How to Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus Completely – Download Avira Free Antivirus Removal Tool
Avira Free Antivirus offers computer users free but effective protections against major online threats. In this free edition of Avira Antivirus, you are allowed to use the PC Protection feature which includes system scanner and Realtime Protection, but the Internet Protection is unavailable in Avira Free Antivirus. However many Avira Free Antivirus users complains they are constantly annoyed by the frequent pop up update messages and free adds sent by this program, this happen every time they start the computer even they wake up the Windows from sleep mode. If you would like to Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus from your computer but don’t know where to start, you can refer to the below instruction.
Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus manually
Since there is no uninstall option can be found in the Start – Program – Avira menu(see the below image), you need to first remove Avira Free Antivirus from Windows Control Panel.
Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus via Control Panel.
- Click Start and then Control Panel
- Click on Add/Remove program or Uninstall a program link, if you are using a Windows 7/Vista system.
- Select Avira Free Antivirus in the program list and click Remove button
- You will be prompted “Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all its components?” and click “Yes” to continue.
- Follow the instruction to finish the removal.
- After it finished, click “Yes” on the pop up message to restart your computer
Note: The traditional software removal solution via Windows Add/Remove program always leaves things behind such as folders and registry entries, you need to manually delete them all to ensure a complete removal of Avira Free Antivirus.
Delete Avira Free Antivirus leftover folder
- Double Start – My Computer
- Navigate to C:\Program Files\
- Locate the folder named Avira.
- Right click on it and select delete
- Back to desktop, empty the Windows Recycle Bin
Delete Avira Free Antivirus leftover folder
Note: This step required you to manually edit/delete registry keys by using the build-in Registry Editor, it is risks involved, in order to avoid unexpected trouble, it is suggested to backup your registry before starting. If you are unfamiliar with such operation, you may turn to turn to third – party uninstaller program like Max Uninstaller to help you uninstall Avira Free Antivirus automatically.
- Click Start – Run and type “regedit” in the blank of the run box.
- Click OK or press Enter to open Windows registry editor
- Use the “+” sign to expend the right hand registry key tree to locate this directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
- Delete any found folder named Avira
- Close the registry editor.
- Reboot your machine to allow the new changes to take effect.
Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus automatically
There are cases that Avira Free Antivirus can not be uninstalled via Add/Remove program due to reasons like software corruption or incomplete installation as you keep getting error when attempt to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus, in such situation, it is recommended to use Max Uninstaller, it is a powerful uninstaller program develop by experienced engineer team that is able to help you uninstall Avira Free Antivirus or any other application completely without getting errors, and It is way easier and faster then the manual solution, simply follow the below steps:
Step1: Click here to free download Max Uninstaller, and then install it in your computer.
Step2: Launch Max Uninstaller, select Avira Free Antivirus the right hand list. Press “Run Analysis”
Step3: Max Uninstaller will review uninstall program files and associated registry entries. Click “Complete Uninstall” to start the program uninstall process. Click “Yes” to start uninstalling Avira Free Antivirus uninstall.
Step4: Wait for the standard Avira Free Antivirus uninstall completed. Click “Scan Leftovers”, and Max Uninstaller will conduct a full scan on your computer for a while.
Step5: When it finish scanning, click “Delete Leftovers” and “Yes” button to thoroughly uninstall Avira Free Antivirus and its leftovers.
Step6: Max Uninstaller has now fully uninstalled Avira Free Antivirus related files and extensions. Click “OK” to finish.
Uninstall Avira Free Antivirus with Max Uninstaller Video demonstration
To uninstall Avira Free Antivirus, Max Uninstall is able to clean up all of the leftovers of the Avira Free Antivirus. Only a few of minutes, you can completely remove this program without any risky. Maybe you have tried other uninstall tool before to remove Avira Free Antivirus and you would find that the uninstall tool still could not help you uninstall it successfully. Max Uninstaller is a kind of professional uninstall tool which is designed to remove any Windows programs. At first, Max Uninstaller will display program list and even the hidden programs. You can choose any unwanted programs you would like to remove. Max Uninstaller will detect and scan the related folders and registry entries of the program automatically. With only few of clicks, you can uninstall the program perfectly.