How do I uninstall Avira Antivirus for Mac?

Due to the fact that Avira Free Antivirus for Mac is deep anchored in the Apple operating system, Avira provides an uninstall tool which removes cleanly the program from your system.


You can perform the uninstallation via the terminal or utilities.

Uninstall via Terminal

  • Open the terminal
  • sudo sh /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities/
  • Enter password
  • Reboot

  • Uninstall via Utilities

    1. Navigate in the menu bar to Finder → Go → Utilities.

      mac finder go utilities

    2. Double-click on the Avira → Uninstall icon to launch the uninstallation wizard.

      mac finder go utilities uninstall

      (The Avira uninstallation wizard can be started as well by clicking Applications and dragging afterwards the Avira →Uninstall logo to the trash).

    3. Authenticate with user name (with administrative rights) and password.

    4. Avira Free Antivirus for Mac will be removed from your computer.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus for Mac [Mac OS]
  • Created : Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Last updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017
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