When you buy a new Windows PC, it comes pre-loaded with tons of bloatware and usually a trial version of an anti-virus product is one of them. This trial version of anti-virus product is pre-installed in an anticipation that the customer will perhaps buy the subscription and continue to use the product. But you may have already bought a subscription for some other anti-virus software or you may not be happy with the performance if a pre-installed anti-virus product. In either of these cases, you can remove these products from your PC. However it is not always an easy process – the un-installation of the anti-virus software may not complete, it may leave many remnant files behind or it cannot be removed because of installer problems.
In a situation like this when an anti-virus product has to be removed but you are not able to remove it through the regular methods by going into the Control Panel, you can still manage to remove such anti-virus products from your PC by using the free ESET AV Remover tool.
ESET AV Remover supports hundreds of anti-virus products from different firms and can remove these anti-virus installations from your Windows PC in just three steps. As you launch this tool, it shows a welcome screen where you can click on the Continue button to proceed.
It will then scan your system for the presence of anti-virus installations. It lists all the anti-virus software found on your Windows PC (some users have more than one anti-virus products installed). You have to select the product that you want to remove and click on the Remove button.
Many of the modern antivirus software have “self-protection” modules to prevent third party programs from removing them. For example, in the avast anti-virus it is called self-defense module. You may have to disable such self-protection modules in the anti-virus product settings before ESET AV Remover can do the removal work. When the selected product is removed, it displays a message to the effect.
You can download ESET AV Remover from http://support.eset.com/kb3527/.