This is the troubleshooting I've done so far:

  1. Went to Applications>Utilities>Activity Monitor and force quit the process. Shortly after doing that AVG shows up again in activity monitor.

  2. I went to terminal and typed in rm -rf hit return and then dragged the application to terminal. Once it showed me the path of the file I hit delete. Then terminal came back and said (-bash: /Applications/AVG AntiVirus.app: is a directory)

How the heck do I delete AVG AntiVirus on my computer?

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You need to properly uninstall AVG AntiVirus for Mac first.

See: How to uninstall AVG AntiVirus for Mac

To uninstall AVG Antivirus for Mac:

  1. Run the AVG AntiVirus for Mac
  2. Click the AVG AntiVirus Menu bar, and click Uninstall AVG AntiVirus
  3. Click Continue to begin the uninstallation process
  4. AVG will run the uninstallation
  5. The Uninstallation is now complete, please click Restart to reboot your computer
  • Thank you so much, that worked. I never uninstalled an application through the menu bar within the application before. Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 17:06

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