How to Remove Avast Email Signature

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How to Remove Avast Email Signature – If you are using any Avast antivirus, including the free version and some of the major desktop email clients (Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Zimbra Desktop, eM client), Avast automatically inserts the footer signature on all your output. It is a part of the Avast Mail shield, it is not the feature of anti-spam.

The message is the same for everyone – ‘this email has been virus-scanned by Avast’ antivirus software. In older versions, the message is slightly different ‘ This email is free of viruses and malware because Avast Antivirus protection is active. The message cannot be customized, only on/off. By default, it is always enabled.

Avast Antivirus can add this signature footer only if you are using the desktop client to send your emails. If you are using the web-based client (Gmail, Yahoo! Mail,, Avast cannot add this note to your emails.


If you do not like this message is a simple way with the desat VAT it and rowing see it your emails. Just follow the steps below.


How to Remove Avast Email Signature


1. Open Avast from the Interface

Go to your Avast interface by double-clicking on the orange icon in the Windows system tray. Or you can find Avast in Windows start »all programs» Avast.

Once inside go to ‘Settings’ »’Active Protection’» click on the gear in the ‘Mail Shield’ line.


2. Disable Avast signature footer

How to Remove Avast Email Signature

Once the ‘Mail Shield Settings’ windows will open, go to ‘Behavior’ (second top item).

Now, just look at ‘Insert a note in the clean message (output)’, simply uncheck and confirm by clicking the ‘OK’ button.

That’s all – your emails do not contain the signature of Avast’s footer anymore.


Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2018 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (ie also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.

Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).

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