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Uninstalling AVG AntiVirus

After you complete the steps below, your device will no longer be protected by AVG AntiVirus against malware and other threats.

Uninstall AVG AntiVirus

To uninstall AVG AntiVirus from a Windows device, select the relevant tab below according to your Windows version.

Uninstall via Start menu

  1. Right-click the Windows Start icon, and select Apps and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Ensure that Apps is selected in the left panel, then click (three dots) next to AVG AntiVirus FREE and click Uninstall twice.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. When the AVG AntiVirus FREE Setup window appears, select Uninstall.
  5. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall AVG AntiVirus.
  6. Wait while the uninstaller removes AVG AntiVirus from your PC. Optionally, complete the customer survey.
  7. When the confirmation message appears, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC.
  1. Right-click the Windows Start icon, and select Apps and Features from the menu that appears.
  2. Ensure that Apps & features is selected in the left panel, then select AVG AntiVirus FREE, and click Uninstall twice.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. When the AVG AntiVirus FREE Setup window appears, select Uninstall.
  5. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall AVG AntiVirus.
  6. Wait while the uninstaller removes AVG AntiVirus from your PC. Optionally, complete the customer survey.
  7. When the confirmation message appears, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC.
  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X key simultaneously.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu that appears.
  3. Right-click AVG AntiVirus FREE, and select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
  4. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  5. When the AVG AntiVirus FREE Setup window appears, click Uninstall.
  6. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall AVG AntiVirus.
  7. Wait while the uninstaller removes AVG AntiVirus from your PC. Optionally, complete the customer survey.
  8. When the confirmation message appears, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC.
  1. Click the Windows Start icon, and select Control Panel.
  2. Follow option A or option B below according to your view:
    • Option A (Default category view): Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
    • Option B (Large/small icons view): Click Programs and Features.
  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. When the AVG AntiVirus FREE Setup window appears, click Uninstall.
  6. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall AVG AntiVirus.
  7. Wait while the uninstaller removes AVG AntiVirus from your PC. Optionally, complete the customer survey.
  8. When the confirmation message appears, click Restart computer to immediately reboot your PC.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your PC. If you were unable to uninstall AVG AntiVirus by following the steps above, refer to the Uninstall Tool section below.

Uninstall via Uninstall Tool

If you experience issues trying to uninstall AVG AntiVirus via the Start menu, we recommend using the AVG Uninstall Tool to completely delete all AVG AntiVirus files from your PC while Windows runs in Safe Mode.

For instructions, refer to the following article:

Moving AVG AntiVirus to the Trash or using Clean My Mac does not fully uninstall the application. We recommend following the steps below using the AVG AntiVirus uninstaller.

Uninstall via Apple menu

  1. Open AVG AntiVirus, then click AVG AntiVirus in the Apple menu bar and select Uninstall AVG AntiVirus.
  2. When the AVG AntiVirus uninstaller window appears, click Continue.
  3. Enter the password that you use when you start your Mac, and click Install Helper.
  4. Wait while the uninstaller removes AVG AntiVirus from your Mac.
  5. If prompted, enter the password that you use when you start your Mac, and click OK.
  6. When the confirmation message appears, click Finish, or optionally click Continue to complete the customer survey.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your Mac.

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

  1. Uninstall via device settings
  2. Uninstall via Google Play Store

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.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your device.

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 twice to confirm uninstallation.

AVG AntiVirus is now uninstalled from your device.

Reinstall AVG AntiVirus

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

Troubleshoot without uninstalling

If you are experiencing problems with AVG AntiVirus, we recommend trying the following options before uninstalling:

  • Update: We regularly release updates to the application and virus definitions that include new features and bug fixes. Ensuring AVG AntiVirus is up-to-date can resolve any issues you may be experiencing. For instructions to update AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:
  • Repair: If some features are not behaving correctly, or a scan gets stuck while in progress, we recommend trying to repair AVG AntiVirus rather than uninstalling the application. Repairing AVG AntiVirus is also recommended if an application update fails. For instructions to repair AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:
  • AVG AntiVirus 22.x for Windows
  • AVG AntiVirus 20.x for Mac
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • 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 12.x (Monterey)
  • 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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