Using the Uninstall Utility for Avast Antivirus

Using the Avast Uninstall Utility is the most reliable uninstallation method as it completely removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC while Windows runs in Safe Mode. Alternatively, if you prefer to uninstall Avast Antivirus using the Avast Setup wizard, refer to the the following article:

After you complete the steps in this article, your PC will no longer be protected by Avast against malware and other threats.

Instructions

  1. Log into Windows as a user with administrator permissions and ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your PC.
  2. Click the button below to download the Avast Uninstall Utility, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, all files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download Avast Uninstall Utility
    For computers based on old processors without SSE2 support, download the following file:
  3. Right-click the downloaded avastclear.exe file, and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  4. If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue on older versions of Windows).
  5. Click Yes when the Avast Antivirus Clear dialog prompts you to restart your Windows in Safe Mode.
    To manually start Windows in Safe Mode, follow the instructions on the Microsoft website according to your version of Windows:
  6. When in Safe Mode, select the location of the Avast program files (the default installation destination is automatically selected) and the product edition to uninstall, then click Uninstall.
  7. Wait while utility removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC.
  8. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Restart computer to complete the uninstallation.

After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is completely removed from your system. Your PC is no longer protected by Avast against malware and other threats.

To reinstall your preferred version of Avast Antivirus, refer to the relevant article:

  • Avast Uninstall Utility 18.x

  • Avast Ultimate 18.x
  • Avast Premier 18.x
  • Avast Internet Security 18.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 18.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 18.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
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit

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