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Anti-Virus D/L Removal


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#1 G33sPfunct

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

Hey,

I downloaded an anti virus free download from a website with a program called "AVG". Now my computer won't allow me to remove the program from the list of programs. How do I get rid of this downloaded anti-virus software?



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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:04 PM

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:02 AM

Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. If is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7. In many cases anti-virus vendors provide clean-up utilities on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after unintalling or for a failed uninstall.

Alternatively, you can try using Opswat AppRemover - supported applications list.
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However, even after using vendor specific uninstallers and removal tools, they do not always do a comprehensive job and you still may need to manually remove folders and other remnants left behind.
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