Adding or removing Avast Antivirus program components

In Avast Antivirus, various components contribute to the overall protection of your PC. Certain components are installed by default, while others can be added during customized installation. You can also manually add or remove components after installation, however, we do not recommend removing components unless it is necessary for troubleshooting purposes.

Add or remove components

Follow the gif or steps below to add or remove a component in Avast Antivirus:

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralTroubleshootingAdd / modify components.
  3. Tick the box next to the components you want to add, or untick the box next to the components you want to remove. Then click Change.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the change.
  5. If prompted, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC. If you are not prompted to restart your computer, click Done.

When the restart completes, your Avast Antivirus components are updated.

  • Avast Omni 21.x for Windows
  • Avast Premium Security 21.x for Windows
  • Avast Free Antivirus 21.x for Windows
  • 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 with Convenient Rollup Update, 32 / 64-bit

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