We always need an antivirus or internet security program to safe guard our offline, online computer activities from spyware, virus, Trojan, malware, keyloggers, etc. While antivirus software is indispensable for every computer, at times we need to uninstall/remove a certain Antivirus Applications installed due to some reasons. such as:
The trial period has expired and don’t want to pay for it.
Unable to install a better antivirus software due to registry entries left behind by previous antivirus software.
Unable to install the latest antivirus software because of registry errors due to previous version.
We can remove them using the Add/Remove Programs option in Windows Control Panel. But it is normally difficult to completely uninstall a security software from your computer through regular uninstall mechanisms because they integrate so deeply with the system. The need of a specialized antivirus uninstaller arises as it’s an ancient game that we always face problem to uninstall any Antivirus Software.
Popular security applications like Norton and Mcafee have a cleanup tools to clean your system from respective software. However, there are a few generalized antivirus uninstaller software, which can work with most of the security software to completely uninstall or remove them. One such software is AppRemover, which is a freeware tool and is able to work with most security applications. If you have ever been bothered with programs that can’t be uninstalled by using the Windows Add/Remove Programs, or you have experienced errors and crashes as you uninstall a corrupted program manually, then AppRemover is the solution.
The free AppRemover utility enables the thorough uninstallation of security applications like antivirus and antispyware from your computer, Simply, cleanly and effectively. AppRemover fully supports the thorough uninstallation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications. such as Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360; Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security; avast! Free Antivirus, avast! Antivirus Professional , avast! Internet Security, AVG Anti-Virus Free, AVG Internet Security; Avira AntiVir Personal, Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira AntiVir Professional, Avira Premium Security Suite; ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security; F-Secure Anti-Virus, F-Secure Internet Security, McAfee VirusScan; BitDefender Antivirus, BitDefender Total Security, Panda Antivirus Pro, Panda Internet Security, etc. Also, support ranges from Windows XP to Windows 7 including both 32 bit and 64 bit of operating systems. The fully support chart can be find Here. In addition, AppRemover may be able to successfully remove other security applications on your system. However, these are not guaranteed.
Once downloaded, simply double-click the AppRemover icon.
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It gives you two options of either removing a security application or clean up a failed uninstall.
It then scans your system for any security product that is installed or had left over its traces even after a uninstall. You need to just select the security application detected on your system and click next to uninstall that product. It will do the uninstall without any problems.
AppRemover enables you to thoroughly uninstall security applications such as antivirus and antispyware from your computer. It is even able to uninstall password protected Antivirus Software without even asking for a password.