3 Ways to Completely Uninstall Avast on Mac

Robert Xiao
Last updated: Jun 28, 2023

Summary: In this article, you'll learn what Avast is and how to uninstall it from your Mac in two ways completely.

Undoubtedly, Avast is one of the best antivirus software. But many users want to delete it from their Mac for its low scanning speed, costly prices, or annoying pop-ups. 

If you are one of them and don't know how to remove it from your Mac thoroughly and safely, keep reading on this blog, in which we'll introduce you to two easy ways to uninstall it on your Mac.

3 Ways to Completely Uninstall Avast on Mac

What Is Avast?

Avast is a world-renowned antivirus software with more than 400 million users worldwide. It comes with a free version and two paid versions. The free version has limited features and is sufficient for you if you only use it to prevent malware and ransomware. The paid versions, Avast Premium Security and Avast Ultimate, are more powerful and can protect your Mac more comprehensively. But the rich features also mean a high price.

Avast does protect your Mac from viruses, but it also frustrates you. When you try to do a deep scan of your Mac with Avast, it performs poorly. In addition, it constantly spams you about adding other services you might not want or need, which is really annoying. Want to uninstall it completely? Read on.

How to Uninstall Avast on Mac with Avast Built-in Uninstaller

Did you know that moving Avast to the Trash will not delete it from your Mac? An easy way to completely uninstall Avast is to use its built-in Avast removal tool. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Launch Avast.
  2. Click the Avast Security menu and select Uninstall Avast Security.
  3. Click the continue button.
    Avast Security Uninstaller
  4. Follow the prompts to enter the administrator user name and password and click the OK button.
  5. Succeed to remove Avast from your Mac.

How to Completely Uninstall Avast on Mac with Finder

You can also manually remove Avast from your Mac using Finder. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open Finder > Applications.

  2. Locate Avast and move it to the Trash.

    Manually Uninstall Avast on Mac with Finder
  3. Click the Go menu in Finder and choose Go to Folder.

  4. Paste the following paths respectively and click the Go button.

    • ~/Library/Application Support/AvastHUB
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.avast.av.uninstaller.savedState
    • ~/Library/Logs/AvastHUB
    • ~/Library/Containers/com.avast.Antivirus.SystemExtension
    • ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.avast.Antivirus.SystemExtension
    • /Library/Application Support/Avast
    • /Library/Application Support/AvastHUB
    • /Library/Logs/Avast
    • /Library/Logs/AvastHUB
    Remove Avast Related Files on Mac
  5. Delete the Avast associated files found.

  6. Empty the Trash.

How to Completely Uninstall Avast on Mac with BuhoCleaner: The Easy Way

Alternatively, you can get rid of Avast with BuhoCleaner, a free app remover for Mac. Simple and easy to use, BuhoCleaner enables you to delete any unwanted apps quickly and delete leftovers of uninstalled programs thoroughly.

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  1. Launch BuhoCleaner and click the App Uninstall tab in the sidebar.
  2. Click the Scan button, and you'll find all the programs you can remove.
  3. Tick Avast and click the Remove button. (You may be asked to quit out Avast first if you're running it on Mac.)
How to Uninstall Avast Security on Mac with BuhoCleaner


That's all for how to uninstall Avast on Mac completely. Just choose the way that suits you best.

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Robert is a tech-savvy fan who loves all things Apple. As a hobbyist of gardening and meditation, he is also a seasoned writer covering a wide array of Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, iOS, and more.