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A guide to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

This info is about WhatsApp for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by WhatsApp. More info about WhatsApp can be seen here. WhatsApp is commonly set up in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp folder, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the program. You can uninstall WhatsApp by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --uninstall. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 1.85 MB (1942800 bytes) on disk and is called squirrel.exe.

The following executables are installed together with WhatsApp. They take about 173.96 MB (182410576 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.85 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (84.20 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (84.20 MB)


The information on this page is only about version 0.2.5371 of WhatsApp. You can find here a few links to other WhatsApp releases:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are listed below.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp

The files below are left behind on your disk by WhatsApp's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\000894.log
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\000896.ldb
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\000897.ldb
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\000898.ldb
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOG
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserName Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\MANIFEST-000859
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app.ico
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\content_shell.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\icudtl.dat
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\libEGL.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\LICENSE
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\am.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\da.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\de.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\el.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\en-GB.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\en-US.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\es.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\es-419.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\et.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\fa.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\fake-bidi.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\fi.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\fil.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\fr.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\gu.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\he.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\hi.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\hr.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\hu.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\id.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\it.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ja.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\kn.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ko.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\lt.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\lv.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ml.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\mr.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ms.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\nb.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\nl.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\pl.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\pt-BR.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\pt-PT.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ro.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ru.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\sk.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\sl.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\sr.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\sv.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\sw.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\ta.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\te.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\th.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\tr.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\uk.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\vi.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\zh-CN.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\locales\zh-TW.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\natives_blob.bin
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\node.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\resources\app.asar
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\resources\electron.asar
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\snapshot_blob.bin
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\squirrel.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\SquirrelSetup.log
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\ui_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\views_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\WhatsApp.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.4240\xinput1_3.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\content_shell.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\icudtl.dat
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\libEGL.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\LICENSE
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\am.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.5371\locales\da.pak

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\whatsapp
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhatsApp
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\WhatsApp.exe


A way to delete WhatsApp with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is a program by the software company WhatsApp. Frequently, people try to remove this application. Sometimes this can be hard because deleting this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to PCs. The best QUICK approach to remove WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is 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 useful uninstaller and general utility to take care of your computer.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find WhatsApp or simply activate the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". The WhatsApp app will be found very quickly. When you select WhatsApp in the list , the following data regarding the application is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding WhatsApp, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall WhatsApp.
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8. After removing WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong WhatsApp that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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



Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to remove WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your computer, we are not saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WhatsApp 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' computers.

2017-07-20 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-07-19 23:05:38.677