Removing incompatible third-party security applications
Dec 4, 2023
Installation of Kaspersky security applications through Kaspersky Security Center may require removal of third-party software incompatible with the application being installed. There are two main ways of removing the third-party applications.
Automatic removal of incompatible applications by using the installer
When you run the installer, it shows a list of applications that are incompatible with a Kaspersky application:
The list of incompatible applications that is displayed in the Remote installation wizard
Kaspersky Security Center detects incompatible software. Accordingly, you can select the Uninstall incompatible applications automatically check box to continue installation. If you clear this check box and do not uninstall the incompatible software, the error occurs and the Kaspersky application is not installed.
Automatic removal of incompatible applications is supported by various types of installation.
Removing incompatible applications through a dedicated task
To remove incompatible applications, use the Uninstall application remotely task. This task should be run on devices before the security application installation task. For example, in the installation task you can select On completing another task as the schedule type where the other task is Uninstall application remotely.
This method of uninstallation is useful when the security application installer cannot properly remove an incompatible application.