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How to uninstall Citavi 5 from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to remove Citavi 5 for Windows. It is made by Swiss Academic Software. You can read more on Swiss Academic Software or check for application updates here. You can get more details about Citavi 5 at . The application is usually placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 5 folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove Citavi 5 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{7EB278FB-0C3C-445E-8665-4A6CDD9B794E}. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. Citavi 5 's primary file takes about 7.59 MB (7961584 bytes) and is called Citavi.exe.

The following executables are installed beside Citavi 5 . They take about 9.37 MB (9825450 bytes) on disk.

  • BackupHelper.exe (12.00 KB)
  • Citavi DBServer Manager.exe (678.98 KB)
  • Citavi.exe (7.59 MB)
  • fxc.exe (93.60 KB)
  • SQL Server Express for Citavi Setup.exe (167.48 KB)
  • sqlite3.exe (555.64 KB)
  • ChromePickerBroker.exe (210.98 KB)
  • IEPickerBroker.exe (101.48 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Citavi 5 version only. Click on the links below for other Citavi 5 versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Citavi 5 we recommend you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Citavi 5 from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Citavi 5 :
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\IEPickerBroker.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\Interop.SHDocVw.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\Microsoft.mshtml.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\ShowContextMenu.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\SwissAcademic.Citavi.IEPicker.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\x64\IEPickerBroker.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\x64\Interop.SHDocVw.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\x64\Microsoft.mshtml.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\x64\ShowContextMenu.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Citavi Picker\x64\SwissAcademic.Citavi.IEPicker.dll
  • C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Citavi 5.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Downloaded Installations\{5426B0E6-B9B4-4C63-A98B-3C67959EF389}\Citavi5Setup.msi
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{7EB278FB-0C3C-445E-8665-4A6CDD9B794E}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Citavi Picker for Internet Explorer
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Citavi.cdm5
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Citavi.ctv5
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Citavi.ctvdbs5
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&Citavi Picker...
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Connect
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Controls.PublicationPaneEx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.VBABridge
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordBibliographyCitation
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordCoAuthorLock
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordField
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordPlaceholderCitation
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordRange
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SwissAcademic.Citavi.WordAddIn.Interop.WordTextUnit
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&Citavi Picker...
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 5
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BF872BE7C3C0E5446856A4C6DDB997E4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Citavi_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Citavi_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7EB278FB-0C3C-445E-8665-4A6CDD9B794E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 5
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Application\Citavi

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\BF872BE7C3C0E5446856A4C6DDB997E4\Citavi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\Citavi 5\bin\Citavi.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BF872BE7C3C0E5446856A4C6DDB997E4\ProductName

How to delete Citavi 5 from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Citavi 5 is an application released by the software company Swiss Academic Software. Sometimes, people decide to erase it. Sometimes this is efortful because uninstalling this manually requires some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY practice to erase Citavi 5 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to optimize your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Citavi 5 or simply click the Search feature and type in "Citavi 5 ". The Citavi 5 program will be found very quickly. After you click Citavi 5 in the list , the following data about the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Citavi 5 , from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Citavi 5 :

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{7EB278FB-0C3C-445E-8665-4A6CDD9B794E}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Citavi 5 .
Uninstall Citavi 5

8. After removing Citavi 5 , Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Citavi 5 which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Citavi 5 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Citavi 5 by Swiss Academic Software from your computer, we are not saying that Citavi 5 by Swiss Academic Software is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Citavi 5 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-29 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-29 11:35:00.170