Fix it: Microsoft Security Essentials will not uninstall

While one can always easily uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from the Control Panel, should you find that your are unable to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, you may try to uninstall it manually or by using a Microsoft Fix it solution.

To know about the detailed steps required to uninstall MSE manually visit KB2435760. But do check up the version of MSE installed on your computer first and do not use this KB articles for Beta versions or versions that begin with the numeral 2.

Alternatively, if you find this task too daunting, simply download and use Microsoft Fix It 50535 to let it force uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials for you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. 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.