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AV Uninstallers

A List of Antivirus Program Uninstallers
Published by whs
17 Apr 2010
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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.

Update: I just learned that the list was compiled by fredvries. And there is even more at this link.

Eset has now (April 2015) released a tool that supposedly can remove most any AV program.
Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

AV Uninstallers

[01] avast! AV > Info > Tool
[02] AVG AV > Info > Tool (32bit) - Tool (64 bit)
[03] AVG Identity Protection > Info > Tool
[04] avira 6 AV > Info > Tool
[05a] BitDefender AV > Info > Tool
[05b] BitDefender Online Scanner > Info > Tool(non-vendor)
[06] Blink Personal Edition AV >
Info > Tool
[07] BullGuard 8.5 AV > Info > Tool
[08a] Computer Associates 2007/2008 (all products) > Info > Tool
[08b] Computer Associates 2009 (all products) > Info > Tool
[09] Dr Web Anti Virus > Info > Tool
[10] eScan > Info > Tool
[11] ESET > Info > Tool
[12a] F-Protect AV 3.x > Info > Tool
[12b] F-Protect AV 6.x > Info > Tool
[13] F-Secure Products > Info > Tool
[14] G-Data 2010 > Info > Tool
[15] IObit > Info > Tool (Note: Cleans left-overs after a normal uninstall)
[16] TotalSecurity/K7 AntiVirus > Info > Tool
[17] Kaspersky AV > Info > Tool (Note: Removal of all versions of Kaspersky AV)
[18] LANDesk AV >
Info > Tool
[19] Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware > Info > Tool (Note: This tool is meant to be used after a normal uninstall of MBAM and a reboot)
[20a] McAfee Products >
Info > Tool
[20b] McAfee FreeScan > Info > Tool(non-vendor)
[21a] Microsoft Live OneCare >
Info > Tool
[21b] Microsoft Security Essentials > No Info > Tool(XP) - Tool(32bits) - Tool(64bits)
[22] NOD32 > Info > Tool
[23] Norman AV 5.x > Info > Tool
[24] Norton/Symantec 2010 > Info > Tool (Note: Removes all Norton products).
[25] Novell Inoculan >
Info > Tool
[26] nProtect AV 2007 > Info > Tool
[27a] Panda 2009 (and earlier) AV > Info > Tool
[27b] Panda 2010 AV > Info > Tool
[27c] Panda ActiveScan > Info > Tool(non-vendor)
[27d] Panda CloudAV >
Info > Tool
[28] Quick Heal > Info > Tool
[29] Sunbelt CounterSpy & Viper > Info > Tool
[30] SUPERAntiSpyware > Info > Tool
[31] Symantec ActiveX Control > Info > Tool
[32] ThreatFire 3.0 AV > Info > Tool
[33a] TrendMicro AV > Info > Tool (32bit) - Tool (64 bit)
[33b] TrendMicro HouseCall > Info > Tool(non-vendor)
[34] Verizon Internet Security Suite >
Info > Tool
[35] Webroot SpySweeper > Info > Tool
[36] Zone Alarm > Info and Tool
17 Apr 2010   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Nice Collection Wolfgang, That will come in handy to point someone to.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Great! Nice work Wolfgang!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I am glad you guys may find some use for it. But let me again point out that I did not personally compile the list. Someone had posted it a while ago somewhere in some other context - could have been Corinne. But that post had long disappeared from the radar screen and I thought it would be ashame if the list did not get more use. I use it in my teachings at the computer club.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

another one for you: Zone Alarm (WARNING: it is a direct link to the file, i can't seem to be able to find the "info" page, the link is from here: ZoneAlarm User Community - View Single Post - zonealarm removal tool its for use after a "normal" uninstall if your still having problems)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #5

My Ultimate List of Uninstallers

@ whs/Wolfgang

Thank you for posting part of the RaProduct's Ultimate List of Uninstallers. You can find the complete list here.

A simple google-search would have revealed this information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #6


@ severedsolo: ZoneAlarm is already in the list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

whs -- the original was compiled by Fred de Vries (one of the JavaRa developers). See Ultimate List of Uninstallers.

Fred's lists of uninstallers includes the following:
[1] Having trouble uninstalling programs from your computer?
[2] Uninstallers for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Programs
[3] Uninstallers for Other Programs
[4] Uninstallers for Drivers

Oops! I see Fred saw the link & already replied. Welcome to Seven Forums, Fred!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Thanks guys for reminding me where the list originated because I did not remember. But I just thought it might be handy in our tutorial section. And I did not Google it, that's for sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Excellent too. Thank you, Wolfgang. I have it bookmarked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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