The need to remove unnecessary programs often arises among PC users. The presence of a large number of apps, especially those that are not used, can lead to an overload of any PC. For the same reason, you may experience problems in computer performance. What’s more, you have to not only delete the app but also remove all the files. To complete the total delete, there is a need to do some additional steps. Next, you will find out how to do it right.
The Process of Uninstalling Programs from a PC
When removing programs from a PC, it is vital to understand that there is a complete or partial uninstalling of programs.
When the program is partially uninstalled, files remain on the computer’s hard drive that was generated during the program’s operation or during the system settings of the app. Most often, entries in the system registry remain on the PC, which automatically turns into unnecessary files.
Complete removal of the program is a process that involves not only removing the main files and folders of the program but also all traces of its work, including the remaining temporary data and entries in the system registry.
So, if you have troubles with uninstalling the program or other issues with your PC, you can always get help and advice from the tech support team. But first, try to do it with the next guide.
Step-By-Step Guide on How To Completely Uninstall A Program
How to perform a complete removal of the program? If you have already uninstalled the app but understand that it was a partial removal, then you need to get rid of all the files. Use the following steps to help you complete this task.
First of all, go to the “Program Files” or “Program Files (x86)” folder. It is not uncommon for standard uninstallation to leave folders that belonged to the removed app in these directories. If there are any, just delete them in the usual way.
Next, you need to start deleting the files and folders that the program generated.
- First, you need to run the registry editor. Press “Win + R” and then enter the command “Regedit” in the appropriate window. Click “ok” to launch the editor.
- The Windows Registry Editor stores various settings for the system and apps that were run at least once on this computer. Your task is to find and remove entries that belong to the remote program.
- In the registry editor, press the key combination “CTRL + F”. You will get the “Search” window.
- In the “Search” field, you need to enter the name of the program and then click on the find button.
- The search process may take some time. As soon as the editor finds a section, setting, or setting knowledge that contains the “Opera Neon” entry, the corresponding entry in the registry will be automatically highlighted.
- Click on the detected setting, select “Delete” and confirm the action.
- In most cases, the same program owns several entries in the Windows registry. After the parameter was deleted, press the “F3” button. The editor will look for the next entry that belongs to the program. Delete all the entries that were detected.
- Pay attention to the left side of the registry editor window. Here are the sections listed. Quite often, there is only one parameter in one section. In this case, you can delete this entire section (if it contains a parameter that belongs to the program). To delete it, there is need to click on it and select “Delete”.
- Clear the entire registry of unnecessary entries, after which the removal procedure will be finished.
Now you can easily delete all program data. Use this guide to keep your PC free of any deleted program files. It is easy and effective, and as a result, it will boost the operation of your PC.