I first attempted to get rid of this program by following the manual instructions that symantec gave:
After completing all the steps, I noticed that some items were not removed, such as a broken live update icon in the control panel that i could not remove and a broken symantec icon in the control panel which did not have the option of uninstall/change. Because of this, I decided to give cleanwipe a try. After doing this and restarting, something was obviously wrong with my computer. Everytime I started up, a message would pop up saying "Windows Host Services has stopped working."
I decided to do a system restore to before i tried to get rid of symantec, but this did not work. Symantec was already "killed" and would not run anymore, but was still present on my computer. Also, my internet adapters started to fail me and would not connect via wireless or cable (I am on my other computer). I tried to uninstall symantec again via the add/uninstall programs function, but the installer would not work properly and kept getting stuck at the last step. To solve this, I tried to download Symantec Endpoint Protection again and reinstall it. Also did not work, as the installer got stuck on the last step. Crossing my fingers, I decided to run cleanwipe one more time, but same thing happened as before. Except this time, I have no internet.
AHh what should I do? Very worried right now.