Monday, March 9, 2020

Uninstall Fortinet Forticlient 6.0

How do I get this program off the computer?  The uninstall button not working??  Here's how.
TESTED in Windows 10
  1. Launch FortiClient, then find and select "unlock settings"

    If successful the "unlock settings" button usually disappears.
  2. In the Windows System Tray, right-click the FortiTray icon, then select "Shutdown FortiClient"

  3. Once FortiClient is shutdown, uninstall FortiClient using the Windows Add/Remove Programs application.
  4. BUT what if the uninstall is not highlighted?!?
  5. (tested in windows 10 )
    Open a CMD prompt as ADMINISTRATOR 
  6. Now we'll use the following command.  Please noted that every system I've ever tried this on, the machine force rebooted itself.

    wmic product where "name like 'Forti%%'" call uninstall /nointeractive

    This command uses the "Windows Management Instrumentation" command line to remove the app.
  7. It may take a few minutes for this command to run, but generally, if successful, the computer will reboot and the app will be fully removed.


  1. You are a genius. I've been fighting 'Fortinet' zombies for months. I tried the method you suggested and the program was completely uninstalled. Thank you very much!

    1. Glad it worked for you! It thwarted me for awhile as well.

  2. It worked, thank you 😊😊😊

  3. Realmente funciona!!! Obrigado pelo tutorial!!!