Avira Won’t Uninstall? Easy Methods To Fix

You might consider the Avira Antivirus Application unnecessary to keep in the device if it starts to conflict with the system files. In that case, you need to uninstall the software. But often you might note that even after following the accurate steps, Avira won’t uninstall.

You can encounter this error if you have not installed the application properly in the device at the very beginning. Further, if the registry keys in the application are not properly set then glitches are unavoidable. 

Whatever be the reason, if you are facing the problem, you need to fix it at the earliest. And to do that, you need to follow the methods mentioned in the subsequent section. 

Methods to Fix the “Avira Antivirus Won’t Uninstall” Error

This section consists of key methods that can fix the error associated with the uninstallation process of the application. You just need to implement the below-mentioned methods in the exact sequence provided.

Method 1: Uninstall the Application using Control Panel

You can easily uninstall the Avira Software by using the Control Panel. Here, we are going to mention the steps that are applicable for Windows 8, 8.1, Windows and Mac users.

For Windows 8 users:

If you are a Windows 8 user, you need to go through the below-mentioned instructions to uninstall Avira using the Control Panel. 

  • Go to the Start Button. From there, go to the “Windows Quick Access Menu”.
  • Then, move to the “Programs and Features” section. 
  • In that section, search for the Avira product that you want to uninstall.
  • Now, right-click on it and choose the “Uninstall” button from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, tap on the “Yes” button to confirm the action and go to the next window.
  • Tap on the “Yes” button again to confirm the activation of the Windows Firewall. 

It might take a while to prop remove the Avira Product. When the process is over, you need to tap on the “Yes” button to restart the device. After restarting, you will be able to uninstall the application from the device. 

Windows 8:

If you using Windows 8 OS, then the first step is to enter the “Programs and Features” section. Next,  follow the steps mentioned above until the uninstallation of the Avira Products gets accomplished.

Now, to enter into the “Programs and Features/”section, you just need to do the following steps:

  • Go to the Start Button. In the Start Search box, write “Control Panel”.
  • Now, from the searched result, choose “Control Panel”.
  • From there, go to the “Programs and Features” section. 
  • Now, from this section, choose the “Avira” related products and right-click on it.
  • Choose the “Uninstall” option from the drop-down menu. 
  • A confirmation window will pop up on the screen. Choose the “Yes” button to confirm the action.
  • Next, you will get another pop-up window stating to activate the Windows Firewall, choose the “Yes” button again. 

It might take a while to completely uninstall the Avira products. When the process is over, you will get a popup message where you will be prompted to restart the device. 

Tap on the “Yes” button again. After restarting the program, now check if you have successfully removed the Avira Software. 

Windows 10:

The steps to uninstall any application vary from one OS version to the other. So, in Windows 10, the process to uninstall the Avira Application is a little different. 

To uninstall the Avira related products from Windows 10, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • You need to first go to the Windows icon. From there move to the “Settings”.
  • Now, choose the “System” option, under the Settings section.
  • Under the “System” section, choose the “Apps & Features” option. 
  • Search for the “Avira product” in this section and right-click on it.
  • Choose the “Uninstall” option from the drop-down menu. 
  • Now, you will be prompted with a confirmation message to uninstall the Avira, tap on the “Uninstall” button next

When the uninstallation process is over, you will be notified to restart the device. Tap on the ‘Yes“ button if any confirmation message pops up. Now, after restarting the device, check if the error is resolved or not. 

For the Mac Users

If you are a Mac user, the step to uninstall the Avira is completely different from Windows. To uninstall the Avira application from the Mac Device, implement the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open the Mac device and go to the “Finder” menu bar.
  • From there, move to the ‘Go” window. Right after that, tap on the “Utilities” option. 
  • From there, search for the “Avira Uninstall”. 

By just tapping the option you will be you to uninstall the Avira Software. You will get a confirmation message when you are done removing the application from the device.

Method 2:  Delete the Residual Avira Files

Sometimes, if the files associated with Avira gets corrupted then you can come across this error. In that case, you need to delete those residual files from the device. And to do that, you need to implement the below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to the Start button. In the Start search box, write “Control panel”.
  • Choose the Control Panel option from the searched result. From there, go to the “Folder” option.
  • Now, go to the “View” option and move to the “Show hidden files and folders” section.
  • Tap on the “OK” button next. You will see a list of folders under this section. 

Note: You need to delete the following folders from the list: C:\Program Files\Avira, C:\ProgramData\Avira, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira. And if you can’t get delete the following folders, you need to rename them first. Then, start the device and enable the Safe Mode and delete those files. 

Now, you need to restore the default folders view settings to remove the Avira. If you are done with the steps, restart the device and check if you have uninstalled the application successfully from the device. You can also clean the registry to resolve the problem permanently.