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Completely Uninstall avast! Mobile Security

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 555574, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. 555574

    555574 Newbie
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    I recently download avast mobile security just to try it out and then decided to uninstall it. The main program was removed but i still have the Anti theft administrator icon on my homepage which i can not remove. Can anyone help me remove this?. Its really bugging me since i don't need it and its still on my phone. I'm running the newest version of MiUi if that helps. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Ranching

    Ranching Lurker

    Go to Settings → Location and security → Select device administrators and untick checkbox with the name you gave to your Anti-Theft profile or whatever. Then go to Settings → Applications and uninstall the application. It worked for me.
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  3. lortay78

    lortay78 Lurker

    With ICS, that allowed me to disable the app, but I had to use Titanium to uninstall. It is hidden in /system/app somewhere, or I missed it.
  4. 555574

    555574 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wait you have ICS on your phone??
  5. rfxcasey

    rfxcasey Lurker

    I have this same issue, I can't uninstall Avast anti-theft. I have disabled it as system admin but I still have no option to uninstall in the app manager. Can you go into more detail about the removal process using Titanium?
  6. Xerpocalypse

    Xerpocalypse Member

    1. Ensure that Titanium is granted root permissions

    2. Locate the anti-virus software/anti-theft software in the "Backup/Restore" tab in Titanium

    3. Click on the menu item for said app and select "Uninstall"

    4. Wait for Titanium to uninstall it.

    5. Profit!
  7. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    avast! itself has the anti-theft uninstaller.
  8. Trip9

    Trip9 Newbie

    While avast supposedly has the uninstall antitheft option, no effort was made on avast's (no pun intended) part to alert the user to removing the antitheft app before removing avast. So, if you remove avast thinking it would behave normally and uninstall everything it brought to your phone, you are sorely mistaken. I did the same as the OP.

    Weeks later I see the antitheft app running on its own, eating battery and who knows what else. I find it unacceptable that I was led to believe the avast package was completely removed. Selecting Manage Apps > All shows a dim uninstall button...SOL there. ES File Explorer Uninstall option sent the interloper app to the bit bucket for my droid.

    Hopefully there are no more unwanted residuals from this properly named app.:mad:
  9. eastrader

    eastrader Lurker

    I found an app running called GigaFibe running, and it has the same size as others complaning about removing Avast. I checked the administrator list and made sure it was disables and dumped it. I rebooted and did not see it again..
  10. gogomouse1

    gogomouse1 Well-Known Member

    That's funny- I had Avast! anti-spyware on my home computer- and after a year, I uninstalled it and switched to a different program- but damn it if I still don't receive pop-up notices saying that my Avast! is in need of an update..... tricky little bastards- I've tried searching for where the file is hidden, no luck yet.
  11. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Avast! lets you choose a fake name to make the anti-theft module less visible to a thief. Had you perhaps used that?
  12. vandoexp

    vandoexp Lurker

    Thanks Ranching its worked. :)
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