[Tip] Uninstall Existing Antivirus Programs Using ESET AV Remover
It's always advised to not install more than one security program such as antivirus software in any computer to prevent conflicts between antivirus programs functionality as installing more than one antivirus program can sometimes cause serious problems in computers.
That's why whenever we decide to switch to a new antivirus program, we must first uninstall the existing antivirus software from our computer. Most of the 3rd party software come with uninstallation support and we can remove the existing antivirus software using its uninstaller which can be found either in Start Menu/Start Screen or in "Control Panel -> Programs and Features" (add/remove programs) page.
But sometimes the built-in uninstallation option doesn't work properly and the antivirus program doesn't get completely removed from the system. Also sometimes a few antivirus programs don't come with any built-in uninstaller so we can't remove them from our system at all.
In such cases when we can't get rid of the existing antivirus program, we also can't install the new antivirus software in our computer system.
To overcome this problem, long time back we posted a list of official uninstallers or removal tools for all popular antivirus software which can be used to remove existing antivirus programs from computers completely:
We have also shared a 3rd party tool called AppRemover which can also help you in removing unwanted antivirus software from your system:
Today in this topic, we are going to share another free tool which can uninstall or remove almost all popular antivirus software from your computer.
While updating the above mentioned 'antivirus software uninstallers' topic, I found an interesting tool "ESET AV Remover" developed by ESET company which also develops one of the most popular antivirus program NOD32.
ESET AV Remover is a free and portable tool which can be used to remove any existing antivirus program from your Windows computer. It also allows you to uninstall antivirus programs which were not installed properly in past and still contain leftover files and registry settings in your computer.
You just need to run the tool and it'll scan your computer for existing antivirus programs. Once it finds any installed antivirus software, it shows it in a list. You can select desired antivirus program from the list and click on Remove button. It'll take a few moments in uninstalling the existing antivirus software.
It comes in both 32-bit as well as 64-bit editions. So download the correct version for your computer system.
It supports all famous antivirus and a few anti-malware software such as Ad-Aware, avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, CA, Comodo, ESET NOD32, F-Secure, G Data, VIPRE, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), Norton, Panda, PC Tools, Quick Heal, Spybot, Trend Micro, etc.
It can be used to uninstall antivirus programs in Windows XP and all later Windows versions such as Windows Vista, 7 and 8.
You can download it using following links:
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