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Windows 7: How do I manually uninstall Baidu Antivirus

16 Nov 2014   #1
traceyw

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How do I manually uninstall Baidu Antivirus

Hi

I'm not really sure whether this is the right forum to place this but I believe this comes under the heading of Maintenance. Now to my question.

Some time ago without being asked, my husband finished up with a Chinese program on his PC and although it doesn't seem to bother him, I don't trust such software. As far as we can make out the program is Baidu Antivirus which occasionally makes itself known when threats are detected. As I've just said I don't trust such software particularly since it was installed without any means of uninstalling. It will therefore have to be uninstalled manually. My question is HOW?

I've searched the internet for info on how to do this but I'm still somewhat unsure. I've come across two uninstaller programs which are supposed to be specifically for uninstalling Baidu but its a case of persuading my husband that it really should come off. After all it was put on there without his knowledge or permission and it makes me feel more than a little twitchy about it all. Particularly since we are on a home network.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial on manually uninstalling the program bareing in mind there is no uninstall facility available? In the meantime I shall continue my search. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Tracey


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16 Nov 2014   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tracey,
Here is a youtube on how to uninstall baidu AV..
How to Uninstall Baidu Antivirus 2014 - YouTube

Otherwise there are other numerous suggestions if you do a search for
"How to uninstall Baidu AV" copy and paste in search without " ".

Post back if you have success or problems.
THW
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16 Nov 2014   #3
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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16 Nov 2014   #4
traceyw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies but I'm afraid not a lot of help. Both the youtube video and the website assume you have an uninstall feature available. If you look at my message you will see we have no such feature at all. Therefore it will all have to be removed manually. So currently I'm no further forward at all. I suppose more searching on the web.

Tracey
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16 Nov 2014   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Just a couple of random thoughts for whatever it's worth.

Have you checked to see if you have a system restore point that pre-dates the Baidu? If yes you could try to restore your computer to that earlier date.

You could try downloading/installing Baidu again. It might possibly repair the existing installation and provide you with the necessary uninstall option. (Even if it doesn't I don't think you'd be any worse off than you already are.)

Another possibility is to edit the registry and uninstall all references to Baidu. No guarantees, but this method has worked for me in the past with programs that didn't have an uninstaller.
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16 Nov 2014   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try using the free version of Revo Uninstaller.
Revo Uninstaller Pro - Buy Now
Just scroll down and find the free version/ download it/ then run as administrator/and if Baidu is listed then uninstall it.
THW
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16 Nov 2014   #7
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

traceyw,

Quote:
...there is no uninstall facility available
My bad, I interpreted this comment incorrectly.

Are you trying to remove the 2013, or the 2014 version?
Also, are you getting errors when trying to uninstall?

Have you tried the following...
AppRemover (which scans for and removes multiple anti-malware products):
Uninstall McAfee, Symantec & other antivirus software with AppRemover


Demos are available for AppRemover, and Revo Uninstaller.

If nothing works, post back.
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17 Nov 2014   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
• Baidu Antivirus will display a repair page (below). In this page, you can update, give feedback, repair, cancel, or uninstall. For uninstallation, just click ‘I want to uninstall Baidu Antivirus’. And then click ‘Uninstall’.

See instructions here: Baidu Antivirus | Professional Antivirus + Ultrafast Cloud Security


Hopefully that will work!
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17 Nov 2014   #9
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Jacee,

Quote:
...there is no uninstall facility available
I think what tracxeyw means by this comment is that the Baidu AV shows no uninstall option in Control Panel. At first read I thought she was referring to a file...

The link you and I provided is predicated upon the use of a Control Panel entry to uninstall, which brings about displaying a repair page with the option to uninstall.

Are we all confused now? Well, let's add to the confusion. Is the Baidu malware, or the Baidu software installed on the computer? Whatever it is appears to have installed on its own...very strange for an AV software!
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17 Nov 2014   #10
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

traceyw,

On second thought, if you will, please run the following, and we will get a better idea of what to do with the Baidu...

Please use the: Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download

Select the version that applies to your system: 64-bit
Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click the downloaded file to run it.

When the tool opens, click Yes to the disclaimer.
Next, press the Scan button.

The tool produces a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory from which the tool is run (In this case, the Desktop).

Please provide the FRST.txt in your reply.

The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log: Addition.txt

Also post the Addition.txt in your reply.

Thanks!
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