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List of anti-malware product removal tools

Technical Level : Basic

Summary

This document is intended for assisting those using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It is also used to assist users with Windows Defender (WD) on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Details

DISCLAIMER:

The tools provided by the links below are used at your risk.  They are for informational use, and there is no assurance of accuracy or correctness.  Read the instructions carefully on those manufacturer pages, as uninstalling may remove license/registration files or keys.  If you intend to reinstall any of these products, you may need this information.

NOTE:  Links with an *asterisk are direct downloads.

AppRemover now part of OESIS Endpoint Assessment Tool (which can scan for and remove multiple anti-malware products):

http://www.appremover.com/access-appremover-through-oesis-endpoint-assessment-tool

*http://www2.opswat.com/appremover-in-oesis

AhnLab:
Use
OESIS Endpoint Assessment Tool

Alwil Avast:

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

*http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe

AVG:

https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-uninstall-AVG&l=en_US

http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities

*http://download.avg.com/filedir/util/AVG_Remover.exe

Avira:

https://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/902

BitDefender:

http://www.bitdefender.com/support/How-to-uninstall-BitDefender-333.html

http://www.bitdefender.com/uninstall

BullGuard:

Uninstalling BullGuard

*http://www.bullguard.com/media/278521/bg-uninstall.zip
Comodo Internet Security:
(help only) https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=298
Computer Associates / Total Defense:

Use AppRemover

Dr. Web Antivirus:
http://support.drweb.com/show_faq?faqid=63322338&lng=en
*ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/tools/drw_remover.exe

eScan 

http://www.microworldsystems.com/download/tools/esremove.exe
ESET NOD32:

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2289

*http://download.eset.com/special/ESETUninstaller.exe

EMSISOFT:

http://support.emsisoft.com/topic/6280-help-with-unistall/

*http://tmp.emsisoft....w/emsiclean.exe

F-PROT:

Uninstalling version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows

*http://support.f-prot.com/downloads/fpavex_v1.0.5.exe  

F-Secure:

ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/support/tools/uitool/readme.txt

*ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/support/tools/uitool/UninstallationTool.exe

G Data

http://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/support/downloads/tools.html (Tools tab)

*https://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/downloads#tab-100939-2  

Kaspersky:

http://support.kaspersky.com/1464

*http://media.kaspersky.com/utilities/consumerutilities/kavremvr.exe

K7 Total Security
*
http://www.k7computing.com/en/tools/K7RT.exe
LavaSoft 
http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=28
Malwarebytes:

How do I uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

*https://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbam_clean

McAfee:

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

*http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

Microsoft Security Essentials:

Uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760

Microsoft Windows Live OneCare:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930159(select method #2)

*OneCareCleanUp.exe
Norman Virus Control/Norman Security Suite

http://safeground.norman.com/business/support/support_articles/uninstall_norman_virus_control_norman_security_suite

Norton:

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product

*Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, or Norton 360

Using the "SymNRT" utility (Norton Removal Tool)

Panda:

How can I uninstall Panda antivirus from my computer?

*http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/UNINSTALLER.exe
PC Tools ThreatFire:

http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?62437-Uninstall-tool

*http://www.threatfire.com/files/RemoveThreatFire(3.0).zip

Sophos:

Use OESIS Endpoint Assessment Tool

SUPERAntiSpyware:

How do I uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware?

*SUPERAntiSpyware Uninstaller Assistant (32-Bit)

*SUPERAntiSpyware Uninstaller Assistant (64-Bit)

Symantec:

Methods for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection

How to obtain the Cleanwipe utility

Manual uninstall documents for Symantec Endpoint Protection

Total Defense / Computer Associates:

Use OESIS Endpoint Assessment Tool

Trend Micro:

How to uninstall my Trend Micro program using the Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit

*Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-bit)

*Windows Vista or Windows 7 (64-bit)
Trend Micro -http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056551.aspx
Trend Micro Titanium - http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056455.aspx
Verizon:

How to uninstall or reinstall Verizon Internet Security Suite using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

*http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

The following download is active as of 4 Nov, 2013, the document linked for -

     "How do Irun the Verizon Internet Security Suite Uninstall Tool (RPSUU.exe)?"is no longer active.

This article appears to describe the tool - How do I use the Cleanup Tools to Uninstall Radialpoint Security Services?

*http://dl01.radialpoint.net/Radialpoint/Uninstall/UserCommunity-Uu-RpsUU.exe

Vipre (Sunbelt Software)

http://kb.threattracksecurity.com/articles/SkyNet_Article/How-to-Uninstall-VIPRE-Antivirus-and-VIPRE-Internet-Security/

webroot:

What should I do when I have trouble installing or uninstalling my Webroot security software?

*http://download.webroot.com/CleanWDF.exe

Zone Alarm:

Manual instructions for removing Zone Alarm

How do I manually remove Zonealarm from Windows Vista 64bit and Windows 7 64bit

*http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/support/download/clean.exe

Revo Uninstaller Free Trial or Paid:

Revo Uninstaller Freeware and Professional

ESET AV Removal Tool

The ESET AV Removal tool will remove almost any antivirus software previously installed on your system.

*http://download.eset.com/special/eset_av_remover.exe

Special thanks to the following contributors to this article:

amir_sn, Arnaud1987, bhringer, Bronko5000, Corrine,dreamsburnred, Edwin333, Jeff_C, Kit Y, Kosh Vorlon, PA Bear MS MVP, SpiritX MS MVP, Hetti Arachchige V Aravinda, PrashantKumar96, Jeeped, and Dr. Strangelove

See Also

How do I uninstall antivirus or antispyware programs?

http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/comprehensive-list-of-uninstallers-or-removal-tools-for-antivirus-software/

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