Have you found it difficult uninstalling avast antivirus from your computer? I was faced with same problem some time ago when I decided to remove avast from my laptop, I tried several methods to get it removed but to no avail. I tried uninstalling it from the “Uninstall or change a program” from Control panel, even used CCleaner uninstall tools yet to no avail. Total Uninstall was my last hope of removing avast version 5.0 from my system yet it couldn’t. Then I tried an old trick to corrupt the application by deleting some portion of its program files, yet it wouldn’t.
How to uninstall avast antivirus using the avast uninstall utility:
It took me more than 30 mins to figure out what exactly I needed to do to get rid of the antivirus program from my computer. Suddenly I remembered having read somewhere of an avast uninstall utility program made by the same company that made Avast. So I quickly headed to Avast website and downloaded the avast uninstall utility aswclear.exe
On completion of download I was happy I am finally going to get rid of the avast antivirus that has refused to leave my laptop for good. The avast uninstall utility aswclear.exe is quite a little file that does not need any installation. All you need to do is to double click on it and then start the uninstall process. But I had an error saying:
The Avast self protection module is enabled. For this reason, the operation cannot be completed.
To complete the operation, either run this program from windows safe mode, or disable the avast self protection (via settings -> troubleshooting page).
I simple followed the instruction and open the Avast antivirus program, clicked on settings and then troubleshooting.
Untick or disable the circled option in the image above and press ok. Then Double click on the avast uninstall utility aswclear.exe and start uninstalling the avast antivirus.
On the avast uninstall utility, choose your version of avast antivirus that you want to uninstall from the drop down menu, then the path of the folder where it was installed will be automatically detected else you may have to enter it yourself and click uninstall on the right. Answer yes to the pop up confirming the uninstallation of avast from your system. Reboot your computer and avast has been removed from your computer completely.
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Great post bro.
Been trying to remove my avast but it didn’t uninstall properply but this worked im grateful
thanks for saving my life because i have had this problem for long.
Nwosu Desmond says
I am happy i could help…..always visit to learn about new tricks always.
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help! i’ve been having the same problem for a very long time now… i’ve used revo uninstaller but it didn’t work. i saw your blog when i was googling for answers and thought i can finally get rid of it. so i followed everything you’ve said but it still didn’t work…i tried several times but i still get this “The Avast self protection module is enabled. For this reason, the operation cannot be completed.
To complete the operation, either run this program from windows safe mode, or disable the avast self protection (via settings -> troubleshooting page)” message. then i noticed that even though i have unchecked the “enable avast! self-defense module” option (like you said) and pressed ok, when i open the settings>troubleshooting> that option is again enabled. now i really don’t know what to do…please help me.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
What version of Avast are you using? And you have to be sure that option is not enabled else you can not be able to remove the avast. The self protection option wont let it get removed. When you un-check the option plz confirm your action by saving before going to uninstall. I am authoritatively telling you that if you un-check the self protection option from your Avast it will be removed from your system.