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Uninstalling AVG AntiVirus

To uninstall AVG AntiVirus FREE from Windows, follow the steps below according to your preferred method:

  1. Uninstall via AVG Clear
  2. Uninstall via Start menu:
Using AVG Clear is the most reliable uninstallation method, as it completely removes all AVG AntiVirus files from your PC.

Uninstall via AVG Clear

  1. Click the button below to download the AVG Clear setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, all downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG Clear
  2. Right-click the downloaded avgclear.exe setup file, and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
If you are unable to authorize installation of AVG Clear, refer to the following article for advice:
  1. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  2. Click No when AVG Clear prompts you to restart Windows in Safe Mode.
  3. Select AVG AntiVirus FREE in the drop-down menu. Leave the installation program directory and installation data directory unchanged, unless you changed the default installation. Then, click Uninstall.
  4. Click Restart computer to complete uninstallation.

AVG AntiVirus FREE is now uninstalled from your PC.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

Uninstall via Start menu

Follow the steps below according to your operating system:

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button and select Apps and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Ensure that Apps & features is selected in the left panel, then click AVG AntiVirus FREE, and select Uninstall.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. Click Uninstall in the AVG Setup wizard.
  5. Click Yes to confirm uninstallation.
  6. Wait while the Setup wizard removes AVG AntiVirus FREE from your PC.
  7. Click Restart computer.

AVG AntiVirus FREE is now uninstalled from your PC.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus FREE, refer to the following article:

Windows 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Win key and X key simultaneously, then select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Right-click AVG AntiVirus FREE, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. Click Uninstall in the AVG Setup wizard.
  5. Click Yes to confirm uninstallation.
  6. Wait while the Setup wizard removes AVG AntiVirus FREE from your PC.
  7. Click Restart computer.

AVG AntiVirus FREE is now uninstalled from your PC.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus FREE, refer to the following article:

Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program if you are using the default category view, ...or click Programs and Features if you are using the large/small icons view.
  3. Right-click AVG AntiVirus FREE, then select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  4. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  5. Click Uninstall in the AVG Setup wizard.
  6. Click Yes to confirm uninstallation.
  7. Wait while the Setup wizard removes AVG AntiVirus FREE from your PC.
  8. Click Restart computer.

AVG AntiVirus FREE is now uninstalled from your PC.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus FREE, refer to the following article:

Moving AVG AntiVirus to the Trash does not uninstall the application.

You can uninstall AVG AntiVirus from Mac via the Apple menu bar. Follow the steps below:

Uninstall via Apple menu bar

  1. Click GoApplications in the menu bar, then double-click the AVG AntiVirus icon to open the application.
  2. Ensure the AVG AntiVirus window is active, then click AVG AntiVirusUninstall AVG AntiVirus on the left side of the Apple menu bar.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. If prompted, use your Touch ID or enter your administrator User Name and Password, then click Install Helper.
  5. If prompted, use your Touch ID or enter your administrator credentials again, then click OK.
  6. Click Finish, or optionally click Continue to complete the Customer survey.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your Mac.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

To uninstall AVG AntiVirus from Android, follow the steps below according to your preferred method:

  1. Uninstall via app settings
  2. Uninstall via device settings
  3. Uninstall via Google Play Store
Uninstallation via app settings is the most reliable method, as it de-activates the Device administrator permission for AVG AntiVirus.

Uninstall via app settings

  1. Open AVG AntiVirus and tap Menu (three lines) in the top-left corner of the main app screen.
  2. Tap SettingsUninstall app.
The Uninstall app option only appears when the Device administrator permission for AVG AntiVirus is activated. If this permission is already de-activated, you can uninstall the app either via device settings or Google Play Store.
  1. Enter your PIN or use your fingerprint to authorize the change. If you do not know your PIN, refer to the following article for advice:
  2. Tap the green (ON) slider so it changes to white (OFF), then tap Uninstall App.
  3. Tap Uninstall, then OK to confirm uninstallation.
Uninstallation is not available on some Sony devices, as Sony may install the AVG Protection Xperia app at the system level. If you do not see the Uninstall option, we recommend selecting Disable.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your device.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

If you have a paid AVG AntiVirus subscription, removing the app from your device does not automatically cancel your subscription. For information about canceling an AVG subscription, refer to the following article:

Uninstall via device settings

These steps can differ slightly depending on your device model, Android version, and vendor customizations.
  1. Open your device Settings and go to Apps.
  2. Select AVG AntiVirus.
  3. Select Uninstall.
  4. If prompted, tap Deactivate and uninstall.
  5. Tap OK to confirm uninstallation.
Uninstallation is not available on some Sony devices, as Sony may install the AVG Protection Xperia app at the system level. If you do not see the Uninstall option, we recommend selecting Disable.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your device.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

If you have a paid AVG AntiVirus subscription, removing the app from your device does not automatically cancel your subscription. For information about canceling an AVG subscription, refer to the following article:

Uninstall via Google Play Store

Uninstallation via Google Play Store is not possible if the the Device administrator permission for AVG AntiVirus is activated.
  1. On the Home screen of your device, tap the Play Store icon to open Google Play Store.
  2. In the search bar, type AVG AntiVirus, and select the relevant option from the search results.
  3. Tap Uninstall, then Uninstall again to confirm uninstallation.
Uninstallation is not available on some Sony devices, as Sony may install the AVG Protection Xperia app at the system level. If you do not see the Uninstall option, we recommend selecting Disable.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your device.

If you need to reinstall AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

If you have a paid AVG AntiVirus subscription, removing the app from your device does not automatically cancel your subscription. For information about canceling an AVG subscription, refer to the following article:
  • AVG AntiVirus 21.x for Windows
  • AVG AntiVirus 20.x for Mac
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1 with Convenient Rollup Update, 32 / 64-bit
     
  • Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)

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