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Completely Remove: Norton, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, Nod32, F-Secure, Avira


Completely Remove: Norton, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, Nod32, F-Secure, Avira

This tutorial will teach you how to completely remove or uninstall certain security programs. You may need the removal tool that developer provides.

Completely Uninstall Norton software using:


  1. Please download and save SymNRT.exe to your desktop.
  2. Close all programs and double click on the tool.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Restart the computer if asked.
  5. Then delete the SymNRT.exe tool from your desktop.
  6. Open the Program Files folder on your local disk ( normally C: )
  7. Find and delete the following folders (if present):

    • Norton AntiVirus
    • Norton Internet Security
    • Norton SystemWorks
    • Norton Personal Firewall

Completely Uninstall Avast software using aswClear.exe:

  1. Download aswClear.exe on to your desktop
  2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
  3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility
  4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)
  5. Click REMOVE
  6. Restart your computer

Completely Uninstall AVG software

Download and run avgremover.exe

For 32-Bit, Download: avgremover.exe

Fore 64-Bit, Download: avgremoverx64.exe

Completely Uninstall Kaspersky software

Download and run

The product check can be skipped at the command line in case there are traces left on the system of a Kaspersky product that the check did not discover automatically.

The syntax would be to run kavremover9.exe and add the product that should be removed as a parameter. Here is the parameter list:

  • kav6    
  • kav7    
  • kav2009    
  • kav2009×64    
  • kis6    
  • kis7    
  • kis2009    
  • kis2009×64    
  • kav6fs    
  • kav6wks

Example command:


kavremover9.exe kav2009

would remove all traces of Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 from the system.

Completely Uninstall McAfee software

Download the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool

Using McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool
· Double click the MCPR.exe
· A Command Line window will be displayed, and then close automatically.
· Wait for a second Command Line window to be displayed. Note: Do not double-click MCPR.exe again, you may have to wait up to 1 minute for the next window to appear.
· After the second window appears, the program will begin the cleanup.
· Observe the installation, which could take several minutes. The following message will be displayed in the Command Line window: The machine must reboot to complete the un-installation. Reboot now? [y.n]
· Press Y on the keyboard.
· Wait for the computer to restart.
· All McAfee products are now removed from your computer.

Completely Uninstall NOD32 Software

Download the Nod32 Removal Tool

Nod32 Removal tool is developed by Nod32 Netherlands so it is available only in the Dutch language.

To remove your NOD32 software double-click on nod32removal.exe, select Yes, and wait for confirmation to completely remove Nod32 antivirus software from your computer.

Completely Uninstall F-Secure Software

Download the F-Secure Removal Tool

Extract and run the extracted file. Note that it will automatically restart your system.

Completely uninstall Avira

Download the Avira Uninstallation Package

Extract the tool and run it.

Last edited by Dr Jay on 11th December 2018, 7:23 pm; edited 12 times in total (Reason for editing : Information Update)
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Jerry Parnell
Its kindof sad. Why dont they just pack that instead of its normal uninstaller???
@ Doc - Can this be stickied? I come across Norton needing to be removed often and I don't wanna have to go finding this thread.
Doctor Inferno
Done, I've also added other common antivirus on the list.
There is a new tool to remove Norton 2009. Check this link.
ive uninstalled norton 360 but its firewall is stopping me from going online,what can i do please ???
Putley - Reply back to your topic here to continue recieving help with this issue.
I think you should check out there are 2 or 3 products that may be a match. I think that OESIS Framework at provides a single interface to many antivirus packages. Another option is, I think, Metascan at which is more for ISV.

I hope this helps.
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