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How to Uninstall Antivirus from Windows 10 (Antivirus Removal Tools)


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How to Uninstall Antivirus from Windows 10 (Antivirus Removal Tools)

When it comes to protecting Windows 10 against viruses and malwares, there are many free and paid solutions available which offers real time protection against these threats for your Windows 10. But based on your usage, you might want to occasionally change antivirus solutions, but the problem with removing one and installing another is that the residual files might create problems when you install a new one. In this post, we will share details on how to uninstall antivirus or Antivirus Removal Tools from Windows 10.

Some of the popular antivirus have removal tools to completely uninstall itself from Windows 10 as uninstalling from Windows directly might not remove all the files.

Antivirus Removal Tools

The table below shows the list of all popular antivirus and their removal option. In order to uninstall, you will need to access the link associated with the antivirus software currently installed on your computer and follow the instructions on the website listed. Some of them might download an exe file to remove all the remaining files.

Avasthttp://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe
AVGhttp://download.avg.com/filedir/util/AVG_Remover.exe
Avirahttps://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/902
BullGuardhttp://www.bullguard.com/support/product-guides/
Comodo Internet Securityhttp://forums.comodo.com/
Dr. Webhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/dr-web-anti-virus-remover/
eScanhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/escan-removal-tool/
ESEThttp://support.eset.com/kb3527/?locale=en_US
FRISK F-PROT Antivirus for Windowshttp://www.f-prot.com/support/windows/fpwin_faq/25.html
F-Securehttps://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/
G Datahttp://qsmirror.gdatasecurity.de/qs/WEB/TOOL/AVCleaner_int.exe
Kasperskyhttp://support.kaspersky.com/common/service.aspx?el=1464
K7 Total Securityhttp://www.k7computing.com/en/tools/K7RT.exe
LavaSofthttp://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support/
Malwarebyteshttp://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbam_clean
McAfeehttp://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/
Microsoft Security Essentialshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760
Norman Virus Control/Norman Security Suitehttp://www.norman.com/home_and_small_office/
Norton (Symantec)ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/
Norton Studiohttps://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/
Pandahttp://www.pandasecurity.com/support/card?id=82011
Panda Cloud Internet Protectionhttp://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/Cloud_AV_Uninstaller.exe
Pareto Logichttp://www.paretologic.com/resources/help/xoftspyse/195.htm
Rapporthttp://www.trusteer.com/support/uninstalling-rapport-using-safeuninstall-utility
SpyBot Search & Distroyhttp://www.safer-networking.org/faq/how-to-uninstall/
Sophoshttps://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/12360.aspx
Trend Microhttp://esupport.trendmicro.com/1/
Trend Micro Titaniumhttp://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056455.aspx
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Agenthttp://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1057237.aspx
Vipre (Sunbelt Software)https://support.threattracksecurity.com/support/
Webroothttp://download.webroot.com/CleanWDF.exe
Windows Live OneCarehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/
Zone Alarmhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/zonealarm-uninstall-tool/

 

If you have installed any of the above antivirus, these Antivirus Removal Tools will help you to completely uninstall the antivirus from your PC. Once uninstall is complete, make sure you reboot the PC to finish the process.

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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 .

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