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How to Remove AVG Completely to Install Kaspersky


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How to Remove AVG Completely to Install Kaspersky

In case you have installed any AVG product (AVG Anti Virus version 7 or 8), Kaspersky will not install showing incompatible software installed error even if you have uninstalled AVG using the control panel. This happens because the AVG has made registry entries while installing and this has not been removed even after uninstall. Kaspersky will not install and will give out incompatible software installed error as long as the registry values are not deleted.

Kaspersky-Incompatible-Software-Installation

To remove the AVG registry entries, open Registry Editor (Start-> Run-> Regedit). In the registry editor, navigate to the entries mentioned below,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG7Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG6INSTALL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG8Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVG\Avg8

Right click on these entries and then delete them. If you are not comfortable about deleting registry entries, you can use a free registry cleaner. If you are using a 64 bit machine, then these are the entries to be removed.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG7Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG6INSTALL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG8Uninstall
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AVG\Avg8

Once these entries are removed, Kaspersky installation will be completed normally. Alternatively you can also use the AVG cleaner or Kaspersky removal tool for AVG8.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. CO7DFiRE

    December 1, 2008 at 4:48 am

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  3. oded

    December 2, 2008 at 12:03 am

    can revo uninstaller do the job?

    i did it myself a few months back, but truth is i don’t remember what i used

    i think it was a combo of the avg uninstaller and revo (damn that failing memory)

  4. adley ItHem

    December 12, 2008 at 12:46 am

    many many thanks NIrmal..YOU ARE MY MAN!!I I’ve been searching for long time to solve this problem.thanks a lot.

  5. andrei

    December 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    ur the man..thanks a lot

  6. natalie

    January 17, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    i tried what u did and opened run and typed in regedit and it came up with nothing in it !

  7. john

    January 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

    i tried all of the above in an effort to remove the remaining files after uninstaling avg8 freeware from controle pannel …the only one that worked for me is CCleaner ..i was then able to install kaspersky antivirus with no problems …hope this helps you guys

  8. bhargav

    March 25, 2009 at 3:54 am

    oiii nirmal puttar
    thanx a lot
    it works for me

  9. Nabin Lamichhane

    April 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Thank u very much I am sufferring from the problem of kasparosky

  10. orobles

    April 17, 2009 at 8:11 am

    THANKS A MILLION!!!
    This worked perfectly!!

  11. Mano

    June 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    This worked great! Thanks so much

  12. me

    June 19, 2009 at 3:27 am

    i face the same problem with norton to be deleted before installing kasper

    but i made every thing but still hav the problem………so what can i do for solving this problem??

  13. Find Antthing You Need

    June 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Norton creating problems for me

  14. Jordan

    August 7, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Dynamite, fixed my problem. Thanks a lot dude.

  15. MarkyMark

    September 16, 2009 at 9:32 am

    thanks! this was the only thing i found that would work.i did exactlly as u said. it works!

  16. minaleshewa

    March 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    i met aproblem in removing avg antivirus from my vista laptop.
    operating system closed.no more desplay my laptop.avg free down load user.dated feb15/2010.

  17. gaurav garg

    April 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

    thank u sir

    i learn a lott from ur siteee

    plzz update ur site regularly

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