Manual Un-installation Method for Comodo AntiVirus
This manual Un-installation can be used under the following conditions
User doesn’t see any entry of CAV in “Control
Panel->Add/Remove Programs” section.
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.