How to completely uninstall Avast on Mac
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Does Avast Antivirus conflict with other apps installed on Mac? Do you want to completely uninstall Avast Antivirus from your MAC? Fortunately, we made it. Here we explain how to quit Avast and get rid of Avast on Mac. A new Mac is like a cool breeze and no one will ever forget the thrill and pleasure of using their Mac for the first time. 

But when the Mac starts freezing and you often see the rainbow wheel spinning, the frustration increases. This can happen when you don’t have storage space, your system is infected, or your security software isn’t living up to expectations.

If you encounter a problem due to antivirus, you need to uninstall it completely from your Mac. So, let’s get started and learn about Avast Security and how to delete  Avast Antivirus from Mac.

What is Avast Security?

It’s an all-in-one security tool for both Mac and Windows and includes features like threat detection, password management, and more.

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For some, Avast is the best antivirus, but nowadays more and more people are complaining about Avast. They say slow performance, conflicts with other apps, heavy system resources, and various reasons. If you are one of them and want to uninstall Avast, our post is here to help.

How to delete Avast from Mac

To delete Avast from Mac, follow the steps below:

  1. Start Avast
  2. Click Avast from the menu bar> Uninstall Avast Security.
  3. A new window will open here, click Uninstall.
  4. When asked to enter username and password.
  5. Click Exit.
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This way, you can completely remove Avast from your Mac. When it’s done, you will no longer receive notifications from Avast.

Manual deletion of remaining data

When Avast is uninstalled manually, only the app is removed. If you want to delete the data, you need to explore the path to find the leftovers and delete them. To do this, use the following commands:

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~/Library/ApplicationSupport/AvastHUB
~/Library/Caches/com.avast.AAFM
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.avast.home.userpront.plist

  • To open the Library folder, open Finder.
  • Click Finder> Go> Go to ~ / Library folder type and click Go to open it.
  • Type the above command one by one and clean the Avast Antivirus related files.

Removing these files will free up space and will definitely improve Mac performance.

Uninstalling Avast using the custom uninstaller provided

Using the custom uninstaller provided by Avast developers, you can easily remove Avast. To do this, find the .dmg file where Avast Antivirus was installed.

However, the .dmg file is not present and is downloaded from the official Avast store. 

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This means going to Avast Security instead; you can remove it using the custom app.

So that’s it. Using one of the steps:

  • Custom Avast Security app
  • Avast Antivirus App Security Tool

Frequent questions:

Is Avast good for Mac?

Yes, in a test run by AV-Test lab, Avast managed to secure 6/6. This means that it can offer nearly 100% protection from Mac threats. By using this reliable and credible security tool for Mac, you can protect your device and data.

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Why can’t I uninstall Avast?

If you feel that moving Avast Security to the Trash removes the application from your Mac, you are wrong. To completely uninstall Avast from your Mac, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Avast Security. For this open Finder> Go> Applications> double click the Avast icon
  2. This will start Avast.
  3. Click Avast in the menu bar> Uninstall Avast Security.

Note: You’ll only see Avast in the menu bar when it’s open. If you can’t see, you need to start Avast Security.

  1. Click Uninstall
  2. When prompted, enter your username and password> ok
  3. Press Exit.

Avast is now properly uninstalled from macOS.

How do I force uninstall of Avast Antivirus?

To force uninstall Avast Antivirus, follow these steps:

  1. Close all running antivirus processes
  2. After the app and all processes have been closed, go to Activity Monitor.
  3. Click the Utilities folder> Activity Monitor
  4. Press the Exit button

Once this is done, proceed as follows:

  1. Click Finder> Go> Applications
  2. Search for Avast
  3. Select, right-click Move to Trash
  4. Empty the trash

Does Avast slow down the Mac?

Yes, all antivirus slow down the system because they use CPU power to do what they do. This means that, as they work on real-time protection, they slow down system performance.

Is it worth uninstalling Avast on my MAC?

For those who aren’t tech-savvy and are looking for a tool that offers protection and optimization, Avast is worth the price.

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