Avira AntiVir is a computer protection software by Avira that protects your PC from viruses, adware, spyware, and hackers.
In case you use Avira AntiVir but want to switch over to another antivirus software, then you can refer to the frequently asked Q’s and A’s presented in this article to learn how to remove Avira AntiVir and resolve any issues that you may encounter while uninstalling this software.
How do I Uninstall Avira AntiVir from my Windows Computer?
The easiest way to uninstall any software on a Windows computer is via the built-in Add or Remove Programs utility.
Perform the following steps to uninstall Avira AntiVir via Add or Remove Programs:
- Click the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
- In the Add or Remove Programs window, locate and select Avira AntiVir, and then click the Uninstall button.
- Click Yes if prompted to confirm your action.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Restart your computer.
After you have removed Avira AntiVir, run a registry scan using a Windows registry cleaning software, such as RegGenie, to ensure there are no leftover entries associated with this program in your registry. This step is necessary, as often entries related to the uninstalled programs stay behind in the registry. These unwanted and obsolete entries account for the registry’s uncontrollable growth and may eventually corrupt it.
Nothing happens when I click Avira AntiVir in the Add or Remove Programs window, what should I do?
In case Avira AntiVir is presented in your Currently installed programs list (in the Add or Remove Programs window), but nothing happens when you click on its icon, then you may use the following workaround:
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Browse to C:\Program Files\AntiVir folder.
- Double-click the uninstall icon and follow the on-screen instructions to remove Avira AntiVir.
Unable to remove Avira AntiVir through Add or Remove Programs and it’s “uninstall” icon, what are other options to uninstall this software?
This problem is not uncommon. Many users have complained that they are unable to uninstall Avira AntiVir through conventional uninstallation techniques.
Avira provides a free uninstaller tool (Avira Uninstaller) that you can use to uninstall Avira AntiVir version 6. Please note that Avira Uninstaller works only for Avira AntiVir version 6, not other versions.
Uninstall Avira AntiVir Version 6
If you use Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me, then download the Avira uninstallation package, and run the tool to uninstall Avira AntiVir 6.
Windows NT, 2000, and XP users need to uninstall this Avira uninstallation package and run it to uninstall Avira AntiVir version 6.
The Avira uninstaller may not remove all the Avira AntiVir 6 registry entries. You may use a third-party registry cleaner, such as RegGenie, to remove all the Avira AntiVir 6 registry entries.
Uninstall Other Avira AntiVir Versions
Avira Uninstaller is designed specifically to do a clean uninstallation of Avira AntiVir version 6, not other Avira AntiVir versions. In case you use a different Avira AntiVir version, then you need to use a third-party Windows uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller to uninstall Avira AntiVir software. Perfect Uninstaller is an effective and easy-to-use uninstaller tool that includes a Force Uninstall feature through which you can uninstall Avira AntiVir and any other unwanted software.