AVP Tool (Kaspersky) - How do I uninstall?

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  1. DaveD

    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.

  2. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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

    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

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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

    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

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Kernel drivers :) They don't appear in the list of running processes.
  7. SecOmnius

    SecOmnius Registered Member

    or Learn to have no faith in the AV/AS scanners :thumbd:
    start using Virtualization, HIPS, and Behavioral Blocking
    for your Security! :D
  8. C.S.J

    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

    SecOmnius Registered Member

    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

    C.S.J Massive Poster

    well, *doh*

    obviously :D
  11. Cadoul

    Cadoul Registered Member

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