Proper Steps to Safely, Completely Remove Smadav Antivirus 2016

If you still have no idea how to correctly remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 from your PC, read this article for answers and useful knowledge of Windows operation.


Almost all the antivirus software cannot be installed with another, and all of them are difficult to remove, because they’re designed for being strong and not easy to get away with by malicious traits. So there are not just a few people who stuck in this removal.

You can find two solutions below to completely remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 from your computer. Share this with your friends if they’re having the same trouble.

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How to Manually Remove Smadav Antivirus 2016?

Compared to Windows 8, the main difference of Windows 10 is that it provides a brand new Start menu other than the Start screen, and these two can be easily switched between each other. In the following steps, I particularly listed the steps you can take via the Start menu in Windows 10 along with those in Windows 7/8. Hopefully they see to every reader’s needs.

First of all, make sure you’re using an Administrator account. If your system never had a second account, ignore this, then start the removal right away:

1. Close Smadav Antivirus 2016.

Right-click on its icon in the System Tray (bottom-right corner of your screen), and select to Exit the program.

2. End the related process.

To ensure a smooth removal, you can stop the program running in the background by ending the related processes via the Task Manager. It may not be necessary towards the removal of some programs, but just in case.

3. Open the list of currently installed programs.

Windows 7: Open the Start menu > Select Control Panel > Click Uninstall a program
Windows 8: Right-click on the Start button > Click Programs and Features
Windows 10: Right-click on the Start button > Click Programs and Features


4. Remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 via the Programs and Features.

Click on Smadav Antivirus > Uninstall or Double-click Smadav Antivirus to activate its default uninstaller > If you don’t need to reinstall the program, check the option “Remove all user setting” > click Uninstall > wait for the wizard to finish the process.

5. Open the Windows Registry Editor.

Windows 7: Open the Start menu > Execute “regedit” in the search box
Windows 8: Point your mouse to the bottom-right corner > Select Search > Execute “regedit” in the box
Windows 10: In the bottom-left corner of your screen, execute “regedit” in the search box on the taskbar

6. Delete the vestiges to completely remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 from your PC.

Now you’re removing the files that regular uninstall might leave behind. Before doing this, you might want to read How to Back up & Restore the Registry in case of any mistaken deletion.

Here is a folder to delete: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SMADAV\


Then on the navigator of Registry Editor, click Edit > Find… > search for “Smadav Antivirus 2016” > Delete the file (s)/folder (s) if found.


7. Restart your PC to take effect.

Then check your system tray (right end of the taskbar) and Task Manager (hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to open), if Smadav Antivirus 2016 is not there then the removal was successful.

How to Remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 More Easily?

The answer is to use an efficient tool takes care of all the necessary jobs for you. I believe this will save a lot of time:

1. Click the green Download button to install Max Uninstaller.

2. Run it and you will see the list of all the programs currently installed on your machine > Locate the Smadav Antivirus icon, select it and click on the green Run Analysis button.

Remove Smadav Antivirus 2016 with MaxUninstaller.

3. Keep all items displayed in the new list ticked, hit the green Complete Uninstall button.

4. After a few seconds, it will give you the option to Scan Leftovers (cleaning out the keys from Windows Registry), click it.

5. At last, hit the green Delete Leftovers button to completely remove Smadav Antivirus 2016.

Clicking Back to Step1 will fresh the programs list, so that you can check whether your target has been eliminated. After the removal is complete, you can perform the same steps to uninstall other programs you don’t need on your PC.

Here is a short video that shows you how Max Uninstaller works to remove Smadav Antivirus 2016:

If you have any question to ask, do feel free to leave comments below.

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