Steps [Dial: 8O6-3O4-3832] to Uninstall Avast Antivirus from Windows or MAC
As most PC users know, Avast is one of the best free antivirus programs for Windows. Although it is quite useful software, in some cases, it can interfere with another program, or can even be installed as a bundle without the need for it. Regardless of the reason, we’d like to continue our user tips series with how to uninstall Avast completely and leave no residues.
In fact, there are two ways to remove Avast products (antivirus, VPN, browser, driver updater, etc.): manually and via special 3-rd party software. The first way is conventional and reliable. Uninstallers such as Wise, Revo, Geek, and other best uninstallers though, offer simplicity and competent cleanout. We’re going to describe step one has to take to say goodbye to Avast. Also, it is worth noting that the uninstalling process is the same for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and MAC
Using the Avast Uninstall Utility is the most reliable uninstallation method as it completely removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC while Windows runs in Safe Mode. Alternatively, if you prefer to uninstall Avast Antivirus using the Avast Setup wizard, refer to the instructions in the relevant article below according to your product:
IMPORTANT: After you complete the steps in this article, your PC will no longer be protected by Avast against malware and other threats.
Steps to Uninstall Utility for Avast Antivirus from Windows or MAC
- Log into Windows as a user with administrator permissions and ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your PC.
- Click the button below to download the Avast Uninstall Utility, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, all files are saved to your Downloads folder).
- Right-click the downloaded avastclear.exe file, and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
- If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue on older versions of Windows).
- Click Yes when the Avast Antivirus Clear dialog prompts you to restart your Windows in Safe Mode.
NOTE:To manually start Windows in Safe Mode, follow the instructions on the Microsoft website according to your version of Windows:
- When in Safe Mode, select the location of the Avast program files (the default installation destination is automatically selected) and the product edition to uninstall, then click Uninstall.
- Wait while utility removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC.
- When the confirmation dialog appears, click Restart computer to complete the uninstallation.
After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is completely removed from your system. Your PC is no longer protected by Avast against malware and other threats.
To reinstall your preferred version of Avast Antivirus, refer to the instructions in the relevant article below according to your product:
How to uninstall Avast antivirus in Windows 10
Step 1: Open Avast program on your PC, find the Menu button at the user interface and click it. Then go to Settings in the drop-down menu.
Step 2: In the Settings window, select General tab and then Troubleshooting tab from the sub-menu. Turn Self-Defense mode off by deselecting the checkbox.
Step 3: When a warning message appears about the attempt to disable the Avast self-defense module. Go ahead and click OK. Close Avast antivirus.
Step 4: Navigate to the Control Panel (Start – Settings – type Control Panel). Choose Programs, then go to Programs and features.
Step 5: In the Programs and Features window, find and select Avast application. After that the Uninstall option appears, you should choose it to begin the uninstall process.
Step 6: The configuration screen will offer to confirm the action, press it. The process begins and might take several minutes, as it should delete all of the Avast files distributed throughout the system.
Step 7: As the process completes, Avast Setup will ask to restart the computer.
That was the first, and the most typical way to uninstall Avast antivirus and its components. If this method seems complex or you want to do it faster, there are other options at hand. There is a special utility, Avastclear, to delete Avast applications correctly.
Uninstalling Avast Antivirus with CCleaner
Step 1: Launch CCleaner. Select the Tools section, look in the list for what you need to delete, choose Avast antivirus or another Avast application.
Step 2: Now, you need to click the Uninstall button on the right. Avast configuration screen will appear, prompting to confirm the action and start uninstalling Avast.
Step 3: Wait for the process to finish and restart your PC as Avast Setup recommends.
Step 4: Now, run CCleaner utility again, select the Registry section. Click on the “Scan for Issues” button and then “Fix selected Issues”.
Step 5: Do not save backup copies of registry changes. And that’s it, now you’re free from Avast. Close CCleaner.
An alternative to CCleaner could be free IObit Uninstaller. This app not only removes programs, but also eliminates the rest of the registry entries and files. IObit supports 35 different interface languages, has plenty of additional tools, and a browser extension manager as well.
Pretty straightforward. There are other analogs of uninstallers, some are free and some have to be purchased.