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A way to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

WhatsApp is a computer program. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by WhatsApp. More data about WhatsApp can be found here. The application is usually installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory (same installation drive as Windows). You can uninstall WhatsApp by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --uninstall. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is labeled squirrel.exe and it has a size of 1.85 MB (1942800 bytes).

The executables below are part of WhatsApp. They take about 87.67 MB (91923760 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.85 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (83.96 MB)


The current web page applies to WhatsApp version 0.2.2732 alone. For other WhatsApp versions please click below:

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Several files, folders and Windows registry entries will be left behind when you remove WhatsApp from your computer.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppHang_WhatsApp.exe_ac784ded2bc0886da6babd6f041e633b950fdfe_0d99ac26
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppHang_WhatsApp.exe_ac784ded2bc0886da6babd6f041e633b950fdfe_0d99ac26\Report.wer
  • 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\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\WhatsApp Images.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\f_000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\f_000002
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\f_000003
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\f_000004
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Cache\f_000005
  • 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
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\File System\000\t\Paths\MANIFEST-000001
  • 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\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.blob\1\00\2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.blob\1\00\3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.blob\1\00\4
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.blob\1\00\5
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.blob\1\00\6
  • 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\QuotaManager
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\settings.json

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\whatsapp
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhatsApp

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.2732\WhatsApp.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\??????\WhatsApp.2.2019.8.x64.Portable_YasDL.com\whatsapp-portable.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\WhatsApp 0.2.2732 Windows x64\Setup.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\WhatsApp.2.2021.4.x64_YasDL.com\WhatsApp.2.2021.4.x64_YasDL.com.exe


How to delete WhatsApp from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is a program offered by WhatsApp. Sometimes, computer users want to erase this program. Sometimes this is hard because removing this by hand takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK manner to erase WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

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 programs installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find WhatsApp or simply click the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". If it is installed on your PC the WhatsApp program will be found automatically. After you select WhatsApp in the list , some data about the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower 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.
  • Technical information about the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


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

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



Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your computer, we are not saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed instructions 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.

2016-12-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-12-08 20:46:12.470