avast! 8.x Mac: Uninstalling avast! Antivirus for Mac

How to uninstall avast! Antivirus 8.x for Mac?

Uninstallation of avast! Antivirus 8.x for Mac must be carried out from the application's Menu bar. Please be noted, that simple deleting or moving avast! to the Trash will result in incomplete removal.

Uninstalling avast! Free Antivirus 8.x for Mac

If you want to uninstall avast! Antivirus 8.x for Mac please follow these steps:

  1. Click the avast! Menu bar icon on the top-right of the screen and select 'Open avast!' to open avast! user interface,
    Figure I.

    ...or you can open the 'Finder' from the Dock,
    Figure II.

    ...select 'Applications' on the left, and double-click 'avast!.app' icon.
    Figure III.

  2. Then click 'avast!' in the Menu bar on the top-left of the screen, select 'Uninstall avast!',
    Figure IV.

  3. ...and when asked to confirm the uninstallation, click 'Uninstall'.
    Figure V.

  4. If asked for authentication, enter the Name with Password you are using to access and administer your Mac and click 'OK' to proceed with the uninstallation of avast! Antivirus 8.x for Mac.
    Figure VI.

    If you see a message, telling you that WebRep Extensions cannot be uninstalled when the particular browsers are running, you have to quit each browser listed, one by one,
    Figure VII.

    ...for example, if the system default Safari browser is running, open its user interface, and select 'Quit Safari' (for Firefox browser select 'Quit Firefox', etc. - it depends on used browser), from the Menu bar on the top-left of the screen.
    Figure VIII.

    When it's done, the message automatically disappears and uninstallation will continue.

Within few seconds avast! Antivirus 8.x for Mac will be completely removed from your Mac.


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Operating systems:

Apple Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks, Intel-based)
Apple Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion, Intel-based)
Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion, Intel-based)
Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard, Intel-based)

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