How to Completely Uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2015?
Since I discovered that so many people have difficulty in dealing with Panda Antivirus Pro 2015, I have decided to work out a comprehensive tutorial for users to read, and here it is. As you may know, the uninstall process could be different depending on your PC’s operating system. But they are not that different to recite, and all you need is to do it right.
It happens a lot that you think you have finished the whole removal, but rebooted your PC only to find out it still appeared on the system tray. No exception every time. So what’s the problem exactly?
If you directly drag its folder to Recycle Bin and empty it just because you can’t find an uninstall option in Start menu, problems will occur, for example: you’re not able to re-install or uninstall it again due to missing files, errors messages pop up right after Windows loads, system crashes if you double-click the program’s icon on the desktop, or you can’t free up the hard drive space it’s taking for other purpose.
Well, no matter what your case is, to successfully uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2015, please read the following tutorials, and you may get the answer.
Uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 by Regular Means
For the two most popular systems, I provided two instructions in every part. As long as you carefully perform the steps below, no bad consequences will bother you. Here we go:
1. Enter Safe Mode.
On Windows 7: Turn on / reboot your PC > before you see the black screen with Windows 7 logo in the center, press “F8” on your keyboard to access Advanced Boot Options:
- Safe Mode
- Safe Mode with Networking
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt
> Any of the above is OK to choose.
On Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select “Search” > type “msconfig” in the box and press Enter on your keyboard > select the Boot tab, tick the “Safe boot” item under the Boot options, and tab “OK” button below.
2. Go to Control Panel, where all the removals begin.
On Windows 7: Click on “Windows logo” in the lower left corner to open Start menu, and select “Control Panel” > click “Uninstall a program” in the Programs column.
On Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select “Search” > type “control panel” in the box and press Enter on your keyboard > click “Uninstall a program” in the Programs column.
Now you can browse the list of currently installed programs, locate Panda Antivirus Pro 2015, double-click it to activate its uninstall wizard. When you’re asked whether to immediately restart your computer, click on “Later/No”, and refer to the following contents.
3. Go to Registry Editor, where many users forget to take care of.
On Windows 7: Click on “Windows logo” in the lower left corner to open Start menu > type “regedit” in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.
On Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the chamrs bar, and select “Search” > type “regedit” in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.
Now you have opened the Windows Registry Editor, find “HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/XXX”, right-click the folder and select “Delete”.
Then you can reboot your computer : )
An Easier Way to Uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2015
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1. Click on the green download button here or visit the homepage to try out Max Uninstaller.
2. Double-click the desktop icon to open it, you will know what programs are currently installed on your PC. Find and select the Your target icon, and press Run Analysis to scan all the related files.
3. In the list presented, tick all the items displayed belonging to the toolbar, and hit the Complete Uninstall button.
4. A window will show up telling you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, after which press Scan Leftovers > and Delete Leftovers at last.
Uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 – Video Demonstration
Sometimes the Windows built-in uninstall utility, “Programs and Features” or “Add/Remove Programs” can’t 100% remove Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 and other similar software, and may even cause system problems.
Moreover, it’s dangerous to delete anything in the Registry Editor without creating a back-up before, since what’s deleted can’t return. If that’s the case, you’d better find a good helper like this to handle it.