Antivirus Removal Tool - The technician friendly tool to detect and completely remove antivirus software.

pxxb1

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.05 (v.1).

### Changed:
- Updated the following uninstallers: Avast, AVG, BigFix, Emsisoft, GData, Mcafee, Norton.

Thank you!

Nice tool that seems to be working good but, you should change it`s name since it is misleading. It does not Remove, it Cleans up. So ACT instead of ART.
 
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AlexCa

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.06 (v.1).

### Changed:
- Updated the following uninstallers: Avast, AVG, Emsisoft, Symantec, ZoneAlarm.

Thank you!
 

AlexCa

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.08 (v.1).

### Changed:

- Updated the following uninstallers: Avast, AVG, BigFix, BitDefender, Emsisoft, Mcafee, Vipre.

Thank you!
 

AlexCa

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.09 (v.1).

### Changed:
- Updated the following uninstallers: Avast, AVG, Emsisoft, F-Secure, Malwarebytes, Mcafee.

Thank you!
 

AlexCa

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.10 (v.1).

### Changed:
- Updated the following uninstallers: Adaware, Avast, AVG, Mcafee, Symantec, Vipre.

Thank you!
 

AlexCa

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Can you add ESET
Hi JamieTech,

thank you for your suggestion, but ESET uninstaller is already in the tool:

print.png
 

dabluez98

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Oct 2, 2018
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Hi, a very nice program, here is my general feedback

1) Ensure you have a SYSTEM RESTORE point before using it and have a BACKUP in case system restore fails, because it messed my system up a bit I believe, and a restore fixed things while I had removed most of the AVs.

2) It seems even the uninstall tool of AVs which this tool comes with dont remove all the traces, as developer has also mentioned

Here is a question, if anyone can help out:

I have removed traces of all AVs now. But I am stuck with a few traces of F-secure (I was able to delete most) and I want to sure if it is safe/even worth it to try. The problem is that F-secure has left crap in two sensitive location

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\F-Secure
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\F-Secure

Problem 1 --> Even with my local admin account I don't seem to be able to access the Administrator folder (C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\F-Secure). Let me be clear, I can access my own local admin account and was able to delete the crap F-secure left, but not the invisible hidden Administrator account that comes with windows...

Problem 2 --> I also also denied from accessing the other location I pasted above --> C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\F-Secure

How can I delete these and how safe is it really? 100% safe? To be clear I dont have f-secure installer and had it installed last about two years ago...


EDIT: Problem Solved.

-->
Had to browse directory by directory from the local admin account - for some reason putting the whole path in explorer would give me permission denied...
 
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AlexCa

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Hello everyone,

An updated version of Antivirus Removal Tool has been released, version 2021.11 (v.1).

### Changed:
- Updated the following uninstallers: Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Mcafee, Trend Micro, Vipre.

Thank you!
 

Kongo

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AlexCa

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AlexCa

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Azure

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This program uses an AV company uninstaller program, right?

I haven't uses Kaspersky uninstaller in a while. But I can confirm this issue happened to me.

I have no idea if it has been fixed yet. But I wanted to ask, could I encounter the same issue with your removal tool?
 

Pat MacKnife

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I wonder if you use this tool, if it will delete the kaspersky "klBackupDepository.dat" in the "System Volume Information" that K leave behind in there when you uninstall.... ?
 
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