How to Remove AVG Free Antivirus

AVG Antivirus by Grisoft is a great free antivirus program
that I recommend to many people. However, there are times when it must be uninstalled. Corrupted virus signatures have caused it not to update properly, or it wont start properly and it needs to be reinstalled. If a new email client has been installed after AVG, you'll need to uninstall it and reinstall
it so this email program is protected.

Whatever the reason for needing to uninstall AVG, I've listed the best procedure for doing this below:
Normal Uninstall

The first thing you want to try is to locate AVG in the Add/Remove Control Panel and try to remove it from there. Follow these instructions to accomplish this.

1) Click on Start, Control Panel
2) Open Add/Remove Programs
3) Find AVG in the Programs list and highlight it
4) Click Remove and follow the prompts to uninstall AVG Free

Is There an Uninstall Utility?

Unfortunately, at this time Grisoft, the maker of AVG, does not have an uninstall utility for AVG. The recommended procedure is a time consuming one. You must download the latest version of AVG from the website, and then run it.

1) Click on the following link and download AVG to your desktop

2) Double-click on the downloaded file to run it
3) AVG will present you with three options to choose from. Choose the Uninstall option to completely uninstall AVG

Add/Remove Components - choose if you want to add/remove some components or reinstall the entire AVG program
Repair installation - this option repairs or reinstalls missing or damaged components of AVG
Uninstall - this option removes the AVG program from your PC

4) Once the uninstall has completed, restart your computer. You can then proceed to install another antivirus or install AVG again.

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