Parallels Desktop Parallels Desktop

A guide to uninstall Parallels Desktop from your system

Parallels Desktop is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Parallels. More info about Parallels can be seen here. You can see more info about Parallels Desktop at . Usually the Parallels Desktop program is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Parallels Desktop directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for removing Parallels Desktop is MsiExec.exe /X{DFD8AAE3-0305-4063-AAF5-910194060076}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. prl_client_app.exe is the Parallels Desktop's primary executable file and it occupies about 16.01 MB (16785408 bytes) on disk.

Parallels Desktop contains of the executables below. They take 44.11 MB (46251008 bytes) on disk.

  • Image Tool.exe (1,018.50 KB)
  • Parallels Transporter.exe (2.71 MB)
  • prlctl.exe (1.76 MB)
  • prlsrvctl.exe (235.00 KB)
  • prl_client_app.exe (16.01 MB)
  • prl_disp_service.exe (8.88 MB)
  • prl_naptd.exe (1.77 MB)
  • prl_perf_ctl.exe (34.50 KB)
  • prl_setup_helper.exe (10.50 KB)
  • prl_up2date_app.exe (2.52 MB)
  • prl_vm_app.exe (9.13 MB)
  • prl_vncserver_app.exe (5.50 KB)
  • prl_net_inst.exe (51.50 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Parallels Desktop version 4.0.6630 only.

A way to delete Parallels Desktop using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Parallels Desktop is a program released by Parallels. Frequently, computer users choose to remove this application. Sometimes this is easier said than done because deleting this manually takes some know-how related to Windows internal functioning. The best EASY manner to remove Parallels Desktop is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Parallels Desktop or simply click the Search feature and type in "Parallels Desktop". If it is installed on your PC the Parallels Desktop app will be found very quickly. After you click Parallels Desktop in the list of programs, some information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Parallels Desktop, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Parallels Desktop:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{DFD8AAE3-0305-4063-AAF5-910194060076}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Parallels Desktop.
Uninstall Parallels Desktop

8. After uninstalling Parallels Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Parallels Desktop which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Parallels Desktop using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove Parallels Desktop by Parallels from your computer, we are not saying that Parallels Desktop by Parallels is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Parallels Desktop supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-08-07 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-07 15:46:15.897