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Windows 7: AV Uninstallers

17 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
AV Uninstallers

For most AV programs it is required to use a specific uninstaller for a complete removal of the AV program.
I found this list of uninstallers somewhere (I do not even remember where) and thought it would be useful to place it into this tutorial section...

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10 Jan 2011   #10
stratocaster

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Excellent! Bookmarked!

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10 Jan 2011   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Here is one source of the list: Ultimate List of Uninstallers
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10 Jan 2011   #12
BWK

 

One I don't see an uninstaller for is Sophos. They have a program that is really difficult to get rid of. I had to use scripts in safemode to uninstall it completely from my pc. I submitted my information to Sophos support and they responded and said that they would look into the issue. So be careful if you're thinking about uninstalling Sophos AV.
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10 Jan 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here are some instructions for Sophos. They have not advanced to Windows 7 yet, so I would go the Vista route: Sophos Small Business Solutions: how to uninstall Sophos security software
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04 Feb 2011   #14
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Nice listing

Top little ref this whs - spot on with Kaspersky (got it myself) and so important to get rid of any shreds left behind.

Oh and if anyone is interested - current version .556 (b.c) if you are having issues.
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04 Feb 2011   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You might also want to take a look at OPSWAT's AppRemover. Here's a chart of programs it is reported to work with: Applications Supported for Uninstallation and Removal by OPSWAT's AppRemover.
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04 Feb 2011   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Really good reference, Corrine. I thank you. I will be making use of that in Crashes & Debugging. I do notice Zone Alarm is not on their list.
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04 Feb 2011   #17
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hiyya Corinne

Nice list and as Carl just mentioned same goes for a reference to KIS 2010 / 2011 especially in Win 7.

Especially as reinstalling any current version of KIS can be a real muck up without that KAV removal tool being used before installing the new version of KIS / KAV and also before installing another brand ISS.

But I suppose the KAV removal tool is easy enough to find eh?

Having said that moving over to K from any of the other sites would make this ref real handy piece of "equipment" as I know from experience Kaspersky and particularly Norton do not mix well at all.
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15 May 2011   #18
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Query

Just noticed that Avira remover from top list won't download but does from Corrine's list or am I doing something wrong in the top list.
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15 May 2011   #19
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, ICit2lol.

The download link for AppRemover is located at Uninstall & Remove McAfee, Symantec, Norton, AVG, Avast & More Antivirus and Security Applications and Programs. The link I provided above just shows the list of supported applications.
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