Removing Programs From Computer Completely

Removing Programs From Computer Completely

On any computer, the installation and subsequent removal of various programs is ongoing, and at the same time, not all programs are completely deleted. Over time, the accumulated garbage in the registry and on the hard drive is not given Windows work normally, because of which there are friends Brakes. To avoid such problems, you must try uninstall the program completely, and for these purposes, many programs have already been created. One of such programs will be discussed in this article.

How to remove a program from a computer standard way in Windows 7 probably everyone knows, but still remember about him. The control panel has a special menu section “Uninstall a program”, which contains a list of all installed programs available for removal by the program Uninstaller, built into Windows 7. To uninstall program, it is necessary to select it in the window “Uninstall or change a program” and press the button Delete.

There are, of course, users who do not even take such simple and necessary actions, but delete a program by simply deleting its folder from the disk.

In order not to clean Windows from various garbage manually, many programs have been written “Aninstaller”, that can uninstall programs, and related residual files that are not available for standard uninstallation. One such program Revo uninstaller. You can download it on the site www.Revouninstaller.Com and take advantage of 30-day free use.

After installation, the program immediately shows a complete list of all installed programs. To delete a program, it is necessary, as in the standard method, select the program and press the button Delete.

Next, a window appears asking you to select a scan mode. Naturally choose “Advanced”, since we want to remove absolutely all traces of the program on the computer. Uninstall a program will not start until Revo uninstaller do not perform all actions shown in the window, consisting of three points.

After performing the usual uninstallation of the program, it is necessary to start scanning to find the remaining garbage. Scanning in advanced mode can take a decent amount of time. The scan results are displayed in a separate window in the form of a list where you can mark the files or folders that should be deleted. In our case, we do it easier, click “Select all” and confirm our removal decision.

Now consider the option when the program you want to remove is not in the list. For these purposes, the program Revo uninstaller special mode “Hunter Mode”.

When choosing this mode, the program is minimized to tray, and a crosshair appears on the desktop that needs to be pointed at whatever the trace of the program is. This can be a shortcut on the desktop, a pop-up window or the tray icon. After aiming this sight at “Sacrifice” a menu appears with various options, among which we choose the option suitable for us Uninstall.

A window appears prompting you to select a scan mode and showing the location of the program to be deleted. Naturally choose a mode “Advanced”.

Next, a match was found in the names of the programs and the use of an internal desistor was proposed. But the name shows that this is a completely different program and we refuse this action by unchecking the box.

The result of the check shows numerous traces in the registry, which we will delete by selecting everything.

In the next window we see a list of all the remaining folders, files and shortcuts, which we also delete.

After uninstalling from the uninstalled program, for some reason, a manually created shortcut remains. Repeated scanning revealed no more traces, so we can say uninstall the program completely we succeeded, and delete the shortcut manually.

The Revo Uninstaller program also has other useful functions, but we will not consider them in this article.

Before the release of any software product, software testing is performed. In addition to programs, experts also conduct site testing. Testing sites and software allows you to identify errors in the work and the safety of using these products on users’ computers and also the vulnerability of the products themselves. The developer is not able to verify all of his developments on his own, so outsourcing testing is often used. After conducting functional testing, experts can immediately determine whether the program fulfills its tasks, and usability testing will show the convenience of using the manufactured product.

In this instruction for beginners, it is detailed about where the installation and removal of Windows 10 programs is located, how to quickly get into this component of the control panel and additional information on how to remove Windows 10 programs and applications from a computer correctly.

In fact, when compared with previous versions of the OS, little has changed in the 10-part regarding the removal of programs (but a new version of the uninstaller interface has been added), moreover, an additional, faster way has appeared to open the “Add or Remove Programs” item and run built-in uninstaller program. But first things first. May also be of interest: How to remove embedded Windows 10 applications.

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Where in Windows 10 is the installation and removal of programs

The control panel item “Add or Remove Programs” or, more precisely, “Programs and Features”, is located in Windows 10 in the same place as before.

  1. Open the control panel (for this you can start typing “Control Panel” in the search on the taskbar, and then open the desired item. Ways: How to open the Windows 10 control panel).
  2. If in the “View” field in the upper right is set to “Category”, then in the “Programs” section, open “Uninstall a program.”
  3. If “Icons” is set in the viewing field, open the “Programs and Features” item to gain access to the list of programs installed on the computer and their removal.
  4. To remove a program, simply select it in the list and click the “Delete” button in the top line.
  5. The denistaller from the developer will start, which will guide you through the necessary steps. Normally, just clicking the Next button is enough to remove the program.

Important note: in Windows 10, the search from the taskbar works very well, and if you suddenly do not know where this or that element is located in the system, just start typing its name in the search field, with a high probability, you will find it.

Removing programs through Windows 10 Preferences

In the new OS, in addition to the control panel, a new “Settings” application is used to change parameters, which can be launched by clicking “Start”. “Settings”. Among other things, it allows you to remove programs installed on your computer.

In order to uninstall a Windows 10 program or application using the options, follow these steps:

As you can see, the new version of the interface for removing Windows 10 programs from the computer is quite simple, convenient and efficient.

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The fastest way to open “Programs and Features”

Well, the promised new quick way to open the program removal section in the “Applications and Features” settings of Windows 10. There are two such methods, the first opens the section in the settings, and the second either starts the program removal immediately or opens the “Programs and Features” section in the control panel :

Additional Information

Many installed programs create their own folder in the “All Applications” section of the Start menu, in which, in addition to a shortcut for launching, there is also a shortcut for deleting the program. You can also usually find the uninstall.Exe file (sometimes the name may slightly differ, for example, uninst.Exe, etc.) in the program folder, this file starts the uninstall.

With the removal of some programs, such as antiviruses, sometimes there may be problems using standard tools and you need to use special removal tools from official sites (see How to remove antivirus from a computer). Also, for a more complete cleaning of the computer during removal, many use special utilities. Uninstallers, which can be found in the article Best Programs for Removing Programs.

And the last: it may turn out that the program that you want to remove in Windows 10 is simply not in the list of applications, but it is on the computer. This may mean the following:

  1. This is a portable program, i.E. It does not require installation on a computer and just starts without the preliminary installation process, and you can delete it as a regular file.
  2. This is a malicious or unwanted program. If you suspect this, refer to Best Malicious Software Removal Tools.

I hope the material will be useful to novice users. And if you have questions. Ask them in the comments, I will try to answer.

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11/29/2016 at 12:52

Great info. And then after installing win 10, a bunch of games were installed (for example, asphalt 8 weighs as much as 2 gigs) and there is no way to remove them through the “installation remove programs”.

01/02/2018 at 12:18

Good article. Cleaned 10. Swept a lot of garbage

08/23/2018 at 14:05

Where in windows, in the directory (drive C) is the file Programs and components?

08/23/2018 at 15:07

It is located in the control panel, not on drive C.

10/26/2018 at 17:07

Good afternoon.
Is there any way to remove the wired Office? Do you have any information on this?

12.12.2018 at 09:26

Hello! I deleted the films and the icons are not deleted, I’m grateful in advance how to remove them.

12.12.2018 at 09:33

Hello. I do not quite understand where exactly the icons remained?

01/30/2019 at 16:42

Hello! In Win 10, in the application window and features, in the list of installed programs there is a program. After pressing the button Delete the program does not disappear. I tried to forcibly remove the Revo uninstaller, but there were no keys in the registry. Checking the registry with neither standard tools nor CCleaner’s had any effect. What can be done?

01/30/2019 at 17:55

This method is possible: we install the same program again, go to the program folder, find the uninstall.Exe file or the like in it, perform the removal.

01/31/2019 at 07:57

Dmitry, thanks for the answer. The problem is that the original installer is lost, and installing and uninstalling new versions does not delete the recording curve.

01/31/2019 at 11:00

Then, I would probably have resigned myself to the next reinstallation of the system, if life does not interfere too much. Of course, you can try various uninstallers, in the registry to clean up the mention of the program, in particular, here:

09.09.2019 at 17:16

Now I am suffering with the removal of Visual C, because at one time he climbed folders with pens and deleted the darkness of installers. At the moment, we have the darkness C in the list, the inability to reinstall and disable via uninstall, because he does not want to install them without native installers and as a result I can’t install the actual C. Through the registry, HK_L_M cleared everything, for some reason, for some reason in their places. I don’t know what to do anymore, I don’t want to reinstall Windows yet

04/27/2019 at 15:00

How to remove Hotkey on Windows 10?

03/11/2020 at 11:00

Hello. I did as it is written in the article, but one application is not deleted in this way. That’s what it says, I will enter during the removal of Windows cannot find
E: \ Games Counter-StrikelUninstallhunins000.Exe ’. Make sure you typed
the name correctly, and then try again.
I will be grateful if you help. Thank

03/11/2020 at 14:14

Maybe you already deleted the folder with Counter Strike and, accordingly, the desired file?