The standard method of uninstalling an antivirus is from Add or Remove Programs but sometimes the uninstallation process would hang and you won’t be able to remove the antivirus from your system. When this happen, you can try using the removal tool provided by the antivirus company to remove the installed antivirus.
Special note: Boot Windows to Safe Mode and run the uninstall utility.
[ Download avast! Uninstall Utility
[ Download AVG Remover 32-bit
Special Note: Avira doesn’t have a removal tool but they do provide a registry cleaner to remove traces of Avira so that you can reinstall and then uninstall. This tool is in German, you’ll have to click on the button called “Keys auslesen” to search the registry for any issues. Then place checkmarks next to the registry entries you wish to delete and click the “Löschen” button to delete the keys.
[ Download Avira RegCleaner
[ Download BitDefender Uninstall Tool 32-bit
5. Computer Associates
Special Notes: Computer Associates uninstaller requires internet connection to verify and download the full version of uninstaller.
[ Download CA SupportBridge for 2008
Special Note: This is an unofficial dutch language ESET removal tool.
[ Download NOD32Removal
Special Note: The uninstaller will automatically reboot the computer without warning.
[ Download F-Secure Removal Tool
[ Download Kaspersky Anti-Virus Remover
[ Download McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool
10. Windows Live OneCare
[ Download Windows Live OneCare Cleanup Tool
11. Norton / Symantec
[ Download Norton Removal Tool
12. G DATA
[ Download G DATA AV-Cleaner
13. Panda Security
[ Download Panda Security Uninstaller
14. Trend Micro
Special Notes: After download, extract and run TISTOOL.exe file. Click the Uninstall tab, and then click the Uninstall button. Select the Trend Micro program that you’d like to uninstall from the drop down box and click Uninstall.
[ Download Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit 32-bit
Special Note: AppRemover is an unofficial tool to uninstall security applications such as antivirus and antispyware from your computer. Other than able to support removal some of the antivirus above, it can also uninstall Spy Sweeper, Trend Micro PC-Cillin, SpyCatcher, Sophos, SpyBot, Spyware Doctor, Norman, Spyware BeGone, Ad-aware, Bazooka Scanner, SpywareBlaster, eEye Blink, ClamWin, CheckPoint, BullGuard, RISING and AhnLab V3 VirusBlock.
[ Download AppRemover