AppRemover Overview


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AppRemover is an SDK and CLI that allows easy uninstallation of antivirus, security software and public file sharing applications. AppRemover is also available as a free tool.

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AppRemover Overview

  1. 1. OPSWATAppRemover Overview
  2. 2. AppRemoverWhat isAppRemoverWhat is it? A solution that automates removal of hundreds of Mac and Windowssecurity and public file sharing applications Updated monthlyWho uses AppRemover? Consumers IT Pros and MSPs Security software vendorsWhy AppRemover? Native uninstallers may require end-user intervention and may fail toremove all meaningful traces of the legacy application Installing a new security application over an existing legacyapplication can be tricky and may cause problems for the end user
  3. 3. AppRemoverInterface OptionsFor Consumers The free GUI-based download and run utility fromwww.appremover.comFor IT Pros and MSPs The On Demand configurable command line utility available forevaluation at A Cloud-based client management solution available forevaluation at www.opswatgears.comFor Security Software Vendors API available for evaluation at
  4. 4. AppRemoverHow does it work? AppRemover uses the proven technology of OPSWAT’sOESIS® Framework, an API which powers clientmanagement features of products from many technologycompanies, including those byCisco™, Juniper™, Microsoft™ and many others. AppRemover combines information generated by OESIStogether with information from ongoing testing to deliveran API that identifies and implements exactly whatshould be uninstalled for each supported product toinsure stability of the target PC or Mac.
  5. 5. AppRemoverSafely RemovesSecurity Applications from:Symantec McAfee Avast AVGMicrosoft BitDefender ESET AviraSophos Trend Micro Panda IntegoAhnLab Zeobit Beijing Rising Many othervendors!Public File Sharing Applications fromuTorrent iMesh Pando AresBitTorrent BitComet Vuze FlashGeteMule StealthNet WireStack eDonkeyFree Download Manager Many other vendors!
  6. 6. FreeAppRemoverOver 2.4Million
  7. 7. OPSWAT GEARSCloud-based applicationremoval
  8. 8. AppRemoverOESIS Mode Removal Option Leverages OESIS detection and manageability offunctions native to 3rd party applications Detects products installed automatically Where possible, triggers MSI and product’s own uninstaller toremove the product silently (without user interaction) andautomatically
  9. 9. AppRemoverCombo Mode Removal Option OESIS-based removal, followed by Signature-baseduninstall Signatures of supported applications collected and verified byOPSWAT Removes residual elements from WMI, registry, and file system Succeeds even where a 3rd party application’s own uninstallerfails Leaves zero to minimal traces of a previously installed applicationensuring no impact on new application to be installed
  10. 10. AppRemoverOtherresourcesVideos Windows CLI Macintosh CLICase Studies Avira – Security Software Vendor TechMD – MSP University of Dayton – IT ProEvaluation Create account at to access CLI interface;contact to also access the API Create account at
  11. 11. AppRemover for ConsumersOver 3.2 Million
  12. 12. OPSWAT GEARSCloud-based applicationremoval for IT Pros and MSPs
  13. 13. AppRemover On DemandConfigurable CLI for IT Pros and MSPs
  14. 14. AppRemover On DemandAPI for Security Software Vendors