How can I enable USB Flash and CD/DVD ROM disabled by Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Kaveh February 24, 2011

How can I use USB Flash and CD/DVD ROM when the company disabled your computer’s USB and DVD ROM? It’s done by Symantec Endpoint Protection and needs an uninstall password, which I don’t have.

  1. Vemp Sumanth
    August 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    that never worked

  2. Tina
    February 28, 2011 at 4:03 am


    what did you choose to do?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Hello, you should not try to disable anything if the internet policy at your workplace does not allow you to do so. There are important reasons for those policies to be in place. Maybe, you could try talking to the IT department and see if they make an exception for you...give a good reason

  4. Anonymous
    February 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Well you will need the password, otherwise no other solution.if there is no Add Disk Drives and the Hardware Device to allow to the Devices Excluded From Blocking list.

    at your risk

    to disable autoprotect completely

    navigate to this registy key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESymantecSymantec Endpoint ProtectionAVStoragesFilesystemRealTimeScan
    on the right hand side you will find a key called OnOff
    1 is file system autoprotect is on
    0 means off.