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Windows 7: Installed an Messages client, now I'm unable to delete it

20 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Installed an Messages client, now I'm unable to delete it

Hey guys, so I wanted to try out the iMessage client on my computer so that it's easier for me to message others while using the computer as well (you can see it here). Although the author clearly stated that there is no option to uninstall I still download and use the software anyways.

But now I worry about my privacy and stuff like that. How do I uninstall a software that doesn't have a delete option? Thanks

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28 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

I've come across this problem a number of times in the past, and here's what I've done to get rid of the programs:

1: Check the program list to see if there is an entry there. Even if it doesn't work, this is important to check on because we'll want to get rid of that also during this brute force removal process.

2: Go to the installation directory and delete the folder containing the program. If the folder won't delete entirely, delete what you can and reboot into SafeMode to delete the rest of the files in the folder and the folder itself.

3: Go back to the programs list and attempt to uninstall the program from there, again. Typically, you'll be met with an error message that says it looks like the program was already uninstalled and you'll be asked if you want to remove that item from the Installed Programs list. (Of course, click Yes for that dialog box.)

4: Once the program folder and Installed Programs list are done, we want to get rid of any leftovers in the System Registry. This part can be exceptionally tricky and should only be attempted manually by a computer expert. If you don't know what you're doing in the registry, you can turn your computer into a paperweight, so don't delete anything in there unless you're 100% sure you know what you're deleting and know that it's safe to delete your target. For a generic, automated cleaning of the registry you can use a program like CCleaner to search the registry for unnecessary bits and let CCleaner remove them. Be sure to run CCleaner 2-3 times because some registry entries that should be cleaned out can be missed.

Typically, that's all there is to it. The program is gone, the install list is clean, and the registry isn't bogged down by useless entries.
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29 Apr 2016   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yep that is right doing it through the registry is best done by one who is familiar with the reg entries. Having said that I do and have done this myself in the registry after getting rid of some of the unwanted AV's the removal tools they use sometimes as a matter of course do leave bits in the registry entries for that program.

Now if you are familair wiht the registry let me know and I might just be able to help you.
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