Perfectly Uninstall Internet Download Manager in Windows

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Internet Download Manager is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken/interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network issues, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Lately some users encountered problems when they were trying to uninstall Internet Download Manager, if you don’t know how to do that either, the following instructions may help you out.

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Possible Consequences Caused by Incorrect Uninstall

  • Uninstall failure
  • Re-installation failure
  • Intractable registry entries (remaining files)
  • Screen freeze or system crash

Now you know where those errors might come from. The following instruction will guide you through the correct uninstall process, to effectively uninstall Internet Download Manager. And anytime you face an unknown problem, don’t forget we’re still here to help.

Regular Steps to Manually Uninstall Internet Download Manager

Compared to Windows 8, the main difference of Windows 10 is that it has both a fresh new Start menu and the Start screen, and these two can be easily switched between each other. In the following steps, I particularly listed the steps you can take via the Start menu in Windows 10 along with those in Windows 7/8. Hopefully they see to every reader’s needs.

First of all, make sure you’re using an Administrator account. If your system never had a second account, skip this, and start the removal right away:

1. Close Internet Download Manager first.

Stop the Internet Download Manager program from running in the background no matter what. It may not be necessary towards the removal of some programs, but just in case.


2. Open the list of currently installed programs.

Windows 7:
Open the Start menu > Select Control Panel > Click Uninstall a program

Windows 8/8.1:
Right-click on the Start button > Click Programs and Features

Windows 10:
Right-click on the Start button > Click Programs and Features

3. Uninstall Internet Download Manager via the Programs and Features.

Click on Internet Download Manager > Uninstall or Double-click Internet Download Manager to activate its default uninstaller > confirm the removal > wait for the wizard to finish the process.


4. Follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.

Click Yes/Next button to continue, if you don’t want to reinstall the program, when being prompted with “Whether to keep your personal data,” just select No.


5. Open the Windows Registry Editor.

Windows 7:
Open the Start menu > Execute “regedit” in the search box

Windows 8/8.1:
Point your mouse to the bottom-right corner > Select Search > Execute “regedit” in the box

Windows 10:
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, execute “regedit” in the search box on the taskbar

6. Delete the vestiges to completely uninstall Internet Download Manager.

Now you’re removing the files that regular uninstallation might leave behind. Before doing this, you might want to read How to Back up & Restore the Registry in case of any mistaken deletion.

Then on the navigator of Registry Editor, click Edit > Find… > search “Internet Download Manager” for its leftovers > Delete the file (s)/folder (s) if found.

7. Reboot your PC to take effect.

Then check your system tray (right end of the taskbar) and Task Manager (hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to open), if Internet Download Manager is not there then the removal was successful.

How to Uninstall Internet Download Manager Using Max Uninstaller

This is another option you can take to easily uninstall Internet Download Manager, Google Chrome, and Google Update Helper (if they exist). Only 3 steps you need to go through:

1. Download & install Max Uninstaller.
Since it’s a small-sized tool, the installation would be finished within a minute.

2. Uninstall Internet Download Manager.
Open Max Uninstaller, and you will see clearly what programs you’re having on the computer. Find & select Internet Download Manager as your target, then click Run Analysis to scan for all the related files > Hit Complete Uninstall to confirm the removal.


3. Easily find and delete the vestiges of Internet Download Manager.
Now you’re deleting its vestiges. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to green >Hit Delete Leftovers to completely uninstall Internet Download Manager on your PC.

Here is a video demonstration:

As you can see, all the related pieces gone in the snap of a finger, in the length of a breath, in the blink of an eye. Clicking Back to Step 1 will refresh the programs list, then you can check whether your target has been successfully removed.

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