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How to Uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016 – Pro Instructions

Published on December 19, 2017

uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016

Problem of removing Avast Free Mac Security 2016 cannot be resolved on your Mac? Recently, many people encounter this problem when they need to uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016 on the macOS computer, to troubleshoot the removing issue and totally delete the application on your Mac, here are some guides and tips you can refer to and have a try.


Antivirus software is a type of professional app on the computer, once the program being installed, many files and configurations will be created and locate in many places of the hard disk, in addition, there are some bundles often comes into the computer with the application. So, it is often a problem for the people to totally uninstall such an application on the macOS, especially for those who just start to use this OS. Therefore, I would like to introduce the right ways to remove Avast Free Mac Security 2016, some of you might had tried the same way to uninstall the application but the result is not so optimistic, so please be careful and attentive to the following instructions and make sure you don’t miss any essential removing steps.

Three ways people can used to uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016

Way 1 – Uninstall with its attached uninstaller

Many Avast applications have their own removal tool, which can help people to uninstall their Avast applications on the Mac, but the removing job is not as easy as activating its uninstaller.

  • Double-click to open the install package, and click Uninstall Avast


  • Enter your administrator’s password if you need an authentication
  • Process the removing process with the uninstall wizards
  • When the uninstallation is finished, restart your Mac computer
  • Click on Go at the top menu of Finder, select Go to Folder…


  • Enter the specific directory of the Library folder: ~/Library/


  • Click on Application Support folder, delete Avast Free Mac Security 2016 associated files inside

Application Support

  • Back to the Library folder, and click on Caches, delete all the related caches


  • Click to open Preferences on Library either, and remove those preferences of Avast Free Mac Security 2016


Finishing the removing process on the Avast uninstaller is not the end of the complete removal, because it does not do a thorough removal for all of associated files of Avast on the Mac, therefore, you should restart the macOS to finish the first stage of removal; after then, a manual removal for those files leaving on the computer is necessary.


Way 2- remove it with manual steps on Mac

There is a removing feature on macOS, and the user can take it to delete/uninstall any file and application on their computers, but please be cautious for the following removing steps and make sure every file belonging to the Avast Free Mac Security 2016 would be cleaned up on the Mac.

1. Stop Avast Free Mac Security 2016 running on the Mac

  • Stop the running of Avast Free Mac Security 2016 on the Dock
  • Click Go > Utilities > Activity Monitor


  • Select the Avast process on the list, and click on the Quit button

2. Remove Avast’s package

  • Go to the Finder, and click on Application
  • Locate Avast Free Mac Security 2016 icon, and drag it to the Trash
  • Empty Trash, and restart your computer

Empty Trash

3.Find and clean its remnants on the Mac

  • Open the Library folder as the first removal way, and clear all of associated components in Application Support and other related folders.

Way 3 – Uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016 with an automatic uninstaller

If you feel tired or troublesome to take the time-consuming and clunky steps to perform the app removal, you can take a professional uninstall tool to help you get rid of the unwanted application quickly on the Mac, the removing job can be significantly simplified and finished within a few of clicks.

Haven’t thought about selecting an uninstaller before? You can get MacKeeper for a try, it really do a great performance in removing Avast Free Mac Security 2016 on the Mac.

Detailed instructions to uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016 with MacKeeper

  • Open MacKeeper on your Mac, click on ADVANCED TOOLS if you cannot find the uninstall utility on the left pane
  • Click on Smart Uninstaller on the list, and you will see all the application installed on your Mac, if the programs do not reveal completely, please click on Scan button to refresh the list.


  • Select Avast Free Mac Security 2016 on the box, make sure you select all of associated components it present to you
  • Click on the Remove button, and select Remove All on the pop-up to uninstall Avast Free Mac Security 2016


  • Done! The program has been removed completely on your Mac


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