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AVG Remover

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.

Similar tools exist for Kaspersky software in the form of KAV Remover and the Norton Removal Tool.

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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Comments

  1. Dan said on January 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm
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    This is Great! I have actually run in to cases at work where AVG would not uninstall. Especially the older 7.5 versions.

    What I’d really like is a Trend Micro PC-Cillin removal tool!!

  2. RG said on January 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm
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    Sad to see that something like AVG even needing this. Norton I expect and had to go through it myself when I got my current PC.

  3. g said on February 1, 2009 at 3:14 am
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    i used revo uninstaller to remove avg a year or so ago.

    i use revo for pretty much all of my uninstalling.

  4. troubled said on February 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm
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    did not work
    i removed avg through registry easy 4.9 and slected the remove button.
    from then on if my computer doesnt have a antivirus program it reports that avg is off even if there is no AVG.
    i tried this software but it didnt work.
    PLEASE HELP

  5. Deborah said on March 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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    it is blocking my internet keep me from gong in it.can you fix the problem

  6. stefan said on September 3, 2009 at 9:11 am
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    nemoga da q deinstaliram avg

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