This post will walk you through how to remove the Avast Password Manager from your PC.
The Avast Password Manager is one of the components of the Avast Antivirus suite. Its function is to store, manage, and retrieve passwords and credit card details from your device.
Strong passwords are usually hard to remember due to their complexity, often consisting of long phrases or a mixture of alphabets in upper and lower cases, numbers, and symbols.
By using a password manager, it becomes easy to generate, store, and retrieve strong passwords without the need to memorize or store passwords in vulnerable locations.
If you already have a password manager installed on your PC, having an additional password manager (thanks to the Avast Antivirus suite) becomes unnecessary since extra PC resources are used up.
Not to mention, the Avast Password Manager is no longer supported. Hence, you should uninstall it.
If you’ve chosen to uninstall Avast Password Manager but don’t know how to go about it, follow the detailed uninstallation steps below.
How To Remove Avast Password Manager
How To Remove Avast Password Manager From Windows PC
- Launch the Avast User Interface and click on the Menu
- Select ‘Settings’ from the Menu option
- Click on ‘General’ in the ‘Settings’ Menu
- Select ‘Troubleshooting’
- In the ‘Troubleshooting’ menu, scroll down and click on ‘ADD/MODIFY COMPONENTS.’
- Uncheck the ‘Password’ checkbox and click on ‘CHANGE’ to uninstall Avast Password Manager
- Restart your PC to complete the uninstallation process
If you’re yet to update Avast antivirus, this solution is for you.
- Launch the Avast Antivirus app by double-clicking on the Avast icon on your desktop. Alternatively, you can launch the avast antivirus program from your Windows start menu.
- Once the Avast Antivirus is launched, click on the menu at the top-right of the user’s panel.
- In the ‘Menu’ options, click on ‘Settings.’
- From the settings menu at the left side of the screen, select ‘Component,’ second after ‘General.’
- Navigate to the ‘Privacy section’ in the ‘Component menu.’
- Scroll down and click on ‘Password’ to reveal more details
- Click on ‘Uninstall Component’ to start the Password uninstallation process.
- An ‘Avast information’ dialogue box that says, ‘Do you really want to uninstall Passwords?’ is displayed on your screen.
- Click on ‘Ok’ to proceed with uninstalling Avast Password Manager from your PC.
- Restart your PC after the uninstallation process is completed
How To Uninstall Avast Password Manager From Mac PC
- On your menu bar, click on ‘Go.’
- Navigate to ‘Applications’
- Scroll through and right-click on Avast Passwords
- Click on ‘Move to Trash’ to uninstall Avast Password Manager.
How To Remove Avast Password Manager From Android Devices
This process might vary depending on your Android version
Follow the steps below to uninstall Avast Password Manager from your android device
- Go to your device’s Settings menu
- Scroll down to ‘Apps’ or search for ‘App Manager’ if you’re using old android versions.
- Select ‘Default Apps’
- Scroll through installed apps on your device and click on ‘Avast Passwords’
- On the Avast Passwords ‘App info’ page, tap on the ‘Uninstall’ icon to initiate the uninstallation process
- A pop-up appears asking ‘Do you want to uninstall this app?’ Click on ‘OK’ to uninstall Avast Passwords from your device.
How To Uninstall Avast Password Manager From iOS 13 And Later Versions
The following steps will guide you to uninstall Avast Passwords from iOS 13 devices
- Touch and hold down the Avast Passwords icon
- Tap on ‘Remove App’ from the menu options displayed
- Tap on ‘Delete App’ to proceed with uninstalling Avast Passwords from your iOS 13 device. If you’re not sure you want to delete, you can choose to ‘Remove from Home Screen’ to keep the Passwords app in your App library.
- A pop-up appears on the screen showing ‘Delete “Passwords?” Deleting this app will also delete its data.’
- Tap on ‘Delete’ to completely uninstall Avast Passwords from your iOS 13 device.
How To Uninstall Avast Password Manager From iOS 12 And Below
If you use an iOS 12 device or an earlier version of iOS, follow the steps below to uninstall Avast Passwords.
- On your home screen, hold down the Avast Passwords icon until it wriggles
- Tap on the ‘x’ at the top-left corner of the Passwords icon to delete Avast Passwords
- A pop-up appears on your screen saying, ‘Delete “Passwords?” Deleting this app will also delete its data.’
- Click on the ‘Delete’ icon in the pop-up to uninstall Avast Password Manager from your device.
Wrapping Up – How To Remove Avast Password Manager
Avast Passwords was a robust password manager; however, you may not be needing it if you have a stand-alone password manager or you rely on your browser to manage your passwords efficiently.
Hence, uninstalling ‘Passwords’ from your device can free up used system resources while optimizing your system performance.
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