Uninstallation Process of Avast

Avast Antivirus consists of a special Self-Defense mode which helps for preventing any malicious software from uninstalling the Avast from your devices such as a computer, laptop, android, and iOS. Unfortunately, there is no chance to uninstall it from your system. However, if you want to uninstall it then there is a way to do it, so you need to follow some steps so that you can disable the self-defense feature of Avast and then uninstall it from your device. If you want to uninstall Avast Antivirus, then you have to make sure to replace it with a different antivirus program, so you must never leave the computer connected to the internet without antivirus software defending it.

Disable the self-defense feature

For disabling the self-defense feature in Avast, you have to go in a ‘hidden’ option of the Settings. 

Now open the user interface and then click on the menu, as shown in the image below:

open the user interface

In the menu field, you need to select the settings option.

select the settings option

After clicking on the settings option, a pop-up window will appear on the screen.  You have to select General option then select Troubleshooting through the sub-menu

select Troubleshooting through the sub-menu

Now you need to deselect the checkbox in the side of Enable Self-Defense option for turning off the self-defense mode.

Enable Self-Defense option

After deselecting the option, you will receive the pop-up window that asks you for confirming the actions. You need to select OK for confirming the change.

Self Denese Off

Now your self-defense mode is turned off, so close the settings window and the Avast user interface.

Uninstallation process of Avast

You have turned off the self-defense mode so you can uninstall Avast Antivirus from your device. The process to uninstall Avast is entirely the same in all windows operating system such as Windows 10, 8 and 7

You need to go in the start menu and then type the Control panel in the search bar and select the control panel option to open it.

Control Panel

In the window of the control panel, you have to select the programs and features.

select the programs and features

In the next window, you need to scroll down to the Avast antivirus and then select it. Now you have to click on the uninstall option for starting the uninstalling process.

starting the uninstalling process

After selecting the option, your system will start the configuration screen of Avast, which consists of various options for modifying the Avast option. You have to click on the uninstall icon to launch the process of installation.

process of installation

You will receive a confirmation window that requests that you really want to uninstall Avast from your system, so you have to click on the yes icon.

uninstall Avast

It begins the uninstallation process, and it can take a few minutes because this process deletes all files of Avast.

uninstallation process

After completing the uninstallation process, you will receive a message that you have to restart the process for completing the installation, so you need to select the Restart computer icon. The uninstallation process will complete after you restart your computer successfully.


In this post, we have provided complete information on the uninstallation process of Avast. If you have a query, then you can let us know in the comment section, and we will try to keep you updated.

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