While I started this thread, and will maintain it, I am not an employee of Webroot or any other software company. I do not endorse any software product, nor imply that any product is better, or worse, than any other product. This is simply a listing of software removal tools I have found along the way that have been made available by the devoloper of the software. These are intended to be used as a handy reference for folks with damaged installations, expired software, or otherwise undesired software for which they wish to use a removal tool. In no way should the removal list thread be taken as a suggestion to remove the software listed. Webroot is designed to be compatible with all other software, and this list is not intended to imply otherwise. This list is for removal tools/instructions of all types of software.
Members of the community are encouraged to comment with additional software removal tools they have knowledge of as long as:
1) The removal tool or instructions are free for use, and provided by the developer of the software to be removed.
2) No suggestions or comments, outright or implied, be made that any of the software listed is inferior, undesireable, or should be removed.
3) All suggested submissions MUST point to the web page that the suggested tool is located on. I will not post the download itself as the user is solely responsible for any and all consequences for using any tool listed. Anyone who chooses to use a tool is expected to read the documentation of any tool before use, and agree to the terms and conditions of the tool developer. Webroot, myself, and all others who may suggest tools to be included or post any comments here make no claims as to the effectiveness of any tool, nor will be held responsible for any unwanted affects or damage that may occur by using any tool listed.
4) Webroot reserves the right to remove any comment, suggestion, or the entire thread at their sole discretion at any time and for any reason. I appreciate the opportunity for the members of the community to be allowed this space for the purpose of helping each other and providing this information.
NOTE: While in general I will only include programs from the software developer, there may be a few applications from a 3rd party. I consider 3rd party apps to be of greater risk, and so they are listed in red. Again, ALL applications listed are "Use at your own Risk".
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 9, 10
- Read instructions carefully.
- This is a 3rd party utility. I reccomend reading the CNET reviews for this item. While it appears to have a good success rate, there have also been some bad impacts as well. It might be a good idea to use the software developers own tool (If available) first and use this as a secondary. Suggestion provided by: TripleHelix
- Short and sweet, but read directions carefully.
- Quite a few available tools here, you will need to select the correct one for the version that is to be removed.
- Manual directions and Registry cleaner application
- Short and to the point.
- Instructions and links appear to be a bit confused, but also contains removal tool.
- Third Party Tool While this is located on the Comodo forums, the tool was developed by users, not the developer. Approach with caution.
- Using the ESET Uninstaller may reset your Windows network settings. Command window, read directions carefully.
- FTP site. Instructions are in the readme.txt file.
- Description, but no instructions.
- Removal Applet, opens the removal tool in your browser. It should detect and remove old versions of Java.
- Several different products are listed, as well as specific directions for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
- No download, but the manual instructions are pretty straightforward and easy. Old post: 2006
- This is a discussion board thread that contains the download link, as well as instructions.
- This covers a variety of products
- Third Party: Even though by Microsoft, this is meant for helping when uninstalling ANY program that failed to correctly uninstall. There have been several versions of this due to issues, so I recommended using with caution to be on the safe side.
- Manual instructions.
Norton Removal Tool Downloads and Uses Page
- The Norton removal tool is actually a set of different tools for a variety of Symantec/Norton software.
Download and Install
- Third Party Utility Included even though a third party utility due to recommendation. Free and fuller featured pro versions available, this utility helps remove stubborn remnants standard uninstalls can leave behind. Suggestion provided by: TripleHelix
- Directions on how to remove
- No tool, just simple instructions for Android. The KB article has how to use your MyWebroot Account Console to remotely deactivate/uninstall an installation.
- Intended as a tool to be used during the upgrade from older versions of Webroot software (2011 and previous products) to the WSA product line, this tool may help removing such legacy Webroot applications when normal methods fail. It is suggested to make a restore point first! This will not remove versions 2012 and later of WSA.
- There are a number of utilities available to repair/remove various parts of your WSA installation. At this time I have not listed these individually, but Webroot Mods and Support may have access to these.
More coming soon.. I have a nice list, but as some of them are a bit old I am re-verifying my links before posting.
"AppRemover will find and uninstall any security applications on your system, such as virus protection programs and spybot removers. Sometimes antivirus programs do not uninstall completely, so if you're replacing one security application with another, AppRemover can help you remove the old program so you can start fresh with the new one. This free program works well and installs and uninstalls with no problems. It is useful for ensuring that there are no remnants of old and outdated security software lurking in your PC."
http://www.appremover.com/sites/default/files/cnet.pngSupported ApplicationsFree Download
Sorry I have not gotten a start on putting a list up.. been a hectic and difficult couple of days. Thank you for the suggestion.. I will check it out!
To remove a computer from the online SecureAnywhere Management Website, please follow the instructions below.
1. Log in to my.webrootanywhere.com and select the console you want to view.
2. Click the PC Security tab.
3. Select the PC you want to deactivate. A window with options for this PC appears.
4. Click Commands.
5. Click Deactivate.
6. A confirmation popup appears. If you are certain you want to deactivate the PC, click Confirm.
7. A second popup appears, indicating that the computer is being deactivated. Click OK.
If the selected computer is running at this time, the SecureAnywhere will be uninstalled immediately. If the computer is currently turned off, SecureAnywhere will be uninstalled the next time you reboot the machine.
Good idea to include the Conole Deactivate commands. I am not quite sure how to include it yet, as the listing works best with actual links. I will check the Knowledge Base for an article with the directions, and if it does not exist, I will ask that it be created so that an easy link exists for it.
Well done, good idea. I wish you luck.