How long does it take to Uninstall Avast?

Answered by Robert Flynn

Uninstalling Avast can take different amounts of time depending on various factors such as the speed of your computer and the size of the Avast installation. In most cases, the process should not take more than a few minutes. However, it is important to follow the correct steps to ensure a complete and successful uninstallation.

Here are the detailed steps to uninstall Avast:

1. Open the Avast user interface by double-clicking the Avast icon on your desktop or by searching for it in the Start menu.

2. Once the Avast user interface is open, click on the “Menu” button in the top-right corner of the window. It is represented by three horizontal lines.

3. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings” to open the Avast settings.

4. In the settings window, click on the “General” tab on the left-hand side.

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the General settings and click on the “Troubleshooting” option.

6. In the Troubleshooting settings, locate the “Enable Avast self-defense module” option and uncheck the box next to it.

7. A confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you want to disable the self-defense module. Click on “OK” to proceed.

8. Close the Avast settings window and return to the Avast user interface.

9. Click on the “Menu” button again and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

10. In the settings window, click on the “Components” tab on the left-hand side.

11. In the Components settings, locate the component you want to uninstall, such as “Antivirus” or “Firewall”.

12. Click on the downward-facing arrow next to the component to expand it and reveal additional options.

13. Once expanded, click on the “Uninstall Component” button.

14. A confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you want to uninstall the component. Click on “Yes” to proceed.

15. Avast will begin the uninstallation process, and a progress bar will be displayed. The time it takes to uninstall the component will vary depending on its size and complexity.

16. Once the uninstallation is complete, you will see a notification confirming the successful removal of the component.

17. Repeat steps 11-16 for any additional components you want to uninstall.

18. After uninstalling all the desired components, close the Avast user interface.

19. Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.

20. In the search bar, type “Control Panel” and click on the corresponding search result to open the Control Panel.

21. In the Control Panel, click on the “Programs” or “Programs and Features” option.

22. In the list of installed programs, locate “Avast” and click on it to select it.

23. Click on the “Uninstall” button at the top of the list.

24. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the uninstallation process.

25. Once the uninstallation is complete, restart your computer as prompted by Avast Setup.

The time it takes to uninstall Avast can vary depending on factors such as the size of the installation and the speed of your computer. Following the above steps should ensure a successful uninstallation process.