Have No Clue How to Uninstall 7-Zip? Visit Here to Find Out

“I would like to uninstall 7-Zip. However, I do not see an uninstall function. Also, I searched the help files and the term ‘uninstall’ was not found. What to do now?”

7-Zip

7-Zip may sound like a virus to you, but it’s actually a legitimate utility that compresses/decompresses files. If you share a computer, someone else installed 7-Zip without telling you and you don’t really need it, you can uninstall 7-Zip by following our guides.

Detailed Instructions to Uninstall 7-Zip in Windows 7/8/10

1. Stop the 7-Zip processes before you actually uninstall 7-Zip.

First of all, you need to deactivate the its process: Right-click the Windows taskbar and select “Task Manager”. See if there is any process related to 7-Zip, disable it/them by selecting it/them and click End Process.

How to disable a program’s startup: Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services – right-click on the program you wish to disable – Properties – Stop. Then click on the “Startup type” drop-down menu, and select “Disabled.”

2. Uninstall 7-Zip from Control Panel.

Most of the time, we can remove the programs we choose through the Add/Remove Program function, which is a built-in art of Windows operating system. To activate it, we need to access Control Panel first.

Windows 7:
Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen, move your mouse pointer to the Control Panel and click it. Find the Uninstall a program item under the Programs section and select it. A new window will pop up with the list of current program installed on your machine, find 7-Zip and click the above Uninstall button (or double-click it) to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed and wait for a while until the program finishes the part.

Windows 8:
In the bottom-left of your screen, right-click the Start button, and select Programs and Features. Double-click 7-Zip to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed and wait until the program completes the part.

Windows 10:
In the bottom-left of your screen, right-click the Start button, and select Programs and Features. Double-click 7-Zip to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed and wait until the program completes the part.

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3. Uninstall 7-Zip and delete its related files from Registry Editor.

The Windows Registry is an database, where the system and its programs save their settings. So it contains hundreds of thousands of keys, some of which may be slightly outdated – like you’ve removed a program and it left some entries behind, or perhaps there’s a file extension without any associated program.

Windows 7:Click on Start button in the lower left corner, type “regedit” in the menu search box and press Enter on your keyboard. The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip > on the navigator click Edit > Find…, enter “7-Zip” to search for possible remaining files, and delete them to completely uninstall 7-Zip.

Windows 8:
Press and hold Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the charms bar. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box, and press Enter key. The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip > on the navigator click Edit > Find…, and enter “7-Zip” to search for possible remaining files, and delete them to completely uninstall 7-Zip.

Windows 10:
On the taskbar there is a Search Box, enter “regedit” to open the Registry Editor. Delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip > On the navigator click Edit > Find…, and enter “7-Zip” to search for possible remaining files, and delete them to completely uninstall 7-Zip.

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4. Restart your PC to take effect.

That’s all for the regular means instruction. Continue your browsing below if you’re curious whether there is a simpler method.

Easy Solution to Completely Uninstall 7-Zip in Windows

In case someday you come across another troublesome program or PUP that may require you to take different steps to remove it, we hereby recommend this tool for your choice. Install it on your computer and you wouldn’t be worried about any external invasion. Firstly let’s see how to uninstall 7-Zip with it:

1. Finish the installation of Max Uninstaller and open it.

2. In Step 1, directly find 7-Zip icon in the programs list, hit the Run Analysis button on the left. It will display all files belonging to the program, all you need to do is to check all the box and press Complete Uninstall.

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3. When you see the gray Scan Leftovers button turns into green, hit it. And the related registry keys will also be listed. Simply tick all the items and press Delete Leftovers on the left.

4. Reboot the computer to take effect.

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