I'm trying to install Windows 7. During the install, it tells me that I need to uninstall the Kapersky Anti-Virus program. However, Kapersky does not show up in Programs and Features.

How do I remove Kapersky? I am running 64 bit Vista Ultimate so I cannot use Revo.

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Taking it that you are still on board with XP or Vista, get a program from www.cnet.com, it's free:

I expect one of these will help.

  • +1 for Revo, very awesome program. But CCleaner is useful too. Nov 2, 2009 at 0:18
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    The poster states that Revo is not compatible with 64-bit systems, and cnet concurs. So -1 for that but +1 for CCleaner! Nov 2, 2009 at 0:42
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    I was told by the Revo developer that there will be a release in December that will be W7 64bit compatible.
    – Zooks64
    Nov 17, 2009 at 21:38

Use Kaspersky's uninstaller from Uninstall Kaspersky

Or you can use AppRemover

  • Unfortunately, neither Kaspersky's uninstaller nor AppRemover detect Kaspersky. Hence, neither can uninstall.
    – user1413
    Nov 1, 2009 at 13:59
  • Kaspersky has individual removers for different versions, e.g. 2009 and 2010. Try the one you didn't try already.
    – CarlF
    Nov 2, 2009 at 0:03

Have you been into your C drive folders and looked for Kaspersky? If not, do so. You may also have to enter the computer's registry and delete other related files. If you venture into the registry, tread lightly or have someone who is competent help you do this. It's too easy to brick your machine by deleting the wrong thing in the registry.


If you're just planning to upgrade to 7, and if you have a major-manufacturer PC (e.g. Dell or HP), back up your data then use the "recovery disk" or "recovery partition" to return to plain-vanilla Windows XP/Vista, then install 7 over that.


Have you tried re-installing it (over top and replacing whatever files) and then uninstalling it that way ?


Depending on which Kaspersky, AppRemover detects it. http://www.appremover.com/supported-applications It can also do heuristic removal for apps not fully supported.


I'm reading a bit between the lines and I take it you have a Windows 7 Upgrade version? It is actually possible to perform a FULL INSTALL using a Windows 7 Upgrade, giving you a cleaner OS than upgrading from your old OS.

Full Install using an Upgrade version of Windows 7

In short, you skip the CD-Key entry, and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 7... takes longer but it will be a cleaner install.

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