How To Completely Uninstall Avast On Mac

By Jordan, Last updated: March 26, 2019

One of the best ideas for you to be able to protect your Mac is by using antivirus software. However, there are instances that this antivirus software can become a pain in the butt while trying to completely uninstall it. This is because some of the antivirus software is known to be integrated and that they actually leave some residues behind.

One of the antivirus software that is considered to be a little complicated to uninstall is the Avast! Free Antivirus. For you to remove this, you will be needing extra effort and time to uninstall this application from your Mac.

That is why in this article, we are going to show you ways on how you can completely uninstall the Avast! Free Antivirus from your Mac.

The Avast Antivirus is known to be a family of an internet security application that you can use for you to protect your Mac from any harmful viruses that might get in using your Mac device. This will prevent any of these viruses from entering your Mac device.

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Part 1: Why Uninstall Avast on Mac

The Avast Mac Security is known to be a vulnerable antivirus method that you can use. Given that the utility is distributed free of charge and is fairly efficient in removing the majority of digital threats, numerous Internet surfers use it for the protection of their system. However, experienced members of the Apple family realize that it is not reasonable to scrimp on security. Therefore, they opt for commercial antiviruses that are characterized by better performance in several key areas and reinforce the protection of their Mac by masking their web activities with the help of Avast SecureLine VPN. Specifically, many users are frustrated by the extremely slow scanning speed of Avast, exorbitant resource consumption, and distracting pop-ups. Therefore, they seek proper ways to uninstall antivirus.
Avast Picture

Part 2: Uninstalling Avast Manually

The good thing about a Mac device is that, once that you will be needing to remove any applications from it, it actually provides you its very own removing feature that will definitely help you to manually uninstall the application. So for you to know on how you can uninstall Avast manually from your Mac, here is what you need to do.

Step 1: First is that you have to stop the application from running on your Mac. Here is how to do it.

  1. Go ahead and click on the “Go” button.
  2. After that, go ahead and choose “Utility”.
  3. Then, go ahead and double-click on the Activity Monitor to open.
  4. After that, go ahead and find and then highlight the running process of Avast.
  5. Then go ahead and click on the “Quit” button.

You can go ahead and do step 2 and step 3 until all of the processes related to Avast is disabled completely.

Step 2: Begin the removal process.

  1. Go ahead and launch the Finder application on your Mac.
  2. From there, go ahead and click on “Applications” located on the left side of your screen.
  3. Then, from the Applications folder, go ahead and locate the Avast and then drag it over to your Trash.
  4. Then go ahead and right-click on your Trash and then choose Empty Trash.
  5. Then on Finder, go ahead and click on the Go button from the menu bar.
  6. Then choose Go to Folder.
  7. From there, go ahead and type in ~/Library in the field box and then hit on the Return button then you will be directed to the Library folder.
  8. Then go ahead and find out and open all the folders that are associated with the Avast application and have them deleted from your Mac.

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] >~Library > Application Support > Avast

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] >~Library > Caches > com.avast.AAFM

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] >~Library > LaunchAgents > com.avast.home.userpront.plist


We must say that doing this method will not be able to completely uninstall Avast from your Mac because there are still instances that you may not find all the folders that are associated with the application Avast. And with that, you are still leaving some files or folders that you actually do not need and is eating up storage space on your Mac.

Part 3: Uninstalling Avast from Mac Using Its Provided Uninstaller

Avast is one application that once that you install it on your Mac, it also comes with a specific uninstallation process which will allow you to uninstall the program from your Mac. However, you have to keep in mind that any additional leftover removal. Just like the manual way of uninstalling the program, you still need to remove any files and folders that are associated with the Avast.

For you to know how to uninstall the Avast using its very own uninstaller, here are the steps that you should follow.

Step 1: Go ahead and double-click on the program’s install package that you have downloaded online.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and click on Uninstall Avast. From then on,  the uninstallation process will now start.

Step 3: Now, all you need to do is to follow the instructions that the uninstall wizard will prompt you.

Part 4: Uninstalling Avast Using iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller

Aside from the two methods that we have mentioned above, there is another way that you can do for you to completely uninstall Avast from your Mac device. This is by using a third-party application that will allow you to uninstall Avast and at the same time all of the files and folders that is associated with the application.

The third-party application that we are talking about is none other than the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller.

The iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller is one powerful tool that you can use for you to uninstall any applications that you have on your Mac. This way, you will be able to free up space on your Mac and as well as make the performance of your Mac better. The iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller will definitely uninstall any apps and remove any residues with just a click of a single button.

For you to be able to know how the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller work, here is a step by step guide that you can easily follow. 

Step 1: Download and Install

First of is, of course, you have to download the iMyMac PowerMyMac online from our official website at www.imymac.com. You can opt to get and download the program for free and have a free trial.

Once that you have successfully downloaded the iMyMac PowerMyMac from our official website, go ahead and have it installed on your Mac device.

Step 2: Launch the iMyMac PowerMyMac

After downloading and installing the iMyMac PowerMyMac, go ahead and have the program launched on your device. Then on the main interface of the program, you will be able to notice that the system status of your Mac will be displayed on your screen. The data that you actually see on your screen is real-time information about your Mac.
PowerMyMac Status

Also, on the main interface of the program, you will also be able to see three modules at the top of the screen. One is the Status which allow you to display the system status of your Mac. The other one is Cleaner. And the third one is the Toolkit.

Step 3: Choose A Module

From the three modules that you see on your screen, go ahead and simply choose the Toolkit module. This way, you will then be able to start the process of uninstalling the Avast application from your Mac.

Step 4: Choose An Option

Once that you have chosen Toolkit from the three modules, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then show you another list of options under Toolkit. From that list of options under Toolkit, go head and simply choose the Uninstaller tool.
PowerMyMac Uninstaller

Step 5: Scan All Applications On Mac

Once that you have chosen Uninstaller, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then ask you to allow the program to scan your Mac. This way, the iMyMac PowerMyMac uninstaller will be able all the applications that you have stored on your Mac.
Uninstaller Scanning

To start the scanning process, all you have to do is to click on the Scan button. The scanning process will then begin so you just have to wait until it is complete. You will be able to know that the scanning process is complete once that you see a full circle at the left side of the program.

Step 6: View All Results 

Once that the scanning process is complete, you will then be able to have the capability of viewing all the applications that the iMyMac PowerMyMac had scanned. All you need to do for you to do this is to click on the View button.
 Uninstaller Watch      

Once that you click on the View button, all the applications that you have installed on your Mac will then be listed on your screen.

Step 7: Locate the Avast Application to Delete

Now, from the list of applications that the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller had scanned on your Mac, go ahead and find the Avast application from the list. You can choose to scroll down and manually find them, or you can also use the search bar for you to easily find the application that you are searching for.

Step 8: Choose All Files

Once that you have located the application that you would want to uninstall from your Mac, all you need to do now is to click the application. Once that you do that, all the files and folders associated with that application will then appear on the right side of your screen.

From there, you can go ahead and choose all the files or folders that you would want to remove from your Mac. You can choose the files one by one. Or you can simply click on the Select All button to choose all the files that you respect for the kid.

Step 9: Cleanup Files an Uninstall Avast from Mac

Once that you have chosen all the files that you would want to remove completely from your Mac. From there, all you have to do now is to click on the “Clean” button

Step 10: Confirm the Changes.

Once that you were able to choose the files and as well as uninstalling the Avast from your Mac. The iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller will then ask you to confirm the changes. To confirm the uninstalling process, all you need to do is to click on the Confirm button. From here, all you need to is to wait until the iMyMac PowerMyMac uninstaller to finish the whole process.Uninstaller Delete

There you have it! You have successfully uninstalled the Avast from your Mac and at the same time remove all the files that are left behind all in just one click!

Part 5: Conclusion

As you can see, uninstalling the Avast software from your Mac can be a little it tricky. And uninstalling it manually will only make you spend more of your time in doing this. However, you do not have to worry anymore because we have the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller.

And in using the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller to remove Avast application from your Mac, you are also able to remove all the residue files and folders that the application have all in just one click of a button.

So, if there is a great way for you to uninstall any application on your Mac, then the perfect tool that you can use is the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller.

The iMyMac PowerMyMac also has the ability to do more than what you expect. This tool can definitely become whatever it is that you need for your Mac. You can use the iMyMac PowerMyMac in any aspect such as cleaning up your Mac and boosting its performance. And once that you have downloaded the iMyMac PowerMyMac, you will no longer need to download any additional program to do other things that your Mac need. Have this program on your Mac and you will then be able to have a better experience when it comes to cleaning up your Mac device.

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