FortiClient replaced my previous security software after I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I tried to uninstall it through control panel and it did tell me that the removal was finished. But I still could find its process was running on computer when opened task manager. With its running, I could not use other tools anymore. I did not want to restore system to Windows 7 because I only wanted to uninstall this tool from computer as all other things went well on system besides this. How can I uninstall FortiClient completely?
Information about FortiClient
FortiClient is a free tool which extends the power of its FortiGate’s Unified threat management to endpoints on your network. It is a comprehensive program with professional virus defenses and fully customizable parental for your devices. The problem of worrying about what kind of website your kinds are accessing or what risky will be installed on system will be easily solved by this tool. Even the damaging programs trouble can be avoided. The newest version of it does not cost any perseat license fees and it helps solve your problem of managing multiple endpoints so the users or guests who use your computer can efficiently work anywhere without compromising your security. It can be the end point solution for your FortiGate network. As a free endpoint suite, this application includes malware and virus detection, rootkit removal, parental web control, and VPN. The developer’s team of it has created t Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs which contain updated threat intelligence and definitions are used for detecting malware. If you want to block malicious and explicit web sites when you are surfing the internet, you can do it easily through using the parental control offers by this tool and the settings are simple. Once you want to use quick and easy secure, remote access through IPSec or SSL protocols, the single VPN configuration will allow you.
As a free and famous tool around the world, it has totally achieved more than 20 VB100 awards and it is able to detect threats on both a reactive and proactive basis. You will experience a new type of proactive detection which is based on detecting zero-day malware and this kind of technology has never been seen before around the world. Such application is an enterprise class suite which is designed for the world’s largest enterprise environments, including fortune 1000 companies, federal and state agencies. It also services individual user who require the ultimate in a fully modular protection suite capable of power beyond antivirus. Version 5.0.5 includes pre-scan for viruses on the target system before installing FortiClient, enhanced file copy performance and enhanced UI performance. This professional tool safeguards our computer by stopping your computer from several types of internet malware through combining your personal firewall with its antispyware and antivirus tools.
The most special feature of this tool is that it is specially designed to maximize your online experiences by offering several real-time protection methods. Malicious websites, phishing sites and spam URL can be stooped before accessing so that you can lower the possibilities of being tracked by online scams. With the help of it, you can run a scan process of your computer for checking any infiltrations are present. As long as this application is installed, you can start to issue a quick and full scan of your system. Or you can directly select just one of folders to put under the scope. The scan does not take long and even the quick scan is as effective as full scan. Besides, a thorough scheduler will be put at your disposed and you are able to manage quarantined files or site violations if you want. Even it is designed to work with a network application, it still can function as a standalone antivirus software.
There is one thing to note that you will spend a long time to install this process on your computer as it requires you to install many associated components at the time. As the beginning, you need to download its exe file from websites first. Then, you click to install its files by running its installer. However, it requires you to connect to its servers first. After, you should wait to download all data like image files. It really takes a long time to finish the installation.
Apart from this, you still need to wait even after finishing install as it will automatically download components on your computer.
How to Uninstall FortiClient Properly
FortiClient is so popular as it is free and effective. However even many users want to try it and do download it on computer, some of them may be disappointed as it is not effective as it claims. Sometimes it does not work effectively in blocking brand new malicious URLs. The functions of parental control system are limited. Once you turn off parental control, you will also disable anti-phishing and malicious URLs blocking. It has no access to CD for Ransomware and related issues. Thus, many users would try to uninstall it in the end but most of them do not how to completely uninstall FortiClient without trance. For this reason, this post will show you how to uninstall this program from computer manually.
Reminder: The manual removal guide requires removal skills and you will fail to remove FortiClient if you do not follow all steps correctly. Any missing of important deletion will lead to failure.
Any mistaken deletion of files or registry will lead to more system damages. Thus, if you are not experienced users, you should uninstall this program automatically by using professional uninstaller. Do not try the manual method if you are not experienced with deleting unwanted registry entries.
Manual Uninstall Guide
Step one. Uninstall program from computer through control panel
Click the lower left corner from desktop, select “control panel” option and then continually choose “programs and features” option from list. (or only choose “control panel” if you are under classify view)
From the lower left corner of desktop, click “start” button and select “control panel” option in main list. After, choose “uninstall programs” option
From desktop, click “start” button at lower left corner, select “control panel” option from main list.
Choose Add or Remove Programs category
Once the all programs are listed, scan all of them and find FortiClient from list. Select it first and click “uninstall” or “uninstall/change” button
click “yes” to continue and follow the uninstall steps and close windows once all steps are completed.
Step two. Search and delete related files and folders from computer
Click on “computer” icon on desktop, put “FortiClient” into search box at the top right corner and search it in “computer”
Delete the files and folders found on results
Select all files and right click them, select “delete”
click “yes” to confirm
Step three. Locate and remove associated registry entries
Click start or windows icon, go to search box and put “regedit” into it, search this keyword. After, a program named “regedit” will appear, click it.
Then the registry editor will pop up on screen. Click “edit” option at toolbar and then select “find” option.
Here, you will get a search box which can search data, stings, keys and values by using keywords.
Put “FortiClient” into it and click “find next” button. The searching process will start, it may takes a few seconds to find related strings.
Once the string is listed for you, right click that target string and click “delete” option
Right click target string and select “delete” option
Go back to “Find” window, click “find next” button again to find the next one. (You need to repeat this step for many times)
Delete all found strings. Do make sure all strings above are deleted.
if you can not get rid of FortiClient software from computer after following the manual removal guide, you can try uninstalling it automatically. The auto-uninstall is simple because you only need to download the professional uninstaller below and you can fully remove unwanted programs by clicking “uninstall” button. The auto uninstall is effective and it will not bring any potential risks to your computer.
Attention: The following video offers a complete guide for FortiClient program removal.You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!