Fully Uninstall and Remove Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security 2010
March 8, 2010 | Filed under Security;
Windows has an official way of safely uninstalling a software that is no longer needed. In XP it is done in Add & Remove Programs located in Control Panel and for Vista and 7, it can be done in Programs and Features located also in Control Panel. In truth, that is the convenient location where Windows provides to look for programs that can be uninstalled but in fact the uninstaller is made from setup creators.
As for Kaspersky, the installation is made from Windows Installer, previously known as Microsoft Installer, which is an engine for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software on modern Microsoft Windows systems. Some errors might occur when deleting Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Internet Security product via Control Panel. As a result the program will not be uninstalled or will be partially uninstalled.
When this happens, the best and safest method to continue the removal of Kaspersky product is to use the official Kaspersky Uninstaller Tool. Basically this tool can uninstall any traces of both Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Internet Security version 6, 7, 2009, 2010. Just download the Kaspersky uninstaller, run it and it will detect any Kaspersky product that has been installed. Then you will need to type in the code that you see on the picture and click the Remove button.
Since this tool automatically checks for installed product, there are chances that it couldn’t find any but you know for a fact that there are still Kaspersky leftovers after a failed uninstallation. You can run the utility from the command prompt with the following syntax kavremover10.exe [kav6 | kav7 | kav2009 | kav2009x64| kav2010 | kav2010x64 | kis6 | kis7 | kis2009 | kis2009x64 | kis2010 | kis2010x64 | kav6fs | kav6wks]. For example if Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 was installed on your PC in this case the command will look the following way kavremover10.exe kis2010.