Anyone can help me to completely uninstall Panda Free Antivirus from my Windows 7? I always receive error message when uninstalling this program. I try to reinstall to remove it but still failed. Then I navigate to delete its folders and registry keys but I can’t find any files left over by the program. What should I do? Any help? Thanks in advance.
Basic Information about Panda Free Antivirus
Developer: Panda Security S.L
The Latest Version: Panda Free Antivirus 2016
Executable File: PANDAFREEAV.exe
Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\Panda Security
Supported Devices: Windows, Android and Mac
Official Website: http://www.pandasecurity.com/
What is Panda Free Antivirus?
Developed by Panda Security, Panda Free Antivirus is a lightweight and powerful antivirus program that takes care of your system without using lots of system resources or having nagging pop ups all the time. It is fully compatible with Windows (Win 7/Vista/XP/8.10), Android and Mac. With Panda Free Antivirus, you can enjoy a new, modern and intuitive user experience. You don’t have to be an expert to use it. The Antivirus does everything for you. Once installed, it can protect you against the latest malware, adware, spyware, hackers, phishing, rootkits, Trojans, viruses and prevent you from accessing dangerous websites. Not just the above excellent features. The antivirus program can give the ultimate protection for your data and file. No matter when you browse the Internet, it can protect you all the way. It protects your Wi-Fi connection from hackers and piggybacking neighbors. What’s more, you can also get a complete protection when shopping online. Most important of all, the antivirus program promises to protect your photo and personal data against ransomware. (Ransomware is designed by hackers or cyber criminals to encrypt users’ important files and extort lots of money from them if they want to decrypt these vital files.)
More Information about Panda Free Antivirus
In addition to the basic protection mentioned above. The real-time protection of the Antivirus can also give you a remote security. Thanks to its special cloud structure, the antivirus program doesn’t have to be manually updated. You can simply forget about complicated configurations and having to download new signature files! It will automatically update to its latest version. In addition, it features a local cache that keeps the program up and running, working at 100%. Beyond that, you can enjoy technical support assistance if you have any questions. Panda Free Antivirus features two types of analysis: Optimized Scan, which presumably analyzes the most important areas in the system though you can’t know for sure. And the other is Other Scan, where you can select specific folders and files to be analyzed. Another nice feature in Panda Free Antivirus is the USB vaccine tool, which protects your computer from potentially dangerous files in USB portable memory devices. Well, most of these excellent features (Including data, password, and Wi-Fi protection, etc.) require you to upgrade to its pro version.
Note: Most sources from its official website
Panda Free Antivirus Installation
What you should pay attention to when installing a program? Most computer users usually ignore reading the License Agreement when installing free software. This kind of behavior is not recommended. Now I will give you some useful suggestions about how to correctly install a program on computer. Using ‘bundling’ technique to spread malware, spyware, adware and Trojans has become a popular approach of hackers. So it is important to carefully read each step on the screen before clicking Next, Accept, or Install button. When you install Panda Free Antivirus, you will notice that some options have been selected by default on the setup wizard. If you don’t want to install other additional programs and make any changes to your browsers, please don’t check the box before clicking Accept and Install button. There is a type of malware called browser hijacker which usually enters the target computer and hijacks users’ default search engines and homepage through this way. So you have to be careful! Once changed, it is not easy to restore to the default settings. For some stubborn browser hijackers, it will stop to be removed by the manual steps. In addition, you may not be able to change your default search engine and homepage back through resetting your web browsers.
Panda Free Antivirus installation doesn’t refer to many complicated steps. If you have installed Panda Safe Web program and set your default homepage and search engine as Panda Safe Web, you can follow the guide below to change back.
After finishing the installation, it will pop up a window and show you Installation Complete. You can click Open Now button to launch a scan to the whole system or click Finish button.
Have you encounter any troubles when uninstalling Panda Free Antivirus? Just like the victim mentioned below that can’t manually remove leftovers of the program. Or you encounter other difficulties?
- Can’t find the program in the list of installed programs?
- Receive error message when trying to uninstall the program?
- Can’t find the Uninstall/Remove button when uninstalling the program?
- The unwanted program comes back and runs automatically after removing?
- Don’t know how to delete the residual files that the program left over?
- Not sure whether all the registry entries and files have been deleted completely?
For the above problems, you can get an instant help of a professional uninstall tool.
There are lots of reasons that can cause an incomplete uninstallation. The common reasons are as follows:
- The program is installed improperly.
- The configuration information of the program has been deleted mistakenly.
- The registry entries of the program have been damaged or corrupted.
- The program is stubborn or problematic program.
- The residual files of the program are not deleted completely.
- Your computer gets infected with virus or malware.
Quick Way to Uninstall Panda Free Antivirus
If you don’t need Panda Free Antivirus program anymore, you can follow the uninstall guide given below to quickly and completely uninstall it from your machine. If you are an advanced computer user, you can choose the manual way to uninstall the unwanted program step by step. If you are a computer novice and have no experience in dealing with computer issues, it is highly recommended using a Reliable Third Party Utility.
Uninstall Panda Free Antivirus by Yourself (Only suitable for advanced or experienced PC users)
Before uninstalling Panda Free Antivirus program, first you should check whether the program still runs in the background. If so, right click the program icon and select Stop antivirus option to end process.
Step1. Uninstall Panda Free Antivirus with Windows Add or Remove Programs.
Usually, the newly installed programs will be showed in your Control Panel. So in the first step, you should follow the guide below to navigate to your Control Panel and remove any unwanted programs. For different operating systems, we offer the corresponding steps.
For Windows 7/Vista user
Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
Search for the unwanted program Panda Protection from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to remove it.
After a window pops up, click Yes button.
Then you will receive a dialog box as shown below, click Finish button to complete the program uninstallation.
For Windows XP user
Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
Select Add or Remove Programs category.
In the opened window, find out the unneeded program from the list of installed programs and click Remove button to uninstall it.
After a dialog box pops up, click Yes button to start uninstalling the unwanted program.
Then you will receive another dialog box. You can choose Restart now or Restart later and click Finish button.
For Windows 8/10 user
Right-click Start menu and select Programs and Features.
In the opened window, look for the Panda Free Antivirus/Panda Protection from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to remove it.
Then follow the on-screen instruction to step by step uninstall the program from your computer.
Note: The recommended Uninstall Tool not only helps to uninstall any stubborn, hidden and corrupted programs but also delete all the remnants including the files, folders and registry entries created by the program.
Step2. Delete the temporary files and folders left over by the unwanted program.
Usually, the program’s default installation directory is C:\Programs Files. So you should navigate to the path, find out the related files and folders created by Panda Free Antivirus and delete them one by one. To make sure a complete removal, you should check the following directory.
C:\Programs Files\Panda Security
C:\Documents and Settings\Panda Security
Step3. Clean the registry entries created by the program.
Please follow the guide below to open Registry Editor. (Note: The following steps are suitable for Windows 7/Vista/XP/8/10)
Simultaneously press Windows + R keys on the keyboard.
Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Type regedit into the run box and click OK button.
In the Registry Editor window, click Edit menu and select Find/Find Next option or simultaneously press Ctrl + F key on the keyboard.
Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Type the key word Panda Free Antivirus into the box and click Find Next button.
Delete the associated registry keys.
To make sure a complete removal of Panda Free Antivirus, you need to delete all the registry keys related to this program. Repeat the above steps to check every registry key. (Click Edit menu and select Find; Type Panda Protection/Panda Security into the box and click Find Next button.)
Check the following registry keys:
Note: A professional uninstall tool is highly recommended to uninstall any unwanted programs (Panda Free Antivirus) and delete all of its remnants including the files, folders and registry entries. Compared with the manual way, the reliable uninstall tool is easier, quicker and safer. Moreover, it can forcibly uninstall any stubborn/hidden/corrupted programs that Windows Add or Remove Programs can’t remove. As a matter of fact, there are lots of benefits that the powerful Uninstaller can do for you. It can thoroughly wipe out the residual files left over by the program and protect your PC from corrupted registry errors.
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