You can learn how to correctly remove pCloud on this page. And there are other useful information you don’t want to miss, just take your time.
You probably have no idea where this program came from. PUPs like it often enter through the installers of other programs, such as freeware or installers from popular known programs that are not obtained from the officially approved sites. So whenever you want download an application, better go to the offcial website to avoid possible risks.
Now let’s see how to remove pCloud in two different ways in the following content.
How Do I Manually Remove pCloud In Windows?
There are several different operations to finally remove pCloud, but I’m not going to waste your time on similar content. So in each step I will only provide one operation, plus some extra description, which is optional to read, for you to better understand. Here we go:
1. Log in your system with as Administrator or an account that has the administrative rights.
Uninstalling programs is considered as making changes on the system, so if you don’t have above-mentioned accounts, you will have to provide password/confirmation for permission.
2. Shut down pCloud program.
If the program is running in the background during the removal, you may not achieve expected results. How to make sure it’s not running?
Press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Del on your keyboard to open the Task Manager — In the Applications tab, select pCloud and click “End Task”. Then in the Processes tab, select the related ones and click “End Process”. The items may have similar names.
3. Remove pCloud through Programs and Features.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click (Right-click if you’re using Windows 8) the Windows logo to open the Start menu, then select “Programs and Features”.
In the Control Panel window, click “Programs and Features” in the Programs column, and you will see the list of currently installed programs. Find pCloud and double-click it to start the removal.
4. Wait for the default uninstaller to finishes it job.
During the process you may be prompted which part it goes and asked for confirmation. If you’re asked whether to delete all the user data or something like that from the system, choose “Yes” to completely remove pCloud.
You can choose to restart the computer right now or later, if prompted.
5. Remove pCloud through Registry Editor.
A little heads-up: If you’re sure there is no other program related to pCloud, follow this part to clean out the leftovers. important system components can be found here, so DO NOT delete anything that isn’t supposed to be deleted. Don’t trust your tech savvy? Read How to back up the Registry in Windows.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click the Windows logo to open the Start menu (If you’re using Windows 8, hover your mouse in the bottom-right corner, and select “Search” on the charms bar), type “regedit” in the box and click the only result to open Registry Editor.
On the navigator of Registry Editor, select Edit > Find, then enter “QuickTime” to find the related file(s)/folder(s), right-click it(them) and select “Delete” to fully remove pCloud from your PC.
6. Restart your computer to take effect.
Skip this if you have done it in Step 4. Now you can go back to Task Manager or Control Panel to check whether there is still anything related to pCloud; if not, then the removal was successful.
An Easier Option to Remove pCloud in Windows
Now I’m recommending a convenient tool, by using which you can uninstall any program with easy – you will no need to figure out where to delete the vestiges and whether it is safe to do or not. Here are steps to follow:
1. Click the green download button on the page to download & install Max Uninstaller, then run it.
2. Find & select pCloud in the Programs list, and click Run Analysis, a list of all the related files will be displayed > click Complete Uninstall and follow the prompts to proceed.
3. Click Scan Leftovers when the button turns to green. This is to scan for the program’s vestiges, which will also be displayed in a list. You can review the list for details, then click Delete Leftovers to remove pCloud.
To check whether you’ve done the removal well, click “Back to Step1.” You will be brought back to the programs list, where you can see all the currently installed programs on the system. pCloud should be gone by now, and you can try to uninstall other unwanted/needless programs by performing the same 3 steps above. 😀
Here is the video demonstration for a quick view:
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