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Offline KatherineAH

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Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:43:35 PM »
Hi, I hope someone can help me. I've almost lost my patience with this.

I have a Windows 10 computer that has Avast Browser and I just can't find a way to uninstall it. I've tried everything that Support recommends.

When I try to uninstall it from the Control Panel, I don't get the option to 'Change' the software, only uninstall it. When I click this the cursor shows that it is loading for a few seconds, but then returns to an arrow and nothing happens.

I also downloaded the Removal Tool, but it won't uninstall the browser. It goes to load, but then stops (even when running as an administrator).

I need to free up some space on this computer and the browser is quite a large file, so the sooner I can get rid of it the better. But I just don't know how. Any ideas what's going on?

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Re: Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 06:40:53 PM »
To uninstall Avast Secure Browser go to Contol Panel then Programs and Features then click on Avast Secure Browser and then up top on UNINSTALL
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Offline Emre Kağan

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Re: Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 05:40:02 PM »
Hello, this software will solve the problem. It is a powerful removal software.

https://www.martau.com/uninstaller-download.php

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Re: Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 05:45:01 PM »
Hello, this software will solve the problem. It is a powerful removal software.

https://www.martau.com/uninstaller-download.php

What problem? ???
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Re: Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 09:21:05 PM »

What problem? ???

The problem is that the browser is not removed? Did I hear it wrong?

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Re: Can't uninstall Avast Browser from Windows
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:51:14 PM »

What problem? ???

The problem is that the browser is not removed? Did I hear it wrong?

The OP has not posted back saying there still is a problem.

Further Information:

Clean install of the Secure Browser:

Download the installer from here, https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser
Download the Secure Browser Removal tool from here, https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe
Save your Bookmarks via the Book Marks Manager if you have custom bookmarks so you can import them when you re-install.
Uninstall Secure Browser via Programs and Features - Reboot
Run the removal tool, reboot, run the installer import your favorites if you saved them.

Appreciation to Bob3160
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 09:57:02 PM by schmidthouse »
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*Dell Inspiron XPsp4 PRO 32Bit/2.5GB Ram/Avast(since 2002)18.8.2356/OSA/WP/Comodo FW 3.14/Secureline/Comodo IceDragon v.40
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