Avast Antivirus is an internet security software that provides with services such as browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, antispyware, etc. It is compatible with all the major operations systems which include Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
There could be several reasons due to which, you might feel the need to uninstall Avast from your device. But, the special Self-Defense mode of Avast which is designed to prevent malicious software from uninstalling it from your device can restrain you from uninstalling so!
Thus, here we are with some of the best methods which you can use to uninstall Avast from your device.
How to Uninstall Avast Antivirus
Before you start executing any method, disable Avast’s Self-Defense Mode. The steps involved in disabling it are listed below.
How to disable Avast’s Self-Defense Mode?
Step 1- Launch Avast on your device and click on the ‘Menu‘ option, which you will find at the top-right corner of its interface.
Step 2- A drop-down box will appear on your screen. Click on ‘Settings‘ from the list of options.
Step 3- The Settings window of Avast will be displayed on your screen. Click on ‘General‘ and then, click on ‘Troubleshooting‘ from the menu.
Step 4- Search for the ‘Enable Self-Defense‘ option from the list and deselect its checkbox to disable it.
Now that you have successfully disabled the Self-Defense Mode, let us look at the methods to uninstall Avast.
Method 1: Using the Control Panel.
Step 1- Launch Control Panel on your PC and click on the ‘Programs and Features‘ option.
Step 2- From the list of applications, search for ‘Avast‘ and highlight it.
Step 3- Now, click on the ‘Uninstall‘ option to initiate the uninstallation process of Avast from your device.
Step 4- Avast’s configuration window will be launched on your device. It consists of options to update, repair, modify, and uninstall Avast from your device. Click on the ‘Uninstall‘ option.
Step 5- Follow the on-screen options to completely uninstall Avast from your device. Restart your device at the end of the process to finish it.
On restarting, you will notice that Avast has been successfully uninstalled from your device.
Method 2: Using Avast uninstall utility.
If you are facing an error in the above method, you can make use of Avast’s uninstall utility to uninstall Avast. The steps involved in this method are listed below.
Step 1- Download the Avast Uninstall Utility. You can use the link given below to directly download it on your device.
Step 2- Go to the location where the utility is downloaded and run it as an administrator.
Step 3- Allow the utility to make changes on your device and to restart it in Safe Mode.
Step 4- Now, select the location where the Avast antivirus files are stored in your device and then, click ok ‘Uninstall‘ option.
Step 5- The uninstallation process will be initiated and once successful, it will ask for your permission to restart your device to complete the process.
Once restarted, you will notice that Avast has been completed removed from your system.
Method 3: Using the IObit Uninstaller.
This is another useful utility that you can use to uninstall Avast. The steps to be executed are as follows.
Step 1- Download and install IObit Uninstaller on your device from its official website.
Step 2- Once installed, launch it and select Avast antivirus from the list of applications. Then, click on the ‘Uninstall‘ option to initiate the uninstallation process.
Step 3- The uninstaller will then ask you if you want to permanently uninstall Avast or reinstall it. Check the ‘Uninstalling‘ option and continue to restart your device.
Note: Just like Avast utility and IObit Uninstaller, there are several other uninstallers which you can use to uninstall Avast. The steps involved are easy and it remains the same for most of the uninstallers.
These are some of the best and the easiest methods which you can use to uninstall Avast from your device. However, you must have anti-virus software on your device to protect it from any threat or virus, which can cause harm to your device and the data stored in it.
If you know of any better method to uninstall Avast, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.