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How to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer

This page is about WhatsApp for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was created by WhatsApp. More information about WhatsApp can be found here. The program is often found in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's decision. The full command line for uninstalling WhatsApp is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for administrator rights. WhatsApp.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 654.43 KB (670136 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are contained in WhatsApp. They take 143.16 MB (150117456 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (2.10 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (654.43 KB)
  • squirrel.exe (2.10 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (68.11 MB)
  • WhatsApp.exe (68.11 MB)


The current web page applies to WhatsApp version 0.3.2386 only. You can find here a few links to other WhatsApp releases:

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Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove WhatsApp.

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\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ve4zrsrk.default\storage\default\https+++web.whatsapp.com

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\com_squirrel_WhatsApp_WhatsApp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.bsdiff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.diff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp.exe.shasum
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe.diff
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\lib\net45\WhatsApp_ExecutionStub.exe.shasum
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp\tempa\WhatsApp.nuspec
  • 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-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\content_resources_200_percent.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\content_shell.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\ffmpeg.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\icudtl.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\LICENSE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\am.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ar.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\bg.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\bn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ca.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\cs.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\da.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\de.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\el.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\en-GB.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\en-US.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\es.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\es-419.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\et.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\fa.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\fake-bidi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\fi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\fil.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\fr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\gu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\he.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\hi.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\hr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\hu.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\id.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\it.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ja.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\kn.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ko.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\lt.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\lv.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ml.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\mr.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ms.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\nb.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\nl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\pl.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\pt-BR.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\pt-PT.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ro.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\ru.pak
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2043\locales\sk.pak

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

Supplementary registry values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3531170914-1471052725-2264611255-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.3.2386\WhatsApp.exe


A way to uninstall WhatsApp from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WhatsApp is an application by the software company WhatsApp. Sometimes, people want to uninstall this application. This is easier said than done because performing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY approach to uninstall 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find WhatsApp or simply activate the Search field and type in "WhatsApp". If it is installed on your PC the WhatsApp application will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select WhatsApp in the list , the following information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding WhatsApp, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove WhatsApp.
Uninstall WhatsApp


8. After removing WhatsApp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional 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 removing WhatsApp with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall WhatsApp by WhatsApp from your computer, nor are we saying that WhatsApp by WhatsApp is not a good application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall WhatsApp in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-03-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-03-08 09:29:49.847