How to uninstall PAYDAY 2 from your PC

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove PAYDAY 2 for Windows. It is developed by OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.. Go over here for more info on OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.. More details about the application PAYDAY 2 can be found at . PAYDAY 2 is frequently installed in the C:\Games\Steam Library\steamapps\common\PAYDAY 2 folder, subject to the user's choice. You can remove PAYDAY 2 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe. Note that you might receive a notification for admin rights. PAYDAY 2's main file takes about 2.26 MB (2364920 bytes) and is named appid_6520.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside PAYDAY 2. They occupy about 18.76 MB (19675616 bytes) on disk.

  • GameOverlayUI.exe (374.08 KB)
  • Steam.exe (2.78 MB)
  • steamerrorreporter.exe (499.58 KB)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe (554.08 KB)
  • streaming_client.exe (2.31 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (202.70 KB)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe (277.79 KB)
  • html5app_steam.exe (1.79 MB)
  • steamservice.exe (1.45 MB)
  • steamwebhelper.exe (1.97 MB)
  • wow_helper.exe (65.50 KB)
  • x64launcher.exe (383.58 KB)
  • x86launcher.exe (373.58 KB)
  • appid_10540.exe (189.24 KB)
  • appid_10560.exe (189.24 KB)
  • appid_17300.exe (233.24 KB)
  • appid_17330.exe (489.24 KB)
  • appid_17340.exe (221.24 KB)
  • appid_6520.exe (2.26 MB) to view all...

The current page applies to PAYDAY 2 version 2 only. If you are manually uninstalling PAYDAY 2 we recommend you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_payday2_win32_re_1c2868c849a1473c95aa57fb31cae21cfb6614_0dc4153b
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\wrappers\payday_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\PAYDAY 2

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZXHK6P18\product_140-payday2[1].jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_payday2_win32_re_1c2868c849a1473c95aa57fb31cae21cfb6614_0dc4153b\Report.wer
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\icons\payday_2.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\translations\payday_2.translation
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\wrappers\payday_2\common.lua
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\wrappers\payday_2\current_game.lua
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\wrappers\payday_2\streaming_game.lua
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\PAYDAY 2\renderer_settings.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\PAYDAY 2\saves\76561198136761033\save098.sav

Frequently the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\PAYDAY2_WIN32_RELEASE.EXE54C222D6006DDE00
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\PAYDAY2_WIN32_RELEASE.EXE5B3DFA80006AC800
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\payday2_win32_release.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 218620

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\F:\Payday 2\Launcher.exe

A way to delete PAYDAY 2 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

PAYDAY 2 is a program by the software company OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.. Sometimes, users decide to erase this application. This can be difficult because performing this by hand requires some experience related to removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY procedure to erase PAYDAY 2 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 PC, 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. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find PAYDAY 2 or simply activate the Search field and type in "PAYDAY 2". If it exists on your system the PAYDAY 2 application will be found automatically. Notice that after you select PAYDAY 2 in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding PAYDAY 2, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for PAYDAY 2:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall PAYDAY 2.
Uninstall PAYDAY 2

8. After removing PAYDAY 2, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of PAYDAY 2 that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling PAYDAY 2 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows (6.4)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove PAYDAY 2 by OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. from your PC, we are not saying that PAYDAY 2 by OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove PAYDAY 2 supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:51:57.877