A way to uninstall BOINC from your system

You can find on this page details on how to remove BOINC for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley. Open here where you can read more on Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley. You can see more info on BOINC at . Usually the BOINC application is installed in the C:\Program Files\BOINC folder, depending on the user's option during setup. The full uninstall command line for BOINC is MsiExec.exe /X{23006768-D97B-4225-B12B-7EC4A25D275C}. BOINC's main file takes about 1.07 MB (1121968 bytes) and is named boinc.exe.

The following executables are incorporated in BOINC. They occupy 9.39 MB (9845104 bytes) on disk.

  • boinc.exe (1.07 MB)
  • boinccmd.exe (468.17 KB)
  • boincmgr.exe (6.40 MB)
  • boincscr.exe (1.38 MB)
  • boincsvcctrl.exe (15.17 KB)
  • boinctray.exe (69.17 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to BOINC version 6.12.34 alone. You can find below a few links to other BOINC releases: to view all...

How to uninstall BOINC from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

BOINC is an application by Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley. Some computer users decide to uninstall this program. This can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE practice to uninstall BOINC 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate BOINC or simply click the Search field and type in "BOINC". If it is installed on your PC the BOINC program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click BOINC in the list of apps, some information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding BOINC, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for BOINC:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{23006768-D97B-4225-B12B-7EC4A25D275C}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall BOINC.
Uninstall BOINC

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

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove BOINC by Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley from your PC, nor are we saying that BOINC by Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove BOINC 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-16 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-16 20:01:46.557