Instructions for manual uninstallation

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

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)
      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
      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.

  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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