Remove Avira Antivirus 2019 in Windows – Full Removal Instruction
You can learn how to correctly remove Avira Antivirus 2019 on this page. And there is other useful information you don’t want to miss, just take your time.
There used to be quite a number of free antivirus software providers, but in recent years they have mostly become paid services. However, sometimes You probably have no idea where this program came from. PUPs like it often enter through the installers of other programs, such as freeware or installers from popular known programs that are not obtained from the officially approved sites. So whenever you want download an application, better go to the official website to avoid possible risks.
Now let’s see how to remove Avira Antivirus 2019 in two different ways in the following content.
How Do I Manually Remove Avira Antivirus 2019 In Windows?
There are several different operations to finally remove Avira Antivirus 2019, but I’m not going to waste your time on similar content. So in each step I will only provide one operation, plus some extra description, which is optional to read, for you to better understand. Here we go:
1. Log in your system with as Administrator or an account that has the administrative rights.
Uninstalling programs is considered as making changes on the system, so if you don’t have above-mentioned accounts, you will have to provide password/confirmation for permission.
2. Shut down Avira Antivirus program.
If the program is running in the background during the removal, you may not achieve expected results. How to make sure it’s not running?
Press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Del on your keyboard to open the Task Manager — In the Applications tab, select QuickTime and click “End Task”. Then in the Processes tab, select the related ones and click “End Process”. The items may have similar names.
3. Remove Avira Antivirus 2019 through Control Panel.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click (Right-click if you’re using Windows 8) the Windows logo to open the Start menu, then select “Control Panel”.
In the Control Panel window, click “Uninstall a program” in the Programs column, and you will see the list of currently installed programs. Find Avira Antivirus and double-click it to start the removal.
4. Wait for the default uninstaller to finishes it job.
During the process you may be prompted which part it goes and asked for confirmation. If you’re asked whether to delete all the user data or something like that from the system, choose “Yes” to completely remove Avira Antivirus 2019.
You can choose to restart the computer right now or later, if prompted.
5. Remove Avira Antivirus 2019 through Registry Editor.
A little heads-up: important system components can be found here, so DO NOT delete anything that isn’t supposed to be deleted. Don’t trust your tech savvy? Read How to back up the Registry in Windows.
Note: Make sure you have deleted all Avira programs such as Avira, Avira Antivirus, Avira Phantom VPN, Avira Privacy Pal, Avira Safe Shopping, and Avira System Speedup, then do the following:
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click the Windows logo to open the Start menu (If you’re using Windows 8, hover your mouse in the bottom-right corner, and select “Search” on the charms bar), type “regedit” in the box and click the only result to open Registry Editor.
On the navigator of Registry Editor, select Edit > Find, then enter “QuickTime” to find the related file(s)/folder(s), right-click it(them) and select “Delete” to fully remove Avira Antivirus 2019 from your PC.
6. Restart your computer to take effect.
Skip this if you have done it in Step 4. Now you can go back to Task Manager or Control Panel to check whether there is still anything related to Avira Antivirus; if not, then the removal was successful.
In some steps of the above guide, which applies to Windows 7, I have also listed operations for Windows 8; for those I didn’t, they are basically the same in both versions.
An Easier Option to Remove Avira Antivirus 2019 in Windows
1. Click the green download button on the page to download & install Max Uninstaller, then run it. Then you can see several related programs including Avira, Avira Antivirus, Avira Phantom VPN, Avira Privacy Pal, Avira Safe Shopping, and Avira System Speedup.
2. Find & select Avira Antivirus in the Programs list, and click Run Analysis, a list of all the related files will be displayed > click Complete Uninstall and follow the prompts to proceed.
3. Click Scan Leftovers when the button turns to green. This is to scan for the program’s vestiges, which will also be displayed in a list. You can review the list for details, then click Delete Leftovers to remove Avira Antivirus 2019.
To check whether you’ve done the removal well, click “Back to Step1.” You will be brought back to the programs list, where you can see all the currently installed programs on the system. Avira Antivirus 2019 should be gone by now, and you may try to uninstall the rest of the related programs by performing the same 3 steps above. 😀 Here is a video demonstration:
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