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A guide to uninstall ProtonVPN from your PC

ProtonVPN is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Proton Technologies AG. Take a look here where you can read more on Proton Technologies AG. Click on to get more details about ProtonVPN on Proton Technologies AG's website. The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN folder. Keep in mind that this path can vary depending on the user's decision. ProtonVPN's complete uninstall command line is msiexec.exe /i {CC56589D-2FE8-4B38-9024-0ABCD9F3CB0E} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1. The application's main executable file has a size of 7.22 MB (7570240 bytes) on disk and is called ProtonVPN.exe.

ProtonVPN is comprised of the following executables which take 9.33 MB (9786048 bytes) on disk:

  • ProtonVPN.ErrorMessage.exe (84.81 KB)
  • ProtonVPN.exe (7.22 MB)
  • ProtonVPN.TlsVerify.exe (15.81 KB)
  • ProtonVPN.UpdateService.exe (60.31 KB)
  • ProtonVPNService.exe (98.81 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (871.81 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (1.01 MB)
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This info is about ProtonVPN version 1.16.1 only. You can find here a few links to other ProtonVPN releases:

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If planning to uninstall ProtonVPN you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Proton Technologies AG\ProtonVPN

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Albireo.Base32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ARSoft.Tools.Net.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Autofac.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\BouncyCastle.Crypto.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ByteSize.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\CalcBinding.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Caliburn.Micro.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Caliburn.Micro.Platform.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Caliburn.Micro.Platform.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\COPYING.md
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\de\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\DeviceId.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\DnsClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\DynamicExpresso.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\es-ES\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\es-MX\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\fa\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\FontAwesome.WPF.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\fr\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\GalaSoft.MvvmLight.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Platform.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\it\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\LICENSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\nl\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\NLog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\OxyPlot.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\OxyPlot.Wpf.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.Kernel32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.Windows.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.Windows.ShellScalingApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\pl\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PluralNet.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Polly.Contrib.WaitAndRetry.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Polly.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Common.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.ErrorMessage.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Native.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.NetworkFilter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Resource.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Service.Contract.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.TlsVerify.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Update.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.UpdateService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.UpdateServiceContract.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Vpn.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPNService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\pt-BR\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\pt-PT\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\libcrypto-1_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\liblzo2-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\libpkcs11-helper-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\libssl-1_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\libcrypto-1_1-x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\liblzo2-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\libpkcs11-helper-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\libssl-1_1-x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\config.ovpn
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ru\ProtonVPN.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Sentry.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Sentry.PlatformAbstractions.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Sentry.Protocol.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Buffers.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Collections.Immutable.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Windows.Interactivity.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\TapInstaller.CA.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\TapInstaller.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x64\GoSrp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x64\ProtonVPN.IpFilter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x64\ProtonVPN.NetworkUtil.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x64\Win7\ProtonVPN.SplitTunnelDriver.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x86\GoSrp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x86\ProtonVPN.IpFilter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\x86\ProtonVPN.NetworkUtil.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\ProtonVPN.exe.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\UserNameHoleServers.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-05-09.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-05-20.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-05-31.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-01.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-02.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-05.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-06.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-07.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-08.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-09.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-10.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-11.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-12.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-13.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-15.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-16.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-17.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-18.0.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\Logs\app.2020-06-19.0.txt

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D98565CC8EF283B40942A0CB9D3FBCE0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Proton Technologies AG\ProtonVPN
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application\ProtonVPN Update Service
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Update Service

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D98565CC8EF283B40942A0CB9D3FBCE0\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Update Service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Update Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPNSplitTunnel\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPNSplitTunnel\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\tapprotonvpn\DisplayName


A way to delete ProtonVPN from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

ProtonVPN is an application offered by the software company Proton Technologies AG. Some people choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be troublesome because removing this manually requires some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE procedure to uninstall ProtonVPN 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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your PC.

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  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

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


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


5. All the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate ProtonVPN or simply click the Search field and type in "ProtonVPN". If it exists on your system the ProtonVPN program will be found very quickly. After you click ProtonVPN in the list of apps, the following information about the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about ProtonVPN, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for ProtonVPN:





  • The web site of the application is: https://www.protonvpn.com
  • The uninstall string is: msiexec.exe /i {CC56589D-2FE8-4B38-9024-0ABCD9F3CB0E} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall ProtonVPN.
Uninstall ProtonVPN


8. After removing ProtonVPN, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong ProtonVPN that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing ProtonVPN using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove ProtonVPN by Proton Technologies AG from your computer, nor are we saying that ProtonVPN by Proton Technologies AG is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove ProtonVPN supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2020-06-10 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-06-10 17:39:28.430