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Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506
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How to Remove Antivirus

Quicklinks:
Windows XP or 7  •   Windows Vista  •   Uninstalling Symantec AV


Uninstalling from Windows XP or 7

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel (you may have to point to Settings before clicking Control Panel).
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Windows XP:
    1. Scroll down to the antivirus program installed on your computer and then click it to highlight it.
    2. Click the Remove button and then follow the uninstall instructions on the screen
      (instructions will vary depending on the antivirus program installed).

    Screen shot of selecting a program in add or remove programs

    Windows 7:
    1. Scroll down to the antivirus program installed on your computer and right click on it.
    2. In the resulting drop down menu, select Uninstall or Change.
      (instructions will vary depending on the antivirus program installed).
    Screen shot of selecting a program in add or remove programs

  4. Restart computer
    • If going through the computer registration process, please re-run the CSA agent after reboot to continue registration.


Uninstalling from Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
    Control Panel
  2. Click Programs & Features.
    Programs and Features
  3. Select Programs
    Programs
  4. Scroll down to the antivirus program installed on your computer and then click it to highlight it.
  5. Click the Uninstall/Change button and then follow the uninstall instructions on the screen
    (instructions will vary depending on the antivirus program installed).
    Uninstall
  6. Restart computer
    • If going through the computer registration process, please re-run the CSA agent after reboot to continue registration.


Uninstalling Symantec Antivirus

  1. Download removeSAV.exe.
  2. Navigate to the location where you saved the download.
  3. Double-click removeSAV.exe and then click OK.
  4. Click Overwrite and then click Start.

    Screen shot of Overwrite button

NOTE: If you use Symantec PC Anywhere, Norton Ghost, or any other Symantec product other than antivirus, you will have to re-install Live Update.