How to Uninstall Avira Antivirus on Mac

How to Uninstall Avira Antivirus on Mac

Avira Antivirus helps you protect your system, but sometimes, you have few reasons to uninstall and remove it completely. It is not good to uninstall by dragging and moving an app to the Trash; you need to delete all the files related to it. Here, we have provided the steps on how to uninstall Avira Antivirus on Mac safely.

Uninstalling the Avira Antivirus

  • Go to the Finder application from the Dock.
  • Once opened, scroll to locate the Avira Antivirus app.
  • Now, click and drag the Avira app to the Trash folder.
  • If prompted, enter the admin password by clicking OK.
  • When the Uninstaller window opens, go through the onscreen instructions.
  • Wait for the uninstallation process to start.
  • Find and remove Avira's support files. You can find those files in the Library folder, which is set as default.
  • To open, press the Shift + Command + G shortcut keys and navigate to the ~/Library location.
  • Check the subfolders below for Avira's leftovers and remove all related files.
  • ~/Library/Application Support
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Logs
  • ~/Library/Preferences
  • ~/Library/Containers
  • ~/Library/Cookies
  • After the uninstallation process, click Done.
  • The Avira Antivirus program will be removed entirely from your Mac. But the process isn't done completely.
  • Now, open the Trash folder and click on Empty Trash to remove the program completely.
  • Finally, restart your Mac.

Removing leftovers with the Avira Uninstaller

  • Download the Avira Uninstaller.
  • To launch the Avira Uninstaller file in the Terminal application, double-click on the Avira Uninstaller zip file.
  • If prompted, enter your Mac user password and press Enter.
  • The Terminal will automatically run the command to remove Avira's service files.
  • Finally, you can close the Terminal once you see the successful message.

Uninstalling Avira using the App Cleaner & Uninstaller

The App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a utility that automatically finds an applications' service files and removes them with a few clicks.

  • Open App Cleaner & Uninstaller. 
  • Select Avira from the list of applications.
  • Click on Remove and confirm the action.
  • If you click Empty Trash, Avira will be uninstalled entirely.
  • If you have already removed Avira manually and find its leftovers, then switch to the Remaining files section, select, and remove Avira's leftovers.


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