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How to uninstall WhatsApp from your PC

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall WhatsApp for Windows. It was coded for Windows by WhatsApp. Additional info about WhatsApp can be seen here. The program is frequently found in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory (same installation drive as Windows). WhatsApp's complete uninstall command line is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --uninstall. The application's main executable file has a size of 2.10 MB (2196992 bytes) on disk and is called squirrel.exe.

The following executables are incorporated in WhatsApp. They take 168.72 MB (176914976 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (2.10 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.85 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (84.20 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (77.85 MB)
  • WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe (645.00 KB)


This info is about WhatsApp version 0.2.6426 only. For more WhatsApp versions please click below:

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When you're planning to uninstall WhatsApp you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall WhatsApp from your PC:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hghboaddldelomajhcbaodenhafikghj\4.9_0\img\whatsapp.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hghboaddldelomajhcbaodenhafikghj\4.9_0\js\whatsapp_content.js
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.bsdiff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.diff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.shasum
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\WhatsApp.nuspec
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempb\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempb\WhatsApp.nuspec
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\content_shell.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\de.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\el.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\en-GB.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\en-US.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\es.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\es-419.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\et.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\fa.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\fake-bidi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\fi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\fil.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\fr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\gu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\he.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\hi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\hr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\hu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\id.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\it.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ja.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\kn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ko.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\lt.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\lv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ml.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\mr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ms.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\nb.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\nl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\pl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\pt-BR.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\pt-PT.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ro.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ru.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\sk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\sl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\sr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\sv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\sw.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\ta.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\te.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\th.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\tr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\uk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\vi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\zh-CN.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\locales\zh-TW.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\natives_blob.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\node.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\resources\app.asar
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\resources\electron.asar
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\snapshot_blob.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\squirrel.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\SquirrelSetup.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\ui_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\views_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\WhatsApp.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.3572\xinput1_3.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\content_shell.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.6426\locales\de.pak

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\whatsapp
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\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. Sometimes, users try to erase this application. Sometimes this is efortful because performing this by hand requires some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK approach to erase WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools 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. A list of the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find WhatsApp or simply activate the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". If it exists on your system the WhatsApp application will be found automatically. Notice that when you select WhatsApp in the list of programs, the following information about the program is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about WhatsApp, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WhatsApp.
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8. After uninstalling WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WhatsApp that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling WhatsApp using 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 run without errors or problems.



Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to remove WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your PC, nor are we saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove WhatsApp 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-10-13 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-10-12 21:20:31.810