If you’ve installed Avast free antivirus on your computer, Avast self-defense module also comes installed with it and enabled by default. If you’re wondering what is this Avast self-module? and why is it for?, here is the article that shed light on these questions.
Its normal that malware and viruses do try to delete antivirus or uninstall security programs without user consent, to prevent malware from removing Avast, security vendor Avast has included Self-Defense module which prevents Avast uninstall and shows a dialog to the user if Avast uninstall is initiated, here user need to click “Yes” button to proceed uninstalling Avast or clicking on “No” will make no changes to the system and uninstall of Avast will be stopped.
You can compare Avast SD module something similar to CAPTCHA on blogs as we need to type the answer to prove we are humans before posting the comment. Avast users here need to appreciate Avast for this security setting because we don’t found them included in other antiviruses at least for free Antivirus of Avira and AVG.
Disabling Avast Self-Defense module
However if you don’t want to encounter this dialog before uninstalling Avast you can disable it here is how
1. Avast User interface>Settings>Troubleshooting> uncheck for “Enable Avast Self-defense module”
2. Click ok to save the changes.
We recommend you do it keep always as enabled.