These days, almost every user prefer to have antivirus installed on their Macs. One issue with most antivirus programs is that they are easier to install, but harder to completely uninstall. So if you are here because you have previously installed Avast on your Mac, and now want to uninstall it, good news for you is it’s not that hard!
Whatever the reason, if you are here to completely uninstall Avast on your Mac, we will guide you step by step. This is important because while it may seem to you by removing Avast, all of its files are gone, but that’s not the case. Even after uninstallation, some of its files may still be lurking in your Mac. These files come along with the installation of Avast and are there to improve the functionality and monitoring of the program.
How to Completely Uninstall Avast from Mac
So, let’s get down to the complete removal of Avast from the Mac:
First Step: Terminating Avast
The first step is to close the instance of Avast running in the background. Follow these steps to get it done.
- Click the ‘Go’ button on your Mac and then proceed to the ‘Utility’.
- Open the activity monitor and find the instance of Avast.
- Quit this process.
Step # 2: Uninstalling Avast
Run Avast, which can be found by using finder and then locating Avast. Once you have opened Avast, you will see ‘Avast Security’ at the top left corner of your screen. Now uninstall Avast Security.
Step # 3: Removing the Residual Data of Avast
Now you have to remove the residual data, that is still lurking in your Mac. Follow these steps to do so:
Open Finder and type “~/Library” in the search box. This will take you to this folder. Now go to this path and remove these folders:
- ~/Library/ ApplicationSupport/ AvastHUB
- ~/Library/ Caches/ com.avast.AAFM
- ~/Library/ LaunchAgents/ com.avast.home.userpront.plist
If you have any question related to uninstallation of Avast antivirus from your Mac, please feel free to reach us and we will try to help you ASAP!