Completely Remove Your Anti-Virus Software With 8 Anti-Virus Removal Tools

Anti Virus Removal Tool

There are dozens of anti-virus products out there and it is not necessary to stick to the only one product on town. Take me as an example, I have used several anti-virus products including Kaspersky Anti virus, AVG Free Anti-virus, Avira Antivir and currently using McAfee Anti-virus product. Therefore, switching from an anti-virus product to another product is just a common thing.

However, every time we uninstall Anti-virus software, normally using the Windows Add/Remove program from the control panel, there will be traces like registry entries left behind. The Anti-virus software are not completely remove. It isn’t enough by just using the default Windows uninstaller program.

Here’s I have compiled a list of 8 removal tools to completely remove your Anti-virus software like Kaspersky, AVG, McAfee, Panda, Avast, Avira Antivir and Nod32.

KAVRemover

Uninstall Kaspersky Anti Virus

KAvRemover is free utility that helps you to completely remove of all Kaspersky Labs products safely. The Kaspersky products include Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\7.0\2009 , Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\7.0\2009, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers.

Download KAVRemove

AVG Remover

AVG Free Anti-Virus Logo
AVG Remover utility removes all parts of AVG installation on your computer, including registry items, installation and user files on your disk, etc. AVG Remover is a lifesaver in case the AVG has refused to be removed or the repair installation process has failed repeatedly.

Download AVG Remover

Norton Removal Tool 2009

Norton Removal Tool 2009

Norton Removal Tool 2009 is a handy tool to remove several Norton security products including Norton Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiSpam and more, from your Windows.  You only need this tool if only the un-installation process did not work using the Windows Add/Remove Programs.

Download Norton Removal Tool 2009

McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool

McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2009 Free 1 Year Subscription License

The McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR.exe) removes all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 versions of McAfee consumer products. The removal tool deletes all traces of the following products in Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

This option should only be used after you remove your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs.

Download McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool

Panda Uninstaller 2009

Uninstall Panda Antivirus and Internet Security

Panda Uninstaller 2009 supports complete removal for 2009/08/07 versions of Panda software products.

Download Panda Uninstaller 2009

NOD32 Removal Tool

To completely remove your NOD32 anti-virus software from your Windows, simply double click on the NOD32 Removal Tool, select ‘Yes’, and wait for a confirmation before it finishes its job.

Download Nod32 Removal Tool

Avast! Uninstall Utility – aswClear

Sometimes it´s not possible to uninstall avast! anti-virus the standard way – using the add/remove programs in control panel. In this case, you can use Avast! uninstallation utility aswClear.

Download aswClear

Avira Antivir Registry Cleaner

Avira Logo

Avira AntiVir Registry Cleaner tool will help you clean up all the registry entries left by this anti-virus software after the uninstallation.

Download Avira AntiVir Registry Cleaner

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with five years blogging experience (since 2007). He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com.

17 Comments

  1. Alex Marfori

    April 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

    These tools seems great. I will try them and see if they work. Removing anti virus programs after their free update expiration has always been a problem. After you buy one you get one year free update after which they become obsolete. And pop ups to renew becomes irritating. So I hope these tools work. Thanks.

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  4. Tech @ InkAPoint

    May 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I prefer Avira only. It’s working as perfect than anything else

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  6. Kit Kat

    May 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    It’s useful for people who change their anti virus frequently. :p

  7. Steve Yu

    May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    How often do you change your anti-virus product?

  8. tom mullen

    May 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    another free utility for generic antivirus/antispyware removal is http://www.appremover.com

  9. Kit Kat

    May 21, 2009 at 12:49 am

    I seldom change my anti virus software unless I’m sick of the current anti virus. So far, the best anti virus I’ve used is NOD 32 and I hope I’ll never need to change it. :p

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  11. Phaoloo

    August 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I find Uninstall2008 or Revo Uninstall may help, and make sure you restart to safe mode to uninstall

  12. Nihar

    August 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Great post. I see that this page is getting lots of hits.

    Congratulations.

  13. marc

    June 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    i already uninstall free avg virus 2012 from add/remove program but if i checkmy security center still it is on even if i restart it.. please help

  14. marc

    June 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    how can i totally remove avg?

  15. Andrew Howell

    January 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    you left out the most versatile and successful tool out there, what about sepprep? It will remove almost every AV out there by searching the registry for the uninstall string and then running it.

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