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Changing Security Apps? – Use Free AppRemover To Get Rid Of The Old

DeleteOne of the most common complaints I hear from readers, concerns the mess they have to deal with after an attempt at removing an existing security application with a product more suited to their needs. You might be surprised how often I hear this (usually in a private email address to the Blog’s contact email address).

Users are often astonished to find, that removing a security application through the Windows Add/Remove applet can be a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s native uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover, last updated January 19, 2011, is  a powerful free anti-malware, antivirus application remover, which supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications. *

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand, as the following screen captures illustrate.

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In this screen capture, you’ll notice that WinPatrol jumped right in to alert me that AppRemover’s deletion process will affect my boot settings. This is legitimate, since AppRemover requires a re-boot to complete the removal process. Nevertheless, it’s important to be aware of this. This is just one illustration of why it’s important to install WinPatrol on your system.

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Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

AppRemover supports a thorough un-installation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications. This constantly growing list is updated monthly.

Uninstalls the following application types:

Security Suites

Antiphishing

Antispyware

Antivirus

Hard Disk Encryption

Personal Firewalls

* AppRemover fully supports the thorough uninstallation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications. To view the AppRemover supported applications list – go here.

This is a great little tool, which gets a real workout around here removing test security applications. I’ve also added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too.

System Requirements: Windows 2003, Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP Windows XP (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)

Download at: AppRemover.com

Note: AppRemover is free for personal, non-commercial, use only.

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Free AppRemover 2.2 – Removes Stubborn Security Applications

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One of the most common complaints I hear from readers, concerns the mess they have to deal with after removing an existing security application with a product perhaps more suited to their needs. You might be surprised how often I hear this (usually in a private email address to the Blog’s contact email address).

Users are often astonished to find, that removing a security application through the Windows Add/Remove applet can be a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s own uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover, last updated July 9, 2010, is  a powerful free anti-malware, antivirus application remover, which supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications.

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand, as the following screen captures illustrate.

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In this screen capture you’ll notice that one of my antimalware applications, ThreatFire, jumped right in to alert me that AppRemover was going to affect my boot settings. This is legitimate, since AppRemover requires a re-boot to complete the removal process.

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Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

AppRemover supports a thorough un-installation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications. This constantly growing list is updated monthly.

Uninstalls the following application types:

Security Suites

Antiphishing

Antispyware

Antivirus

Hard Disk Encryption

Personal Firewalls

This is a great little tool, which gets a real workout around here removing test security applications. I’ve also added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too.

System Requirements: Windows 2003, Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP Windows XP (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)

Download at: Download.com

Note: AppRemover is free for personal, non-commercial, use only.

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Delete Stubborn Security Applications With Free AppRemover

DeleteThe latest release, January 9, 2010, of this excellent free application, prompts the following re-post. If you’ve ever struggled with trying to delete an existing security application, before installing a substitute security application, you will find AppRemover invaluable.

Earlier this year, a question from a regular reader of this site, started me thinking about the issues faced by typical computer users when they need to, or want to, remove existing security applications which they are replacing with a product perhaps more suited to their needs.

In some cases, removing the application through the Windows Add/Remove applet is a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s own uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

For example, I recently installed Norton 360 for testing purposes. After the test period, I had extreme difficulty in removing this program, despite the fact I had used my favorite freeware uninstaller utility, Revo Uninstaller.

Now, I’m not picking on Norton, they offer outstanding products; but, I’ve certainly dealt with applications that are far easier to remove.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, including Norton, in my view, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover a powerful free anti-malware, antivirus application remover which supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications.

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand; as the following graphics illustrate.

APPRemover 1

APPRemover 2

Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

AppRemover supports a thorough un-installation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications

Uninstalls the following application types:

Antivirus

Antispyware

Firewall

This is a great little tool, and I’ve added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too.

System Requirements: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7

Download at: Download.com

Note: AppRemover is free for personal, non-commercial, use only.

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AppRemover 2.1 – Remove Security Applications Easily

Delete Earlier this year, a question from a regular reader of this site, started me thinking about the issues faced by typical computer users when they need to, or want to, remove existing security applications which they are replacing with a product perhaps more suited to their needs.

In some cases, removing the application through the Windows Add/Remove applet is a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s own uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

For example, I recently installed Norton 360 for testing purposes. After the test period, I had extreme difficulty in removing this program, despite the fact I had used my favorite freeware uninstaller utility, Revo Uninstaller.

Now, I’m not picking on Norton, they offer outstanding products; but, I’ve certainly dealt with applications that are far easier to remove.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, including Norton, in my view, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover a powerful free anti-malware, antivirus application remover which supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications.

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand, as the following graphics illustrate.

APPRemover 1

APPRemover 2

Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

AppRemover supports a thorough un-installation of hundreds of antivirus and antispyware applications

Uninstalls the following application types:

Antivirus

Antispyware

Firewall

This is a great little tool, and I’ve added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too. The latest release September 16, 2009, added improvements for manual un-installation.

System Requirements: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7

Download at: Download.com

Note: AppRemover is free for personal, non-commercial, use only.

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Download AppRemover – Delete Stubborn Security Applications

Delete A question, last week, from a regular reader of this site, started me thinking about the issues faced by typical computer users when they need to, or want to, remove existing security applications which they are replacing with a product perhaps more suited to their needs.

In some cases, removing the application through the Windows Add/Remove applet is a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s own uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

For example, I recently installed Norton 360 for testing purposes. After the test period, I had extreme difficulty in removing this program, despite the fact I had used my favorite freeware uninstaller utility, Revo Uninstaller.

Now, I’m not picking on Norton, they offer outstanding products; but, I’ve certainly dealt with applications that are far easier to remove.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, including Norton, in my view, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover a powerful anti-malware, antivirus application remover from OPSWAT, Inc. is currently in Release Candidate form, but supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications.

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand, as the following graphics illustrate.

APPRemover 1

APPRemover 2

Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

Uninstalls the following application types:

Antivirus

Antispyware

This is a great little tool, and I’ve added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too.

System Requirements: Windows 2000, 2003, XP (32 / 64 bit), Vista (32 / 64 bit), 2008, Windows 7 beta

Download at: Download.com

Note: AppRemover is free for your personal, non-commercial, use only.

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Is Your New PC Loaded with Crap? – Decrapify it for Free!

pcdecrap.jpgPC Decrapifier is a free uninstall utility that is specifically designed to remove common trial and promotional software that is often installed on a new PC. The program does not need to be installed, and can be run from a USB drive. You choose the items to be removed from a list, and you can also create a restore point to undo any changes.

The following is the current list of software and items that PC Decrapifier can detect and remove. The list is generated from the items the program detects, and you then choose the items to be removed automatically. 

QuickBooks Trial

NetZero Installers

Earthlink Setup Files

Corel Photo Album 6

Tiscali Internet

Wanadoo Europe Installer

Get High Speed Internet!

Internet Service Offers Launcher

Dell Search Assistant

Norton Ghost 10.0

Norton Symantec Live Update

MS Plus Photo Story 2LE

MS Plus Digital Media Installer

McAffee

Norton Internet Security

Google Desktop

Google Toolbar

AOL US

AOL UK

MusicMatch Jukebox

MusicMatch Music Services

Wild Tangent Games (Dell/HP Game Console)

Norton AntiVirus 2005

Norton Security Center

Norton AntiSpam

PC-cillin Internet Security 12

Corel Snapfire Plus SE

Yahoo! Music Jukebox

Vongo

Office 2003 Trial Assistant

Norton Protection Center

HP Rhapsody

ESPN Motion

Dell URL Assistant

Orange Internet

Digital Content Portal

Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Norton Internet Security

muvee autoProducer 5.0

AOL Install

Run Registry Entries

Desktop Icons

Startup Menu Items

Reset IE Home and Search Pages

Corel WordPerfect

Roxio RecordNow

Sonic DLA

Sonic Update Manager

Sonic RecordNow Audio

Sonic RecordNow Copy

Roxio MyDVD LE

Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003

Quicken 2006

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Microsoft Office Activation Assistant 2007

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14

Roxio Express Labeler

Download at:  http://pcdecrapifier.com/download

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