AlexCa

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I just ran this tool after uninstalling Panda free Av with their own uninstaller. No leftovers. Then i ran - Driver store explorer - to look after old drivers, it found 21 of them from Panda.

I've tested the described by @pxxb1 , and Antivirus Removal Tool detected the leftover folders: panda_free_test.mp4

After doing what is shown in the video, I've proceeded to run the dedicated uninstaller, because I thought that @pxxb1 might be referring to it (if that was the case, the problem would be the Panda dedicated uninstaller not removing those old drivers, but decided to try it anyway). But the result was that ART still detected leftover folders (not removed by the dedicated uninstaller), and that Driver Store Explorer didn't find any old driver left behind by Panda dedicated uninstaller.

PS: sorry for accelerating speed of the video, the original was 20 minutes due to slow VM and slow internet connection at the moment. It took me quite some time and attempts to be able to record it.
 
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pxxb1

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I've tested the described by @pxxb1 , and Antivirus Removal Tool detected the leftover folders: panda_free_test.mp4

After doing what is shown in the video, I've proceeded to run the dedicated uninstaller, because I thought that @pxxb1 might be referring to it (if that was the case, the problem would be the Panda dedicated uninstaller not removing those old drivers, but decided to try it anyway). But the result was that ART still detected leftover folders (not removed by the dedicated uninstaller), and that Driver Store Explorer didn't find any old driver left behind by Panda dedicated uninstaller.

PS: sorry for accelerating speed of the video, the original was 20 minutes due to slow VM and slow internet connection at the moment. It took me quite some time and attempts to be able to record it.

What version of Panda free did you use and from where did you download the Panda uninstaller? Also the version of the uninststaller?
 

AlexCa

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I just ran this tool after uninstalling Panda free Av with their own uninstaller. No leftovers. Then i ran - Driver store explorer - to look after old drivers, it found 21 of them from Panda.

I've downloaded the latest version of Panda Free AV from here: Free antivirus for Windows and Android
And uninstalled it with its own uninstaller (Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs), as you described. After restarting, I ran a scan with ART, and leftover folders were detected.

So, I thought that when you said "with their own uninstaller" you might be referring to the specialized uninstaller. So, I also did that test, and ART also detected some leftover folders. But even if it didn't detected any folders and there were still old drivers in the system, at that point (after running the specialized uninstaller) the program already did what it proposes itself to do. ART doesn't do any additional cleaning besides what the specialized uninstaller do.

Specialized uninstaller: http://resources.downloads.pandasecurity.com/tools/uninstaller.exe
 
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sepik

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Hello,
When you uninstall an AV by using their own uninstaller, they often does not clear the drivers. Tho those drivers are not in use when you boot up your 'puter and those entries are in yellow color when you run autoruns. That's why good registry cleaner comes handy, or use privazer/R-Wipe & Clean to clean obsolete driverstore registry entries. I've just ran that driver store software scanner thingy, nothing "driver" leftovers found.

Kind regards,
-sepik
 

pxxb1

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I've downloaded the latest version of Panda Free AV from here: Free antivirus for Windows and Android
And uninstalled it with its own uninstaller (Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs), as you described. After restarting, I ran a scan with ART, and leftover folders were detected.

So, I thought that when you said "with their own uninstaller" you might be referring to the specialized uninstaller. So, I also did that test, and ART also detected some leftover folders. But even if it didn't detected any folders and there were still old drivers in the system, at that point (after running the specialized uninstaller) the program already did what it proposes itself to do. ART doesn't do any additional cleaning besides what the specialized uninstaller do.

Specialized uninstaller: http://resources.downloads.pandasecurity.com/tools/uninstaller.exe


Hi

I am too lazy to dig deeper into this but what i know for shure is that: i uninstalled Panda free with their dedicated uninstaller that i downloaded from Majorgeeks. (panda have several over the net and some does not do better than Windows d.o). Installed a new Av. Run A.R.T, it did not find anything. Ran Autorun and Driver store explorer and they found all thoose drivers.

Maybe compatibility problem with just my set up, i dont know.

Anyway, good luck with the program! A program like this is needed and largely appreciated.
 

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