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Utilities to Completely Remove anti-virus Software

Summary: This article lists a lot of useful utilities that let you remove/uninstall specific anti-virus software from your personal computer.

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What you must know


When attempting to totally remove a security application. (For example: An anti-virus program.) It is considered best practice to use the applications own recommended uninstaller and/or utility. Using the Windows removal tool (Add/Remove Programs) to completely uninstall these programs is often insufficient. If you still have problems after using the companies own tool, then there are certain commonly used programs that you may find useful. All these programs are outside of Dell's control and are used at your own risk. If you are in any doubt, the best thing you can do is contact the third-party company directly for further help.

Security Software includes anti-virus programs, SpyWare Scanners, Registry Cleaners, and Ad Removal Tools.


Reference Tables with useful links


Click the link associated with the security software installed on your computer and follow the prompts or instructions on the website. Once uninstallation is complete, you must restart your computer.

NOTE: Click on the title of the section that you want to open below to see its contents.
Utility Links by Publisher:
Utility Link
Avast Website

Utility Link
AVG Website
AVG anti-virus
AVG Performance
AVG Protection
AVG Ultimate
Utility Link
Avira Website
Avira Professional Security
Avira Free anti-virus
Avira anti-virus Premium
Avira anti-virus Pro
Avira Internet Security
Avira Internet Security Suite
Avira Family Protection Suite
Avira Ultimate Protection Suite
Utility Link
BitDefender Website
Total Security
Utility Link
Operates as Total Defense anti-virus now
Utility Link
ESET Website
General Uninstaller
AV Removal Tool
Utility Link
F-Secure Website
Anti-virus for personal computer
Internet Security 2013
Internet Security 2014
Internet Security 2015
Safe Anywhere PC 12
Safe Anywhere PC 14
Safe Anywhere PC 15
Utility Link
GData Website
Internet Security
Total Protection
Utility Link
Kaspersky Website
Internet Security
Utility Link
McAfee Website
McAfee anti-virus Plus
McAfee Internet Security
McAfee Total Protection
McAfee All Access
McAfee Mobile Security Suite
McAfee Family Protection
McAfee Live Safe
General Uninstall Tool
Utility Link
Panda Security Website
Panda anti-virus
Panda Cloud Internet Protection
Utility Link
Sophos Website
Sophos Control Center
Utility Link
Symantec Website
Norton anti-virus
Norton Internet Security
Norton 360
Utility Link
Total Defense Website
Total Defense Internet Security Suite
Utility Link
Trend Micro Website
Utility Link
Webroot Website
Utility Link
Windows Security Essentials Website
Windows Security Essentials
Utility Link
Zone Alarm Website

Additional Information

If you are looking for information about the Security software being shipped with Dell personal computer's, check out the article below:

If you are looking for information about the various other tools used if there is an infection, then check out the article below:

If you are looking for information about issues already seen on your personal computer, then check out these links for further help:


NOTE: Bear in mind - The best person to help you with a specific company's software is a representative of that company. There is a support site link for each company in the table above. Use the appropriate company support, they are the best experts on their own applications. They can action any account or administrative issues that you may be experiencing.

Secure Get general information and guidance to secure your system/data on our Security and anti-virus page.

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Affected Product

Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Fixed Workstations

Last Published Date

23 Feb 2024



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