Most times, users find it difficult to uninstall/remove Avast antivirus from their systems, but in this article, you will learn all the necessary steps and procedures to get rid of Avast Antivirus from your system.

How To Uninstall Avast Using Avast Clearx

Avast clear is a standalone program or tool that scans your computer for Avast products and uninstall traces of them. Most times it is difficult or nearly not possible to uninstall avast the standard way using the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the control panel. In such a case, you can use the Avast removal tool, which is the utility Avast clear to uninstall Avast from your system.

Here are steps to uninstall Avast from your desktop using the avast uninstaller (avast clear)

STEP 1: Download avastclear.exe on your desktop.

STEP 2: Start Windows in safe mode.

STEP 3: open (execute) the uninstall utility

STEP 4: If your Avast was installed in a different folder, this means you have to browse for it (Note: be careful, the content of any folder you select will be deleted).

STEP 5: Click remove.

STEP 6: Restart your computer.

After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is automatically removed from your computer. However, note that Avast no longer shields your PC against malware and other threats.

How to Delete Avast Using the Uninstall Utility

Using the uninstall utility is the most reliable method to delete Avast from your system as it completely removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC while Windows runs in safe mode.

Instructions for those with operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP

STEP 1: Login into Windows as a user with administrator permissions and make sure no other application or any antivirus software is running on your system.

STEP 2: Right click the Windows start and then select Apps and features from the menu that appears.

How to Delete Avast Using the Uninstall Utility

STEP 3: Make sure that Apps & features are selected in the left panel, then click your version of avast and click on Uninstall.

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STEP 4: If prompted by the user account control dialog for permission, Select Yes.

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STEP 5: Once the Avast setup wizard appears, select uninstall at the bottom of the screen.

STEP 6: Select Yes to confirm the installation of Avast Antivirus.

STEP 7: Wait while setup removes Avast Antivirus from your system.

STEP 8: Once the confirmation dialog appears, select restart the computer to complete the uninstallation.

Note: After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is automatically uninstalled from your computer. Avast no longer guards your Personal Computer against malware and other viruses.

Alternatively, you can remove all Avast Antivirus without using the Avast uninstaller or Avast removal tool (Avast clear)  using the Avast setup wizard.

Below are Steps to Delete Avast Using the Avast Setup Wizard:

STEP 1: Login into Windows as a user with administrator’s permission and make sure no other application or any Antivirus software is running in your system.

STEP 2: Select the button below to download the Avast uninstall utility and save it in a familiar location on your desktop (by default, all files are automatically saved to your download folder).

Note that for computers with old processors without SSE2 support, you must download Avast uninstall utility (no-SSE2).

STEP 3: Right-click the downloaded avastclear.exe file, and click Run as administrator from the context menu.

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STEP 4: If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permission, select yes (you can equally continue with an older version of windows).

STEP 5: Select ‘Yes’ once the Avast Antivirus clear dialog prompts you to start your Windows in safe mode.

Note: To manually start your Windows in safe mode, make sure to follow the instructions on the Microsoft website according to the version of your Windows operating system.

STEP 6:  When in safe mode, click on the location of the Avast program files ( the default installation destination is automatically selected in the system) and the product edition to uninstall, then select uninstall.

removes all Avast Antivirus files from your system.

STEP 7: You have to wait while utility removes all Avast Antivirus files from your system. For Avast uninstaller to completely delete all traces of Avast, it requires time.

STEP 8: Once the confirmation dialog appears, select restart the computer to complete the uninstallation.

restart the computer to complete the uninstallation.

Note: After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is automatically uninstalled from your system. Avast won't protect your PC against malware and other threats(virus).

How To Uninstall Avast Software Using Aswclear

STEP 1: Download aswclear.exe on your system.

STEP 2:  Make sure to start Windows on safe mode.

 start Windows on safe mode.

STEP 3: Open (execute) the uninstall utility.

Open the uninstall utility.

STEP 4: If your Avast was installed in a different folder other than the default, browse for it (be careful to select the right folder, any folder you choose will be deleted).

STEP 5: Select or click on Remove.

STEP 6: Restart your desktop.

Note: After your PC restarts, Avast Antivirus is automatically uninstalled from your system. Doing this means that Avast no longer defends your PC against malware and other threats(virus).