How to Uninstall Avast antivirus?

Avast is an antivirus that protects your device from viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware. If you wish to uninstall avast antivirus, your device will become vulnerable to external threats.

Uninstall the Avast on Windows:

  • Open the Windows desktop and navigate to the Start menu.
  • Make sure to login as an administrator and close all the programs running currently on your Windows before opening the Avast software.
  • Select the Apps and Features from the displayed menu and search the Avast software.
  • Click the Uninstall button near the Avast antivirus and click Yes if the User Account Control(UAC) prompts. 
  • On the Avast Setup Wizard, click on the Uninstall button again and select Yes to confirm your action. 
  • Wait until the uninstallation process completes, and remove the Avast-related files.
  • The confirmation dialogue box will prompt you to restart your PC by giving both the ‘Restart computer’ and ‘Restart later’ buttons.
  • You can restart your computer by merely clicking on the Restart computer button.
  • If you have difficulties in carrying out the uninstallation process, contact our technical team.

Carry out these steps if you have enabled the Self-Defence mode on Avast software:

  • The Self-Defence mode is a unique feature that comes with the Avast antivirus to prevent the uninstallation of the software by malware applications. If you wish to uninstall Avast software, disable the Self-Defence mode first and proceed with the uninstallation.
  • To disable the Self-Defence mode, open the Avast user interface and click on the Menu tab that is available at the top-right corner.
  • Select the Settings option from the pull-down menu and click General  Troubleshooting.
  • Disable the Self-Defence mode by deselecting the Enable Self-Defence checkbox under the Troubleshooting field and click Yes to confirm your action on the pop-up window.
  • Now, uninstall Avast software from your device without any interruption.

Uninstalling Avast on Mac:

  • Open the Mac desktop and give a double-click on the Avast icon in the Applications folder to open the software.
  • Make sure to uninstall the Avast security when it is active on your Mac.
  • Click on the Avast icon that is available on the top-left of the screen.
  • Choose the Uninstall Avast Premium Security option from the drop-down menu and click Uninstall.
  • Type your administrator password to allow the permission for uninstalling the Avast software and click OK  Quit.
  • Note that deleting or moving the Avast to the trash will not uninstall it.
  • Now, the Avast antivirus software on your Mac is uninstalled successfully.
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