Windows 10: How do I remove an AV program, F-secure

  1.    17 Aug 2016 #1

    How do I remove an AV program, F-secure


    I have a version of F-Secure on my toy that I need to remove. It's marketed by Frontier Corp. to go along with their DSL service, and called Frontier Secure. I am unable to find it so I can have one of my software uninstallers do the deed. It won't even show up in the windows installed software panel so I can do the delete. It's as if it is a ghost, and it's haunting me, saying I need to purchase a new licence or something like that. If I could just shut it down, I would. But, it just keeps nagging, and I am unable to do anything about it.

    I did find a method of removal for Win7,8,8.1 but nothing works on Win10x64.

    If anyone can help, I will love you forever, so, TIA

    andythebeagle.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       17 Aug 2016 #2

    See if these help:

    Uninstall Multi-Device Security | Frontier.com
    F-Secure Uninstallation Tool - F-Secure Community - 31265
    How to remove F-Secure products?
    F-Secure Uninstallation Tool Download

    I didn't look too closely at the links, so there might be some duplication or overlap.

    Read them and decide which one to follow - make a note of the version of the tool (the one from F-Secure should be the most current, but Frontier Secure might have different install criteria. You never can be sure that an older tool doesn't appear in search results).
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  3.    17 Aug 2016 #3

    Thank you. It's almost 4AM here, so I'm going to bed and will mess with it tomorrow eve.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       17 Aug 2016 #4

    NY & PA - same time zone

    I'm hitting the sack too - g'nite

    Bill
    .
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  5.    17 Aug 2016 #5

    Revo Uninstaller Pro [which works on 64-bit and 32-bit programs] is a last option to try -- if the manufacturer's uninstall tools do not work. Before you do all of this, make full images of your OS and data partitions onto trusted external media; Macrium Reflect free comes to mind, it really works. And, test your WinPE/MR usb boot stick and/or dvd boot.

    Addendum: I amended my post above after reading Dropbox's following excellent comment!
    I also shortened my backup comments.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 17 Aug 2016 at 06:30.
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  6.    17 Aug 2016 #6

    Revo insn't a good idea to remove an AV. Best to use the uninstall tools posted above.
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  7.    17 Aug 2016 #7

    Dropbox said: View Post
    Revo insn't a good idea to remove an AV. Best to use the uninstall tools posted above.
    Dropbox, you are correct, I should mentioned to only use Revo Uninstaller Pro if everything else from the manufacturer fails. I amended my earlier post. Thanks!

    Addendum: I have removed several security programs with Revo Uninstaller Pro without problems, however, if possible, use the manufacturer's uninstalls.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 17 Aug 2016 at 19:30.
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  8.    19 Aug 2016 #8

    Slartybart said: View Post
    NY & PA - same time zone

    I'm hitting the sack too - g'nite

    Bill
    .
    I found and used the F-Secure removal tool in the download from Bleeping Computer and it did a good job. I then installed Avast and MWB. Thanx to everyone.
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  9.    19 Aug 2016 #9

    Good to see that it's solved.
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