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How Do I Completely Remove Avast® Antivirus

March 26, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to completely uninstall Avast® Antivirus

Antiviruses and other security suites are very complex and complicated applications. Their components run several processes simultaneously. They should protect your memory, network traffic, the files you are working with, operating system processes, etc., so the removal process may be quite complicated and after a basic uninstallation you may find some files or registry entries left on your computer. This is the main reason why companies release uninstallers or removers for their security software. Using the instructions below you can learn how to completely uninstall Avast® Antivirus using the specialized removal application for Avast®.

Removing Avast® Antivirus:

  1. Open your Internet browser and download the remover from the Avast support site.
  2. Run the file you downloaded.
  3. If you installed Avast® in a different folder than the default, find it.
  4. Click on the “Uninstall” button.
  5. When the process finishes, restart (reboot) your computer.

Tips and Tricks:

  • The official uninstallation instructions recommend that you remove the application in Windows® Safe Mode.

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