post
    Thanks for all your help, Computmind. I'm not sure, but I may have stumbled onto a way to get around Symantec End Point.

    This morning I went to Sr. Center after reading everything I could find and what y'all posted for me to look at. One thing had locked itself into my mind, since I couldn't "mount" the ISO. If the ISO won't mount, choose Open With>File Explorer.

    My first intent was to get the error message, but instead . . .

    1. I copied the ISO created by the UUPDump app to the desktop, then disconnected the jump drive.
    2. I right clicked on the ISO and chose Open With>File Explorer.
    3. Instead of the error message popping up, the installation process started!
    4. Not expecting the "repair install" (keeping personal files and apps) to actually finish, I waited. It took a long time, but finally finished with 1903 updating all the way from 1803!
    5. I then did the same thing with the other four computers and voila!

    The only reason for the installation to finally work I can think of is, Open With > File Explorer somehow bypassed Symantec's End Point. Whatever it was, I'm a happy camper! All seven Windows 10 computers in the Sr. Center now have the May 2019 Update (1903 - Build 186362.267)!

    And before you ask, yes, I checked to see if Symantec End Point had been changed and nope! The computer I uninstalled it from no longer had it, and EP was still "suspended" on another one. Of course, my first thought was that IT had fixed things, but nah . . .
    Hi. Sorry for my delayed response.

    I'm glad that everything worked out for you on this!

    Brian
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