How Do I Remove Avast Antivirus from My Computer

How Do I Uninstall Avast Antivirus from My Computer

The Avast Antivirus is a security program for the computer, and it has a special mode called Self Defense that blocks the Avast software uninstall. Because of this mode, uninstalling the Avast Antivirus can be a complicated process. Continue to read the below steps to remove the Avast Antivirus from your computer. 

How Do I Remove Avast Antivirus from My Computer

Step-1: Disable the Self Defense

  • Launch the Avast Antivirus user interface on the screen and select Menu at the upper right end of the window.
  • Now, a list of options will be displayed. From that list, select the Settings option.
  • When the Settings panel appears, click the Troubleshooting menu under the General section.
  • Here, you can find the Enable Self Defense menu. Now, untick the checkbox beside the menu to disable the Self Defense mode.
  • When a confirmation message pops up, click OK to turn off the Self Defense mode.
  • Once it is turned off, close the window.
  • Proceed to uninstall the Avast Antivirus program on the system.

Step-2: Uninstall the Avast Antivirus

  • Open the Control Panel window by searching it in the search bar.
  • In the Control Panel window, select the Programs and Features menu. This will show a list of programs installed on the system.
  • Right-click the Avast Antivirus program and choose Uninstall to remove it from the system.
  • Following that, the Avast Antivirus user interface window will open. Here, select the Uninstall button.
  • When the system prompts to confirm the action, select Yes to proceed.
  • Wait until the uninstallation is complete, after which the interface prompts to restart the computer. Now, click Restart Computer.
  • Once the computer restarts, check if the uninstallation is successful and the Avast Antivirus has been removed from the system.