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Anyone know how to un-install iantivirus??

urbanbound

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Sep 7, 2009
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Anyone know how to un-install iantivirus?

The company is No help, the software is POS memory hog , like a guest that ever leaves.
 

maflynn

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First if there was an installer see if that installer will uninstall the app.

Also check vendor site for uninstall instructions.
 
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urbanbound

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Sep 7, 2009
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un-install antivirus

Wow, quick reply, thanks...
Nope to both..I've even emailed the company but they refuse to answer my email
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Wow, quick reply, thanks...
Nope to both..I've even emailed the company but they refuse to answer my email
From a Google search for "uninstall iantivirus", this was the first search result:

http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?52948-Uninstall
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Although, I wouldn't trust their uninstall app to completely remove all traces. Use the link I posted in the other thread to make sure it's all gone.
 
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maflynn

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Wow, quick reply, thanks...
Nope to both..I've even emailed the company but they refuse to answer my email

As GGJ posted, just google how to uninstall. Next to looking for the answers from the vendor, google is probably the next and easiest alternative.
 
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GGJstudios

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As GGJ posted, just google how to uninstall. Next to looking for the answers from the vendor, google is probably the next and easiest alternative.
Actually, those instructions are from the vendor's site.
 
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urbanbound

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Sep 7, 2009
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iantivirus

I've tried the recommended suggestions, nothing works..
There is no un-install folder with the program..
Seems I've been able to make the program quit running automatically but now their program throws up an error message every time I boot up my Mac....
stating that some components are missing and to re-install the program..
 
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GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I've tried the recommended suggestions, nothing works..
There is no un-install folder with the program..
Seems I've been able to make the program quit running automatically but now their program throws up an error message every time I boot up my Mac....
stating that some components are missing and to re-install the program..
Did you follow all the instructions in the Best way to FULLY DELETE a program link that I posted in the other thread? That would have deleted everything.
 
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urbanbound

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Sep 7, 2009
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iantivirus

I followed the instructions to a T...emptied my trash....the Nag screen never goes away when I re-boot:(
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I followed the instructions to a T...emptied my trash....the Nag screen never goes away when I re-boot:(
Look for anything related to iAntiVirus in the following locations:
  • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
    (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

  • /Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

  • /Library/StartupItems/
    (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
 
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urbanbound

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Sep 7, 2009
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iantivirus

iantivirus is still listed in startup so I checked it to hide ...re-booted but that Nag screen still comes up.
I did not see any reference to iantivirus in the other areas.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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iantivirus is still listed in startup so I checked it to hide ...re-booted but that Nag screen still comes up.
I did not see any reference to iantivirus in the other areas.
Don't check to hide it. Remove it. Click on it and click the "-" to delete it from Login Items.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Happy to see it finally worked for you. I was going to suggest you download this free app. Works for me all the time:

http://appcleaner.en.softonic.com/mac
In most cases, app removal software like AppCleaner doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
 
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