Antivirus Removal Tools

If you have ever run in to trouble trying to uninstall antivirus software, these removal tools should help.

If you are switching from one antivirus software to another or if you want to uninstall and then reinstall the same software again from scratch, these free antivirus removal tools are for you.

Download and run the removal tool and it will remove all traces of the antivirus software from your computer and the Windows registry.

 

Avast http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
AVG http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities
Avira http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-free-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/88

B

BitDefender http://www.bitdefender.com/support/How-to-uninstall-Bitdefender-2015-1323.html
BullGuard http://www.bullguard.com/support/product-guides/bullguard-internet-security-guides-12/getting-started/uninstalling-bullguard.aspx

C

CA Antivirus see Total Defense Anti-Virus
Comodo Internet Security https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=298
CounterSpy http://www.google.com/#q=counterspy+uninstall
Cyber Defender Early Detection Center http://www.ustechsupport.com/faq.html#q4

D

Dr. Web https://support.drweb.com/support_wizard/?lng=en
(Only registered Dr. Web users can access support content)

E

eScan http://www.microworldsystems.com/download/tools/esremove.exe
ESET /kb2788/

F

Forefront Client Security https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/2834133/the-removal-of-the-endpoint-protection-client-is-unsuccessful-for-fore
Forefront Endpoint Protection https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg477040.aspx
Forefront Server Security https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929081/how-to-install-or-uninstall-fse-or-fpe-on-an-exchange-ccr-cluster
FRISK F-PROT Antivirus for Windows http://www.f-prot.com/support/windows/fpwin_faq/25.html
F-Secure ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/support/tools/uitool/UninstallationTool.zip
http://community.f-secure.com/t5/Security-for-PC/How-do-I-uninstall-the-product/ta-p/15384

G

G Data https://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/?eID=PushFile&dl=f4b2f2fd23%3AAFEIBgU%3D

K

Kaspersky http://support.kaspersky.com/common/service.aspx?el=1464
K7 Total Security https://www.k7computing.com/dl/free-tools/K7RT.exe

L

LavaSoft http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=28

M

Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-clean.exe
McAfee http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack/dart-v10/how-to-change-repair-or-remove-dart-10
Microsoft Security Essentials http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760

N

Norman Virus Control/Norman Security Suite https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en&urlName=How-to-completely-remove-Norman-Security-Suite-from-your-computer

http://www.norman.com/home_and_small_office/help_support/removing_norman_security_suite

Norton (Symantec) ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
Norton Security Scan Uninstall Norton Security Scan

P

Panda http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/UNINSTALLER_08.exe
Panda Cloud Internet Protection http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/Cloud_AV_Uninstaller.exe
Pareto Logic http://www.paretologic.com/resources/help/xoftspyse/195.htm

Q

Quick Heal http://www.quickheal.com/prod-rem

S

Sophos http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/11019.html
Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/faq/how-to-uninstall-2/
System Center Configuration Manager https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694276.aspx
System Center Endpoint Protection https://opbuildstorageprod.blob.core.windows.net/output-pdf-files/en-us/Win.sccm/live/protect.pdf

T

Total Defense Anti-Virus (formerly CA Anti-Virus) https://support.totaldefense.com/hc/en-us/articles/228578648-How-To-Uninstall-Total-Defense-On-Windows-
Trend Micro http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056551.aspx
Trend Micro Titanium http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1059018.aspx
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Agent https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/1056867-manually-uninstalling-the-security-agent-sa-in-worry-free-business-security-wfbs#

V

Vipre (Sunbelt Software) http://kb.threattracksecurity.com/articles/SkyNet_Article/How-to-Uninstall-VIPRE-Antivirus-and-VIPRE-Internet-Security

W

Webroot http://www.webroot.com/prodCheck/?pc=64150&origrc=1&oc=221&mjv=7&mnv=0&rel=6&bld=38&lang=en&loc=AUS&kc=ppc%60lkik^^afhgpewgfa&opi=2&omj=6&omn=1&osl=en&errid
Windows Defender /kb2390/
Windows Intune https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Uninstall-the-Intune-b42111d1
Windows Live OneCare http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/c/b/4cb845e7-1076-437b-852a-7842a8ab13c8/OneCareCleanUp.exe
Windows Security Essentials http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760

Multiple Antivirus Products

Many people like the idea of having more than one antivirus product on their computer at the same time, but it’s actually a bad idea.

Antivirus programs search your system for working-in-a-computer-repair-shop-i-see-this-way-too-often-28841
programs that are monitoring and sending information about your computer. And the other antivirus product will be doing just that. You end up with two (or more) antivirus products going to war, trying to disable and remove one another.

And when a virus is found, the multiple antivirus products may both detect it, but only one can remove it. This can lead to reports of viruses still being installed that are actually long gone.

Not to mention, because of the way they function, (scanning every file and process running on your computer and every connection to and from the internet)  antivirus programs can slow your computer down. Running two or more of these programs which are battling with one another for control of your system will bring most computers to a standstill.

You’re better off installing a full antivirus suite (I prefer Bitdefender), or a regular antivirus product and a companion anti-malware program like Malwarebytes.

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If you’re not sure which antivirus to choose, PC Magazine recently published it’s 2015 antivirus review, which you can find here.

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