How to Uninstall Avg

After using it for a few weeks, you have decided that AVG is not the antivirus for you but you can't uninstall it? Have you tried to delete the program from the Windows Control Panel, as you do with all the programs you want to remove from your PC, but the procedure fails due to some errors that appear on the screen? Don't worry, I can help you if you want.

Be my dedicate every minute of your time, free, posso spiegarti how to uninstall AVG competently using the Windows Control Panel or, if needed, an official removal utility which allows you to uninstall AVG from your computer when the standard uninstall procedure fails. I assure you that this is a much simpler procedure than you imagine and that it does not involve any risk as regards the stability of the system.

The only care you need to have is to replace AVG properly. In my post on the best free antiviruses you will find a large list of antivirus that will allow you to replace AVG adequately without regretting it and, equally important, without paying a penny. But now let's not get too far with the work: let's think about AVG first and see how to completely remove it from your PC.

▶ ︎ Uninstall AVG from Windows | Uninstall AVG from macOS | Uninstall AVG from Android | In case of problems

Uninstall AVG from Windows

For uninstall AVG in the classic way, all you have to do is click on the button Start Windows (the flag located in the lower left corner of the screen) and go to Control Panel if you are using Windows 7 or earlier or in the menu Settings (the gear icon) if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.x.

In the window that opens, if you use Windows 10 o Windows 8.xi went his System, select the voice App and features from the left sidebar and locate the items related to AVG in the list of programs installed on the PC. If you can't find the menu with the list of applications installed on your computer, search uninstalls in the search bar of the Windows settings panel and select Application installation from the search results.

If you are still using a version of Windows equal to or earlier than 7, to access the list of programs installed on your PC you must open the Control Panel (as I explained to you before), then you have to click on the item Uninstall a program and locate the items related to AVG from the list of programs installed on your computer. If you don't find the item Uninstall a program in Control Panel, search for the term uninstalls in the bar located at the top right and select the first search result.

Now the steps are the same on all versions of Windows. Then select the icon of AVG Protection from the list of programs you have installed on your PC and click on the button Uninstall, which on Windows 10 and Windows 8.x is located directly next to the program icon, while on Windows 7 and earlier it is located at the top. On Windows 10 and Windows 8.x the button must be pressed twice in a row.

Nella finestra che si apre, fai clic sul pulsado Yes, then select the icon Uninstall and confirm your wish to uninstall AVG from your computer by pressing the button Yes, uninstall.

Now wait a few minutes for all files related to AVG Protection to be deleted from your PC and click on Restart now to accept the restart of the computer (necessary for all changes to take effect).

When the system has restarted, go back to the list of applications installed on your computer, select AVG and click on the button Uninstall to start the antivirus uninstallation procedure. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.x, you need to click the "Uninstall" button twice and not once.

Nella finestra che si apre, fai clic sul pulsado Yes, confirm that you want to remove AVG by pressing the button Yes, uninstall and wait a few minutes for the AVG deletion procedure to complete. Next, click end to ask for the window and complete the AVG uninstall procedure.

AVG Removal Utility

If you've already tried uninstall AVG following the procedure that I have just shown you but the software removal process is not completed due to strange error messages, try to delete the antivirus from your PC using theofficial uninstall utility on AVG.

To download the AVG removal tool, linked to this web page and click on the item AVG Remover. When the download is complete, open the file AVG_Remover.exe And, nella finestra che si apre, clicca prima sul sul pulsado Yes  and then Continue.

Now wait a few seconds for the list of AVG products installed on your computer to be detected, put the check mark next to their names (eg. AVG Zen) and click on your button remove to move forward.

Well, now all you have to do is have a nice cup of tea and wait patiently for the AVG uninstall to complete. When finished, you will be asked to restart your PC. So press the button Restart and upon new login to Windows, AVG should have been completely removed from your computer.

Please note: I made the tutorial using AVG Internet Security, but the steps to take are practically the same even with the free version of AVG. The removal utility is also the same for all variants of the antivirus.

Uninstall AVG from MacOS

If you have installed AVG on your Poppy but now you want to uninstall it, proceed as follows: open the application by clicking on its icon in the menu bar or in the Launchpad, go to the menu AVG AntiVirus che si trova in alto a sinistra e seleciona la voce Uninstall AVG AntiVirus from the latter.

In the window that opens, press the button Uninstall, type the password of your user account on macOS (the one you normally use to access the system) in the appropriate text field and first click on OK and then Quit to finish the AVG for Mac removal procedure.

As a replacement for AVG, I recommend that you install the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac which does not have a real-time protection module and therefore must be used "manually" when you want to scan your system. I think it's more than enough on macOS (unless you make a particular use of the computer). For more on the subject, read my tutorial on how to clean up the Mac.

Please note: for the tutorial I used a Mac equipped with macOS 10.12.4 (Sierra), but the steps to take are the same on the other versions of the Apple operating system.

Uninstall AVG from Android

AVG is also available as an Android app. If you have installed it on your smartphone or tablet and now you want to remove it, log in to drawer of Android (ie the screen with all the apps installed on the device), make a long "tap" on the icon AVG, drag it to the icon of Trash can that appears at the top right and answer OK at the confirmation request to uninstall the app.

Alternatively, you can access the menu Settings of Android (the gear icon), go up App and select the item related to AVG (which could simply be called AntiVirus) from the screen that opens. At this point, "tap" the button Uninstall and confirm the operation by pressing on OK.

A terminal was used Samsung, you can also uninstall AVG by opening the drawer (the menu in which there are all the apps installed on the device), by pressing the button Modification located at the top right, by selecting the sign (-) which appears on the AVG icon (which could simply be called AntiVirus) and responding Uninstall notice that appears on the screen.

If it is impossible to uninstall AVG from Android by following one of the procedures I have just shown you, start the antivirus app, go to antitheft and uncheck the option Amministratore device. In this way, AVG will no longer have the permission to "control" your device and therefore you can easily remove the app by following the steps I have just illustrated.

After uninstalling AVG from your smartphone or tablet, you can consider adopting alternative solutions that can protect your device from all major Android malware. If you need advice on which antimalware to install, take a look at my post on the best Android antivirus where you will find many interesting apps (even free).

Please note: to create the tutorial I used the free version of AVG for Android and a smartphone equipped with Android 6.0. In any case, the steps to be taken are more or less the same on the other versions of Android and for the other editions of AVG available for the green robot system.

In Case of Problems

If at this point of the tutorial you still have any doubts about how to uninstall AVG from Windows, macOS or Android, try connecting to the AVG website and consulting the official antivirus support documentation.

To find articles about removing AVG products from computers, smartphones and tablets, type the term "uninstall" in the search bar located at the top right and press the button Submit on your PC keyboard.

At this point, identify the support article of your interest (eg. Uninstall AVG AntiVirus for Android if you need help to uninstall AVG from an Android device) and carefully follow the instructions given on the page that opens.