How to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus for Mac

If you want to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, you cannot simply move it from the dock into the trash like other applications since it is deeply rooted in the Apple system.

This is why we have provided an uninstall tool that will cleanly remove Avira Free Antivirus for Mac from your system. Please proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Finder and select Go in the top menu

    mac finder go utilities

  2. In the drop-down menu, click on Utilities

  3. Within the folder you will find the tool Avira-Uninstall. Double-click on it to launch the uninstall program

    mac finder go utilities uninstall

    b) Alternatively, you can also go to Applications and move the Avira icon to the trash from there. This will also launch Avira-Uninstall

  4. The first dialog window will open, asking you, if you want to delete any quarantined files that Avira Free Antivirus for Mac has found. We recommend to click on Yes


  5. In the next window you will have to enter a username and password with administrative rights. Click on OK to continue

  6. A blue progress bar will display the uninstall process. Once it is completed, the following dialog will appear

    mac uninstall completed

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac has been successfully removed from your Apple system.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus for Mac [Mac OS]
  • Created : Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Last updated: Friday, May 9, 2014
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