How to uninstall Avast from Windows or Mac?

If you are looking to uninstall your Avast antivirus software from your system, you are at the right place. In today’s article, we will be showing you how to uninstall the Avast software from your Windows or Mac PC/laptop. But before we continue you must know that you must have another antivirus up and running in your system. If not, then your computer will remain unprotected and open to malicious viruses and bots. 

How to uninstall your Avast Antivirus from Windows PC/Laptop?


  • The first way is to use the Windows Start Menu. Firstly, go to the Start button and click on “Settings” option. On the Settings window, search for “Apps and Features” to see a list of all installed applications. Use the Windows Search bar or manually scroll down to locate the “Avast Antivirus entry.” To begin removing the entry from your system, select it and click the “Uninstall” button at the bottom. This will open the window for uninstalling. To confirm your command, select “Uninstall” from the list of options and then click “Yes.” After removing all the Avast program files from your computer, restart it. 
  • Utilizing the Windows Control Panel is the second approach. Use the Windows Search bar to open the Control Panel app. Go to “Programs” panel and tap on “Avast Antivirus Entry”. Select the “Uninstall” option and wait a few minutes for it to take effect. After it’s finished, restart your computer. 
  • The Windows AppData file is the third method. To find the AppData file, use the Windows Search bar. On Windows 10 search bar, type “%appdata%” to locate it. Scroll down to view the Avast Antivirus folder and double-click it. Click on “Delete” option and restart your PC, to continue working on it. Click here to learn how to temporarily disable Antivirus on Windows.

How to uninstall your Avast Antivirus from Mac PC/Laptop?


  • On Mac, uninstalling Avast is much simpler than on Windows. Windows computers sometimes display too many errors, but not here. On your toolbar, select either “Avast Security” or “Avast Antivirus”. You can also search for Avast Antivirus in the applications folder by opening the “Finder” window.
  • Select Uninstall Avast Security by pressing Avast Security on the menu bar. A window for uninstalling will open. Wait a few seconds after clicking “Continue” for the uninstallation process to begin. A new dialog box should appear, stating that the program file has been successfully deleted by the computer.
  • If you want to use the applications folder, open Finder, or press “Command + Shift + G” to open the “Go to Folder” window. You can find the Avast Antivirus files that were left over there. You can also do this by visiting the “Library” folder and deleting all Avast software-related files from there. Click here to learn how to temporarily disable Antivirus on Mac.

What to do when you are having issues removing Avast antivirus on your system?


  • Use “Avast Uninstall Utility”for uninstalling avast from your system. Start your Windows computer on the “Safe Mode”. Open Chrome and go to the official Avast website to download “avast.clear.exe”. Next, from there download the “Utility” file to your computer. Run the Utility file using the “Run as Administrator” option from the sub-menu after downloading. If the data that is already present is accurate, check the program file location that is specified in the directory and set it as default. Click “Uninstall” and wait for a couple of minutes. Once it’s all done, restart your computer.
  • Using Command Prompt is the final method for removing Avast. If the Avast Clear uninstaller does not work, you can uninstall Avast using the Command Prompt. (Note: We only recommend trying this approach if Avast cannot be removed using Avast Clear). Open the file “Stats.ini” in File Explorer by going to “c:Program FilesAvast SoftwareAvastsetup.” Look to Normal, and type SilentUninstallEnabled=1. The changes are saved by clicking “Save.” Type cmd (Command Prompt) into the search bar on the Start menu and run as adminisntrator. Type cd “c:Program FilesAvast SoftwareAvastsetup” and tap on enter.  Type “instup.exe /instop:.” enter “uninstall /silent” and press Enter. Avast is uninstalled after this, restart your computer after this. 

Disable Self-Defence settings in Avast Antivirus by going to Settings > General > Troubleshooting and unchecking Enable Self-Defence if the Command Prompt method does not work. Then, try uninstalling again using the Command Prompt. 


Important Notes to remember before uninstalling Avast antivirus from your computer: 


  • The Avast file can’t be manually uninstalled completely. You are expected to go through the entire steps to erase it from your system forever.
  • Remember to restart your PC (for Windows clients mainly) after uninstalling the application. When your computer is restarted, it will de-register, delete files that are no longer associated with any programs. Also, it will perform extensive system clean-up that is necessary for it to function properly.
  • It is essential to keep an eye on how your system responds to the Avast antivirus software. This is to ensure that it does not adversely affect your day-to-day activities. Particularly given the new cyberattacks they have persevered and client information they have sold. It’s time to learn how to uninstall Avast if it prevents you from downloading files on your computer or damages your system due to its unlimited access. You can also Click here to learn