How Do You Completely Remove A Program From Your Computer?

  1. PhoenixV profile image74
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    How Do You Completely Remove A Program From Your Computer?

    How Do You Completely Remove A Program From Your Computer?

  2. Don Fairchild profile image80
    Don Fairchildposted 5 years ago

    This can be quite complicated depending on what your trying to do.  The following assumes your doing this from a Windows based computer.
    If you just want to remove a normally installed program you can either find the "Uninstall" tab within the program itself. Or you can open the Control Panel and select the add or remove programs icon.  A list will appear, you select the program you want to remove, you select the remove or repair tab and it is removed from your system.
    Some removals require that you reboot your system after a removal.

    If you want to remove a virus or spyware, malware from you system then this is a more difficult problem.  The best way to remove these kinds of programs is to use a virus removal program like AVG, McAfee or Norton virus detection programs.

    Any other techniques require an extensive knowledge of the Registry and Startup processes that are too complicated to discuss here.

  3. aguasilver profile image80
    aguasilverposted 5 years ago

    Simplest method is to download Advanced SystemCare which has a excellent uninstall function that removes everything associated with a program you decide to remove.

    They have a free version, but the full version is still cheap, ($20 +/-) and I use it daily to keep all aspects of the computer clean and functional.

 
working