How to Uninstall RAV Antivirus? – Quick Guide

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By Justin Oyaro . 12 February 2024

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RAV antivirus is a common application that most people find on their computers, and they can’t remember installing it.

Usually, software that installs itself on your system without permission can be harmful and should be removed once discovered.

This guide will show you how RAV antivirus got onto your system and how to remove it.

Let’s get started.

How Did I Get RAV Antivirus?

RAV antivirus is a legitimate and genuine software developed by ReasonLabs. To get this antivirus, you must have a subscription and download it from ReasonLabs official website.

If you can’t remember purchasing a subscription and downloading RAV antivirus, you might have a malicious program masquerading as RAV antivirus.

The most likely way it got into your computer is through bundled software. Bundled software is a single software that contains multiple apps.

Common bundled software that might contain RAV antivirus includes torrenting applications, games, download managers, and other software utilities.

You might also get the malicious software by visiting or clicking on malicious websites and adware.

Most antivirus/antimalware software will flag a fraudulent RAV antivirus software. However, it might get overlooked if it gets into your system through other genuine software.

How to Remove RAV Antivirus on Windows

Below are recommended methods that you can use to remove RAV antivirus software from a Windows computer.

Uninstall RAV Antivirus via Settings (Windows 11)

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button and go to Settings.
  2. Click on Apps from the left sidebar.
  3. Select Installed Apps on the right-hand pane.
  4. Scroll and locate RAV antivirus.
  5. Click on the three dots on the RAV antivirus option.
  6. Select Uninstall.

Uninstall RAV Antivirus via the Control Panel

If you cannot find RAV antivirus on the apps list on the above method, look for it in the programs option on the control panel. Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Control Panel, go to the Programs option, and click Uninstall a program.
  2. Look for RAV antivirus on the programs list, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Follow the on-screen prompts.

Perform a System Restore

You need to perform a system restore if you still cannot find RAV antivirus on the programs via the control panel.

A System Restore will remove recent programs and drivers. However, it won’t affect your documents and files, such as pictures.

This method only applies if you created a system restore point before the RAV antivirus entered your system. Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the dialog box (press Windows + R to open it), type rstrui and click OK.
  2. Click Next on the System Restore Wizard.
  3. Select a system restore point.
  4. Click Next to start the process. Follow any on-screen prompts.

Summary...

Employ the mentioned techniques to swiftly uninstall RAV antivirus from your system. Exercise caution with software bundles and ensure to carefully read the instructions displayed on-screen prior to installing anything.

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