ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE – HOW TO UNINSTALL IT

So you decide to change – uninstall your Antivirus – how do you do it the correct way ?

First – you do not want any part of the old antivirus left after uninstalling it as the antivirus you are going to may not run correctly.

First do not do it through the Control Panel with Add Remove Programs or through the Apps in Windows 10 as that can lead to remnants left and will stop your new antivirus from working.

I have included some links below for popular anti-virus solutions.

Norton Removal Tool

McAfee Removal Tool

Kaspersky Removal Tool

AVG Removal Tool

Trend Removal Tool

Avast Removal Tool

Run the uninstaller – let it run – it can take time

If you want to know whether it has been uninstalled properly in Windows 10 – see if Defender is now active.

If Windows Defender is active and working – open it up in settings to check – you can install another one or leave it with Defender

If Windows Defender says it is not managing your antivirus – you will have to run the uninstaller again in both safe and normal mode and try again .

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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