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How to uninstall ProtonVPN from your computer

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall ProtonVPN for Windows. The Windows version was developed by ProtonVPN AG. More information about ProtonVPN AG can be found here. More information about the application ProtonVPN can be found at . ProtonVPN is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The complete uninstall command line for ProtonVPN is msiexec.exe /i {2D6DD6AF-1CBD-44B4-BA4E-ADC9831DE70D} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1. ProtonVPN's primary file takes around 2.86 MB (3001096 bytes) and its name is ProtonVPN.exe.

ProtonVPN is composed of the following executables which take 6.66 MB (6987896 bytes) on disk:

  • ProtonVPN.exe (2.86 MB)
  • ProtonVPNService.exe (36.26 KB)
  • openssl.exe (909.40 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (866.76 KB)
  • openvpnserv.exe (61.26 KB)
  • openssl.exe (923.67 KB)
  • openvpn.exe (1,023.76 KB)
  • openvpnserv.exe (72.26 KB)
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The current web page applies to ProtonVPN version 1.6.2 only. You can find below info on other versions of ProtonVPN:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Some of these are listed below.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\ProtonVPN AG

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Autofac.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\BouncyCastle.OpenPgp.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\CryptSharp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\DynamicExpresso.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\FontAwesome.WPF.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\GalaSoft.MvvmLight.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Extras.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Platform.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.HockeyApp.Core45.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.HockeyApp.Kit.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions.Desktop.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Nito.AsyncEx.Concurrent.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Nito.AsyncEx.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Nito.AsyncEx.Enlightenment.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\NLog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\OsInfo.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\PCLCrypto.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.BCrypt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.Kernel32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.NCrypt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\PInvoke.User32.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\Polly.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.Updater.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\Resources\32-bit\firewall.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\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\32-bit\openvpnserv.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\firewall.dll
  • 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\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\openvpn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\64-bit\openvpnserv.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Resources\config.ovpn
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticSource.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Net.Http.Extensions.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Net.Http.Primitives.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Security.Cryptography.Algorithms.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Security.Cryptography.Encoding.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Security.Cryptography.Primitives.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\System.Windows.Interactivity.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\Validation.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\WcfContract.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\ProtonVPN.exe.7288.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\config.ovpn
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-08-31.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-09-02.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-09-07.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-09-10.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-10-01.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-10-02.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-10-20.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-12-08.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-12-18.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2018-12-21.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-01-03.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-01-18.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-01-19.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-01-29.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-02-25.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-02-27.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-03-13.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-03-16.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-03-22.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-03-28.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-03-30.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-01.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-08.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-09.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-16.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-19.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-04-22.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-05-04.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-05-05.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ProtonVPN\logs\2019-05-09.txt

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\FA6DD6D2DBC14B44ABE4DA9C38D17ED0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProtonVPN 1.6.2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ProtonVPN AG
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\FA6DD6D2DBC14B44ABE4DA9C38D17ED0\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-440509984-1856297040-3954012096-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Program Files (x86)\Proton Technologies\ProtonVPN\ProtonVPN.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-440509984-1856297040-3954012096-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\ProtonVPN_win_v1.5.1.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtonVPN Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\tapprotonvpn\DisplayName


A way to remove ProtonVPN from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

ProtonVPN is a program marketed by the software company ProtonVPN AG. Frequently, users want to remove it. Sometimes this is difficult because uninstalling this manually takes some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY action to remove 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 already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

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


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find ProtonVPN or simply activate the Search field and type in "ProtonVPN". The ProtonVPN application will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select ProtonVPN in the list of apps, some information about the application is available to you:


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





  • The web site of the application is: https://www.protonvpn.com
  • The uninstall string is: msiexec.exe /i {2D6DD6AF-1CBD-44B4-BA4E-ADC9831DE70D} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall ProtonVPN.
Uninstall ProtonVPN


8. After removing ProtonVPN, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong ProtonVPN that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing ProtonVPN using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, 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 piece of advice to uninstall ProtonVPN by ProtonVPN AG from your computer, nor are we saying that ProtonVPN by ProtonVPN AG is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall ProtonVPN supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-08-24 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-08-24 08:28:15.323