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How to uninstall or remove Avast antiviurs totally?

Updated on June 9, 2011

To protect your computer, you need an antivirus software. So, many people use Avast! to secure their computes form viruses, spy-wares, Trojans etc. Avast! offers 60-day free trial to use this great antivirus. Many people use it and and get satisfied. Sometimes, it needs to uninstall this software or remove this software if you want to use another antivirus software or if you need to reinstall the antivirus software again. Sometimes, you uninstall it and it success. But when you try to install another antivirus then you are unable to install the new antivirus and a message is shown that one antivirus is already existed and suggests to uninstall the old antivirus totally and try to install the new antivirus again later. Are you facing this type of problem? This page describes the process of uninstalling or removing Avast! totally form your computer. Just, keep reading...

Steps to uninstall or remove Avast! totally

You can remove or uninstall Avast! antivirus totally from your computer by following the methods below. Firstly, try Method 1 and later Method 2.

Method 1: Uninstall form control panel

  1. Click on Start menu and then go to Control Panel.
  2. Find Add or Remove Programs and click on it.
  3. A new window will be opened and find Avast! from the installed program lists. Single click on it and then click on Remove button.
  4. After successful uninstallation, Restart your PC.

Method 2: Uninstall or remove by using aswClear

Sometimes, it's hard to uninstall Avast! from control panel. Moreover, sometimes the antivirus it's shown that uninstallation is completed. But when you want to install other antivirus software, then it's impossible to install the new antivirus and it shows the message to uninstall the previous antivirus. For this type of situation, follow the following steps:

  1. Download aswClear and save it to your computer.aswClear is a utility of Avira! removal tool. To download this utility, click here.
  2. Now, you need to Restart your computer and start windows in Safe mode.
  3. Run the executable file (aswClear, which you downloaded in step 1).
  4. Form the dropdown menu select the Avira! product which you are using and then enter the path where Avira! installed.
  5. At last, click on Uninstall and restart your computer when uninstallation is completed.

By following the above steps, you can easily remove Avira! or uninstall Avira! totally form your computer.

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    • profile image


      9 years ago

      remove avast

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      9 years ago


      I have avast untivirus program. And now i want to uninstal it. But for me show that this program is self protected. I had try all uninstalling programs for the avast, but it doesnt work. how can i unistall it in other ways?

      Thank you.

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      frustated by Avast 

      10 years ago

      Version 4.8 of Avast installs a self protection module that is a root kit. This rootkit self protection module is only able to be removed by a root kit remover. I had to remove the Avast Self Protection Module with Root Repeal program. No other answer I found on the internet worked for me and believe me I tried everything posted here and elsewhere.

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      10 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      I use avast and I can relate to programs not uninstalling completely. Good info


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