“I have tried to uninstall MyWinLocker a few days ago and I just discovered it is still there. The install wizard appeared and I was not given the option to uninstall. It says to check what you want to install and uncheck what you do not want installed, so I didn’t check anything. At that time I got a notice saying it may not have correctly removed the program and was clueless about this situation. What to do now?”
MyWinLocker adopts advanced encryption technologies, allowing users to easily protect their files with password and making sure now one else knows where their private files are by storing them in the invisible Yo-Safe.
Some users and experts have reported this program as bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you attempt to do so.
- You might consider removing this program if you dont need to use it, since it adversely affects system responsiveness even if it is not actively running.
- Usually it is licensed only for the Acer computer, on which it was pre-installed.
- It is often time or functionally limited for Acer computers.
Step-by-Step Guide – Manually Uninstall MyWinLocker
This part is about how to normally uninstall a program. You can choose to perform this in Safe Mode, better with Networking in case you need to use the Internet for update or download. Then make sure you’re using the administrator account or you know the permission password for making changes.
1. Close the program (service: MWL.exe) and any other related process, you can access Task Manager (by continuously pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del) to end the processes it if necessary.
2. Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner to open the Start menu, see if there is an uninstall option under MyWinLocker, click it to start the first part of removal. If no, move to the next step.
3. Uninstall MyWinLocker from Control Panel:
Windows 7: Open the Start menu > click Control Panel > select Uninstall a program/Programs and features > when the window opens, scroll down to find MyWinLocker in the list, double-click it to activate the uninstall wizard > follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner to open the Start menu > select Control Panel > click Uninstall a program/Programs and features > when the window opens, scroll down to find MyWinLocker in the list, double-click it to activate the uninstall wizard > follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.
Wait for the process to finish before closing all the open windows.
If the removal process freezes or stops responding, restart the computer. Then delete the “Uninst.isu” file which can be found in the folder of MyWinLocker under “Program Files”. (Or you can search for “MyWinLocker” in the target driver to find it.) Then reinstall the program to replace the deleted one with a good copy, and repeat the above steps 1-3.
4. Then you get to remove its written entries, before which you can choose to backup the Registry first in case of any mistake.
(How to back up the registry: Open the Start menu and search for “regedit” > Locate and select the key you want to back up > click the “File” menu and select “Export” > In the Save in box, select the location you want to save the copy to, then type a name for the copy > click “Save”.)
Windows 7: Open the Start menu > type “regedit” in the search box to open Registry Editor (What is it?) > locate your target in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/MyWinLocker/, and right-click the folder and select “Delete” to completely uninstall MyWinLocker.
Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse pointer in the bottom-left corner until you see the charms bar on the right > type “regedit” in the search box to open Registry Editor > locate your target in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/MyWinLocker/, and right-click the folder and select “Delete” to completely uninstall MyWinLocker.
Safely and Effectively Uninstall MyWinLocker
This is a small-sized professional Windows cleaning utility to easily uninstall MyWinLocker. With this utility you don’t need to access this and that. Steps are simply as follows:
1. Click on the green download button here or visit the homepage to try out Max Uninstaller.
(When installing something, whatever the program is, I suggest putting on any other hard drives instead of the C: drive (system drive). Then when you have to re-install the system, things you previously installed would still be there, and you only need to repair their registry entries. At the meantime, C: drive space can be saved for better running performance.)
2. Double-click the desktop icon to open it, you will know what programs are currently installed on your PC. Find and select the MyWinLocker icon, and press Run Analysis to scan all the related files.
(The tool will finish scanning the files of targeted program within a few seconds.)
3. In the list presented, tick all the items displayed belonging to the toolbar, and hit the Complete Uninstall button.
(Then it’s time to delete the written registry entries from your system.)
4. A window will show up telling you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, after which press Scan Leftovers > and Delete Leftovers at last to completely uninstall MyWinLocker.
(At last, you can click “Back to Step 1” to refresh the programs list, check whether the program has gone. Play the following video demonstration for a quick view of the whole process.)
Video Demonstration – Uninstall MyWinLocker
Other instruction you might need: