Accessing the Avast Antivirus Setup wizard

The Avast Setup wizard allows you to modify Avast Antivirus by installing or uninstalling individual components.

Access the Avast Setup wizard

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button and select Apps and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Ensure Apps & features is selected in the left panel, then click your version of Avast Antivirus, and select Modify.
  3. Press the Win key and X key simultaneously, then select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  4. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Change from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  6. Follow the relevant instruction according to your view setup:
    • Default category view: Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
    • Large/small icons view: Click Programs and Features.
  7. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Change from the drop-down menu.
  8. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  9. When the Avast Setup wizard appears, the following options are available:
    • Change the default location where your modified version of Avast Antivirus will be installed.
    • Use the drop-down menu to select components according to Custom protection, Recommended protection, or Minimal protection. If you choose Custom protection, manually select or deselect components.
  10. Click Change to confirm.
  11. Click Yes to authorize the change.
  12. Click Restart computer.
  • Avast Premium Security 20.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 20.x
  • Avast Omni 1.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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