Why You Might Need An Antivirus Removal Tool

In this series of articles, we have been discussing about the methods to remove or uninstall various security software suites and antivirus products from your computer. Removal of Antivirus from computer is complex and sometimes is not accomplished completely with the help of standard procedures.

The reason for this being the complex nature of these antivirus products, because of which they have to work in close integration with the operating system and sometimes they files and folders are shared by many other programs and applications.

In such cases, you have to use the specialized antivirus removal tools, which are developed just for that particular product and they are generally developed by the security software vendors themselves.

Avast Antivirus and Internet Security Software

ALWIL Software is a Czech-based company from Prague, established in April 1991. specializes in security software, with avast! antivirus being the flagship product line. The avast! antivirus range offers complete protection against viruses and spyware for both home users and businesses.

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Avast Antivirus Removal

In case you are not satisfied with the performance of Avast Security products or want to remove it for any reason, the standard way to delete them is to use the Add / Remove Programs feature of Windows Control Panel. But in case you are not able to do so for any reason , or in case you find that some of the files related to Avast are not yet deleted even after the complete uninstallation, then they also provide you a neat Avast uninstall utility, which is a freeware and you can download it from their website at the link given below.

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How to uninstall Avast Antivirus and Internet Security software using aswClear.exe

  1. Download aswClear.exe on to your desktop
  2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
  3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility
  4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)
  5. Click REMOVE
  6. Restart your computer