Microsoft Security Essentials uninstall guide

by Jake Doevan - -
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This short guide will describe how to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials. Firstly, you should try to uninstall the software by using Add or Remove Programs. If you cannot uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials by using Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP or the Programs and Features in Windows Vista and Windows 7, then follow these steps.

How to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows XP

In order to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows XP operating system, take the following steps: 

  1. Open the Start Menu, click on Run and type “appwiz.cpl” in the text box. Click OK to continue.
  2. Locate Microsoft Security Essentials and click Uninstall.
  3. Restart your PC.

Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows Vista or Windows 7

In order to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems, take the following steps: 

  1. Open Search Programs and Files text box and type “appwiz.cpl”. Press Enter to continue.
  2. Locate and right-click on Microsoft Security Essentials, and select Uninstall.
  3. Restart your PC.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials from your Windows PC. Do not forget that a reliable security software and antivirus is necessary! In order to keep your system protected and malware-free do not forget to reinstall Microsoft Security Essentials or get a third-party antivirus software.

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