Altium Designer 18 Altium Designer 18

A way to uninstall Altium Designer 18 from your PC

This page is about Altium Designer 18 for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by Altium Limited. Additional info about Altium Limited can be seen here. More details about Altium Designer 18 can be found at . Altium Designer 18 is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18 directory, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. Altium Designer 18's entire uninstall command line is C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe. The application's main executable file is named X2.EXE and it has a size of 39.62 MB (41539488 bytes).

The following executables are incorporated in Altium Designer 18. They occupy 153.76 MB (161227472 bytes) on disk.

  • AltiumMS.exe (12.63 MB)
  • X2.EXE (39.62 MB)
  • 7za.exe (523.50 KB)
  • ADElevator.exe (11.80 MB)
  • DxpPdfViewer.exe (5.18 MB)
  • ExtractDDB.exe (2.96 MB)
  • PCadB2AConverter.exe (112.50 KB)
  • CefSharp.BrowserSubprocess.exe (8.00 KB)
  • AltiumInstaller.exe (16.06 MB)
  • NDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe (64.55 MB)
  • TouchProxy.exe (346.50 KB) to view all...

This info is about Altium Designer 18 version only. You can find below info on other releases of Altium Designer 18: to view all...
Altium Designer 18 has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Altium Designer 18 from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Altium Designer 18:
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Altium.Controls.Skins.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Altium.CrashReport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Altium.DotNetSupport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Altium_SQLite3_x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\AltiumMS.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\ArcPour.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\avcodec-57.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\avfilter-6.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\avformat-57.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\avutil-55.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\COPYING.LGPLv2.1
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\d3dx9_33.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\d3dx9_43.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\EULA.pdf
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\EULA_CN.pdf
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\EULA_JP.pdf
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\FastMM_FullDebugMode.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\FastMM_FullDebugMode64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\GPUPourLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Help\ADES.HelpID
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Help\ServerDlls.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\libcairo-2x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\libcairo-gobject-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\libcairo-script-interpreter-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\mfc110.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\mfc140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcp110.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcp120.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcp120_clr0400.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcp140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcr110.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcr120.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\msvcr120_clr0400.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\NOTICES
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\PCTF.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\pdcjk.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Pdf2PdfAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\Pdf2PdfAPI.X.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\resources\shaders\shader.shader
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\resources\shaders\shader_instanced.shader
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\resources\shaders\shader_polygon.shader
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\resources\textures\numbers.tga
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\resources\textures\sample.tga
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\RouterEntry.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\rtree.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\sdi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\sdit.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\swresample-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\swscale-4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\7za.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AcquisitionManager.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AcquisitionManager.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\ADElevator.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Advpcb.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPCB.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPCB.IMP
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\advpcb.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPcb.rcs
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Advpcb.xrf
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPcb3DPrint.OUT
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPcb3DVideo.OUT
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvPcbTools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvSch.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AdvSch.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Advsch.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\advsch.rcs
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Allegro2Altium.bat
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroBoardView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroConnectivityView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroExportViews.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroGeometryView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroLayerView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroNetRulesView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroPadStackView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroSymbolDefinitionsView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\AllegroSymbolInstancesView.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium Designer.DesignSpace
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ActiveBOM.Contracts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ActiveBOM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ActiveBOM.Factory.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ActiveBOM.Server.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Altium Designer {8D251980-BCC2-4900-8564-A96026A89136}

Additional values that you should remove:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\TCP Query User{ED79C694-54B2-4C6F-B358-475607F2C983}C:\program files\altium\ad18\x2.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\UDP Query User{82B24340-EDE5-41CA-8368-107785BB5243}C:\program files\altium\ad18\x2.exe

A way to delete Altium Designer 18 from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Altium Designer 18 is a program released by the software company Altium Limited. Sometimes, users decide to erase this program. Sometimes this is troublesome because performing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE solution to erase Altium Designer 18 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

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

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Altium Designer 18 or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Altium Designer 18". The Altium Designer 18 app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Altium Designer 18 in the list of apps, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Altium Designer 18, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Altium Designer 18:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Altium Designer 18.
Uninstall Altium Designer 18

8. After uninstalling Altium Designer 18, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Altium Designer 18 that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Altium Designer 18 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Altium Designer 18 by Altium Limited from your PC, nor are we saying that Altium Designer 18 by Altium Limited is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Altium Designer 18 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.

2018-08-23 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-08-23 15:35:36.890