Antivirus Replacement Advice

Should you wish to replace your current antivirus with something else (we recommend  the free Microsoft Security Essentials package) then you will need to remove your current one first.

Listed below are links to the removal instructions/tools for the most common antivirus packages (these are external links to pages are not maintained by us nor do we have control over their content).

Avast http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe
AVG http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities
Avira http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-free-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/88
BitDefender http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/333/
BullGuard http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/bullguard-uninstall/dl/41/
CA Antivirus http://homeofficekb.ca.com/CIDocument.asp?KDId=3125&Preview=0&Return=0&GUID=DF325E0AA0AB4264AF47E4BEA49F571B
Comodo Internet Security https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=298
CounterSpy http://support.sunbeltsoftware.com/Business/2VIPRE_Enterprise/3.1/Console/Uninstall%2f%2fReinstall
Cyber Defender Early Detection Center http://cyberdefender.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207
Dr. Web https://support.drweb.com/support_wizard/?lng=en (Only registered Dr. Web users can access support content)
eScan http://www.microworldsystems.com/download/tools/esremove.exe
ESET http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2788
FRISK F-PROT Antivirus for Windows http://www.f-prot.com/support/windows/fpwin_faq/25.html
F-Secure http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/support/article/kba/2109/k/uninstall+f+secure/p/1
G Data https://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/?eID=PushFile&dl=f4b2f2fd23%3AAFEIBgU%3D
Kaspersky http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2010/service?qid=208279463
Kingsoft http://www.kingsoftsupport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=59&sid=9e4c506ea22db37a60ab1b7364544d6a
K7 Total Security http://www.k7computing.com/en/tools/K7RT.exe
LavaSoft http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=28
McAfee http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
Norton (Symantec) ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
Panda http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/sop/UNINSTALLER_08.exe
Sophos http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/11019.html
Trend Micro http://esupport.trendmicro.com/1/How-do-I-remove-old-or-new-versions-of-Trend-Micro-products-in-my-comp.aspx
Trend Micro Titanium http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056455.aspx
Vipre (Sunbelt Software) http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/support/VPE/AgentRemoval3.1.exe
Webroot http://support.webroot.com/cgi-bin/webroot.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1761
Windows Live OneCare http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/c/b/4cb845e7-1076-437b-852a-7842a8ab13c8/OneCareCleanUp.exe
Zone Alarm http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/support/download/clean.exe

Once you have removed your old antivirus then you may continue to install Microsoft Security Essentials, this can be done through our Internet Security Package which will automatically select and install the correct version for your operating system or you can do this manually through the Microsoft Website.

We provide this information as a service to you and are not liable for any damage or loss of data incurred through using the third party software listed above. If you are in any doubt then please seek the advice of a professional prior to going ahead with any software removal.