AVP Tool (Kaspersky) - How do I uninstall?

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  1. DaveD
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    DaveD Registered Member

    I must say, I was very excited to see this AVP Tool standalone program and I am pleased with the way it functioned. However, I cannot get it off of my computer as it seems worse than any virus I have ever dealt with.

    Uninstall failed:
    - unins000.exe file within Kaspersky Lab Tool folder does nothing.

    Removed startup from registry:
    - removed setup_7.0.0.180_07.03.2008_07-18.exe from Run section.

    Disabled service:
    - disabled the setup_7.0.0.180_07.03.2008_07-18.exe service.

    Removed service from registry:
    - removed setup_7.0.0.180_07.03.2008_07-18.exe service from registry.

    Failed attempt to delete Kaspersky Lab Tool folder:
    - error with deleting advdis.ppl (Access denied)

    Checked for hidden device drivers in Device Manager:
    - nothing relating to Kaspsersky.

    Unlocker attempt to delete:
    - Unlocker was unable to delete any of those files (even the delete upon reboot option).

    There are no processes running that relate to Kaspersky. I have no idea how to remove this as I have tried all options. If anybody that has experienced this problem with AVP Tool and found a solution, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Dave
  2. Blackcat
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    Blackcat Registered Member

    Check this thread; may be a help.
  3. DaveD
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    DaveD Registered Member

    Thank you for the link Blackcat. That did the trick. For me, it was as simple as disabling the self defence option. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how it can "self defend" itself when none of the program processes were running... but either way, this worked and I will continue to use the program from time to time now that I know how to remove it. I don't know why they would have made it so difficult.
  4. C.S.J
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

    or maybe learn your lesson and use one that doesnt require an installation, such as Drwebs Cureit.
  5. DaveD
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    DaveD Registered Member

    You're right, I was not pleased to see that it required installation or the fact that it was set to startup when Windows boots and had a service installed. I was hoping that it would simply extract temporarily to a folder during use, then remove the temporary folder upon exiting the program.

    I'm not very familiar with Dr. Web so maybe I will give it a try. I'll have to check out some test results too.
  6. lucas1985
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Kernel drivers :) They don't appear in the list of running processes.
  7. SecOmnius
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    or Learn to have no faith in the AV/AS scanners :thumbd:
    and
    start using Virtualization, HIPS, and Behavioral Blocking
    for your Security! :D
  8. C.S.J
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

    sure, that is an option.

    i do use Prevx, but its mainly for knowing what each software is trying to do.

    im old-school, and could easily be a happy chappy just using an antivirus alone, infact... this has been my main option since ive been using the internet.
  9. SecOmnius
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    I am new-school Chris.
    I prefer ThreatFire's custom rules over PREVX,
    but I understand your love for this (U.K. made) product.:D

    To be back on the subject, I definitely prefer Dr.Web CureIt!
    over the Kaspersky AVP Tool, which takes much more time to
    Scan and leaves Leftovers after uninstalling it.
    I wonder wheather the special Kaspersky unistaller
    removes all the Kaspersky AVP Tool files.
    Anyway, Dr.Web CureIt! remains the No.1 First-Aid solution! :thumb:
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2008
  10. C.S.J
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

    well, *doh*

    obviously :D
  11. Cadoul
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