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A guide to uninstall Atom from your computer

This page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Atom for Windows. The Windows release was developed by GitHub Inc.. Take a look here for more information on GitHub Inc.. Usually the Atom program is found in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\..\atom folder, depending on the user's option during setup. You can uninstall Atom by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\..\atom\Update.exe --uninstall. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for administrator rights. atom.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 6.82 MB (7155200 bytes) on disk.

Atom is comprised of the following executables which take 46.17 MB (48411392 bytes) on disk:

  • squirrel.exe (1.42 MB)
  • atom.exe (6.82 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.41 MB)
  • atom.exe (6.82 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.42 MB)
  • atom.exe (6.82 MB)
  • node.exe (5.56 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (308.00 KB)
  • atom.exe (6.87 MB) to view all...

This data is about Atom version 0.189.0 only. You can find below info on other versions of Atom: to view all...

How to erase Atom from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Atom is a program by GitHub Inc.. Sometimes, people try to remove it. This is difficult because removing this manually takes some know-how related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK manner to remove 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to take care of your computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Atom or simply activate the Search field and type in "Atom". If it is installed on your PC the Atom application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Atom in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Atom, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Atom.
Uninstall Atom

8. After removing Atom, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with 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 registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove Atom by GitHub Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Atom by GitHub Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info 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.

2015-04-03 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-03 11:18:16.040