A guide to uninstall BOINC from your system

This info is about BOINC for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It is written by Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley. You can find out more on Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley or check for application updates here. More information about BOINC can be seen at . BOINC is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files\BOINC folder, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. The complete uninstall command line for BOINC is MsiExec.exe /I{51FD1644-F4A7-44C6-B0B3-2C3787B918D8}. The program's main executable file occupies 939.75 KB (962304 bytes) on disk and is labeled boinc.exe.

The executable files below are part of BOINC. They occupy an average of 9.05 MB (9491712 bytes) on disk.

  • boinc.exe (939.75 KB)
  • boinccmd.exe (442.75 KB)
  • boincmgr.exe (6.12 MB)
  • boincscr.exe (1.52 MB)
  • boincsvcctrl.exe (13.75 KB)
  • boinctray.exe (54.75 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 6.10.18 of BOINC. Click on the links below for other BOINC versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you remove BOINC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall BOINC from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\BOINC
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BOINC

The files below were left behind on your disk by BOINC's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc_logo_black.jpg
  • C:\Program Files\BOINC\BOINCGUIApp.ico
  • C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinctray.exe
  • C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincscr.exe

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Manager
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Screensaver
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{51FD1644-F4A7-44C6-B0B3-2C3787B918D8}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\BOINC\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{51FD1644-F4A7-44C6-B0B3-2C3787B918D8}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\03F7572065A24BA499CD290FAAA5485A\4461DF157A4F6C440B3BC273789B818D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\05138B1F0EB31D5409E2EA3BC09761E8\4461DF157A4F6C440B3BC273789B818D

A way to erase BOINC from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

BOINC is an application released by the software company Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley. Sometimes, people choose to erase this program. Sometimes this is efortful because uninstalling this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best QUICK procedure to erase BOINC 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 system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate BOINC or simply activate the Search field and type in "BOINC". The BOINC program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select BOINC in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

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

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{51FD1644-F4A7-44C6-B0B3-2C3787B918D8}
7. Press 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 removing BOINC, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong BOINC which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing BOINC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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 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 software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove BOINC supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2015-04-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-08 13:45:34.530