How to remove AVG8?



Kaspersky Small Office Security 2.0 (PC)


How to remove AVG8?

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2012 Jan 19 ID: 7163

Applies to Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 for Personal Computer

Incompatible software AVG8 is automatically detected and uninstalled during the installation of Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 for Personal Computer. If you want to uninstall the software manually before the application installation, then perform the following actions:

Solution 1: Uninstalling AVG8 anti-virus using standard Microsoft Windows tools:

  • in the bottom left corner click the Start button
  • perform the following actions:
    • for Windows XP:
      • select the Control Panel item

      • in the Control Panel window click Add or Remove programs

    • for Windows Vista and Windows 7:
      • select the Contorl Panel item

      • in the Control Panel window click Programs

      • in the Programs window select Programs and components

  • in the list of programs select the AVG8 anti-virus
  • perform the following actions:
    • for Windows XP:
      • click the button Change/Remove (if you are offered to remove some common files click the button Yes, for all)
    • for Windows Vista and Windows 7:
      • double-click the application name
      • in the Programs and components window click the Yes button
  • the process of system scan will start. Wait until the process is completed
  • in the window that will open confirm that you want to remove the product by clicking the Yes button. Wait until the process is uninstallation is completed
  • you will be asked to restart your computer to completely uninstall AVG8 from your computer
  • click the OK button.

Try to install Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 for Personal Computer once again.

As a result AVG8 anti-virus will be removed from your computer. If AVG8 anti-virus has been successfully removed from your computer you do not need to perform the following steps. If an error message informs that AVG8 anti-virus removal was unsuccessful you will have to delete AVG8 anti-virus manually.

Solution 2: Uninstalling AVG8 anti-virus using the utility AVG8_Kleaner:

In order to completely remove the AVG8 anti-virus from your computer, use a special utility / In order to do this, perform the following actions:

  • Dwonload the required archive with the utility:
  • Unpack the archive (for 32-bit operating systems) or (for 64-bit operating systems), for example, using WinZip.
  • Run the file avg_remover_stf_x86.exe / avg_remover_stf_x64.exe.
  • Wait until the removing process completes. Close all programs on the computer and click Yes.


  • Restart your computer.

Try to install Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 for Personal Computer once again.

If the problem is not eleminated, then contact AVG technical support to remove the AVG records remaining in your system registry.

If all remnants of your previous anti-virus software were removed, or you have not had any anti-virus software installed on your computer, but you cannot install a Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 for Personal Computer, then create a request to Kaspersky Lab Technical Support via the My Kaspersky Account service. Attach to your request a report created using Getsysteminfo.

WarningIn the request do not forget to describe the problem and actions which are required to be performed to reproduce the problem in all details.

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