How to Uninstall Avast On Mac in 3 Easy Steps

Avast Mac Security is a popular free security program that protects your Mac from adware and malware threats. But because of its consumption of too much of system resources, its slow scanning speed and intrusive notifications and alerts a lot of users feel the need to get rid of it. Do you want to Uninstall Avast On Mac? If yes, then read this guide. You can completely get rid of this app and all of its components on Mac by following the methods posted below.

What to do before uninstallation:

Before you uninstall an app, you need to quit the process if it is running. After quitting this app from the Dock, you can activate Activity Monitor to detect all associated processes and quit them so that they no longer run on the background

First open Activity Monitor from Applications/Utilities folder, Spotlight or Launchpad.

Select the process with the name of Avast, click on (X), and tap on Quit.

How to Uninstall Avast On Mac

There are two available options to uninstall unwanted apps on Mac:

(1) In the first on, you can run a reputable and capable, uninstaller to complete the installation task without an issue.

(2) You can adopt the manual method to uninstall Avast Free Mac Security.

Also Read: How To Remove Mackeeper From Mac

Uninstall Avast Free Mac Security from your Mac manually

Firstly, you need to sign in as an administrator on your Mac, or you will be prompted later to provide the administrator password during the uninstallation process.

Before beginning, you must quit the app before uninstalling it.   Otherwise, error messages might pop up to interrupt the process, and you might have an incomplete uninstallation.

Now open the Finder and go o the Applications folder from the left panel.

Then select the Avast free Mac Security icon and drag it with your mouse to the Trash.

You have entered your account password to execute this change if you are prompted to.

Mac OS X’s The drag-to-delete method works for almost all apps.

Alternatively, you can also move the app to Trash by these options or by selecting the app, and going to File > Move to Trash.

Usually, the app will disappear instantly from there and will be shifted in the Trash. You will have to empty the Trash to perform the uninstallation. You should know that the act of emptying the Trash is irreversible, and everything you throw in the Trash will be deleted from your Mac immediately. So, you must make sure you haven’t thrown anything important there.

  • You should right-click on the Trash icon in the dock.
  • Then choose Empty Trash and select OK in the pop-up dialog.
  • Alternatively, you can choose the Empty Trash under the Finder menu to do the same.

In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac and do it again. Your Uninstallation would be done. If you have the installation package of Avast free Mac Security  product on your Mac, you can directly use its built-in uninstaller to perform its installation

You need to Double click to open the Avast free Mac Security installation file (.dmg) in Finder.

  • Then you should launch the Uninstall Avast free Mac Security app and select open in the pop-up dialog box.
  • After that, click the Uninstall button, then select the installed apps, and click the Continue button.
  • If you are prompted to enter your account password to execute this change, do that first.
  • Once this process is complete, select the Quit button to close the uninstall wizard.

If you don’t keep the install package, then launch Avast Free Mac Security, select Avast free Mac Security > Uninstall Avast free Mac Security at the top menu, and then perform the uninstallation.

How to Remove Avast free Mac Security Components  in  Mac

To completely get rid of Avast free Mac Security components and to free up the disk space of your Mac, you should delete all its leftovers once and for all too.

First, launch the Finder and click on the Go tab in the menu.

Select the Go to Folder option from the list.

You need to enter /Library/ in the search bar.

Once you are in the library, you need to use the search box to find all files that bear the Avast free Mac Security name.

Then select the proper matches and right-click on them to move them to the Trash.

After finishing the fifth step, you must  repeat it for the following locations that might also have digital scraps of the app:

~/Applications/
~/Library/Preferences/
~/Library/Caches
~/Library/Application
~/Library/Application Support/CrashReprter/
~/Library/Saved Application State/

Finally, as the last step, you must empty the Trash to free up the hard drive space occupied by deleted files.

Final Thoughts

Installation of Avast Security is easy on the Mac. You will see your Mac giving you a smoother and better performance because of the retrieved space after installation. Here’s hoping this tutorial helped you uninstall Avast from your Mac.

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