I would like to reveal a terrible secret - nothing is deleted from the computer without a trace … At least immediately and without a trace. As you know, information is contained in clusters, and in order for information about a file to be completely erased from a hard disk, you need to rewrite information on this cluster five or six times. Therefore, you should be extremely careful with the choice of antivirus program, and even more so with its removal. After all, as you know, various antiviruses do not tolerate each other. And to avoid annoying troubles, you should follow a few simple tips.
If you decide to remove the old antivirus, we recommend that you take care of the new one in advance, so as not to waste precious time searching and installing. After all, Internet worms do not sleep and can penetrate your computer with any page that opens.
But installing one antivirus while the other is on is also not worth it. Otherwise, the very first check of the system can significantly impact the state of the computer. In the best case, the system will recover and it will be possible to remove one of the two. At worst, you will have to reinstall the system or change the hardware.
That's just in order to prevent this from happening, and you need to carefully remove the antivirus. This is done simply.
To begin with, the "Start" button is pressed. In the system menu that appears, select the "Control Panel" tab. If your operating system is Windows XP, then there will be no special problems. Many users frequently installed and uninstalled games, so they often came across a similar menu.
In the "Control Panel" tab, look for the item "Add or Remove Programs". We activate it by pressing the left mouse button. The user's gaze is presented with the entire list of programs installed on this computer. And here are not only programs, but also games. Wanting to delete something, you just need to find the coveted name in the list, and press the key located to the right of the software name, which says "ReplaceDelete".
By clicking this button, the uninstallation of the program from the computer is activated. However, there is one "but" - the program itself can and will be deleted, but only saved files may remain. To remove them, you need to open "my computer" and search on the disk and in the folder where it was installed. By default, all programs are installed on the "C" drive, in the "Program files" folder. Find the name of the remote program in this folder. Delete this folder, and then empty the trash can. And you can install a new antivirus with a light heart and conscience.