Uninstalling Avast Antivirus via the Windows Control Panel

Follow the steps in this article to uninstall Avast Antivirus using the Avast Setup wizard. You can access this wizard from the Programs and Features section of your Windows Control Panel.

If you instead want to uninstall Avast Antivirus using the Avast Uninstall Utility, refer to 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.

Uninstallation instructions

To uninstall Avast Antivirus, follow these steps using the Avast Setup wizard which you can access via the Programs and FeaturesAdd or Remove Programs section of your Windows Control Panel:

  1. Log into Windows as an administrator and ensure no other programs are running.
  2. Right-click the Windows Start button and select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  3. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  4. Press the Win key and X key simultaneously, then select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  5. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  7. 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.
  8. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel, ...or select Settings and then click Control Panel if you are using the classic Start menu.
  10. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program if you are using the default category view, ...or double-click Programs and Features if you are using the classic view.
  11. Right-click your version of Avast Antivirus, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  12. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel, ...or select Settings and then click Control Panel if you are using the classic Start menu.
  13. Click Add or Remove Programs if you are using the category view, ...or double-click Add or Remove Programs if you are using the classic view.
  14. Select your version of Avast Antivirus by clicking it once, then click Remove in the bottom-right corner of the highlighted selection.
  15. When the Avast Setup wizard appears, click Uninstall at the bottom of the screen.
  16. Click Yes to confirm the uninstallation of Avast Antivirus.
  17. When the uninstallation is complete, click Restart computer to reboot your PC immediately, or click Restart later if you want to manually reboot your PC at a later time.

After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is uninstalled. 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 Premier 17.x
  • Avast Internet Security 17.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 17.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 17.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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