Instructions for manual uninstallation

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A manual uninstallation of the Avira Antivirus should be performed only if a conventional uninstallation via the Windows Control Panel is no longer possible.

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Manual uninstallation

  1. Download the free Avira RegistryCleaner tool.

  2. Start your computer in Safe Mode.


  3. Open the Windows Explorer with the keyboard shortcut Win+E and delete manually all Avira directories available under the program and application files:

    • Program files
      Windows 7 / 8: C:\Program Files\
      Windows 10: Desktop\This PC\Local Disc (C:)\Program Files (x86)
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      Note
      If the deletion of the directories fails, rename the Avira directories, perform another reboot in "safe mode" and delete subsequently the renamed directories. grey-line


    • Application files
      Windows 7 / 8: C:\ProgramData\
      Windows 10: Desktop\This PC\Local Disc (C:)\ProgramData
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      Note
      If the Data application folder is not visible, enable it via Windows Explorer (keyboard shortcut: Win+E) → Tools → Folder Options → View → Advanced Settings → Show hidden files and folders → Show hidden files, folders and drives.
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  4. Clean up the Windows registry using the previously downloaded "Avira Registry Cleaner" tool.

    • Double-click the downloaded avira_registry_cleaner_en.exe file.
    • Accept the license terms.
    • Select ALL Avira products.
    • Click Remove.

  5. Reboot the computer to complete the manual uninstallation.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Prime (unlimited devices) [Windows]
  • Avira Optimization Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Total Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Tuesday, August 7, 2007
  • Last updated: Friday, May 26, 2017
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