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Consumer Products => Avast Mac Security => Topic started by: rutabaga on November 03, 2012, 09:26:01 PM

Title: Uninstalling Avast
Post by: rutabaga on November 03, 2012, 09:26:01 PM
So not realizing that there was an option in a drop down menu to uninstall avast (the free one), I went and deleted the program file out of applications, emptied the trash, then tried to delete a folder I found in application support.  Well, when I try and empty the trash it won't let me, saying files are in use.

Further googling showed me that I should have done something with unchecking persistence or something?  Except I can't seem to find it since I no longer have the avast program out of the applications folder.

So my question is, how do I get rid of this stuff?  Do I have to reinstall avast and then uninstall it?
Title: Re: Uninstalling Avast
Post by: Asyn on November 04, 2012, 08:56:57 AM
-> https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1367
Title: Re: Uninstalling Avast
Post by: mustang64 on November 05, 2012, 01:03:59 AM
Hi There,
By all means, you have it right!  Install Avast again, get the updates...etc.. then go to the top left, etc, etc, and get rid of it.  I don't know why however?? Works great and it's free, don't even think about Norton!!!