Avast 2015: Using the Uninstall Utility

Before you begin make sure you are logged into Windows with administrator permissions, and no other programs are running in Windows.

  1. Download the Avast Uninstall Utility from the link below: ...and save the file avastclear.exe to your Windows Desktop.
  2. To use the tool successfully, start Windows in Safe Mode according to the instructions on the Windows or third party support pages:
    If you try to run the avastclear.exe while not in Safe Mode, Avast Uninstall Utility prompts you to restart in Safe Mode automatically.
  3. With Windows running in Safe Mode, run the file avastclear.exe.
  4. On the Avast Uninstall Utility screen, select the location of Avast program files, select the product edition to uninstall, and click Continue.
  5. A yellow bar shows uninstallation progress for Avast 2015. Do not close the window during this time, or the uninstallation will not complete properly.
  6. When the uninstallation is complete a confirmation screen appears. Click Restart computer.

When the computer is restarted Avast 2015 is fully removed.


For instructions to reinstall Avast, please read the following articles:

Please follow the detailed steps below to uninstall Avast 2015 from your computer.

Before you begin make sure you are logged into Windows with administrator permissions, and no other programs are running in Windows.

  1. Right-click the link below, and select Save link as... or Save target as... to download the Avast Uninstall Utility: ...and save the file avastclear.exe to your Windows Desktop.
  2. To use the tool successfully, start Windows in Safe Mode according to the instructions on the Windows or third party support pages:
    If you try to run the avastclear.exe while not in Safe Mode, Avast Uninstall Utility prompts you to restart in Safe Mode automatically.
  3. With Windows running in Safe Mode, right-click the downloaded file avastclear.exe, and choose Run as administrator from the context menu to execute the Avast Uninstall Utility.
  4. On the Avast Uninstall Utility screen, enter or browse for the location of Avast program files (the default installation destination is already filled in). Then select the product edition to uninstall from the drop-down menu and click Continue.
  5. A yellow bar shows uninstallation progress for Avast 2015. Do not close the window during this time, or the uninstallation will not complete properly.
  6. When the uninstallation is complete a confirmation screen appears. You must restart your computer for all the files to be removed completely. Click Restart computer to reboot immediately, or you can select Restart later.

When the computer is restarted Avast 2015 is fully removed from your computer.


For instructions to reinstall Avast, please read the following articles:

  • Avast Premier 2015
  • Avast Internet Security 2015
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 2015
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • 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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