Uninstallers and Removal Tools for Common Antivirus Software

Avast
–     http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe

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

Avira
–     http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-free-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/88

BitDefender
–     http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/333/

BullGuard
–     http://www.bullguard.com/support/product-guides/bullguard-internet-security-guides/uninstall.aspx

CA Antivirus
–     http://homeofficekb.ca.com/CIDocument.asp?KDId=3125&Preview=0&Return=0&GUID=DF325E0AA0AB4264AF47E4BEA49F571B

Comodo Internet Security
–     https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=298

CounterSpy
–     http://support.sunbeltsoftware.com/Business/2VIPRE_Enterprise/3.1/Console/Uninstall%2f%2fReinstall

Cyber Defender  Early Detection Center
–     http://cyberdefender.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207

Dr. Web
–     https://support.drweb.com/support_wizard/?lng=en

ESET
–     http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2788

FRISK F-PROT  Antivirus for Windows
–     http://www.f-prot.com/support/windows/fpwin_faq/25.html

F-Secure
–     http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/support/article/kba/2109/k/uninstall+f+secure/p/1

G Data
–     https://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/?eID=PushFile&dl=f4b2f2fd23%3AAFEIBgU%3D

Kaspersky
–     http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2010/service?qid=208279463

Kingsoft
–     http://www.kingsoftsupport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59&sid=9e4c506ea22db37a60ab1b7364544d6a

K7 Total Security
–     http://www.k7computing.com/en/tools/K7RT.exe

Lavasoft
–     http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=28

Malwarebytes
–     http://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/entries/20818461-Use-mbam-clean-exe-to-completely-remove-Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware

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

Norman Virus Control  /Norman Security Suite
–     http://www.norman.com/support/support_issue_archive/67798/en

Norton (Symantec )
–     ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product
–     https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
Norton  Security Scan
–     ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/NSSRT.exe

Panda
–     http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/UNINSTALLER_08.exe
Panda Cloud Internet Protection
–     http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/Cloud_AV_Uninstaller.exe

Sophos
–     http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/11019.html

Trend Micro
–     http://esupport.trendmicro.com/1/How-do-I-remove-old-or-new-versions-of-Trend-Micro-products-in-my-comp.aspx
Trend Micro Titanium
–     http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056455.aspx
Trend Micro Worry-Free  Business Security Agent
–     http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1057237.aspx

Vipre (Sunbelt Software)
–     http://kb.gfi.com/articles/Skynet_Article/Error-1612-Installation-source-for-this-product-is-not-available-when-attempting-to-uninstall-VIPRE

Webroot
–     http://support.webroot.com/cgi-bin/webroot.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1761

Windows Live OneCare
–     http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/c/b/4cb845e7-1076-437b-852a-7842a8ab13c8/OneCareCleanUp.exe

Windows Security Essentials
–     http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760

Zone Alarm
–     http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/support/download/clean.exe

Notes and Links:
Eset – Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN146

Microsoft – List of anti-malware product removal tools
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_start/list-of-anti-malware-product-removal-tools/407bf6da-c05d-4546-8788-0aa4c25a1f91

Raymond.cc – Comprehensive List of 26 Uninstallers and Removal Tools for Internet Security and Antivirus SoftwareRead more:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/comprehensive-list-of-uninstallers-or-removal-tools-for-antivirus-software

SingularLabs – Uninstallers – Security Software
http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/

 

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Uninstalling The Symantec Antivirus Client (SAV) without a Client Password

When Symantec Corporate Edition Clients are on a network managed by a Symantec AntiVirus Server, the antivirus is generally installed on workstations and servers as a managed client. When the Symantec AntiVirus Client is managed, attempts to uninstall the client via the Add / Remove Program applet will result in a password prompt. If you don’t know or forget the password, then the client will not uninstall.

The client uninstall password can be set by the administrator through the Symantec System Center. If the client password has not been set or changed, it may be the default password. Therefore, you can try to uninstall a Symantec Client Security program using the default password, symantec (all lowercase).

The SAV client uninstall password is not the same as the server group password, If you enter that password, you will receive an invalid password message.

In cases where the Symantec AntiVirus server has been shut down; the Symantec AntiVirus server is no longer available; the client computer does not have access to the company network; the default client uninstall password does not work; or the client uninstall password is unknown or forgotten, the following registry hack will allow you to remove Symantec Antivirus without using a password:

1.  Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2.  Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\AdministratorOnly\Security\

3.  Look for the following dword values and change the values from 1 to 0:
useVPuninstallpassword
LockUnloadServices

4.  Exit the Registry Editor

5.  You should now be able to uninstall the Symantec AntiVirus Client.

This should work on most versions of the Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) Client or Norton AntiVirus (NAV) Client.  If you are still unable to remove the Symantec Antivirus Client, see the links below for information on manually uninstalling the client.

Links:
Manual Uninstallation Documents for Symantec Client Security Products
Symantecs master list of uninstallation guides with links for over 40 client and server side security products
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH99631

Uninstalling Symantec AntiVirus 10.x or Symantec Client Security 3.x silently
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH101870

Symantec System Center password management in Symantec Client Security 3.x and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH101211

Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition or Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition prompts for password when uninstalling clients
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH98604

Java SE Runtime Environment 6 (Java 6) – Silent Uninstall (.msi)

The default behavior of Java SE 6 now upgrades (uninstalls previous versions of Java SE 6).  This change in the default behavior appears as of Java SE 6u11.  However, versions of Java SE 6 older than update 10 are not uninstalled (they remain listed as seperate full installations of Java under ‘Add/Remove Programs’).  The old default behavior would install version after version until systems might have a half dozen or more Java installs on them. Versions of Java 6 update 1 thru Java update 7 can be uninstalled using the appropriate msiexec command line syntax as shown below.

When uninstalling Java, web browsers need to be closed.

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_07
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160070} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE Run-Time Ver 1.6.0_06
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160060} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_05
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160050} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_04
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160040} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_03
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_02
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160020} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_01
msiexec /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160010} /norestart /qb-!


With the default behavior of JavaSE Runtime 6 now performing an upgrade, you likely won’t ever need to run these commands, but the newer versions are listed here with their product IDs.

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_16
msiexec /x  {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216016FF} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_15
 msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216015F0}/norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_14
msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216014F0}/norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_13
msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216013F0}/norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_12
msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216012F0} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_11
msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216011F0} /norestart /qb-!

:Uninstall Java SE RunTime Ver 1.6.0_10
msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216010F0} /norestart /qb-!

Links:
Java Silent Install / Silent Uninstall (exe):
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/silent.html