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A guide to uninstall Hearts of Iron III from your system

Hearts of Iron III is a computer program. This page is comprised of details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by Paradox Interactive. Check out here where you can read more on Paradox Interactive. More information about Hearts of Iron III can be found at . Hearts of Iron III is normally installed in the C:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\hearts of iron 3 folder, subject to the user's decision. You can uninstall Hearts of Iron III by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" steam://uninstall/25890. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. hoi3.exe is the Hearts of Iron III's main executable file and it occupies approximately 120.00 KB (122880 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside Hearts of Iron III. They take about 90.48 MB (94872912 bytes) on disk.

  • hoi3.exe (120.00 KB)
  • hoi3game.exe (14.90 MB)
  • dotnetfx.exe (22.42 MB)
  • NetFx64.exe (45.20 MB)
  • vcredist_x64.exe (4.73 MB)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (2.60 MB)
  • DXSETUP.exe (515.51 KB)
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Some files and registry entries are usually left behind when you remove Hearts of Iron III.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\hearts of iron 3

The files below are left behind on your disk by Hearts of Iron III when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\hearts of iron 3\25890_install.vdf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\hearts of iron 3\common\bookmarks.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\hearts of iron 3\common\buildings.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\hearts of iron 3\common\combat_events.txt

Generally the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 25890
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron III

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 25890\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{227DC49A-16C3-4CF9-95A8-18942FFCE6A0}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{870E0135-05D5-46A1-9424-020B3DC8FDFB}

A way to delete Hearts of Iron III with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Hearts of Iron III is an application by the software company Paradox Interactive. Frequently, computer users choose to erase this program. This is hard because uninstalling this by hand takes some experience related to Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK action to erase Hearts of Iron III 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, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Hearts of Iron III or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Hearts of Iron III". If it is installed on your PC the Hearts of Iron III app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Hearts of Iron III in the list of applications, the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about Hearts of Iron III, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Hearts of Iron III:

  • The software company is: http://www.paradoxplaza.com
  • The uninstall string is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" steam://uninstall/25890
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Hearts of Iron III.
Uninstall Hearts of Iron III

8. After removing Hearts of Iron III, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Hearts of Iron III that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Hearts of Iron III using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Hearts of Iron III by Paradox Interactive from your PC, nor are we saying that Hearts of Iron III by Paradox Interactive is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Hearts of Iron III in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-02-05 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-02-05 20:34:39.983