Windows 10: Anti Virus (AV) stand alone removal tools Solved

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  1. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       24 Jun 2016 #11

    One for ZoneAlarm with a note for safe mode
    Link to uninstall instructions: Self-Service Support

    Note:
    WARNING - Do NOT run the ZoneAlarm Uninstall program while in Safe Mode unless absolutely necessary. The program may not be able to make the proper registry changes in Safe Mode, thus generating errors after a reboot.
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  2. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       24 Jun 2016 #12

    axe0 said: View Post
    One for ZoneAlarm with a note for safe mode
    Link to uninstall instructions: Self-Service Support

    Note:
    axe0 said: View Post
    One for ZoneAlarm with a note for safe mode
    Thanks Martijn

    I could not get to the link you provided, but included it anyway. I guessed that you have to be a registered ZA user.

    I also included a link to direct download the tool from ZA servers. I found that link in the support forums with one user stating that it worked only in safe mode after running it in normal mode

    I added a PostProcess note about Safe mode based on your Warning and the ZA post.

    Bill
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  3. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       24 Jun 2016 #13

    I'm not a registered user as I've never used ZA and can access the site on any system I have quickly access to
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  4.    23 Jul 2016 #14

    Since you have all these removal tools listed(thanks), would it be a good idea to use them at a later date?
    I was using Panda several months ago, but removed it. Now using Defender. Would running the Panda removal tool now, possibly find any leftover files and remove them? Or even using two or three removal tools to remove all previous AV programs used.
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  5. Slartybart's Avatar
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       23 Jul 2016 #15

    Most AV products do a better job of uninstalling now-a-days - these tools were created to supplement an uninstall only if the standard uninstall did not completely remove the product.

    If your machine does not exhibit any issues, then you do not have to run the standalone removal tools
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