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A guide to uninstall Origin from your computer

This web page contains complete information on how to uninstall Origin for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Electronic Arts, Inc.. Further information on Electronic Arts, Inc. can be seen here. You can get more details on Origin at . Usually the Origin application is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for uninstalling Origin is C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\OriginUninstall.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. Origin.exe is the Origin's main executable file and it occupies around 3.33 MB (3492504 bytes) on disk.

Origin installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 12.05 MB (12631752 bytes) on disk.

  • EAProxyInstaller.exe (1.56 MB)
  • Origin.exe (3.33 MB)
  • OriginClientService.exe (499.17 KB)
  • OriginLegacyCLI.exe (810.63 KB)
  • OriginUninstall.exe (907.57 KB)
  • EACoreServer.exe (93.64 KB)
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe (1.55 MB)
  • Login.exe (468.13 KB)
  • MessageDlg.exe (392.63 KB)
  • OriginLegacyCLI.exe (810.63 KB)
  • OriginUninstall.exe (1.27 MB)
  • PatchProgress.exe (459.64 KB) to view all...

This data is about Origin version only. You can find here a few links to other Origin releases: to view all...
When you're planning to uninstall Origin you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Origin:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Origin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_Origin.exe_8136e18ad8f415851616e8bdf5190c7fd6dd7b_17338665
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppHang_Origin.exe_67d2a8a69e74b6a6667b32edd912fa310ca4090_07e6f468

The files below are left behind on your disk by Origin's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\audio\qtaudio_windows.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\avutil-ttv-51.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Origin_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Origin_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Origin Games

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin\InstallLocation

A way to remove Origin using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Origin is an application released by the software company Electronic Arts, Inc.. Some people want to erase it. Sometimes this can be efortful because removing this by hand requires some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE solution to erase Origin is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to clean your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Origin or simply click the Search feature and type in "Origin". If it is installed on your PC the Origin application will be found automatically. When you select Origin in the list of programs, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding Origin, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Origin:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\OriginUninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Origin.
Uninstall Origin

8. After uninstalling Origin, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Origin that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Origin with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Origin by Electronic Arts, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that Origin by Electronic Arts, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Origin in case you want to. 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' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 17:38:40.260