How to manually remove left-overs of Panda free antivirus?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I decided to uninstall Panda free antivirus but during the uninstallation process Blue Screen of Death happen. Then I unplugged the power cord and restart, then use the Panda uninstaller utility of which I downloaded from the net. I suspect if it really works to completely remove everything.

    After reboot, I use registry cleaner of CC and Glary Utilities to remove registry entries possibly left.

    I was wondering if there's anything I can do to seek and delete the remaining entries, folders, etc of Panda antivirus and remove them one by one. Can you give me some step by step process?

    I now installed NOD32 antivirus successfully and it works fine and my pc runs smoothly, but still wonders if there's anything left from Panda antivirus.
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I've tested installation in VM and used Process monitor to log the process. During installation this folders were created:
    If you use 64 bit OS also check folder Program files (x86) for those subfolders. Remove those folders only after you successfully run their uninstaller tool. Other files and folders were probably created during AV usage and updates. For those I would check for panda folders on your C: drive. Be careful what you delete and take system image before deleting to prevent any problems.
     
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  3. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    CCleaner will still leave some registry entries, try RegScanner by Nirsoft or SystemLook, they will find entries that Ccleaner misses.
     
  4. LucentWarrior

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    Go to File Explorer, open it, click C drive then up in the right hand corner where it states "Search Local C" enter the name of the product. Then when finished here, open Regedit, click "Edit" then "find" and enter the name of the product, once the first entry shows, you can then toggle F3 to go to the next item it finds each time until it states it can find nothing else.
     
  5. brainrb1

    brainrb1 Registered Member

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    Everything and RegSeeker are very good at finding left-overs.
     
  6. phalanaxus

    phalanaxus Registered Member

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    I can't locate the link right now, but if I remember correctly there was a panda removal tool avaliable.
     
  7. Cloudcroft

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    It looks like the OP has already run the Panda removal tool.
     
  8. phalanaxus

    phalanaxus Registered Member

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    Apparently I missed that part. :oops:
     
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