How to Uninstall Avast on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to uninstall Avast from your Mac? Whether you’re switching to a different antivirus software or simply no longer need Avast, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step. Let’s get started!

Uninstalling Avast on Mac

If you’re ready to remove Avast from your Mac, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Quit Avast

Before we begin the uninstallation process, make sure that Avast is not running on your Mac. To quit the application, go to the menu bar and click on the Avast menu. From the drop-down menu, select Quit Avast.

Step 2: Open Applications Folder

To proceed with uninstalling Avast, open a new Finder window and navigate to the Applications folder. One way to do this is by clicking on the Finder icon in your dock and selecting Applications from the sidebar.

Step 3: Locate Avast in Applications Folder

In the Applications folder, scroll down or use the search bar to locate “Avast”. This is where all installed applications are stored on your Mac.

Step 4: Move Avast to Trash

To uninstall Avast, drag and drop the “Avast” icon into your Trash bin located at the end of your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the icon and select Moveto Trash.

Step 5: Remove Remaining Files (Optional)

Although dragging Avast to the Trash removes the main application, there might still be some leftover files on your system. To ensure a complete uninstallation, you can remove these files as well.

If you want to remove the remaining files, follow these steps:

  • Open Finder and click on the Go menu in the menu bar.
  • Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard to reveal the Library option.
  • Select Library, then navigate to Caches > com.avast.AAFM.
  • In this folder, locate any files or folders related to Avast and move them to Trash.
  • To permanently delete these files, right-click on Trash and select Empty Trash.

Step 6: Restart Your Mac (Recommended)

To complete the uninstallation process and ensure that all Avast-related processes are stopped, it is recommended to restart your Mac. Simply click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “Restart”.


You have successfully uninstalled Avast from your Mac. You are now free to install another antivirus software or continue using your Mac without any antivirus protection if you prefer.

I hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of uninstalling Avast from your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out!

Note: The steps mentioned in this tutorial were accurate at the time of writing. However, due to software updates, the exact steps may vary slightly. Please refer to the official Avast documentation for the most up-to-date instructions.

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