How do I uninstall Avira Antivirus for Mac?

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



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You can perform the uninstallation via the terminal or utilities.

Uninstall via Terminal


Uninstall via Utilities

  • Open the terminal
  • sudo sh /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities/Avira-Uninstall.app/Contents/MacOS/uninstall
  • Enter password
  • Reboot
    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 Antivirus Pro [Mac OS]
  • Avira Free Antivirus for Mac [Mac OS]
  • Created : Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Last updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018
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