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A way to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

WhatsApp is a software application. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows release was developed by WhatsApp. Take a look here where you can get more info on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is typically installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp folder, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The entire uninstall command line for WhatsApp is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe. The application's main executable file occupies 654.92 KB (670640 bytes) on disk and is named WhatsApp.exe.

The executables below are part of WhatsApp. They occupy about 256.73 MB (269203344 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (654.92 KB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.10 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (68.10 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (89.72 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (89.72 MB)
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The current page applies to WhatsApp version 0.3.5374 alone. You can find below info on other application versions of WhatsApp:

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Many files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be uninstalled when you remove WhatsApp from your PC.

Folders that were left behind:
  • 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

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-2.2019.8-full.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\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\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\f_000001
  • 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\leveldb\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Local Storage\leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Local Storage\leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Local Storage\leveldb\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Local Storage\leveldb\MANIFEST-000001
  • 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

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


How to delete WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is a program offered by WhatsApp. Frequently, people want to erase this program. This can be troublesome because deleting this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE way to erase 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 Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to take care of your Windows PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

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


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


5. All the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate WhatsApp or simply activate the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". The WhatsApp app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select WhatsApp in the list of programs, the following information about the program is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about WhatsApp, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program 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 clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


8. After uninstalling WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of WhatsApp which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.



Disclaimer

The text above 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 for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove WhatsApp supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-10-24 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-10-23 23:16:51.623