Application CMake

A way to uninstall CMake from your computer

This info is about CMake for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was created by Kitware. You can read more on Kitware or check for application updates here. Detailed information about CMake can be found at . CMake is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\CMake directory, but this location can vary a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. CMake's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{3B98BA21-4079-464C-B23C-E5E19D10EADB}. CMake's primary file takes around 8.25 MB (8645776 bytes) and is called cmake.exe.

The executables below are part of CMake. They take about 45.08 MB (47272656 bytes) on disk.

  • cmake-gui.exe (19.18 MB)
  • cmake.exe (8.25 MB)
  • cmcldeps.exe (1.03 MB)
  • cpack.exe (7.97 MB)
  • ctest.exe (8.66 MB)

The current page applies to CMake version 3.17.3 alone. Click on the links below for other CMake versions: to view all...

A way to remove CMake from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

CMake is an application offered by the software company Kitware. Sometimes, users want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is efortful because removing this manually requires some skill regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE solution to uninstall CMake 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

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 applications existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate CMake or simply activate the Search field and type in "CMake". If it exists on your system the CMake program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select CMake in the list of apps, some information regarding the program is shown to you:

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

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{3B98BA21-4079-464C-B23C-E5E19D10EADB}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall CMake.
Uninstall CMake

8. After uninstalling CMake, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of CMake that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing CMake using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


This page is not a recommendation to remove CMake by Kitware from your computer, nor are we saying that CMake by Kitware is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove CMake in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2020-06-08 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-06-08 12:57:22.223