Some software, even after a standard uninstall under Windows, leave traces, by their nature. This is the case of security software (antivirus, antispyware …), which can be problematic if you want to change antivirus: your new software could detect traces of the old and cause problems when it installation.
It is not a bad language to say this, since some publishers themselves offer uninstallation tools as we will see later. Another solution is to go through a third-party application specialized in the removal of this type of software. This is the case of AppRemover, which will allow you to cleanly uninstall most antivirus and antispatial antispacies. Not stopping in such a good way, it can even make up for missed or incomplete uninstallations, regularly causing conflicts. To do this, it will remove all traces of targeted security programs, from simple files and folders to entries in the Windows registry.
Complete, it supports most security utilities, product and version versions. On the menu are Avast !, AVG, Avira, Bullguard, Quick Heal, CA, NOD32, ESET Smart Security, F-Secure, F-PROT, ViRobot, Kaspersky, Anonymizer Anti-Spyware, Bazooka Scanner, Ad-Aware , McAfee, Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, Norman, Panda, PC Tools, BitDefender, Sophos, SUPERAntiSpyware, Norton AntiVirus, Norton 360, Trend Micro and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. To find the complete list of supported programs, go to the OPSWAT editor’s website.
Designed for the general public, the software offers a quick grip. As a first step, launch the executable, uncheck the “Enable anonymous usage statistics” option and then click on the “Next” button. To uninstall a program, select “Remove Security Application”. However, if you want to complete a partial uninstall, choose “Clean Up a Failed Uninstall”. After clicking on “Next”, it will scan your machine for the installed security software. It will propose a more or less exhaustive list depending on your operating system. You just have to check the desired applications and start the process. When it’s over, a system reboot is often necessary. Only flaw: compatibility still limited to some applications under Windows 7.