Windows 10: Program refuses to be uninstalled


  1. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       09 Jan 2018 #1

    Program refuses to be uninstalled


    Bitdefender (an anti-virus program) is giving me trouble. After running for a week it gave trouble (refused to accept my sign-in details and even a new attempt to register under new details). It refuses to run and it keeps in asking me to re-install it, which I do but I get into the same loop again.

    I have tried Windows 10's uninstall control panel but I repeatedly get a window, presumably from Bitdefender, giving me info on how to complete installation (which includes a restart). Bitdefender continues to be listed in CP "Programs and Features".

    How can I get rid of this troublesome program? Is there a brute force method?

    Thanks.
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  2.    09 Jan 2018 #2

    Hey Stevekir,
    Have you tried the BitDefender Uninstall Tool - Uninstall Bitdefender
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  3. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2018 #3

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey Stevekir,
    Have you tried the BitDefender Uninstall Tool - Uninstall Bitdefender
    Yes, that worked, but it was a struggle involving irrelevant error messages. After the hassle with Bitdefender and, earlier, AVG, I am now relying on Windows defender and Malwarebytes (paid).

    Thanks for your help.
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  4. Posts : 984
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       10 Jan 2018 #4

    From post #3
    I am now relying on Windows defender and Malwarebytes (paid).
    That is also the combination I use, it works on my system with out a bunch of hassle.
    I do manual update often on both programs. It takes less than a minute.

    Jack
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  5. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       10 Jan 2018 #5

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    From post #3


    That is also the combination I use, it works on my system with out a bunch of hassle.
    I do manual update often on both programs. It takes less than a minute.

    Jack
    Good. That's reassuring.

    Steve K.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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