Antivirus Removal Tool provides a portable option for detecting and then uninstalling multiple pieces of antivirus software from your machine.
Antivirus Removal Tool is from the same dev that offers Windows Repair Toolbox. It can identify current and past installations and provide official specialized uninstallers. These official uninstallers completely delete all files, drivers, services, and registry records left behind by the antivirus program.
This tool is a great idea, pooling many uninstallers into one central location - from Avast to ZoneAlarm and everything in between. The interface is uncluttered, with functions/options prominently marked for ease of use. You will get a rundown of all the installed antivirus software at the top, so even if you forgot about one, Antivirus Removal Tool will locate it.
Antivirus Removal Tool is divided into four sections: Identify the currently installed antivirus programs, Search for leftovers of past installations of antivirus programs, Uninstall using Windows built-in functionality, and finally, run the specialized uninstaller provided by the manufacturer.
Antivirus Removal Tool can be helpful in the following scenarios:
You want to install a new antivirus while avoiding possible conflicts; you want to remove as thoroughly as possible the one currently installed and any leftovers of any others previously installed. The regular uninstall failed, leaving you with a broken system. The normal uninstall was completed, but you are now having problems with the antivirus you just removed. Your computer is having problems because it has two or more active antivirus programs, and you cannot remove them altogether.
Consider using Malwarebytes for complete antivirus protection and to protect your devices, data, and privacy.
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