2012/04/16

Removing avast from Mac

After removing avast from my Mac (the old drag-drop-to-trashcan) I still had some processes running from avast. To make things worse I still had an Icon in my toolbar and system preferences. The latter one I could remove easily, the other one a bit harder. Hope the next bit helps someone else on removing this way-too-much-overhead-av-scanner

First open a shell and make your self root
$ sudo su -
Then navigate to launch map
# cd /Library/LaunchDaemons
Now Unload the correct services
# launchctl unload com.avast.daemon.plist
# launchctl unload com.avast.fileshield.plist
# launchctl unload com.avast.kexts.plist
# launchctl unload com.avast.proxy.plist
# launchctl unload com.avast.proxy.plist
Finally remove residu
rm -i /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avast.*
rm -i /Library/LaunchAgents/com.avast.*

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