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How Do I Completely Remove a Program without Uninstaller

March 25, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

completely remove a program in Windows without uninstaller.

Every serious piece of software should have an uninstaller tool in its folder. Unfortunately, some programmers don’t enable an easy option to smoothly remove their application from your computer. In cases like these, you have to figure out a way to remove the program. The simplest way is to remove the software through the control panel in your Windows® operating system. This method is described in the article focused on uninstalling a program from a computer. But, if you want to completely remove every part of the software, follow the instructions below.

 Removing any program from a computer:

 

  1. Create a system restore point.
    Instructions on how to create a restore point can be found in the article archive.
  2. Boot into Safe Mode.
    If you don’t know how to boot in safe mode, read the article that describes how to start Windows® in safe mode.
  3. Find the program folder on your hard drive and delete it.
    If you can't find a shortcut to the program, go to C:\Program Files and look for the appropriate folder. Check C:\Program Files (x86), as well, if the PC has this folder.
  4. Clean the Registry.
    The free CCleaner® or paid PCRx Registry Cleaner will more than likely do the job.
  5. Delete the shortcuts.
    Delete all the shortcuts in the Start menu, the desktop, and so on.
  6. Reboot your computer.
    You've removed the program.

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