AntiVirus Removal Tools & Uninstallers for popular AntiVirus programs

Many a times, the Windows Control Panel, Uninstall Programs applet proves insufficient for un-installing AntiVirus or Security Suite installations, as a result of which they leave unwanted remnants on your PC. This often then causes problems esp when you go on to install another security program. Its thus always advisable to use the AntiVirus Removal Tools or AntiVirus Uninstallers for completely removing anti-virus software.

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AntiVirus Removal Tools

Here is a list of for leading antivirus and security software for Windows.

Avast : Use their uninstallation utility AvastClear.

AVG : AVG Uninstaller.

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

BitDefender : Uninstall BitDefender | 32-bit | 64-bit.

Dr.Web : Removal Tool.

F-Secure : Un-installation support and tool.

G DATA : Download and use the G Data removal tool AVKCleaner. See under the Tools tab here.

Kaspersky : They offer a free utility that helps you to completely remove all Kaspersky Labs products. Download Kaspersky Products Remover.

McAfee : The McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR.exe) removes all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, etc, versions of McAfee products. Use it to completely uninstall McAfee Internet Security. This option should be used, only after you remove your McAfee product through Uninstall Programs.

Malwarebytes: MBAM Cleaner.

Microsoft Security Essentials: This Fix It helps you uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.

NOD32 : To remove NOD32 antivirus from your Windows, simply click on the Eset Removal Tool, click Yes, & wait for the removal confirmation.

Panda : Panda Uninstaller.

Quick Heal : Uninstaller.

Symantec (Norton) : Use Norton Removal Tool.

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Suite : Support & Knowledge Base. For Trend Micro AV try – 32-bit | 64-bit.

Vipre AntiVirus : VP Cleaner.

ZoneAlarm: ZoneAlarm Uninstallers.

AppRemover, ESET AV Remover tool and AntiVirus Uninstaller Tools Pack will also definitely interest you. They can uninstall any security software completely.

If I am missing something, please add a comment below.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Bogdan Zyryanov

    Also a-squared and Dr.Web (russian, albeit very popular).

  2. Added one for Dr Web. Thanks.

    There doesnt seem to be one required for a-squared. I have used it and find that it uninstalls smoothly via the Control Panel.

  3. I’ve collected some more uninstallers and put them on a weblog:

  4. Myra Christian

    informative stuff, thanks

  5. Rodolfo

    Thank you.
    an occasion to Panda.
    you see that probrema.

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