Avast Antivirus Monitor Gadget

by Venkat eswarlu on February 8, 2011

in tips and tricks

Avast Gadget thumb Avast Antivirus Monitor Gadget

Much similar to AVG 2011 desktop Gadget for Windows 7  which allows quick access to its user interface, Avast 6 also installs Avast Antivirus Monitor Gadget for your Windows 7 system.

Avast gadget contains buttons to open Avast user interface, launch Scan and Update actions. This gadget is useful, but takes a little ten more seconds to load windows as by default this gadget configured to run at startup.

You can uninstall Avast Gadget by

Right clicking on the desktop click Select “Gadgets”,  select and right click on Avast Gadget aka “Avast Antivirus monitor gadget” and select Uninstall.

Once you uninstalled this gadget you may not able to bring it back, so make sure and remove it only if it’s not useful for you.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

mark March 3, 2011 at 5:04 am

i followed the steps above and uninstalled the avast gadget.. but it still pops up everytime i turn on the computer.. it’s irritating.. it didn’t even asked me if i want it.. it just installed on its own with the update… please tell me how to get rid of it..


Ciccio Formaggio March 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

I agree with Mark, i did the same, i feel the same… but what happens is the same…
I hate it, please help us kill that invader gadget


I Fixed It March 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

1. Click on start
2. Control panel
3. Uninstall a program
4. Find and select Avast(The goal is to bring up the uninstall prompt for Avast)
5. Find Uninstall/ Change button (next to Organize) and click on it with Avast currently selected
6. If done properly Anti Virus Setup prompt
7. Select change and click next
8. De-select avast! gadget (right below web reputation plugin) and click next
9. Restart computer to test once Avast finish updating itself.


Billy Bob March 17, 2011 at 6:19 am

Thanks for the post.. what a god send… ty ty ty ty


uzairkhan January 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

i like very much the avast gadget for my laptop


mike February 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

the last time i installed avast also have gadget but it was corrupted and i need to reinstall the avast antivirus but after that no Gadgets.. how can i download this one. please how can i get that one.


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