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If you're experiencing unexpected application error or low system performance when you had the Avira Free Antivirus 2013 installed on your computer such as on the following Windows XP SP3 operating system, then you can read the provided instructions for manual uninstalling and removing the unwanted 2013 version of Avira Free Antivirus. For similar methods to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus 2012 from a 32-bit Windows 7 computer, please pay a visit to the aforementioned blog post.


Step 1: Download other Windows protection on your computer like Avast! Free Antivirus 7 to replace this unneeded Avira Free Antivirus software.

Step 2: Logged on to your PC as administrator, you then save and close and then exit all the running file(s), application(s), and more.

Step 3: You then temporarily disable the active internet connection. And then you right-click on Avira program's tray running in Taskbar, scroll up till you deselect "Enable Real-Time Protection" on the menu.

Step 4: Click the "Close" button on your currently installed Avira Free Antivirus.

Step 5: Click start button then Control Panel on the menu.

Step 6: Open up the listed Add or Remove Programs.

Step 7: Then you highlight the unneeded Avira Free Antivirus program (200 MB) in the Add or Remove Programs - Currently installed programs. And then you click on the Remove button behind it.

Step 8: Then you should see the following Setup of Avira Free Antivirus window displayed, you click the Yes button on it.

Step 9: You then need to wait seconds when your previously installed Avira Free Antivirus tells you that "Avira Free Antivirus setup is performing the requested operations.".

Step 10: Your default web browser will as well visit an uninstall page, "Sorry to see you leave"; you can directly close it. Then you need to click on the Yes button on System restart - Avira Free Antivirus, informing you to restart your Windows. You follow it then.

Step 11: If you had installed this Avira Free Antivirus 2013 using its express install option, you then can get the potentially unwanted Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 item uninstalled from Currently installed programs list.

Step 12: Save and restart your computer then.

Step 13: For computer fans, you might be able to get the associated program traces cleaned skillfully, and for more Windows beginners, you should use an uninstaller pro instead to prevent any unwilling system crashes, or registry error(s).

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