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A guide to uninstall Atom from your system

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall Atom for Windows. It is developed by GitHub Inc.. Take a look here for more info on GitHub Inc.. Atom is typically set up in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom directory, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. You can uninstall Atom by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe --uninstall. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. Atom's main file takes about 1.63 MB (1705224 bytes) and its name is squirrel.exe.

Atom contains of the executables below. They take 137.64 MB (144329032 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.63 MB)
  • atom.exe (54.90 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.46 MB)
  • node.exe (11.26 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (311.26 KB)
  • atom.exe (54.90 MB) to view all...

This info is about Atom version 1.11.0 alone. You can find below a few links to other Atom versions: to view all...

A way to remove Atom using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Atom is a program by the software company GitHub Inc.. Some users decide to uninstall this application. This can be easier said than done because removing this by hand requires some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE practice to uninstall Atom is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Atom or simply activate the Search field and type in "Atom". The Atom app will be found very quickly. When you select Atom in the list of apps, some data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding Atom, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Atom.
Uninstall Atom

8. After uninstalling Atom, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Atom that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Atom using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Atom by GitHub Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that Atom by GitHub Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Atom supposing you decide this is what you want to do. 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.

2016-10-11 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-10-11 20:58:50.297