How to Completely Get Rid of avast! Pro Antivirus 2014
Many Windows users are not satisfied with the newly installed avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 client for its annoying push messages, thus they decided they don’t need that anymore and attempted to remove it.
Just Imagine a prompt pops up telling you it’s time to scan all your hard drives when you’re enjoying a movie, or a box shows up telling you new updates are available when you’re playing a video game. By the time you switch back to the window you were using, your feelings for the drama have been influenced, or your character has been busted in the game mission.
The fact is Windows operating system has its own firewall, so another antivirus program is not that necessary, especially for those taking large drive space. That’s one of the reasons people want to uninstall it. You may have already noticed that this kind of program is difficult to remove, since you always can’t realize the removal via its default uninstaller, and sometimes you can’t even find it in the Start menu.
Well, it doesn’t matter. To permanently uninstall avast! Pro Antivirus 2014, I am giving two different methods, of which the first one below is relatively easier to understand and perform. If you’re interested in learning the conventional and regular cleaning process, continue your tour after that.
Shortcut to Uninstall avast! Pro Antivirus 2014
1.Click on the green download button here or visit the homepage to try out Max Uninstaller.
2.Double-click the desktop icon to open it, you will know what programs are currently installed on your PC. Find and select the avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 icon, and press Run Analysis to scan all the related files.
3.In the list presented, tick all the items displayed belonging to the toolbar, and hit the Complete Uninstall button.
4.A window will show up telling you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, after which press Scan Leftovers > and Delete Leftovers at last.
Video Demonstration of avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 Removal
Ta-da, job is done. You may never thought that this program could be removed so soon without taking the only way through Control Panel, Registry or even Safe Mode. If troubleshooting can ensure both high efficiency and effective results and at the same time reduce performing risks, it’s absolutely worth trying. I do hope your problem can be solved as soon as possible.
To learn more about how traditional uninstalling procedure works on Windows system, please go to the next part. Someday you may want to use it on other programs you don’t need.
Conventional Way to Uninstall avast! Pro Antivirus 2014
To ensure the complete removal, you can firstly enter Safe Mode. Considering many users still have no idea about how to access it on Windows 8/8.1, I wrote this instruction:
Enter Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1?
This is the earliest and most professional method for restarting into Safe Mode by using msconfig.exe file, which actually belong to System Configuration tool—-open it, select the Boot tab, tick the item Safe boot under the Boot options, and tab OK button below.
You will be told that you get to reboot your PC—-press Restart or Exit without restart (it depends on when you want to reboot).
Then Windows8 or Windows 8.1 will load in Safe Mode after the next reboot. The next thing you’re going to do is to access Control Panel.
Enter Control Panel on Windows 8, Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP
Hover your mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the desktop, and stay until you see the Charms bar. Type control panel in the search box and press Enter key. Find your target (s) and double-click it to activate the removal.
Click on Start button in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program/Programs and Features under the Programs section. Find your target (s) and double-click it to activate the removal.
On Windows XP
Click on Start button in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, Click on Uninstall a program/Programs and Features. Find your target (s) and double-click it to activate the removal.
Follow the prompt guides to finish the first part, and go to the second part—-cleaning out the leftovers of avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 in Windows Registry.
Delete the Registry entries of avast! Pro Antivirus 2014
To open the Windows Registry, steps are almost the same on Windows 7 and Windows 8—-type regedit in the search box and press Enter key on your keyboard, you will see the Registry pops up with a new window.
Unfold HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/AVAST software/ > delete everything you see under this directory.
If you can fully understand the above tutorial contents, I believe at the moment you have done uninstalling avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 by taking the regular procedure. If not, either it was because you’re confused about some part of them, or you just failed to hit the mark for some reason, leave comments here or contact us, we will trying our best to work it out.