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Instructions to Uninstall WhatsApp Well on Windows System

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As a popular instant messaging application, WhatsApp has many users all around the world, but many people found that this program would cause some issues when try to remove it on the computer. If you need to uninstall WhatsApp on your PC, you can try the following removing guides, I think it is helpful for you complete the app removal quickly.

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About the application WhatsApp

WhatsApp, also called WhatsApp Messenger, is a free communication program available for the Windows system, with this app, people can keep in touch with their friends and family anytime and anywhere, and people also can choose to switch from SMS to WhatsApp and enjoy these services like messages, calls, documents, photos, and videos. Besides knowing how to install and use this program on your computer, you also need know how to uninstall WhatsApp on your computer, because it will become very necessary and important when you need to remove it.

What if the program cannot be uninstalled smoothly?

When talk about WhatsApp removal, many people lack of the proper removal way and guides so that cause them cannot remove the program smoothly. When WhatsApp cannot be uninstalled successfully on the PC, these problems may happen and trigger many more serious issues on the computer, such as:

  • WhatsApp cannot be removed again
  • The app refuses to function on the computer
  • Annoying error code and notifications always display on the screen
  • A great deal of associated files stay on the computer but cannot be used

Available removing instructions to uninstall WhatsApp

Recommended way: remove it with Total Uninstaller

To make the app removal become much easier to handle, you can choose to uninstall the program with Total Uninstaller, which is a specific uninstall tool for removing different kinds of applications automatically, and all of those stubborn files will be scanned and removed well.

Detailed steps to uninstall WhatsApp with Total Uninstaller

  • Launch Total Uninstaller on the computer, and locate WhatsApp's icon on the menu
  • Click on "Run Analysis", and then click on Complete Uninstall to start the removal

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  • Finish the first stage removal with instructions, and then click on Scan Leftovers

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  • Click on Delete Leftovers to clean all of vestiges on your computer, and you will finish the removal


  • Exit the uninstaller, and restart the computer to completely uninstall WhatsApp on your PC.

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Traditional way: uninstall WhatsApp with Windows built-in removing feature

Traditionally, people would choose the uninstall feature attached in Windows system to remove their unwanted apps, but gradually, more and more people find that it cannot help to totally remove the target programs from the computer, those files like caches, registry keys usually being left behind and continue to stay on the computer. So, if you want to have a try and remove WhatsApp in this traditional way, please follow the removing steps below, and finally make sure everything have been deleted on your computer.

1. Standard removal:

  • Right-click on the WhatsApp which is still running on the PC, and click on Stop or Exit button
    (Windows 8. 8.1, 10 user)Right-click on the Windows icon at the bottom left corner, and select Programs and Features
    (Windows 7 user) Click to open the Start menu, select Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program on the window
  • Choose WhatsApp on the list of installed applications, and click on the Uninstall button

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  • Then the uninstall panel will display, click on the Uninstall in the window to start the program removal
  • When it is finished, click on Close to exit
  • Restart your computer

After then, you should go to see whether all of WhatsApp's files contained in the associated folder have been removed, please manually remove them when some related files/data still can be found on your PC.

2. Additional leftovers removal:

  • Click on Search on the start menu, and type "regedit"


  • Choose to open the regedit or Registry Editor on your PC, and delete those registry entries belonging to the WhatsApp

Attention: Registry Editor is a database that stores many essential system files and settings, which cannot be disabled and deleted. If you are not familiar with the computer system structure and worry about make some removal error, it is better to back up the registry before you are going to delete it.

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