AVG Antivirus is a popular security software that is available both in free and paid versions. There can be many reasons for you to uninstall AVG Antivirus from your computer. Some of the most common reasons are:
- You want to upgrade to the latest AVG Antivirus version and you are unable to do so without uninstalling the current version.
- The AVG Antivirus installation is corrupt and you want to uninstall and then reinstall it to repair the issues.
- You feel the AVG is slowing down your PC and you want to opt for lighter antivirus software such as Antivirus Plus.
If you cannot uninstall AVG Antivirus using the Add or Remove Programs utility available in the Control Panel, you may use one of the following methods to uninstall AVG Antivirus from the system:
Method 1: Using AVG Remover Tool
- Open AVG Tools Download web page.
- Here, search for and download the AVG Remover tool for the AVG software you have installed on your computer.
- After the download is complete, use this utility to uninstall AVG Antivirus from the system.
You may be asked to restart your PC a few times during the removal process. So, it is best to use this feature when you are not doing any other work on your computer.
When you uninstall AVG Antivirus software by using the AVG Remover tool, the following related files and folders are removed from the system:
- All AVG user
- Virus Vault content
- User files
- Registry entries
- Any other information related to AVG
AVG Remover tool removes a lot of data related to AVG from your computer. During this process, the chances are quite high that some essential Windows or user file is removed. This is the reason why, you must use this method only if you cannot remove AVG using Add or Remove Programs.
Method 2: Using Third-party Program Uninstaller
There are several third-party program uninstaller tools available today that enable you to uninstall different types of software installed on your computer. One such tool is Perfect Uninstaller.
There are two ways in which you can use this tool to uninstall AVG Antivirus. The first way is quite simple. Open Perfect Uninstaller, select AVG Antivirus from the installed programs list and then click Uninstall. This method uses the AVGs own uninstaller to remove the software from your computer.
The second way is by using the Force Uninstall. This method is useful if there is some problem with the AVG files and you are unable to remove the software by using the normal uninstall methods. To force uninstall AVG Antivirus, browse to the AVG folder in Windows Explorer, right-click the AVG folder, and then select Force Uninstall.
Perfect Uninstaller will launch immediately and start the AVG Antivirus uninstallation process. The removal software will now remove AVG drivers, registry entries and shutdown AVG auto running feature to completely remove the software from your computer.
We recommend that you use a reliable registry cleaner tool, such as RegGenie, to thoroughly scan and clean up any left behind AVG registry entries from your PC. Also, it is not safe to keep your PC unprotected. Opt for reliable PC protection software such as Antivirus Plus and StopZilla to keep your PC safe from various security threats.
Driver Update: Many errors are related to driver problems such as obsolete, outdated or incompatible drivers. A driver update tool is recommended to scan your system for corrupted and outdated drivers and to ensure that all your drivers stay up-to-date.