Altium Designer 18 Altium Designer 18

A way to uninstall Altium Designer 18 from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Altium Designer 18 for Windows. It is produced by Altium Limited. You can read more on Altium Limited or check for application updates here. Further information about Altium Designer 18 can be found at . The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18 directory (same installation drive as Windows). You can uninstall Altium Designer 18 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. X2.EXE is the programs's main file and it takes circa 37.09 MB (38893976 bytes) on disk.

Altium Designer 18 contains of the executables below. They occupy 142.92 MB (149860656 bytes) on disk.

  • AltiumMS.exe (11.57 MB)
  • X2.EXE (37.09 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 (8.81 MB)
  • NDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe (64.55 MB)
  • TouchProxy.exe (346.50 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of Altium Designer 18. You can find below info on other application versions of Altium Designer 18: to view all...
A considerable amount of files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be deleted when you are trying to remove Altium Designer 18 from your computer.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Altium Designer 18:
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18
  • C:\UserNames\UserNameName\AppData\Local\Altium\Altium Designer {1F89F06D-268A-4A93-BE58-5F0CA193A4BC}
  • C:\UserNames\UserNameName\AppData\Local\Altium\Altium Designer {7D49E258-F16A-4E32-8CD4-121DF38B97D5}
  • C:\UserNames\UserNameName\AppData\Roaming\Altium\Altium Designer {1F89F06D-268A-4A93-BE58-5F0CA193A4BC}

Files remaining:
  • 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\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\d3dx9_33.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\d3dx9_43.dll
  • 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\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\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\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\shfolder.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.ins
  • 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\Allegro2Altium.bat
  • 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
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ActiveBOM.Server.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.BOM.Contracts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.BOM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.BOM.Factory.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.BOM.Factory.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.BOM.Repository.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.ClientWebSocketWrapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.CommentsPanel.Contracts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.CommentsPanel.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.CommentsPanel.Wpf.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.CommentsViewer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.CommentsViewer.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Common.Wpf.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Controls.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Controls.Wpf.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.InteractiveProperties.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.SystemDesign.Common.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.SystemDesign.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.SystemDesign.UI.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.SystemDesignerDrawing.ins
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Designer.SystemDesignerDrawing.tlt
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Dxp.Classes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Dxp.Classes.Wpf.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.Dxp.Interfaces.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Altium.EditScript.Interfaces.dll

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Altium\Altium Designer {7D49E258-F16A-4E32-8CD4-121DF38B97D5}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Altium\Builds\Altium Designer {7D49E258-F16A-4E32-8CD4-121DF38B97D5}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Altium Designer {7D49E258-F16A-4E32-8CD4-121DF38B97D5}

Additional values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\X2.EXE.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\TCP Query UserName{6877E5F7-9EC6-4583-B46D-CD9F62443577}C:\program files\altium\ad18\x2.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\UDP Query UserName{5B5C7ED0-A0EB-4159-9B65-EA187D427DEE}C:\program files\altium\ad18\x2.exe

How to remove Altium Designer 18 from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Altium Designer 18 is an application marketed by Altium Limited. Some people decide to erase this program. Sometimes this can be difficult because doing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK action 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

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

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Altium Designer 18, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Altium Designer 18:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Altium\AD18\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Altium Designer 18.
Uninstall Altium Designer 18

8. After removing Altium Designer 18, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional 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 able to delete them. By removing Altium Designer 18 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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



This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Altium Designer 18 by Altium Limited from your computer, nor are we saying that Altium Designer 18 by Altium Limited is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Altium Designer 18 in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-11-15 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-11-15 20:37:32.717