Uninstalling Avast Free Antivirus | Avast

Uninstalling Avast Free Antivirus

To uninstall Avast Free Antivirus from Windows, follow the steps below according to your preferred method:

Using the Avast Uninstall Utility is the most reliable uninstallation method, as it completely removes all Avast Free Antivirus files from your PC while Windows runs in Safe Mode.

Uninstall using the Avast Uninstall Utility

  1. Click the button below to download the Avast Uninstall Utility setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download Avast Uninstall Utility
For computers based on old processors without SSE2 support, download the following file:
  1. Right-click the downloaded setup file avastclear.exe, and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  2. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  3. Click Yes when the Avast Antivirus Clear dialog prompts you to restart Windows in Safe Mode. Then, click Yes again to immediately restart your PC in Safe Mode.
    To manually start Windows in Safe Mode, follow the instructions on the Microsoft website according to your version of Windows:
  4. When Windows restarts in Safe Mode, select the location of the Avast program files. The default installation location is selected automatically, so you do not need to make further adjustments unless you changed the default installation.
  5. Select Avast Free Antivirus in the drop-down menu. Then, click Uninstall.
  6. Wait while the Avast Uninstall Utility removes all Avast Free Antivirus files from your PC.
  7. Click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC and complete uninstallation.

Avast Free Antivirus is now uninstalled from your PC. If you need to reinstall Avast Free Antivirus, refer to the following article:

Uninstall via the Windows Start menu

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button and select Apps and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Ensure that Apps & features is selected in the left panel, then click Avast Free Antivirus, and select Uninstall.
  3. On your keyboard, press the Win key and X key simultaneously, then select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  4. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  5. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program if you are using the default category view, ...or click Programs and Features if you are using the large/small icons view.
  6. Right-click Avast Free Antivirus, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  7. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  8. When Avast Free Antivirus Setup appears, click Uninstall.
  9. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus.
  10. Wait while setup uninstalls Avast Free Antivirus from your PC.
  11. Once uninstallation is complete, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC.

Avast Free Antivirus is now uninstalled from your PC. If you need to reinstall Avast Free Antivirus, refer to the following article:

  • Avast Free Antivirus 20.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 2, 32 / 64-bit

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