How to Uninstall or Delete Avira Antivirus

Avira Antivirus has been introduced in the market by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, a German Company. This Antivirus software deals with a range of virus definition files, corrupted files, trojans, worms, malware, spyware etc. which are very harmful to the PC as these might hamper the performance of the system, infect all .exe files of other software programs, leak secure information to the Hackers  and many more. Avira runs daily as a background process to scan all the disks to check malware, Trojans, virus definitions within the file etc., after being detected it sweeps those malicious programs out of the system in order to prevent the system from viral infections and security threats and degradation of performance.


With the introduction of new antivirus software like Kaspersky, Bit Defender, Quickheal etc. has compelled Avira to be outdated from the market as these newly introduced antiviruses are stronger than Avira, doesn’t consume much space in the system unlike Avira, faster in terms of performance, security, no problem while updating which was there with Avira. So there may be so many reasons including these users may want to uninstall Avira from their system.

Again the un-installation of Avira is very complicated and tedious job because sometimes the uninstaller program leaves behind some stubborn files in the directory and some entries in the registry as well. These files and entries are of no use but consume memory and CPU resources of the system and cause different problems within the system, prevent user from re-installing or updating Avira antivirus as well.


Now we will see how to completely remove Avira Antivirus from the system. There are two ways to accomplish this.

Uninstall from Control Panel of your Computer

  1. First you have to close all Avira applications running in the background.
  2. Then click on start and select Control Panel.
  3. Click on Programs, Uninstall a program in Windows 7/ Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP option.
  4. Find out the Avira Antivirus Professional program from the list of installed programs.
  5. Select the same and then right click on it.
  6. Having been right clicked, select Uninstall option.
  7. Click Yes to proceed with the removal of the program.
  8. Reboot/Restart the system once un-installation is done.

Uninstall using Avira Antivirus Uninstaller tool (Highly Recommended)


  1. Perfect Uninstaller.
  2. Special Uninstaller.

Advantages of using this tool

  • It completely removes the stubborn left behind files which are left after un-installing Avira Antivirus program.
  • It forcibly removes all the registry entries and corrupted files.
  • It also restores the registry entries.
  • It is very powerful and easy to use.
  • It’s a freeware.
Here we will use Perfect Installer.

Steps to uninstall

  1. At first download Perfect Uninstaller and install it in your system.
  2. Find out the Avira Antivirus Professional program from the list of installed programs.
  3. Being selected, click on Force Uninstall icon(second from the left) from the Menubar .perfect_installer
  4. Click on Next.uninstall_wizard1
  5. Browse to Avira folder followed by clicking OK.uninstall_wizard2
  6. Perfect Uninstaller tool scans all the drives to find out all the left over files related to Avira.
  7. It deletes all these files permanently from the system.
  8. Click Next.
  9. At the very next step Perfect Uninstaller removes all the registry entries created upon installation of Avira Antivirus for the first time.uninstall_wizard3
  10. Click OK followed by Finish.

SO now you have completely removed the Avira Antivirus from your system. Make sure that you always have another antivirus software on your machine, specially if you are using internet on it.

This article was last updated on April 22nd, 2013 in Security

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