Windows 10 Pro: Uninstalling KAV; should I expect problems?

  • 17 September 2021
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Windows 10 Pro with KAV 21.3

I’m preparing the PC to give to someone else, so I’m doing some house cleaning without doing a clean re-install of Windows, so I’ll want to uninstall KAV.

The process for uninstalling KAV looks a bit complicated, but seems well documented.

There’s also the KAVREMOVER tool which comes with this warning:

“ Do not use the kavremover tool unless recommended to do so by Kaspersky technical support engineers.”

Other than carefully following the removal instructions from the Kaspersky Web site, is there anything I should be looking out for?


Best answer by Flood and Flood's wife 17 September 2021, 17:35

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Hello @Bert

Welcome back! 

  • Is the KAV software you’re uninstalling going to be used on another machine? IF “yes”, before starting, write down the Activation code
  • The Uninstall process is straightforward, follow all the documentation carefully, at step 8 do not tick any check boxes. 
  • Personally, if we were giving any of our computers to someone else we’d do a clean install. 
  • Do not use KAVREMOVER, there is no reason to use it. 

If you get stuck or need help, please let us know? 

Thank you:pray_tone3:


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@Bert Just to confirm above instructions please uncheck “License information”.

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Thanks for the confirmations, especially about KAVREMOVER.

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@Bert The KavRemover is only proposed when encountering an uninstall problem or for other  specific  issues.