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How to uninstall WhatsApp from your system

WhatsApp is a software application. This page holds details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was developed by WhatsApp. You can read more on WhatsApp or check for application updates here. WhatsApp is typically installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory, but this location may vary a lot depending on the user's option while installing the program. C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --uninstall is the full command line if you want to remove WhatsApp. WhatsApp's primary file takes about 1.85 MB (1944336 bytes) and its name is squirrel.exe.

WhatsApp is composed of the following executables which take 156.42 MB (164019536 bytes) on disk:

  • squirrel.exe (1.85 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.46 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (75.62 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (75.64 MB)


The current web page applies to WhatsApp version 0.2.776 alone. You can find here a few links to other WhatsApp versions:

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

Folders left behind when you uninstall WhatsApp:
  • 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
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\content_shell.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\de.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\el.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\en-GB.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\en-US.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\es.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\es-419.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\et.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\fa.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\fake-bidi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\fi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\fil.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\fr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\gu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\he.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\hi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\hr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\hu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\id.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\it.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ja.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\kn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ko.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\lt.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\lv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ml.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\mr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ms.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\nb.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\nl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\pl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\pt-BR.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\pt-PT.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ro.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ru.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\sk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\sl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\sr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\sv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\sw.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\ta.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\te.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\th.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\tr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\uk.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\vi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\zh-CN.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\locales\zh-TW.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\msvcp120.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\msvcr120.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\natives_blob.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\node.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\resources\app.asar
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\resources\electron.asar
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\snapshot_blob.bin
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\squirrel.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\SquirrelSetup.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\ui_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\vccorlib120.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\WhatsApp.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.776\xinput1_3.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\RELEASES
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.1061-delta.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.1454-delta.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.1455-delta.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.1455-full.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.776-full.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.777-delta.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.2.936-delta.nupkg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\SquirrelSetup.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\WhatsApp For Windows 0.2.776 (x86x64).torrent
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cookies
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\databases\Databases.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\000\t\Paths\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\000\t\Paths\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\000\t\Paths\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\000\t\Paths\LOG

Frequently the following registry data will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhatsApp

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Downloads\WhatsApp For Windows 0.2.776 (x86x64)\WhatsAppSetup.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Downloads\WhatsApp For Windows 0.2.776 (x86x64)\WhatsAppSetup.exe.FriendlyAppName


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

WhatsApp is a program by WhatsApp. Frequently, computer users choose to remove this application. Sometimes this can be troublesome because deleting this manually takes some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY procedure 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 Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows system.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate WhatsApp or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WhatsApp". If it is installed on your PC the WhatsApp app will be found very quickly. When you click WhatsApp in the list , some information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This 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 clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


8. After uninstalling WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with 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 serve you properly.



Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your PC, we are not saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good software application. This page simply 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 other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-20 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 14:21:47.630