How to completely remove Kaspersky from your computer

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Sometimes, standard methods for removing Kaspersky antivirus from your computer, as well as the use of third-party uninstallers, they make parts of the antivirus product remain on your system anyway and other antiviruses fail to install, in some cases, other problems may occur. Hence the frequently asked question of how to absolutely erase Kaspersky from your PC or laptop, what are we going to talk about.

This instruction on how to absolutely uninstall Kaspersky from your computer is suitable for Windows users 10, 8.1, Windows 7 for the following versions of antivirus software: Kaspersky Anti-Virus any version, Kaspersky Internet Security different versions, Kaspersky Total Security and other Kaspersky Antivirus products. It can also be useful: How to delete Kaspersky Anti-Virus if I forgot my setup password.

Uninstalling Kaspersky antivirus with standard Windows tools

First, you must remember that uninstalling any program, and even more so from your computer's antivirus, it is not feasible in any way by simply deleting the folder in Program Files. This can have very undesirable consequences., to the point of having to resort to reinstalling the operating system.

If you want to delete Kaspersky antivirus from your computer using the standard method, right-click the antivirus icon on the taskbar and select the option “Get out” from the context menu. Then go to Control Panel, look for Programs and Features, select a Kaspersky Lab product to uninstall and click Edit / Remove, and follow the instructions of the antivirus removal wizard.

Regularly, if there are no problems with the installed software, uninstallation is successful, but it is mandatory to restart the computer after (some of the steps are done after reboot).

In Windows 10 Y 8, you don't have to go to the Control Panel for this purpose: open the All Programs list on the Start screen, right-click on the Kaspersky antivirus program icon and select “Uninstall” in the menu that appears in the background. Subsequent actions are similar: just follow the instructions of the installation utility.

How to uninstall Kaspersky absolutely using the official kavremover removal utility

And, for one reason or another, could not completely delete Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Total Security or Internet Security on your computer, the first thing you should try is to use the official Kaspersky Lab Products Remover utility:

  1. Download kaspersky products remover utility from the official website at https://support.kaspersky.ru/common/uninstall/1464.
  2. Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file kavremvr.exe; this utility is specifically designed to erase specific antivirus products. Accept the conditions.
  3. Make sure that the utility correctly detects Kaspersky antivirus and its version, enter the verification code and click the “Uninstall”.
  4. Wait for the uninstall to complete and make sure to restart your computer.
  5. This completes the removal of Kaspersky antivirus from your computer..

Some nuances of using the utility:

  • In case you have tried to delete Kaspersky antivirus by other methods, but I have not fully achieved it, you will see the text “No products were detected, to force removal, select a product from the list”; for this case, specify the antivirus program that was installed and click “Delete”.
  • If the above option didn't work, you can reinstall the same version of the Kaspersky product (to fix the installation) and later apply the delete utility; it should work.
  • If kavremover does not start or does not work properly for some reason, try to use the utility in safe mode.

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Uninstall Kaspersky with third-party utilities

Many users prefer to use third-party uninstaller utilities to delete programs, like Revo Uninstaller and others. This is often justified, since they allow you to clean those “colas” of uninstaller software left after using standard tools. Despite this, in the case of antivirus removal, it is the use of these programs that most often leads to the need to find an official utility to completely remove the antivirus product from your computer. Regularly this is fine, but not always.

The reason is the built-in self-protection function of antivirus software and other features of antivirus software that are different from normal application software. It is these quirks that can make a good but unofficial uninstaller simply “corrupt” installation rather than uninstalling it completely. Despite this, this rarely happens: most software uninstallers use the official uninstaller that comes with the program as the first step, and only then do they clean the remaining items.

I hope this post has been useful to you. But if you have any difficulty, write in the comments.

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