Follow Our Instructions to Efficiently Remove Process Explorer

If you’re not sure how to effectively remove Process Explorer, read on and perform the steps we listed under each subtitle.


Process Explorer is a system monitoring and examination utility developed by Sysinternals. It provides the functionality of Windows Task Manager along with a rich set of features for collecting information about processes running on the user’s system. It shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts.

Official URL:
Default installation directory: C:\Programs Files\Sysinternals\Process Explorer
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\zipinst.exe /uninst “C:\Program Files\Sysinternals\Process Explorer\uninst1~.nsu”
Estimated size: 2.69 MB

To completely remove Process Explorer, just follow our instructions below. For any part you don’t understand, leave comments to let us know.

Remove Process Explorer by Regular Means

For the two most popular systems, I provided two instructions in every part. As long as you carefully perform the steps below, no bad consequences will bother you. Here we go:

1. (Optional) Enter Safe Mode to remove Process Explorer.

Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select “Search” > type “msconfig” in the box and press Enter on your keyboard > select the Boot tab, tick the “Safe boot” item under the Boot options, and tab “OK” button below.

Windows 10: Click the Start to open Settings > Select Update & security > Recovery > Under Advanced startup, select Restart now > After your PC restart to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > Then you’ll see a list of options, select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode or select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

2. Go to Control Panel, where all the removals begin.

Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select “Search” > type “control panel” in the box and press Enter on your keyboard > click “Uninstall a program” in the Programs column.

Windows 10: Right-click on the Start button, and select Programs and Features.

> Now you can browse the list of currently installed programs, locate Process Explorer, double-click it to activate its uninstall wizard. When you’re asked whether to immediately restart your computer, click on “Later/No”, and refer to the following contents.


3. Go to Registry Editor, where many users forget to take care of. That’s the key to completely remove Process Explorer.

Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select “Search” > type “regedit” in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.

Windows 10: You can see a Search box on the Taskbar in the bottom-left corner, type “regedit” in it and select regedit to open the Registry Editor.

> Now you have opened the Windows Registry Editor, locate and delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Process Explorer.

> Then on the Navigation, click Edit > Find…, type “Process Explorer” in the box and press Enter to search for its possible remaining files to delete.


4. Reboot your computer to take effect : )

If you’re expecting a simpler solution, read the following part.

Remove Process Explorer with An Easy Helper

If you don’t feel like going through all the conventional steps, give Max Uninstaller a shot. With the tool, you only need to go through three steps to fulfill the task. And then feel free to try it on any other program you want to uninstall, see if you’re going to like the great convenience it provides.

1. Click on the download button here to install Max Uninstaller.

2. Run it > Select the Process Explorer icon > press Run Analysis to completely scan all the related files > Tick all the items displayed > press Complete Uninstall.

Remove Process Explorer using Max Uninstaller.

3. It will tell “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process”. After that, press Scan Leftovers > Tick all the items displayed > press Delete Leftovers.

Video demonstration showing you how to use Max Uninstaller:

It’s kind of risky when you access the Windows Registry without being 100% sure you won’t deleting the wrong thing. Because those keys are closely related to system running, and they cannot be restored after being deleted. Therefore, to remove Process Explorer, we recommended this third-party tool here to ensure the safest and most convenient removal for users, and it’s your choice to try it : )

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