July 12, 2021

Is uninstalled cybersecurity completely gone?

Once you uninstall a cyber security program such as malwarebytes, sophos, kaspersky, McAfee… Are they completely gone? Or are there still components of the program on your systems device. Can it access your device? I’m talking about anything other than an installation folder.

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A clean uninstallation should remove all services related. If the directory is removed from program files then that should be good enough. There may be remnants (files) in other folders such as AppData, Program Data as well as within the registry. These normally can be deleted if the uninstallation didnt perform it.

You could check services to see if they are removed as well as scheduled tasks.

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