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How to completely uninstall program

We usually remove programs through control panel. But most of us do not realize that lots of uninstaller doesn’t do a good job in clean up themselves. They always lefts junk files, empty folders, and even entries in registry. These leftovers will slow down your computer without any sense. So how to completely uninstall program?

1. Uninstall the program
Click on “Start” button, click “All Programs”, choose the software folder, and click on the uninstaller to remove the program. Or, open Control Panel, click on “Programs and Features”, select the program name and click on Uninstall button.

2. Delete the leftover files and folders
Type %programfiles% and %appdata% in Start Menu search box and press “Enter” key to open these two folders directly, find the folder with the software name, and then delete it. Type %temp% to open the Temp folder and empty it.

3. Clean up leftover registry entries(Not recommended)
Notice: Please backup your system before any alteration.
a) Click on “Start” button -> Click “run” -> type regedit to open Registry Editor.
b) Go to following three keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software
64 bit system users also need to check: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node
Find the keys with name of your uninstalled software or its company name, and delete them all.

How to completely uninstall program in an easy and safe way?

You can use some third-part tools like IObit Uninstaller which can not only uninstall the program, but also clean the leftovers thoroughly.

1. Download and install Advanced SystemCare
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2. Open IObit Uninstaller

Open IObit Uninstaller

Open IObit Uninstaller


3. Select the program and the click on the “Uninstall” button
Uninstall Program

Uninstall Program


4. After uninstalling, click on the “Power Scan” button.
Power Scan

Power Scan


5. Click “Select All” button, and then click “Delete” to remove all the leftovers
Delete leftovers

Delete leftovers


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