Software companies that release specialized tools to remove their software programs from a computer system are usually regarded with suspicion by many users. Many feel that there should not be specialized uninstallers as the regular uninstaller should be able to handle the uninstallation as good. The question that comes up is why they do not make the specialized uninstaller the default one.
AVG Remover has been specifically designed to remove the antivirus software program AVG Antivirus from a computer system. It will remove all parts of the AVG installation from a computer system including all Registry settings and files on disk. The program has been designed by AVG software developers as a last resort. They let us know that the AVG Remover tool "is the least option to be used in case the AVG uninstallation / repair installation process has failed repeatedly".
The software program could therefor prove to be useful to remove AVG after a system crash or some other catastrophe that rendered the default uninstaller useless.
Update: AVG has changed the link to the AVG Remover tool. We have modified the link accordingly in the article. It now points to a general download tools on the AVG website where AVG Remover and other programs can be downloaded.
AVG Remover is now available as a 32-bit and 64-bit application. The program removes all Registry items, files on the hard drive like user files and installation files from the system. The process removes all user settings once the removal completes successfully.
AVG recommends to use the built-in uninstalation tool first, and the removal tool only if the standard removal is not working properly or not clearing up all of the files or settings of the program.
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