How Do I Uninstall Iolo Antivirus 7
Posted on 2008-10-21
I have a client Windows XP system demonstrating many strange behaviors (can't change desktop, as the tab doesn't appear when right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties, Quicken hangs on opening and when shutting down the PC Windows displays an error message waiting on Iolo AV to close).
I'd like to replace the Iolo Antivirus with something more substantial. It was apparently installed as part of System Mechanic 7, which I was able to uninstall. I was also able to uninstall Iolo Firewall.
From within Add/Remove Programs, Iolo Antivirus appears. When highlighting it and clicking Remove the program asks for confirmation, which I provide. But then the window closes and nothing else happens. I've tried in Safe Mode as well (no luck) and I've opened MSCONFIG to ensure all Iolo services are disabled at startup.
Trend Micro, Norton and McAfee offer uninstallation tools. However, I can't find such a tool for Iolo. How can I uninstall Iolo Antivirus from this machine?