Avast 2014: Uninstalling Avast GrimeFighter

How can I uninstall Avast GrimeFighter?

If you need to remove Avast GrimeFighter from your current Avast Antivirus 2014 Tools panel, you can do it easily via the Control Panels in Windows.

 

Uninstalling Avast GrimeFighter

Before proceeding with the uninstallation of Avast GrimeFighter, please ensure that:

  • You are logged into Windows as an Administrator or as a user with administrator permissions (for instructions refer to the Windows help documentation or Microsoft's website, or contact your computer/network administrator),
     
  • All other programs in Windows are closed and not running (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
     

When you are ready, proceed as follows:

  1. The first step differs slightly according to which operating system you are using:

    Windows 8 | Windows 7 | Windows Vista | Windows XP


    Windows 8
     
    1. On the Windows 8 Start Screen or Desktop simultaneously press the "Win" + "X" keys on your keyboard and select 'Programs and Features' from the menu displayed in the bottom left corner.
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    2. Depending on the installed Avast product version, select 'Avast Premier', 'Avast Internet Security', 'Avast Pro Antivirus' or 'Avast Free Antivirus', then click on the 'Uninstall/Change' button in the bar above the listed programs,
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      ...and then continue to the next step (2).
       

    Windows 7
     
    1. From the Start menu select 'Control Panel'.
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    2. Under 'Programs', click 'Uninstall a program' if you're using the default Category view,
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      ...or click 'Programs and Features' if the Control Panel is switched into the Large/Small icons view.
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    3. Depending on the installed Avast product version, select 'Avast Premier', 'Avast Internet Security', 'Avast Pro Antivirus' or 'Avast Free Antivirus', then click on the 'Uninstall/Change' button in the bar above the listed programs,
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      ...and then continue to the next step (2).
       

    Windows Vista
     
    1. From the Start menu select 'Control Panel',
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      ...or select 'Settings' and then click 'Control Panel' if you're using the Classic Start Menu.
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    2. Under 'Programs', click 'Uninstall a program' if you're using the default Control Panel Home view,
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      ...or double-click 'Programs and Features' if the Control Panel is switched into the Classic view.
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    3. Depending on the installed Avast product version, select 'Avast Premier', 'Avast Internet Security', 'Avast Pro Antivirus' or 'Avast Free Antivirus', and then click on the 'Uninstall/Change' button in the bar above the listed programs.
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      ...and then continue to the next step (2).
       

    Windows XP
     
    1. From the Start menu select 'Control Panel',
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      ...or select 'Settings' and then click 'Control Panel' if you're using the Classic Start Menu.
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    2. Click 'Add or Remove Programs' if you're using the default Category view,
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      ...or double-click 'Add or Remove Programs' if the Control Panel is switched into the Classic view.
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    3. Depending on the installed Avast product version, select 'Avast Premier', 'Avast Internet Security', 'Avast Pro Antivirus' or 'Avast Free Antivirus', and then click on the 'Change/Remove' button which appears in the bottom-right corner of the highlighted selection.
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  2. When the Avast Setup wizard appears, select the option ‘Change’ on the left side of the "Avast Installation" screen, and then click 'Continue'.
    Figure XVII.
  3. Then you will then be asked "Which components do you want to install?". Direct your attention to the ‘Tools’ column, uncheck GrimeFighter, and select ‘Continue’.
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  4. Upon the completion of the uninstall, you will be notified that "The Product was successfully updated". Click 'Restart computer' to reboot immediately, or select 'Restart later' if you wish to reboot manually after finishing your work.
    Figure XIX.

Once the computer is restarted, Avast GrimFighter should be correctly uninstalled.

 

Conditions

Avast GrimeFighter 2014

Avast Premier 2014
Avast Internet Security 2014
Avast Pro Antivirus 2014
Avast Free Antivirus 2014

Operating systems:


Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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