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A guide to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall WhatsApp for Windows. It was developed for Windows by WhatsApp. More information about WhatsApp can be found here. WhatsApp is normally installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application directory, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. The full command line for removing WhatsApp is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge_proxy.exe --profile-directory=Default --uninstall-app-id=hnpfjngllnobngcgfapefoaidbinmjnm. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. msedge.exe is the WhatsApp's main executable file and it occupies around 2.41 MB (2523016 bytes) on disk.

WhatsApp installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 11.21 MB (11756096 bytes) on disk.

  • msedge.exe (2.41 MB)
  • msedge_proxy.exe (752.38 KB)
  • cookie_exporter.exe (363.88 KB)
  • elevation_service.exe (1.04 MB)
  • notification_helper.exe (886.38 KB)
  • pwahelper.exe (377.88 KB)
  • setup.exe (3.04 MB)
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This page is about WhatsApp version 1.0 alone. You can find below a few links to other WhatsApp releases:

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

Folders left behind when you uninstall WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\https_web.whatsapp.com_0.indexeddb.leveldb\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx__hnpfjngllnobngcgfapefoaidbinmjnm\WhatsApp.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx__hnpfjngllnobngcgfapefoaidbinmjnm\WhatsApp.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\com_squirrel_WhatsApp_WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\CrashpadMetrics-active.pma
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\metadata
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\settings.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\chrome_100_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\chrome_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\de.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\el.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\en-GB.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\en-US.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\es.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\es-419.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\et.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\fa.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\fi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\fil.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\fr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\gu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\he.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\hi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\hr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\hu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\id.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\it.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ja.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\kn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ko.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\lt.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\lv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ml.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\mr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ms.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\nb.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\nl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\pl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\pt-BR.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\pt-PT.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ro.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ru.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\sk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\sl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\sr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\sv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\sw.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\ta.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\te.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\th.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\tr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\uk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\vi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\zh-CN.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\locales\zh-TW.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\resources.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\resources\app.asar
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\snapshot_blob.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\squirrel.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\SquirrelSetup.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\v8_context_snapshot.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\vk_swiftshader.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\WhatsApp.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\chrome_100_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\chrome_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\de.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\el.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\locales\en-GB.pak

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\whatsapp
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\CrashPersistence\WHATSAPP
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\WhatsApp.exe

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2017.6\WhatsApp.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2017.6\WhatsApp.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\WhatsApp.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\WhatsApp.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1383529702-2565320659-1655293316-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.6\WhatsApp.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1383529702-2565320659-1655293316-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-2.2019.8\WhatsApp.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MicrosoftEdgeElevationService\ImagePath


A way to erase WhatsApp with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is an application marketed by WhatsApp. Some computer users try to erase it. This is difficult because doing this manually takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE solution to erase WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





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3. Click on the General Tools button
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5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate WhatsApp or simply activate the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". If it is installed on your PC the WhatsApp application will be found automatically. After you click WhatsApp in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding WhatsApp, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall WhatsApp.
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8. After removing WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of WhatsApp that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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



Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your computer, nor are we saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove WhatsApp supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-09-29 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-09-29 13:27:44.340