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Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 from Computers Completely

Introduction of Avast Free Antivirus 2014

Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is an intelligent antivirus software. It adopts new DynaGen technology that has gained trust from worldwide service organizations to enhance its capability in the prevention, detection and deletion of malware, spyware and rootkit.

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The latest released Avast Free Antivirus 2014 enjoys a cleaner interface. Flat Metro look as it always employs, secondary pop-out menus as well as toggle icons help generate a cleaner experience, which successfully enables Avast Free Antivirus 2014 to put more functions on it without making it packed like sardines. And the new functions encompass:

  • Remote Assistance.
  • Fixing connection issues from Java applets.
  • Fixing issues with Security Center registration.
  • Fixing GUI (Graphical User Interface).
  • Fixing Firewall.
  • Fixing issues with WinDVD and SQL (Structured Query Language) connectors.
  • Fixing issue with non-refreshing Metro apps in Win 8.1.

Security suite is also enhanced to be always on alert for spam sites all day long thanks to the improved firewall, efficient and powerful scanning as well as whitelisting. Dashboard is added onto Avast Free Antivirus 2014 for real-time tracking of security statistics, notification of system status and security news, management of various devices such as external hard drive, android device as well as streamlined upgrade via in-app store.
 

Reasons to Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014

Encounter of expiration will come at last as Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is a trial version. Some PC users would upgrade to the paid version thereafter, while other options would go to uninstall it and install others. Whatever the choice is, uninstalling Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is indispensable for a better PC performance as it runs automatically in the background the moment Windows starts and consumes hard disk resource which imposes bad impact on the fluency of computer operation. But the premise of the uninstall should be that another anti-virus program runs in the background to ward off potential risks.

To completely uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 including its remains and fragments from a computer as a precautious measure against tangled and unpredictable system failure thereafter, it is recommended to choose manual uninstall way over automatic one that doesn’t help retrieve the key values in the kernel part of a system that are modified by Avast Free Antivirus 2014 upon its installation. Such modification may trigger runtime error after the uninstall of Avast Free Antivirus 2014 without modifying back the values.

Below is the user guide to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 completely. Use extra prudence when going through the steps for modifications in database. Real-time assistance is always hereby provided by professionals from VilmaTech Online Support to complement the shortage of computer technology.

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User Guide to Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 from Computers Completely

Method One

Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 from Control Panel

Windows 7/Vista/XP sector:
Enter into Control Panel from Start menu to select Add/ Remove Programs. Find and select Avast Free Antivirus 2014 before right clicking on it yo press ‘delete’ button.

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Windows 8 sector:
Click on “Unpin” button from Start Screen to choose ‘Control Panel’ in the pop-up sidebar. Select “Programs and Features” to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 there.

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Method Two

Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 with its own widget.

  • Right click on the Avast Free Antivirus 2014 icon on the desktop.
  • Select ‘Properties’ to bring up its window.
  • Select ‘Open File Location’ under the ‘Shortcut’ tab.
  • Tick ‘Remove’ and hit ‘Next’.
  • Choose ‘Yes’ to allow Avast Free Antivirus 2014 uninstall itself automatically.

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Method Three

Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 from Database.

Windows 7/Vista/XP sector:

  • Hold and press Win key and R key together to bring up Run box.

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  • Type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter key to access registry editor.

 
Windows 8 sector:

Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ on Search Charm bar before tapping on Enter key to access registry editor.

  • On the window of registry editor, please hold Ctrl and F key together to bring up ‘find’ box. Then type the keys shown below there and hit “Find” button to remove it:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\ Avast\ Avast Free Antivirus 2014

 

Deletion of the remains of Avast Free Antivirus 2014 in C disk should follow up when the modification finishes. To do so, function to showing hidden files and folders should be enabled.

Windows 7/Vista/XP sector:
Search for ‘Folder Options’ in ‘Control Panel’. Click View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’. Press ‘OK’ to confirm the change. Next step goes to the search of any Avast file and folder under C:\ Program Files and Documents and Settings respectively. Remove any indication of Avast Free Antivirus 2014.

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Windows 8 sector:
Open any folder from the Start Screen. Click View tab to tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options. “OK” button to follow up for confirmation. Next step goes to the search of any Avast file and folder under C:\ Program Files and Documents and Settings respectively. Remove any indication of Avast Free Antivirus 2014.

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Advise:

Uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is also recommended for PC users who installed it with recommended installation way that installs third party programs into the Windows operating section, which is very likely to arouse conflicts with other installed programs should the compatibility be low as well as error issues. Also the uninstall is required in the situation where more than two anti-virus programs have been mounted. It is quite wrong to consider it safer when more anti-virus programs are protecting a machine, for in most cases, unreasonable issues such as temporary failure of certain service/ program would come into sight. On all accounts, instruction to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is offered herein if there’s any requirement. Any confusion will be clarified after a live chat with experts from VilmaTech Online Support.

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