I have tried all the options for my Samsung Galaxy but the problem is when I uncheck AVG anti-theft administrator, it doesn't. the option remains checked. consequently, I cannot proceed with uninstallation.

  1. On your device, open Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap AntiVirus, and then tap Uninstall.
  3. Tap OK to confirm the uninstallation.

In case the Uninstall button is not active and you cannot follow the steps above, you should disable the Device Administrator feature in AVG AntiVirus first:

  • Open AVG AntiVirus.

  • Tap Anti-Theft.

  • Un-check the option Device Administrator.

  • Close AVG AntiVirus, and then folow the steps above. The Uninstall button should be active now.


You can try one thing. Go to System settings->Apps, tap on the menu button (3 dots at the top right corner of the title bar). Then click on Reset app preferences and then click OK in the following dialog box.

Resetting the app preferences can solve this issue. Then you can uninstall the app with the normal steps.

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