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How to uninstall WhatsApp from your PC

WhatsApp is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by WhatsApp. More information on WhatsApp can be found here. The program is frequently located in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory (same installation drive as Windows). The complete uninstall command line for WhatsApp is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe. WhatsApp.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 645.00 KB (660480 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of WhatsApp. They occupy an average of 69.47 MB (72841728 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (2.10 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (645.00 KB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (64.65 MB)


The current web page applies to WhatsApp version 0.2.9928 only. You can find below a few links to other WhatsApp releases:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are listed 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

The files below are left behind on your disk by WhatsApp when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\WhatsApp Crashes\operation_log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\packages\WhatsApp-0.3.4479-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\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\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\Preferences
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\QuotaManager
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\settings.json

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


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

WhatsApp is an application marketed by WhatsApp. Sometimes, computer users want to remove it. This is easier said than done because performing this by hand takes some know-how related to PCs. The best EASY practice to remove 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your PC.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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 shown to you

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


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding WhatsApp, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


8. After uninstalling WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you 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 uninstalling WhatsApp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your system 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 PC, we are not saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove WhatsApp supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-06-28 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-06-28 00:28:30.903