AppRemover: Completely remove stubborn security software


Everyone knows that anti-virus and anti-spyware applications are an essential part of modern computing, at least everyone should do. And many users have also discovered along the way that these security programs can often be a royal pain in the ‘you know what’ to uninstall completely. Even the security software developers themselves acknowledge this fact, with some offering special tools to aid with complete removal of their software. But what if there was a single portable application which was capable of completely removing all popular security software applications, and many not-so-popular titles as well? Enter AppRemover from OPSWAT.

Effectively remove any security application

The free AppRemover utility enables thorough uninstallation of security software like antivirus and antispyware applications from your computer.

There are plenty of situations where users might need to remove security applications; when changing over from one AV to another for example. The problem with traditional uninstalls is that this method often leaves behind subsidiary items which can, and do, create conflicts. So, complete removal for security products is not only desirable it is pretty much essential.

The great thing about AppRemover is that it is truly portable which is, in my opinion, an important consideration for these types of on-demand tools. It means AppRemover doesn’t require installation of course, and can be kept on a flash drive or external HDD until needs dictate. AppRemover is contained in a single executable which weighs in at 9.9MB and scans 100% clean through Virus Total… which is only to be expected coming from OPSWAT.

Simply double click the downloaded file to launch:

Click the Next button and then select either complete Removal or Clean Up (from old uninstall):

Click Next again to initiate a scan of your system, and then Next again at completion of the scan. You should now see a list of all installed security apps, select those you wish to remove and click Next – yes again. 🙂


AppRemover supports an amazing range of security applications, you can view a full list in alphabetical order HERE. I would also suggest having a read through the FAQ section HERE.

Whether hunting down items leftover from old uninstalls or removing security applications entirely, AppRemover is a very handy tool indeed.

About the Author

Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele… as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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