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Stop and start Symantec Endpoint Protection on OS X

This script enables you stop and start Symantec Endpoint Protection on OS X

Installation

sudo curl https://gist.githubusercontent.com/steve-jansen/61a189b6ab961a517f68/raw/sep -o /usr/local/bin/sep
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/sep
sudo chown root:staff /usr/local/bin/sep

/etc/sudoers

If your user account is not a member of the admin group (i.e., not an OS X Administrator), you need to add the following line to /etc/sudoers using sudo visudo tool:

myusername ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/sep

Example

me:~$ sep stop
/usr/local/bin/sep: relaunching as sudo /usr/local/bin/sep
/usr/local/bin/sep: unloading Symantec Endpoint Protection daemon
/usr/local/bin/sep: unloading Symantec Endpoint Protection shared settings daemon
/usr/local/bin/sep: closing Symantec Endpoint Protection UI widget
me:~$ sudo /usr/local/bin/sep start
/usr/local/bin/sep: relaunching as sudo /usr/local/bin/sep
/usr/local/bin/sep: loading Symantec Endpoint Protection daemon
/usr/local/bin/sep: unloading Symantec Endpoint Protection shared settings daemon
/usr/local/bin/sep: launching Symantec Endpoint Protection UI widget
#!/bin/bash
# relaunch with sudo if we aren't root
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
echo "$0: relaunching as sudo $0 $1 $USER"
sudo "$0" $1 $USER
exit $?
fi
real_user=$USER
if [ -n "$2" ]; then
real_user=$2
fi
stop() {
echo $0: unloading Symantec Endpoint Protection daemon
launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.symantec.symdaemon.plist
echo $0: unloading Symantec Endpoint Protection shared settings daemon
launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.symantec.sharedsettings.plist
echo $0: closing Symantec Endpoint Protection UI widget as $real_user
sudo -u $real_user launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.symantec.uiagent.application.plist
}
start() {
echo $0: loading Symantec Endpoint Protection daemon
launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.symantec.symdaemon.plist
echo $0: loading Symantec Endpoint Protection shared settings daemon
launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.symantec.sharedsettings.plist
echo $0: launching Symantec Endpoint Protection UI widget as $real_user
sudo -u $real_user launchctl load /Library/LaunchAgents/com.symantec.uiagent.application.plist
}
case "$1" in
start)
start
;;
stop)
stop
;;
*)
echo "Usage: $0 [start|stop]"
;;
esac
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