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Windows 7: AV Software Removal Tool

25 Sep 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 
AV Software Removal Tool

Came across this application and though it may be useful for anyone considering changing AV provider - AV packages can be difficult to remove

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25 Sep 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I keep changing my AV thrice a week. I need this app. Thanks.
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25 Sep 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Have not had chance (or need ) to try this yet but I do trust my source to have fully tested and it is also specifically stated as Windows 7 compliant (which is Nice)
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25 Sep 2009   #4
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I keep changing my AV thrice a week. I need this app. Thanks.
You are brave.
How many Windows installs a month?
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26 Sep 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I keep changing my AV thrice a week. I need this app. Thanks.
You are brave.
How many Windows installs a month?
I reinstall windows every month. Yesterday, i had Vipre Av installed. So i infected my pc and scanned it from Vipre,NOD32 4, Mcafee 2010 beta, Comodo Internet security, Avira and Avast beta.
Only a few AV like Vipre and NOD32 were able to fully clean it. For the rest, i had to use Superantispyware or Malwarebytes to clean it.
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26 Sep 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Dinesh,

You have to consider the working method of the various security applications.

Some will concentrate on The prevention of a virus (or other malware), from actually gaining access to your system, (most traditional AV applications and firewalls ).

Some will not actually stop them from gaining access but will let you know when something is attempting to perform and action that you have not specifically started ( Windows Defender, Comodo defence plus, and the like).

Others are designed to remove an infection after it has actually gained access to your machine (malwarebytes & spybot S&D plus the Malware specific tools, that remove a single infection type).

The AV suite is an attempt from the manufacturers to provide all of these options in one package, (although there is some blurring of the boundaries with most currents products).

I have personally not found any one suite that is strong enough in all areas so I rely on a mix from various sources.

Testing of Malware protection can be extremely difficult as by purposely infecting the system you bypass at least some of the protection which may have prevented it.

The only way to test Anti-Malware protection, In my opinion of course ), is by running the set-up in real world situations for a reasonable amount of time
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26 Sep 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The only way to test Anti-Malware protection, In my opinion of course ), is by running the set-up in real world situations for a reasonable amount of time
That's what im gonna do from now. Than you so much for the wonderful post.
+rep.
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27 Sep 2009   #8
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

oh god i need dis soft.. thax
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