How to Uninstall Dell Data Protection Security Tools

How to Uninstall Dell Data Protection Security Tools


Note: As of February 2018, Dell Data Protection | Security Tools has reached EOS and this article is no longer updated by Dell. For more information reference End of Life / End of Support Policy for Dell Data Security.

Dell Data Protection | Security Tools may need to be uninstalled to:

  • Meet environment requirements
  • Troubleshoot the product
  • Address operating system incompatibility

This article covers the steps to uninstall the product.


Affected Products:

Dell Data Protection | Security Tools

Affected Versions:

v1.0 to 1.12




Click on the Dell Data Protection | Security Tools version for specific uninstall steps. Reference How to Identify the Version of Dell Data Protection Security Tools for more information.

To uninstall the product:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type appwiz.cpl and then press OK. This will open Programs and Features.

  1. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click either Yes or No to preserve user data.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. On removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication, double-click Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework.

  1. Click Yes to restart the system.

  1. Log in to the system and then go to Programs and Features (steps 1 and 2).
  2. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. Click Yes to remove Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. On uninstall, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish.

To uninstall the product:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type appwiz.cpl and then press OK. This will open Programs and Features.

  1. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework.

  1. Click Yes to confirm the removal of Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework.

  1. Click Yes to restart the system.

  1. Log in to the system and then go to Programs and Features (steps 1 and 2).
  2. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click either Yes or No to preserve user data.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. On removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication, double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. Click Yes to completely remove Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. On uninstall, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish.

To uninstall the product:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type appwiz.cpl and then press OK. This will open Programs and Features.

  1. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click Yes to confirm the removal of Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. Click Yes to restart the system.

  1. Log in to the system and then go to Programs and Features (steps 1 and 2).
  2. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click Yes to confirm the removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click either Yes or No to preserve user data.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. On removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication, double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. Click Yes to remove the application.

  1. On uninstall, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish.

To uninstall the product:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type appwiz.cpl and then press OK. This will open Programs and Features.

  1. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click Yes to confirm the removal of Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. Click Yes to restart the system.

  1. Log in to the system and then go to Programs and Features (steps 1 and 2).
  2. Double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click Yes to confirm the removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication.

  1. Click either Yes or No to preserve user data.

  1. Click OK to acknowledge that a restart is required.

  1. On removal of Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication, double-click Dell Data Protection | Security Tools.

  1. Click Yes to remove the application.

  1. On uninstall, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish.


For support, US-based customers may contact Dell Data Security ProSupport at 877.459.7304, Option 1, Ext. 4310039, or via the Chat Portal. To contact support outside the US, reference ProSupport’s International Contact Numbers. For additional insights and resources, visit the Dell Security Community Forum.


Article ID: SLN286129

Last Date Modified: 06/26/2018 03:21 PM


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