Clean uninstall of MetaDefender Vault

Following the clean uninstall instructions in this page will result in losing all changes of your MetaDefender Vault installation (stored files and custom configuration).

Navigate to the installation directory (by default, C:\Program Files\OPSWAT\MetaDefender Vault). In order to perform a clean uninstall of MetaDefender Vault, including the database, please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Open Services folder and find the file named SetCompleteUninstallFlag.reg

  2. Double click SetCompleteUninstallFlag.reg


    This will set a registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OPSWAT\MetaDefender Vault that instructs the uninstaller to perform a clean uninstall.

  3. Navigate to Control Panel > Uninstall a program

  4. Locate and uninstall MetaDefender Vault

At this point, all files, configuration settings and database files of MetaDefender Vault will have been removed.