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Uninstalling AVG AntiVirus using AVG Clear

If you are experiencing issues uninstalling AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE from Windows, we recommend first ensuring that you have correctly followed all the steps in the following article to uninstall your product:

If you continue to experience issues uninstalling your AVG product, try using the AVG Clear tool (or the AVG Remover tool if you want to uninstall AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE versions 16.9 and older).

You can verify your application version via MenuAbout in the latest version of AVG, or via OptionsAbout AVG in older application versions.

Use AVG Clear

The AVG Clear tool removes AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE versions 17.0 and later. If you have an older version of AVG, uninstall your application using the AVG Remover tool.

To fully uninstall AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE using the AVG Clear tool:

  1. Click the button below to download AVG Clear, and save it in 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 file and click Run as administrator.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. Click No when AVG Clear prompts you to restart Windows in Safe Mode.
  5. Ensure the relevant AVG application is selected in the drop-down menu. Leave the installation program directory and installation data directory unchanged, unless you changed the location where your AVG application files are saved. Then, click Uninstall.
  6. Click Restart computer to complete uninstallation.

AVG is now fully uninstalled from your PC.

Use AVG Remover

The AVG Remover tool removes AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE versions 16.9 and older. If you have a newer version of AVG, you need to uninstall your application using the AVG Clear tool.

To uninstall older versions of AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE using the AVG Remover tool:

  1. Click the button below to download AVG Remover, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, all downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG Remover
  2. Right-click the downloaded file and click Run as administrator.
  3. If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes.
  4. Click Continue to agree to the AVG license agreement and privacy policy.
  5. Wait while AVG Remover scans your PC for installed AVG products.
  6. Tick the products you want to uninstall, then click Remove... ...or click Run anyway if the scan does not detect any AVG products on your PC.
  7. Click Restart to complete uninstallation.
  8. If the Open File - Security Warning dialog appears after restart, click Run to complete uninstallation, and if prompted, restart your PC again.

AVG is now fully uninstalled from your PC. For detailed instructions to install the latest version AVG, refer to the relevant article below:

Troubleshooting

If you continue to experience issues uninstalling AVG, contact AVG Support.

  • AVG Internet Security 20.x
  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 20.x
  • 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, 32 / 64-bit

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