How to Delete AVG Anti-virus From My Computer

by Tiesha Whatley

AVG Antivirus is a range of software developed by AVG Technologies to combat and protect a computer system from Internet threats. There are eight different software programs under the AVG Antivirus umbrella, including the free version that is widely used. AVG Antivirus has had some problems, including an erroneous warning to users about a non-existent virus attacking their iTunes application. The supposed fix for the fake virus caused users to delete critical dynamic link library files that caused their iTunes to no longer work correctly. For this and other reasons, people are looking to uninstall AVG Antivirus.

With Control Panel

Click on "Start" from the Taskbar in Windows. Click "Control Panel."

Click on "Uninstall a Program" under the Programs heading.

Wait while Windows accumulates a list of all of the programs you have installed on your computer. Once it is done, search through the list for the AVG anti-virus program or programs. Click on the AVG anti-virus item and select "Uninstall."

Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall AVG from your computer. Click "Finish" when done. You may be required to restart the computer so that the uninstall can take effect. If so, close all open programs and windows before clicking "Restart Now" to restart the computer.

With AVG Installation File

Put the AVG Anti-Virus installation disc in your computer's CD drive or find the installation executable file on your computer. Run the process by double-clicking on the installation file or the "Setup.exe" file on the disc.

Wait for the setup file to search your computer and determine that there is already an installation of AVG AntiVirus software present. Instead of asking if you would like to install the program, you will be presented with three other options: to remove components, to repair a damaged installation or to uninstall.

Click on the "Uninstall" option to select it and click "Next." Follow the rest of the on-screen prompts to finish the removal of the program. You may be asked to restart the computer after the uninstall process is complete.

Tip

  • check If you can't find your installation file or disc, download another one from the AVG website.

About the Author

Tiesha Whatley has been writing for over 10 years. She has been published in "Marie Claire," "Ebony" and "Modern Bride" magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has been working in the wedding planning industry for over 13 years.