There may be sometimes when one will need to uninstall avast antivirus via Command prompt but the question for newbies would be how to uninstall avast using command prompt.
While, some may know the answer to this question, a good number of persons have no idea on the solution to this. It would be best for us to consider why you may need to uninstall avast antivirus with command prompt, and not through control panel.
Why you may need to uninstall Avast Antivirus using command prompt
Avast is a powerful antivirus package and even though it performs a similar function to the default Windows Defender…… it still has some issues. Mind you, I have nothing against Avast, in fact I view it as one of the leading antivirus in this space.
The issue with avast isn’t in how the app is made, but it’s with the fact that it’s an alternative to the windows defender… now I know this is becoming a riddle for you to think out but don’t worry I’ll explain why.
Now when Avast tries to root out antivirus from your system, it goes deep into the computer system files searching for any possible virus… Windows Defender which is always alert views this as a threat and then tries to stop the activity of Avast because it has gone deep into the system files…. this causes the Avast antivirus to misbehave.. Making it crash frequently.
This explains why some people purchase a licensed package of Avast Antivirus and immediately uninstall or completely kill the activities of the Windows Defender
Since the Avast files have issues now because of the windows defender, it cannot properly uninstall, and this is where command prompt comes in, this explains why SOMETIMES you may need to know how to uninstall avast antivirus using command prompt.
Let’s get an answer to that question first.
How to Uninstall Avast Antivirus using Command Prompt:
- To uninstall Avast Antivirus using command prompt, you need to do the following:
- Open Command Prompt (to do this press the windows icon and the R button together and type in cmd)
- Type in wmic
- Next type “product get name”, wait for a while as it fetches the names of apps installed on the computer.
- Type the Product Name and Select the Uninstall Button
- Tap Enter and the Un-installation process will begin