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Offline LiamDouglas

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Avast will not install in macOS
« on: March 02, 2023, 02:24:50 AM »
I am unable to install Avast in my M1 Mac mini. Every time I try to run I get, cannot install, already installed on system, but I have never had it installed on this Mac before.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2023, 02:30:49 AM by LiamDouglas »

Offline LiamDouglas

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Re: Avast will not install in macOS
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 03:35:48 PM »
NO reply? Is Avast not compatible with M1 or is it macOS Ventura?

Offline ondrej.kolacek

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Re: Avast will not install in macOS
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 08:42:12 AM »
Hello,
it seems you have previously already installed Avast, and have not uninstalled it properly. Or you have used some kind of backup/migration software that did migrate only part of the installation.
I would try deleting it's files by opening Terminal app and running the following two commands in it:
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sudo rm -rf  /Applications/Avast.app
sudo rm -rf /Library/Application\ Support/Avast
afterwards it would be best to restart your Mac; this should be enough cleanup to allow a subsequent installer to run properly.
Kind regards,
Ondrej Kolacek

Offline LiamDouglas

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Re: Avast will not install in macOS
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 10:18:26 PM »
Second command fixed it, thanks!