How do I uninstall my Avira product?

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The procedure to uninstall the program differs depending on the operating system you are using.

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Note
To be able to uninstall Avira completely together with the Avira Management Panel, it is necessary to first uninstall all other installed Avira programs including the Antivirus.
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Please select the instructions relevant to the operating system of your PC.

  • Windows 10

    1. Click the Windows icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen → Settings → System → Apps & features .
    2. Click first the "Avira product" you wish to uninstall and subsequently Uninstall.
    3. Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Uninstall.
    4. Confirm the request of the “User Account Control” with Yes.
    5. Confirm the request of the Avira setup with Yes.
    6. The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product.
    7. Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes.
    8. After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed.

    If the conventional removal is not feasible, please read the following article:
    Instructions for manual uninstallation.


  • Windows 8.1

    1. Keyboard shortcut Windows Logo + F → Control Panel → Programs and Features.
    2. Click with the right mouse button the “Avira product” you wish to uninstall and select with the left mouse button Uninstall.
    3. Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Yes.
    4. Confirm the activation of the Windows Firewall with Yes.
    5. The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product.
    6. Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes.
    7. After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed.

    If the conventional removal is not feasible, please read the following article:
    Instructions for manual uninstallation.


  • Windows 8

    1. A click with the right mouse button in the lower left corner of your “Start” screen (Windows-button + x) will bring up the new Window Quick Access Menu. Once the Quick Access Menu is displayed click on Programs and Features.
    2. Click with the right mouse button the "Avira product" you wish to uninstall, and select Uninstall.
    3. Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Yes.
    4. Confirm the activation of the Windows Firewall with Yes.
    5. The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product.
    6. Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes.
    7. After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed.

    If the conventional removal is not feasible, please read the following article:
    Instructions for manual uninstallation.


  • Windows 7

    1. Click on: Start → Control Panel → Programs → Programs and Features.
    2. Click with the right mouse button the "Avira product" you wish to uninstall, and select Uninstall.
    3. Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Yes.
    4. Confirm the activation of the Windows Firewall with Yes.
    5. The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product.
    6. Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes.
    7. After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed.

    If the conventional removal is not feasible, please read the following article:
    Instructions for manual uninstallation.


  • Mac

    1. Navigate in the menu bar to Finder → Go → Utilities.
    2. Double-click on the Avira-Uninstall icon to launch the uninstallation wizard.
    3. Confirm the deletion of the quarantined files before starting with the uninstallation.
    4. Authenticate with user name (with administrative rights) and password.
    5. Avira Free Antivirus for Mac will be removed from your computer.


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Note
Avira Browser Extensions can be uninstalled like any other Browser Extension depending on the Browser you use.

  • Google Chrome: Settings Icon → More tools → Extensions
  • Mozilla Firefox: Settings Icon → Add-ons → puzzle icon (on the left menu panel)
  • Opera: Opera menu button → Extensions → Extensions Manager

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Affected products

  • Avira Free Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Prime [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Optimization Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Total Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Friday, April 13, 2007
  • Last updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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