There can be many reasons you want to uninstall Avast. I have come up with few legit methods on how to uninstall Avast from Mac Completely.
Avast antivirus is one of the best antivirus for Mac and Windows operating systems. It helps in safeguarding our data from various malware and backdoors. But what if you are trying to uninstall it, and wonder how?
Before uninstalling Avast from your Mac, let’s grab some information about it. Avast the anti-malware comes in two versions- Free and Pro. Pro version of Avast provides tight security such as a WiFi inspector, which makes your Mac fully secured.
The Free version has some basic features, but let’s not discuss this in detail in this article. Since this software comes in a free version as well, lots of people across the globe use it.
Avast is one of the most popular antivirus software in 2020 and also the proud winner of the prestigious 2019 Top Rated Product Award. This software provides premium security to Mac with a firewall.
As everything has its pros as well as cons, Avast antivirus also has some drawbacks. Let’s find out what challenges users are facing while using Avast antivirus and get some strong reasons to uninstall it.
- 1 Why Uninstall Avast from Mac?
- 2 How to uninstall Avast from Mac?
- 3 Uninstalling with the help of third-party apps
- 4 Conclusion
Why Uninstall Avast from Mac?
If an application does not meet your requirements, you can remove it!
For Avast, Users complained about the slow scanning period, avast won’t open in Mac, an excessive amount of storage consumption, and you end up with lots of junk files.
The virus detecting rate is almost 60-70%, which means the remaining percentage of the virus can severely harm your operating system.
Not getting into much detail and whatever the reason to uninstall, let’s know how to uninstall Avast from Mac, using some good Avast removal tools and manual methods.
How to uninstall Avast from Mac?
Several ways can be used to uninstall Avast Antivirus from your Mac, but we have selected the best four ways for you to uninstall it.
#1 Uninstalling using Avast Menu Bar
The first way to uninstall Avast from Mac is from the Avast menu bar itself.
Without wasting time, let’s focus on the steps to uninstall Avast with the help of its menu bar.
Step 1: Go to your applications and search for Avast and Open It
Step 2: On the top left corner menu you will see Avast, click on it and select Uninstall Avast Premium Security
Step 3: Click Uninstall
Step 4: In the next window, It will ask for your Administrator Id and Password, key in the details and click Ok
Step 5: After the process gets completed, click on Quit.
Isn’t it straightforward to uninstall Avast from your Mac? But one drawback of using this approach is that this will not delete the entire files and storage taken by Avast on your hard drive.
The above method won’t uninstall Avast thoroughly. It will only disable the application and functions; you have to remove the other files manually to clear the storage.
2# Uninstalling Avast Files Manually
This one is my favorite, as the first method does not clear the Avast files completely, you will need to delete the Avast files manually.
For clearing the storage space taken by Avast, we will manually delete the leftover files and folders. You can find Avast leftover files in the below location on your Mac:-
After deleting all the garbage files, restart your Mac (this is important), and we are done with this process.
3# Using Avast Security Uninstaller (Avast Uninstall Utility)
You must be thinking, why am I explaining the third method? Because Avast Uninstall Utility is an all-in-one pack and very handy for this operation.
You can save your time and effort by removing the application, files, and folders linked with the Avast application with the help of Avast security uninstaller.
I am going to demonstrate how to uninstall the Avast from Mac with the help of Avast uninstall utility, aka Avast Clear application.
- First, you need to Download Avast Clear File
- Launch the downloaded file on your Mac.
- Fill or choose the details required and click on the Green Uninstall button.
Quick and easy, just like that, Avast will be deleted from Mac. But its not over yet, my bag of this tutorial have more solutions for you.
If you are still in doubt and looking for ways to uninstall Avast with the help of any third-party applications, then continue reading the article.
Uninstalling with the help of third-party apps
Aside from the three methods that I have mentioned above, here is another Avast removal tool that can help you to uninstall Avast from your Mac device.
This can be done by using third-party applications that will give you the ability to remove Avast from your Mac entirely. Also, at the same time will clear all of the junk files and folders that are associated with the application, resulting in more space.
There are many speed boosting and cleaning apps available for Mac, and even these applications are available free of cost. The topmost in the list are: CleanmyMac X, Imymac Cleaner, etc.
So let’s get started…
1# Using CleanMyMac X Application to uninstall Avast
This one is my favorite, as I use this on my Mac, faced no issues so far.
CleanMyMac X is a helpful third-party app to uninstall Avast antivirus from your Mac. The better interface and design of the application makes the process very easy.
So I will show you how to remove the Avast Mac application from your operating system by the CleanMyMac X utility.
- Download CleanMyMac X from here (Both Free and Premium Verison are available)
- Double-click on the downloaded file to install the application and launch it.
- Select the Uninstaller option from the list of applications
- Search for Avast in the checklist and click on Uninstall
After completion of the uninstalling process, all the files and folders linked with the Avast security application will be deleted and removed permanently.
Note: Avast always runs in a background mode, CleanMyMac X may request you to quit the application before deleting it. Open Activity Monitor to stop all Avast processes and then successfully remove the app from your Mac.
2# iMyMac Cleaner to uninstall Avast antivirus
The iMyMac Mac Cleaner is one of the powerful tools that you can use to get rid of Avast from Mac and also clean up all the leftovers. Using this, you will be able to free up disk space on your Mac and as well as make the performance of your Mac impressive.
The utility is only available for Mac users, and so you won’t get any difficulty finding it.
- First of all, Click the link to download the free version: iMyMac Cleaner
After downloading it, follow the below-given instructions to Uninstall Avast with the help of iMyMac Cleaner.
- Launch the application and open it
Tip: The design of the main menu is so unique that you will be able to know the system status of your Mac quickly, such as storage and RAM status, there are several options regarding trash cleanups and junk files.
- Go to Uninstaller
- Click on the Scan tab and iMyMac will start scanning all the files and folders and applications stored in your Mac
- Select Avast from the list of apps.
- A pop-up menu will be open and will show the related junk files, folders.
- You can select all the data if you wish to delete the application.
- Press the Clean button.
- A confirmation pop up will appear on the screen for your assurance. Click Confirm, and the cleaning will start instantly.
After the removal process is over, you have now completely removed all the files and folders and applications related to Avast application from Mac. It’s better to restart your Mac after the above process.
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So, Guys, these are the methods on how to uninstall Avast from Mac Completely. I hope you have taken your favorite way among these four methods and successfully uninstalled Avast. Also, the efficiency of your Mac will increase now because you have clean the useless junk files and folders as well.
Feel free to comment below if you are still facing any difficulty. Also, I will love to know which method you like the most and applied to remove Avast from your Mac.
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