WhatsApp WhatsApp

A guide to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

WhatsApp is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was created for Windows by WhatsApp. You can read more on WhatsApp or check for application updates here. WhatsApp is usually installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp directory, subject to the user's option. C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall WhatsApp. WhatsApp.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 654.92 KB (670640 bytes) on disk.

WhatsApp is comprised of the following executables which occupy 186.53 MB (195593248 bytes) on disk:

  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (654.92 KB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.15 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (89.72 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (89.72 MB)

The current page applies to WhatsApp version 0.3.4157 only. For other WhatsApp versions please click below: to view all...
WhatsApp has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove WhatsApp:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\com_squirrel_WhatsApp_WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.lnk

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

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\WhatsApp.exe.FriendlyAppName

How to erase WhatsApp with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is a program by the software company WhatsApp. Frequently, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this can be efortful because removing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE way to remove WhatsApp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to optimize your computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find WhatsApp or simply click the Search feature and type in "WhatsApp". If it exists on your system the WhatsApp app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select WhatsApp in the list of apps, some information about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about WhatsApp, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp

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

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


This page 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 page only contains detailed info on how to remove WhatsApp in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-08-07 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-08-06 22:22:19.457