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A guide to uninstall Atom from your PC

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall Atom for Windows. The Windows version was developed by GitHub Inc.. Additional info about GitHub Inc. can be read here. Atom is commonly installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom folder, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the application. The full command line for removing Atom is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may be prompted for admin rights. squirrel.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 1.63 MB (1709056 bytes) on disk.

Atom installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 146.74 MB (153864192 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.63 MB)
  • atom.exe (59.35 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.63 MB)
  • node.exe (11.27 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (315.00 KB)
  • atom.exe (59.35 MB)
  • node.exe (11.27 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (315.00 KB) to view all...

This web page is about Atom version 1.12.2 alone. You can find below info on other application versions of Atom: to view all...

A way to delete Atom from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Atom is a program by the software company GitHub Inc.. Some users want to remove this application. This is easier said than done because deleting this by hand takes some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY approach to remove Atom 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 Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Atom or simply activate the Search field and type in "Atom". If it is installed on your PC the Atom application will be found automatically. After you click Atom in the list of applications, some information about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Atom, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Atom.
Uninstall Atom

8. After uninstalling Atom, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Atom that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Atom using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your PC 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 application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Atom supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-11-13 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-11-13 10:41:13.253