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How to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus from your PC

Avast Free Antivirus is a computer program. This page is comprised of details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows release was created by AVAST Software. Check out here for more information on AVAST Software. Avast Free Antivirus is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast folder, but this location may vary a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the application. You can remove Avast Free Antivirus by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\Instup.exe /control_panel. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. AvastUI.exe is the Avast Free Antivirus's primary executable file and it takes around 8.30 MB (8698792 bytes) on disk.

Avast Free Antivirus is comprised of the following executables which occupy 38.02 MB (39871968 bytes) on disk:

  • ashQuick.exe (109.84 KB)
  • ashUpd.exe (230.98 KB)
  • asulaunch.exe (29.52 KB)
  • aswChLic.exe (90.48 KB)
  • aswRunDll.exe (878.85 KB)
  • aswWrcIELoader32.exe (87.93 KB)
  • aswWrcIELoader64.exe (106.78 KB)
  • AvastEmUpdate.exe (1.57 MB)
  • AvastNM.exe (273.68 KB)
  • AvastSvc.exe (192.51 KB)
  • AvastUI.exe (8.30 MB)
  • avBugReport.exe (2.28 MB)
  • AvDump32.exe (577.52 KB)
  • BrowserCleanup.exe (1.43 MB)
  • CrtCheck.exe (29.09 KB)
  • ie_loader.exe (58.72 KB)
  • RegSvr.exe (847.88 KB)
  • sched.exe (110.78 KB)
  • VisthAux.exe (310.65 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (619.50 KB)
  • tapinstall.exe (86.73 KB)
  • aswShMin.exe (117.84 KB)
  • AvastPE2.exe (1.26 MB)
  • 9e7f66cd-05cc-4184-8e83-947fde2fe251.exe (166.91 KB)
  • aswOfferTool.exe (2.07 MB)
  • avBugReport.exe (2.28 MB)
  • AvDump32.exe (577.52 KB)
  • AvDump64.exe (708.95 KB)
  • instup.exe (841.31 KB)
  • InstallCrt.exe (606.93 KB)
  • aswBoot.exe (381.82 KB)
  • AvDump64.exe (708.95 KB)
  • CrtCheck.exe (30.16 KB)
  • Gf2Vss.exe (130.07 KB)
  • ie_loader.exe (66.24 KB)
  • RegSvr.exe (1.05 MB)
  • SetupInf.exe (1.03 MB)
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This info is about Avast Free Antivirus version 12.1.2266 alone. For more Avast Free Antivirus versions please click below:

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If planning to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Avast Free Antivirus:
  • C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast

The files below are left behind on your disk by Avast Free Antivirus when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\0437f202-46dd-4948-8eeb-8500860c7a80\20160505.dll
  • C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\0437f202-46dd-4948-8eeb-8500860c7a80\AvastEmUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1046\aswClnTg.htm
  • C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1046\aswClnTg.txt

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avastconfig
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avastlic
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avastsounds
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avasttheme

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\avastconfigfile\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\avastlicfile\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\avastpam\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\avastpam\shell\open\command\

A way to remove Avast Free Antivirus with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Avast Free Antivirus is an application released by the software company AVAST Software. Frequently, users try to erase it. Sometimes this can be efortful because uninstalling this by hand takes some know-how related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE manner to erase Avast Free Antivirus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Avast Free Antivirus or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Avast Free Antivirus". If it exists on your system the Avast Free Antivirus app will be found automatically. After you click Avast Free Antivirus in the list , the following information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Avast Free Antivirus, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Avast Free Antivirus.
Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus

8. After uninstalling Avast Free Antivirus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Avast Free Antivirus which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Avast Free Antivirus with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus by AVAST Software from your computer, nor are we saying that Avast Free Antivirus by AVAST Software is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-05-28 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-05-27 22:26:07.320