Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To Remove Antivirus Program From Windows XP

You might have some programs in your computer that you no longer want to use and hence wish to disable or remove from the system. It may be this program is interfering with some other programs in your computer and creating problems.
Let’s consider the case of Windows antivirus software program. If you have problems with this software or you wish to use some other antivirus program on your computer, or if it is taking too much of your system resources, you might then want to remove or disable it. Though the exact steps for disabling the software differ with different operating systems, the basic concept is the same.

How to disable the antivirus software
  • Open your installed antivirus program on your computer. You can find the program icon on your desktop or you may find the icon on the tray on the bottom of your screen. Double-click the icon to open it. Or else you can open the program by going to Start > All Programs > your antivirus program.
  • Once the antivirus program is opened, look for a button or a checkbox on the main window which says, Enable/Disable. If the antivirus program is active, it will display as Disable which means you can click on it to disable or make it inactive. If it in inactive, it will show Enable meaning you may click on it to make it active.
  • If you are unable to disable the program by this method, you may click on the programs’ help menu which will open a standard utility for Windows XP. When you click on the Search tab you will get a search box where you need to type disable. Then click on the List Topics window.
  • You will now get the instructions on how to disable the software. Just follow it and it will be disabled.
  • How to uninstall the antivirus software
  • Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • Double-click on Add or Remove Programs. This will list all the installed applications on your computer. From this list, locate your antivirus program.
  • Select the antivirus program by clicking on it. You can see a button labeled Change/Remove. Click on it and it will ask you whether to change or remove. Click Remove to uninstall or remove it from your computer.

Now that you have successfully disabled or removed Windows antivirus program, you can now take the next necessary action. Hope you find this article helpful.

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