A recent Avast Antivirus update now inserts a footer advertising Avast into your outgoing messages.

STEP 1: Right-click on the Avast icon on your desktop or system tray and click on "Open Avast user interface."

STEP 2: Select the gear icon at the top right to go to Avast's settings.

STEP 3: Navigate to ‘General’ and uncheck the "Enable Avast email signature."

And that's it; Avast email signature has been successfully disabled/removed.

Another place you might still have to change settings:

STEP 1: In the settings window, locate the Active Protection tab.

STEP 2: Select "Customize" next to the Mail Shield option.

STEP 3: Tap on the Behavior tab.

STEP 4:  Uncheck or disable "Insert note into the clean message (outgoing)."

Both settings are turned on by default, which is very displeasing, especially, since you might not be aware that this signature is being added to your emails until you see one of your sent messages.

How To Disable Avast Email Signature (Footer Signature)

STEP 1: Right-click or tap on the Avast orange icon in the Windows system or PC tray and open Avast UI.

STEP 2: Locate and click on settings.

STEP 3: Uncheck 'Enable Avast email signature' and confirm your operation.

STEP 4: Restart your browser or email client for Avast email signature to be completely disabled.

How to Remove Avast Email footer Signature 2019 (Latest Version)

STEP 1: Locate your Avast interface by double-clicking on the orange icon in the Windows system tray. Or you can find Avast in the Windows Start menu » All Programs » Avast.

STEP 2: Locate 'Settings 'by clicking on the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner of the Avast user interface.

STEP 3: In the 'General' section, locate the option 'Enable Avast email signature,' simply uncheck it and confirm by clicking on the 'OK 'button.

Steps on How to Disable Older Avast, if you have the Avast Mail Shield Installed:

STEP 1: Scroll  through the Start menu to 'Programs '» 'Programs and Features.'

STEP 2: Locate Avast in the list and click on 'Change.

STEP 3: Avast Antivirus Setup will appear on the screen, Tap on 'Modify 'and check (if unchecked) the 'Mail Shield 'component.  Select 'Change 'and wait until the setup finishes.

STEP 4: Follow the same steps above in the section 'If you Have the Avast Mail Shield Installed 'to disable the mail signature (step 3).

STEP 5: (Optional) Remove the Avast Mail Shield component the same way you have added it.

Disable Avast Email Signature by Changing the Settings in the EmailShield.ini File:

STEP 1: Open your Windows Start menu and search for 'notepad.'

STEP 2: Once the Notepad application appears (blue notebook icon), right-click on it and click 'Run as administrator'.

STEP 3: In the Notepad, locate 'File '» 'Open… '(or press CTRL + O), and insert the following path on Windows 7 to 10:

C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\EmailShield.ini

Or,

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\EmailShield.ini

STEP 4: Immediately  the file is opens find these rows and change its values to zeros:

  • InsertNoteCleanMsgOut=0
  • InsertNoteCleanMsgIn=0
  • InsertNoteInfectedMsgIn=0

STEP 5: Save the file by locating 'File '» 'Save '(or press CTRL + S) and confirm Avast dialog if needed.

How to Manage Your Avast Email Signature Settings:

STEP 1: Open the Avast user interface and Select  ☰ Menu ▸ Settings.

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STEP 2: Click on Protection from the left menu, then click Core Shields.

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  • STEP 3: Navigate through the Configure shield settings and select the tab for Mail Shield.
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STEP 4: Uncheck the box next to Add a signature to the end of sent emails.

Your outgoing emails will no longer include any Avast signature. You can re-enable this setting at any time.

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An Alternative Way to Remove Avast Email Signature:

STEP 1: Locate your Avast interface by double-clicking on the avast icon in the Windows system tray.

STEP 2: Or you can alternatively find Avast in the Windows Start menu – All Programs – Avast.

STEP 3: Locate Settings by clicking on the top-right corner of the Avast user interface.

STEP 4: In the General section, Locate the option to Enable Avast email signature.

STEP 5: un-tick it and confirm by clicking on the OK button.

STEP 6: Restart your computer to complete the operation.

STEP 7: log in to your email account, there  will now be no notification for an avast email signature.

STEP 8:  Make sure your password manager is updated.

How to Disable Avast Email Signature from an Avast Older Version (before 2016):

STEP 1: Add the Mail Shield Component.

STEP 2: Scroll through the Start menu to Programs.

STEP 3: Locate Programs and Features.

STEP 4:  Select or Click on Change.

STEP 5: Avast Antivirus Setup will automatically appear.

STEP 6: Select Modify.

STEP 7: Tick (if unchecked) the Mail Shield component.

STEP 8:  Select Change and wait until the setup finishes.