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How To Uninstall Avast Antivirus in Windows 10

Avast antivirus cannot perform as we expected because of different reasons. If your Windows 10 Avast antivirus contains a different problem, then you can uninstall it. There are different methods to remove in Windows 10.

 In this article, we are going to delete from three different methods. One is from Windows Apps or Program and Features, and the other is Avast removal software and Ccleaner.

But first, let’s discuss Avast antivirus.

What is Avast Antivirus Software?

I’m a regular antivirus user, whether it is paid or free. But in the case of Avast Antivirus, I am very satisfied with the free version. In this free version, they use AI/ smart analytics to stop threats before affecting your computer. This AI can detect different activities like viruses, malware, spyware ransomware, and phishing. 

Free Avast Antivirus features include:

  1. AI Antivirus,
  2. CyberCapture
  3. Wi-FI Inspector
  4. Smart screen.

With this so many features, but still, the free version cannot remove viruses, malware, and ransomware.

So, with this intent, I was heading for deleting Antivirus, but surprisingly it wasn’t easy.

Method 1: Uninstall Avast Antivirus From Apps

  1. Click on Start>Setting>Apps>Avast Free Antivirus or Press Windows + I and select Apps
    click on start and choose setting to select avast antivirusclick on apps to select app and delete avast antivirus
  1. Press on Uninstall, and again the Uninstall option will pop up; click there.
  1. After clicking uninstall, a new window will occur, click on Uninstall.
  1. Boom! Wait until the process is finished. 
  1. After finishing, click on Restart. If you want to restart now, otherwise you can restart your computer later.
    avast successfully deleted from windows

Note: Avast Antivirus has a special feature called Self-Defense Mode, which does not allow us to delete Antivirus. So, If you cannot delete from Apps, you have to first disable Avast’s self-defense feature and then uninstall the Antivirus. 

To Disable Self-Defense in Avast Antivirus


Follow these procedures:

1> Open Avast Antivirus.

2> Click on Menu on top right sight (near cancel)

3> Drop down navbar will occur, click on Setting

click menu and setting to disable self defense mode

4> New settings of Antivirus will occur, Select General and click on Troubleshooting.

click on general, troubleshooting and disable it

5> Deselect the Enable Self-Defense to Self-Defense Mode off

You can also delete this Antivirus from any Windows like 8,7 under the Programs and Features section.

Method 2: Uninstall Avast Antivirus from avastclear

The above method is the standard way to go-to apps and click on uninstall, but these methods cannot delete all files and folders in your Windows drive. For that reason, the avastclear tool is here.

But this method is a little bit tricky if you aren’t sure about it, leave it as it. Follow the above method by disabling Self Defense Mode on Avast Antivirus.

  1. Download the Official Avast Removal Tool and install it.
  1. Start Windows in Safe Mode. To Enable Safe Mode, follow this instruction.
  1. Restart your PC.At the sign-in screen, hold the Shift Key down while you select Power > Restart.
  2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an Option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  3. After your PC restarts, you can see a list of options.  Select 4 or F4 to start your Device in Safe Mode.
  4. Now Open Avast Removal Tool (avastclear)
  5. Click on Remove  (all of your files and cache will be removed)
  6. Boom! Finished. Restart your computer.

Method 3: Uninstall Avast Antivirus from CCleaner

CCleaner is the best option to delete any software which is installed on any computer. All types of Windows versions support this. So, if you’re from Windows 8 or even 7, you can follow this method. 

CCleaner can check your device Health, Clean cache files, browser history, Uninstall hidden/not hidden software, Enable Disable software from Startup, Filter duplicate files from a computer for free. You can get more features with premium plans.

1: Download CCleaner and install it.

2: Open CCleaner and click on Tools> Avast Free Antivirus> Uninstall (on top right side of the interface).
delete avast free antivirus from ccleaner

3: After that, Click on Yes to allow delete and again Click on Uninstall

4: Wait for the complete process. Once the process is complete, you can Restart your computer whenever you want. 

Since I was also using Avast Secure Browser but because of heavy RAM and opening Automatically on startup, I force to remove Browser.

No doubt they have fantastic features on each tool, but with a lack of supported tools on Operating and their version, they don’t perform as we expected. I deleted the Browser because my PC did not support Avast Antivirus on Windows 10 new updated version.

Therefore I notice that most Avast software only works fluently on Old versions of Device.

FAQ on Avast Antivirus

👉Why is my Avast Antivirus not uninstalling?

This is because Avast uses Self-Defense Mode that prevents malicious software from uninstalling. So, with this Defense-Mode, you are not able to delete Avast Antivirus. To delete first Disable Self-Defense from Avast Free Antivirus> Menu> Setting> General> Troubleshooting> uncheck Self-Defense Mode and uninstall it from Windows apps.

👉How do I force Avast to uninstall?

This is because Avast uses Self-Defense Mode that prevents malicious software from uninstalling. So, with this Defense-Mode, you are not able to delete Avast Antivirus. To delete first Disable Self-Defense from Avast Free Antivirus> Menu> Setting> General> Troubleshooting> uncheck Self-Defense Mode and uninstall it from Windows apps.

👉How do I force Avast to uninstall?

To force uninstall, (1) download and install Avast Cleaner (2) Start your Windows on Safe Mode (3) Find Avast and Remove it (4) Restart your Device.
If you are stuck in it, follow method 2 above.

👉Avast takes too much RAM and CPU processing power of my Computer?

Yes, they take too much RAM and CPU processing power because of the different features of Antivirus. You can end the task from running in Task Manager

Conclusion:

In this article, we show you three methods to delete Avast free Antivirus in Windows 10. However, you can also delete this Antivirus from Windows 8 and 7.

Just go to Control Panel> Programs > Programs and Features and select Avast Free Antivirus and click on uninstall. If you cannot delete it, make sure first disable Self-Defense Mode(see above to deselect Self-defense mode).

click on uninstall avast antivirus

Hope! It solved your problem.

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Studied BCA(Bachelor In Computer Application), Bhuwan is a self-taught SEO Specialist and Blogger. He has been working for one of the biggest Fintech company in Nepal. Bhuwan believes in consistency and hard work. Also, he is the SEO specialist in 99Aana which is Nepal’s No. 1 property portal. Stay in touch with Bhuwan via social media.

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