Latest method to remove CAVS

Which is the latest COMODO uninstall/removal method for removing all of CAVS


Here are some links that should point you in the right direction:



Thank you for a prompt answer and your links.

Did the manual removal but still have the Comodo AntiVirus 1.1 with greyed out Change and Remove buttons in Add/Remove Programs left. Whatever cleaning I do, they don’t go away.

By the way, there were over 150 responses in the above links. Looked like a dogs breakfast starting out and reading through all of them. I thought Comodo would be able to do something more professional and not only let us poor sods rely on the forum. Perhaps I missed something?

All products seem to have great potential, but …

Apologies humdrum,
the Comodo team did produce various files to try and help with this issue but some worked for some users and some did not. I gave links to as many of the posts as I could find in the hope that something there would work for you. Sounds like you still have some registry entires left - it took me quite a while before I managed to get rid of CAVS 1.1 too.

Here is a selection of links that may give you some more help, some have zip files attached and one is about regsitry editing:;msg45350#msg45350;msg19702#msg19702;msg19792#msg19792;msg53453#msg53453


Also, to remove entires from add/remove programs:

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).

Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall, and remove any unwanted CAVS 1.1 keys under “Uninstall.”

Before you do this check: C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus to see if there are any remnants of 1.1 there and delete them if you can.

Also check: C:\Documents and Settings\your user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Comodo and delete any CAVS 1.1 folders you see there.

You should then run something like CCleaner or RegCleaner to fix any registry errors.


If there’s still an entry in Add/Remove Programs, which cannot be accessed, you might try running MS Installer CleanUp Utility (MSICUU).