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How to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove WhatsApp for Windows. It was coded for Windows by WhatsApp. Additional info about WhatsApp can be found here. The application is frequently found in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory. Keep in mind that this location can differ being determined by the user's choice. The full uninstall command line for WhatsApp is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe. WhatsApp.exe is the WhatsApp's primary executable file and it occupies approximately 654.92 KB (670640 bytes) on disk.

WhatsApp is comprised of the following executables which take 296.34 MB (310731648 bytes) on disk:

  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (654.92 KB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (95.70 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (95.70 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (95.70 MB)
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The information on this page is only about version 0.4.1307 of WhatsApp. Click on the links below for other WhatsApp versions:

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Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall WhatsApp.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\WhatsApp-0.4.1307-full.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Code Cache\js\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\databases\Databases.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\Origins\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\Origins\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\Origins\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\Origins\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\Origins\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\GPUCache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\GPUCache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\GPUCache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\GPUCache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\GPUCache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Local Storage\file__0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\main-process.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Network Persistent State
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\QuotaManager
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\settings.json

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


A way to delete WhatsApp from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is a program offered by the software company WhatsApp. Sometimes, people decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be difficult because removing this manually requires some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:





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

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate WhatsApp or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WhatsApp". If it exists on your system the WhatsApp application will be found automatically. After you click WhatsApp in the list of apps, the following data about the program is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about WhatsApp, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


8. After removing WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong WhatsApp that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your PC, we are not saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall WhatsApp supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2020-03-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-03-22 13:14:19.690