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Avast - Uninstall Completely

How to Completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus
Published by andrew129260
31 Aug 2014
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How to Completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus


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This tutorial will guide you through removing Avast products completely from your machine, either so you may reinstall it or make sure everything is cleaned up to move to a new anti-virus.

This guide assumes you have no antivirus protection installed at the moment. If you do, disable it during this guide as it may interfere with this procedure.

warning   Warning
Always Uninstall Avast Anti-virus the proper way through Control Panel - Uninstall A Program when possible.

Then continue to this method. If the uninstaller fails for whatever reason, then attempt this method.





1.) First, download the avast removal tool here:
download
2.) Close all programs. Open the file you just downloaded.

3.) The utility opens, Choose yes to restart in safe mode like in the picture below.

4.) The system will restart and automatically launch safe mode. Once started in safe mode, the login prompt appears. Log into your account like normal, and you will be greeted with the below image. Click the 3 dots (the browse button indicated by step 1) and choose the folder avast is installed in.

Tip   Tip
This is typically found in C:\program files, or C:\program files (x86). Make sure to check both program folders if you are unable to locate it. Cannot find the folder still? Skip choosing a folder and choose the uninstall button.

5.) Click uninstall as the picture shows above (step 2).

6.) The PC will then restart and reboot back into Windows. Log in with your account, and then move to step 7.

7.) Download and Run the avast cleanup tool from rejzor's website (Source Below), this will remove additional things that the avast uninstaller tool sometimes fails to get. Stuck drivers, leftover folders, reg keys etc.
Source: avast! Cleanup Tool | RejZoR's little secrets

download

8.) Close all programs once more. Open the file you downloaded, and extract it. Then double click avast! Cleanup Tool.exe

It will open and uac will prompt you. Choose continue or yes. It will then display this screen:

9.) Click Accept. Then you will see this:

10.) Read the agreement, then click agree. Wait until the black box goes away. Once it disappears, restart the PC.

11.) You are all done!






16 Nov 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Nice one and doing it today


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16 Nov 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks
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16 Nov 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Thanks
All done and too easy and I have to say the tutorial was so easy to follow. Actually it is a shame that there isn't something similar for a lot of them because I always check in the reg entries after uninstalling using "their removal tool/s" and find there is still stuff left behind in the reg entries - not that it is hard to delete but all the same not very professional their part.
Two I find are particularly bad are Norton (Symantec as you will know) and Avira and just lately with the latest Kaspersky (2015) as I use Kaspersky on all the machine bar this new lappy is the very devil to remove because that haven't yet got a proper uninstall tool together yet. Even the kav remover Revo and control panel don't shift it. I think the only way is to delete the reg entry but as it is going back on again shortly and when I get my little posting problem fixed.
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