How to Remove Avast from Windows 10 | Step by Step Guide

Remove Avast from Windows 10

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Avast Antivirus is a very popular cross-platform internet security application for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.This antivirus was first released in 1995 and it is available in both free and paid versions. The paid version of Avast comes with extra features like computer security, browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, antispyware, anti-spam, etc. A statistics from 2017 showed Avast had the largest share of the market for antivirus applications. It indicates how popular this security software among the computer user. There are times when an Avast user may need to uninstall/remove Avast Antivirus from Windows 10. In this article, I will show you how you can remove Avast from Windows 10.

Method 1: Uninstall Avast Antivirus via Programs and Features

You will find all the installed programs of your computer in Programs and Features. You can easily uninstall any program from the Programs and Features. So if you want to uninstall Avast application via Programs and Features then follow these steps:

  • First, open the Programs and Features on your computer by holding Windows and X keys together
  • Now from the available options select “uninstall a program”
  • You will see all the installed applications here
  • Now locate Avast Antivirus and select it
  • Then click on the “Uninstall” button
  • Follow the instruction and it will uninstall the Avast from your computer

Method 2: Uninstall Avast Antivirus Using uninstaller.exe

This is a very simple method and you don’t have to be a computer genius to apply this method. Most of the computer application has uninstaller.exe file to uninstall the application and Avast Antivirus is not an exception. So follow these steps:

  • First, go to the folder where Avast is installed
  • Now locate the uninstaller.exe file
  • Then click on the file and a wizard will appear to uninstall the Avast
  • Click on the Uninstall button and follow the instruction to uninstall the Avast Antivirus from Windows 10

Method 3: Uninstall Avast Antivirus via System Restore

System Restore is a service that helps Widows computer users restore the system to a previous setup to remove/uninstall programs that are interfering with the operation of the computer.You can use the system restore feature to uninstall Avast on Windows 10. Here are the steps:

  • First close all the open programs of the computer
  • On the desktop, right-click Computer and select Properties
  • When the system window appears, select System protection from the left side menu
  • Now the System Properties window will display and from there click on System Restore
  • Then from the System Restore windowSelect Choose a different restores point and then click Next
  • Now select a date and time from the list and click on Next
  • Then, click the Finish button and a dialog box will appear to confirm the process
  • Finally, click on Yes to confirm the process

Method 4: Use the Uninstall Command from the Registry

When you install an application on your computer, Windows saves all the settings and information in the registry including the uninstall command. You can try the uninstall command to remove Avast from Windows 10 computer. Follow these simple steps:

  • First, hold the Windows and R button to open the Run command
  • Now type “regedit” in the box and click OK
  • Then navigate the following registry key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • Now find the Avast Antivirus
  • Then double click on the “UninstallString” value, and copy its Value Data
  • Now past the value data on the Run command and click OK
  • Finally, follow the wizard to uninstall Avast Antivirus from your computer

Method 5: Use the Avast Removal Tool

You can follow the above methods to uninstall the Avast from Windows 10 but you can’t completely remove all the Avast files. You have to use the Avast Removal Tool to delete all the remaining files or they will create registry error. So follow these steps:

  • First, download and install the Avast removal toolon your computer
  • Now start the windows in Safe mode
  • Then execute the uninstall utility
  • Now browse the folder were Avast is installed
  • Then click on the Remove button
  • And finally, restart the computer to complete the process

Final Thoughts

I hope theabove methods help you clean and Uninstall Avast Antivirus from your Windows 10 computer. If you have anything to know about this topic then leave your question in the comment section. I will provide the information. 

Thomas C. Bell

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