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Take Proper Steps to Uninstall AVG AntiVirus for Mac

  • George
  • Feb 12,2019
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“How do I fully uninstall AVG Antivirus on my Mac?” That’s a question frequently asked in the software forums and Q&A sites. Some Mac users may find that the standard uninstall method (Trash-to-Delete) is not feasible to remove AVG Antivirus.

There are some issue when users try to uninstall AVG Antivirus on their Macs:

1. AVG Antivirus cannot be found in the /Applications folder in Finder;
2. AVG Antivirus still pops up even if this app has been quit from the Dock;
3. Deleting AVG Antivirus to the Trash does not help remove all its components;
4. AVG Antivirus-related files and folder still hide in different system directories……

How to troubleshoot those problems? To achieve a clean, effective removal, you need to pay more time and take more steps. Now read through this post to know more.

Standard Steps to Delete Applications on Mac:

Typically, uninstalling an unwanted app involves the deletion of the app in the Applications folder (temporary removal) and also the Trash (permanent removal).

  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and access to the Applications folder from sidebar (if it does not appear there, click the Go menu on the top bar and choose Applications)
  • Right click on the app you want to remove, and choose Move to Trash
  • Open up Trash from the Dock, right click the app and choose Delete Immediately
  • Click the Delete button in the pop-up confirmation dialog to execute final uninstall

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That’s how you can uninstall a third-party app in macOS/Mac OS X. But usually this method does not work for most antivirus/security software, including AVG Antivirus.

Special Steps to Uninstall AVG Antivirus for Mac:

AVG Antivirus is deep anchored in the macOS system and that’s why the software vendor provides an uninstall tool to help remove the app and most of its components.

  • Open up AVG Antivirus from the Launchpad, Spotlight or Applications folder
  • Click AVG Antivirus from the Menu Bar, and choose Uninstall AVG Antivirus
  • Click Uninstall button in the pop-up window to confirm the removal of the app
  • When prompted, type your admin password and click OK button to allow the change
  • Wait for the uninstallation to complete, and then reboot your Mac if necessary


If the Uninstall AVG Antivirus option does not show up in the drop-down menu, there is still an alternative way you can try – using Terminal command. Here’s how to do:

  • Open up Terminal from the Spotlight, Dock, or /Applications/Utilities folder
  • Type the following command in the Terminal window and hit Enter/Return key:
    /Library/Application\ Support/AVGAntivirus/components/uninstall/
  • Click Uninstall button in the pop-up window and follow onscreen instructions



What if this option still not work on your Mac? In the case you can try to reinstall AVG Antivirus and uninstall it again. Or instead, consider to use a professional remover (see the last part of this post) to deal with the task with minimal efforts.

Extra Steps to Remove AVG Antivirus leftovers:

Wondering if you have fully got rid of AVG Antivirus? To find out the answer, you can conduct a manual detection in your system and delete any associated items.

  • In a Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  • Type ~/Library in the box and hit Enter key (or click Go button) to open it up
  • Type AVG in the search box, and then click the Library below the search box
  • Select the files and folders whose names contain AVG Antivirus (or simply AVG), then right-click on one of them, and choose Move to Trash to delete those items

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After that, you can go ahead to carry out the detection in the /Library folder.

Hassle-Free Way to Remove Unwanted Apps:

Featured with an intuitive user interface and a highly developed uninstall engine, Osx Uninstaller allows all-level users to easily get rid of any unwanted apps within clicks. Here are the simple steps you should follow to remove any unwanted app:

  • Launch Osx Uninstaller after finishing the installation and activation
  • Select the app icon in the interface and click Run Analysis button
  • After the scanning, click Complete Uninstall button to start uninstallation
  • Click Yes button in the confirmation window to perform the final removal

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To get Osx Uninstaller on your Mac, download it from the homepage of this site, and install it on your Mac. Note that you need a valid license to activate the removal tool.

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