Avast! is one of the premium antivirus programs available in the market. It efficiently counters various types of virus threats including spyware, malwares, adware and Trojans. There are various versions of Avast! antivirus available for consumers based on their requirements. Avast! is available in both paid and free versions. While the paid versions may have some extra features but the free version is equally sufficient in giving robust antivirus protection. However some users including Windows 8 users have reported issues while using the free version of Avast! and want to uninstall it. Read further if you want to learn how to uninstall Avast! Free Antivirus 8 from your Windows 8 computer. Additionally you can consult our Avast Antivirus Support experts to get detailed guidance on this topic.
Save all your important data
To proceed ahead with the uninstallation of Avast! Free Antivirus 8, you should first save all your important data and files. Now close all the running programs in the background and temporarily disable the internet connection.
Find the Avast! tray icon and close the program
Locate Avast! tray icon on the toolbar and right click on the icon. Scroll up the icon and click on “avast! shields control”. After it choose one of the given options. Your computer will momentarily become gray. In the Component stop window, choose Yes option.
Locate Avast! Free Antivirus in Uninstall or Change a Program
Open Control Panel and locate Uninstall or Change a Program in Programs and Features. Now locate Avast! Free Antivirus in the list of programs available. Click on Uninstall after selecting the program.
In the Avast! Free Antivirus Setup, click on Next
When the Avast! Free Antivirus Setup will be open, select Uninstall option and click on Next. Select Yes in the following Uninstall alert.
Select Uninstall Avast! option and wait for the uninstallation process to take place. After the uninstallation, reboot the computer.
In this way, you will be able to uninstall Avast! Free Antivirus 8 from your computer. For any other issue or query regarding Avast! contact our Avast Antivirus Support Phone Number.