Installing Avast Cleanup

Avast Cleanup Premium for Windows is an optimization tool that detects unnecessary items and performance issues on your PC, optimizes disk space, and improves the speed of your system.

Avast Cleanup Premium is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article contains instructions to install the application and either activate an existing subscription, or purchase Avast Cleanup Premium.

Avast Cleanup Premium for Mac is an optimization tool that detects unnecessary items and performance issues on your Mac, optimizes disk space, and improves the speed of your system.

Avast Cleanup Premium is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article contains instructions to install the application and either activate an existing subscription, or purchase Avast Cleanup Premium.

Avast Cleanup for Android is a mobile app designed to help you improve the performance of your device and preserve storage space by removing unnecessary media, files, apps, and app data. Remove these items by transferring them to cloud storage and/or deleting them from your device. You can also optimize your photos, so they consume less space.

Avast Cleanup is available as both a free and paid product. The paid version requires a subscription to use. This article contains instructions to install the app and optionally activate an existing subscription, or purchase Avast Cleanup Premium.

Install Avast Cleanup

  1. Ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your PC.
  2. Click the button below to download the Avast Cleanup Premium setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder).
    Download Avast Cleanup Premium for Windows
  3. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_cleanup_setup.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  4. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
If you are unable to authorize installation of Avast Cleanup Premium, refer to the following article for advice:
  1. When Avast Cleanup Premium opens, review the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy, then click Install Now.
  2. Wait while setup installs Avast Cleanup Premium on your PC.
  3. Avast Cleanup Premium is now installed on your PC. To use all features, choose one of the options below:
    • Activate: If you purchased Avast Cleanup Premium before installation, activate your paid subscription. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:
    • Purchase: Click Extend Subscription, then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a subscription for Avast Cleanup Premium.
  1. Ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your Mac.
  2. Click the button below to download the Avast Cleanup Premium setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your Mac (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder).
    Download Avast Cleanup Premium for Mac
  3. Double-click the downloaded setup file avastcleanup.dmg.
  4. Double-click the Avast Cleanup Premium icon.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Continue to confirm that you have read the Avast End User License Agreement, then click Agree to confirm that you accept the terms.
  7. Click Install to proceed with default installation, or click Change Install Location... if you want to make changes to the default setup.
  8. If prompted, use your Touch ID to grant permission for the installation, or click Use Password..., then enter your Administrator password and click Install Software.
  9. Wait while setup installs Avast Cleanup Premium on your Mac, then click Close.
  10. Click Move to Trash to remove the installer.
  11. If prompted, click OK to grant permission for the installer to access your downloads folder and move the setup file to the trash.
  12. Avast Cleanup Premium is now installed on your Mac and can be used in scan-only mode. To unlock all features, choose one of the options below:
    • Activate: If you purchased Avast Cleanup Premium before installation, click Insert Activation Code to activate your paid subscription. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:
    • Purchase: Click Buy Cleanup Premium, then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a subscription for Avast Cleanup Premium.
  1. On your Android device, tap the button below to open the Avast Cleanup for Android product page in Google Play Store. Go to Google Play Store
  2. Tap Install to download and install the app. When installation is complete, tap Open to open Avast Cleanup.
  3. Tap Get Started.
  4. Choose one of the options below:
    • Use free version: Tap Continue With AdsContinue As Free.
    • Purchase: Tap Upgrade Now, then select your preferred plan and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase.
    • Activate: If you purchased an Avast Cleanup subscription before installation, tap Continue With Ads (three dots), then select the relevant option to activate your paid subscription. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:

Troubleshooting

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements and your Windows is up to date.
  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit).
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions).
  • 256 MB RAM or above.
  • 400 MB free space on the hard disk.
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates.
  • Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
  1. Check that the downloaded setup file is not corrupted. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  2. Restart your PC, and try again to install Avast Cleanup Premium by following the instructions in this article.

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements and your operating system is up to date.
    • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina), Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave), Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra), Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra), Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan), Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite).
    • Intel based Mac with 64-bit processor.
    • 512 MB RAM or above (1 GB RAM or higher preferred).
    • 68 MB minimum hard disk free space.
    • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates.
    • Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
  2. Restart your Mac and try to install Avast Cleanup Premium again by following the instructions in this article.

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your Android device meets the minimum system requirements and your operating system is up to date.
    • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher.
    • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain app updates.
  2. Restart your device and try to install Avast Cleanup again by following the instructions in this article.

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

Further recommendations

  • Avast Cleanup Premium 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Cleanup Premium 3.x for Mac
  • Avast Cleanup 5.x for Android
  • Avast Cleanup Premium 5.x for Android
  • 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
     
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
     
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher

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