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TUTORIAL GUIDE FOR: HOW TO UNINSTALL AN ANTIVIRUS OR ANTISPYWARE SOFTWARE

Need to know how to uninstall an antivirus or antispyware software? There are two ways by which you can uninstall any program (including an antivirus software) in windows. You would want to uninstall an antivirus software from your system if you choose to install a different antivirus software or if you already have more than one anti-virus software installed in your system. If you have more than one antivirus software installed in your system it can slow down your system performance. However, if you choose to remove you anti-virus software and you don't have any other anti-virus software installed, it is highly advised to immediately install an antivirus software in your system. Otherwise your PC stands a risk of being infected from the millions of virus or malware distributed throughout the internet. Please follow the below steps to uninstall anti-virus software.

Method 1:

  1. If you are using Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter.
    • If you are using Windows Vista, click Start. In the Start search box, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter.
    • If you are using Windows 7, click Start. In the Search programs and files box, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter.
  1. In the list of installed programs, uninstall the anti-virus or anti spyware program that you choose.
  2. Restart your PC.

Method 2:

  1. If you are using a Windows 8, on the main screen you will find an option 'Search'. Type in "Control Panel". If you are using a Windows 7/XP, click on start and choose Control Panel.
  2. Depending on your Windows version, you will find one of these options:
    1. Add or remove program
    2. Programs and features
    3. Programs
  3. Click if you see any one of the above. Select the antivirus software or antispyware program that you choose and click on Uninstall.

How to uninstall an antivirus or antispyware software

Please note that it is not safe to use your PC online if you do not have an antivirus or a antispyware installed. Do make sure you have a good antivirus or antispyware installed in your PC before you use the internet.

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