How to Completely Remove Quick Heal Antivirus from your PC

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December 5, 2015
How to Completely Remove Quick Heal

How would you uninstall Quick Heal Antivirus from your PC?

By navigating to Control Panel, locating Quick Heal -> right-click -> Uninstall, right?

Well, you can surely uninstall Quick Heal antivirus with this, but it won’t completely remove every instance of the software.

The reason behind this is, every antivirus leaves special registry entries to track licenses, schedule scans and other tedious tasks (in case you install them again later).

So, unless and until you don’t clean them, those aren’t completely removed from your system in the true sense.

Here’s the good:

It’s not quite hard to completely remove it, just a simple little process to be followed.

So, let’s jump into the 2 Ways to completely remove Quick Heal Antivirus from your PC.


#1 – Manual Removal

Manual Removal is the software uninstall process followed by registry edits which will remove every detail and instance of the software.

Steps to Completely Remove Quick Heal Antivirus from PC:

  1. Go To Start –> Control Panel.
  2. Select Add & Remove Programs (for Win XP users.) If you are using Win 7, open Control Panel –> Click on View by dropdown located on the top right corner and switch to Small Icons. There, selecting Programs and Features will open the list of installed softwares on your PC.
  3. Find out Quick Heal product (whichever version you’ve installed) and uninstall it by right clicking on it –> Uninstall. During uninstallation of the product check “Remove Report Files” when asked to you. Restart your computer after uninstallation process.
  4. Open Run (pressing Win key + R, or from start menu) and type regedit and press Enter. A window with registry keys on your PC will come up.
  5. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Quick Heal from the left pane and delete Quick Heal folder from it.
  6. Then, navigate to HKEY_USERS –> DEFAULT –> SOFTWARE –>Quick Heal, this time also, delete the Quick Heal folder.
  7. Go to HKEY_USERS –> S-1-5-18 –> SOFTWARE –> Quick Heal and delete the folder.
Note
Only remove the mentioned Quick Heal folders and entries from the registry. Deleting any other folder may lead to inaccessibility of other application or may destroy your operating system. Carry out registry tweaking with utmost care.

#2 – Using Removal Tool

If registry tweaking isn’t your cup of tea, then Quick Heal provides a super cool tool that automatically does all the hard work itself.

How to use the Quick Heal’s Product Removal Tool?

Uninstall the software from Control Panel and run the Product Removal Tool.

[magpi_btn type=danger link=”http://www.quickheal.co.in/prod-rem”]Download Quick Heal Product Removal Tool[/magpi_btn]

With this, Quick Heal Antivirus is now completely removed from your system.

Facing any problem with the steps? Let me know in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Jayesh Prajapati November 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

    i have followed above both process stii i cant be able to install trail version.
    please can you suggest any other option.
    and in first option i did not find quick heal folder from manual remove section..

  • Reply rajan bhusake December 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I trying all the steps in proper manner for uninstalling quick heal but, still notification will come quick heal run background. I check but there is no running quick heal bacjground.

    • Reply DudeGuy January 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Search for it in Task Manager. You’ll find it there.

  • Reply TUSHAR December 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    IN 1ST PROCEDURE THE QUICKHEAL FOLDER IS NOT SHOWN

  • Reply Mrunmay February 1, 2017 at 4:35 am

    When I try to remove Quickheal from start > Quickheal > Uninstall Quickheal, a popup comes with Quick heal already running in background cannot remove quickheal. Please help me to find solution.

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