Manual Un-installation Method for Comodo AntiVirus
This manual Un-installation can be used under the following conditions
1. User doesn't see any entry of CAV in "Control
Panel->Add/Remove Programs" section.
2. When user tries to un-install CAV from "Add/Remove
Programs" section, but not able to do so as nothing
happens after clicking on 'Change/Remove" link in it.
Steps for Manual Un-Installation
I. Go to "Start->Run" and type "cmd" in combo box and
press OK button. It will open DOS console window.
II. Use 'cd" DOS command to change directory to CAV
installation directory, which is by default
'[Program Files Folder]\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus',
so if you have OS installed in 'C' drive, it should
be "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus".
III. Two methods are there to remove the windows socket layer.
A. You can find a “WinSock2_backup.reg” file in CAV
installed directory. This file contains the backup
of your registry keys before CAV installation.
Just double click the file and it will restore the
registry entries prior to CAV installation.
B. Type in "InstLsp.exe -u" and press "Enter" key.
This will un-install the windows socket layer.
IV. To remove the driver and service just double click the
file “uninstCavasmDrv.cmd” in the CAV installed folder.
This will remove the service and driver from your system.
V. Above method removes Comodo Antivirus configuration from
system, but still files will be there in installation
directory that you can delete manually.
VI. One more thing it does not remove Comodo Launch Pad from
system, in case you have CAV as the only installed product
and want to un-install "Comodo Launch Pad" also, you will
have to delete CLP files manually.
CLP is installed at following location:
[Program Files Folder]\Comodo\LaunchPad
If anybody is experiencing any problem with setup not mentioned
above,please add your problem and we will try to help as much
as we can.
Currently we are working on our own installer, we will be releasing
CAV with its own installer soon.
You can't fool me - you're no newbie!! LOL
If the above steps will categorically fix the uninstall problem, is there any chance of these steps being put into a script to make it easier for Mr.and Mrs. Average to do, if they have to?
Would the following do the job?
cd "\program files\comodo\comodo antivirus"
echo Restoring previous WindowsSockets
run winsock2_backup.reg /w
rem run InstLsp.exe -u /w
echo Windows Sockets restored
echo Press any key to continue removal
echo Removing driver and service
run uninstCavasmDrv.cmd /w
echo Driver and Service stoppedand removed
echo Press any key to continue manual removal
echo Removing subdirectories and files
del "c\program files\comodo\comodo antivirus\*.* /s"
echo Subdirectories and files removed
echo Press any key to continue
echo Removing Anti Virus folder
rd "comodo antivirus"
echo Manual removal complete - please reboot your system
Please note - I haven't tested this script - use at your own peril! There is no error trapping no nothing, just raw removal with a handful of pauses just so you can go "Oops!" halfway through, rather than at the end. LOL
P.S. If we've dropped to DOS in step 2, won't we find it rather hard to double click anything in step 3A?
Hope this helps,
(WCF3) (WCF3) (WCF3)