I’ve learned there are not just a few users who don’t know how to correctly uninstall Windscribe.
“I found Windscribe on a Small Business Server and would like to know how to remove it. It’s a Mass Email Sender that is sending out hundreds of emails. It seems to work outside of the Exchange server and getting rid of it is a big misery. It doesn’t show up under Add/Remove programs in Program Files, or in the run section of the registry. Can anyone help?” Said a user.
Windscribe is a virtual private network (VPN) service with a number of available subscription plans ranging from free to higher monthly subscription prices. This service can anonymise the user’s internet traffic and prevents it from being observed or recorded. It can also be a great way to get around content restrictions for users in a country where internet use is censored.
The following content will tell you more about uninstalling in Windows and how to do it in different ways. Hopefully you will find it easy to do the cleaning job ever since.
More to Know
Some users have tried to remove it with Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, but it didn’t work. And directly deleting the folder of the program is not suggested. In some cases, without a systematic process or any professional help, you may not achieve the satisfying results. And incomplete removal would bring problems like:
- The program is running in the background, but you can’t either shut it down or find a way to uninstall it.
- Pop-up messages keep disturbing & saying there is a missing file.
- The memory is being consumed in the background by the corrupted processes of Windscribe.
If you’re going to use a computer for long, it’s quite normal that you may bump into similar troubles like hundreds of times. If unfortunately you have started a mistaken uninstall and find no way to uninstall Windscribe, you can try to reinstall Windscribe before performing the removal.
Manual Steps to Uninstall Windscribe in Windows
Now let’s see how to locate your target in the programs list, which tells you clearly what programs you’re having & able to uninstall. Here are all the steps to go through:
1. If possible, make sure Windscribe is not running first.
Shut down the program from the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and end every process associated with it in the Task Manager (Press & hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open).
2. Search for the program.
See the Search box on the Taskbar in the bottom-left corner? Type “Windscribe” in it, right-click on Windscribe in the results and select Uninstall.
3. Uninstall Windscribe by activating its default uninstaller.
You’re brought to the Programs list. Double-click Windscribe to activate its uninstall wizard.
4. Let the built-in uninstall wizard finishes its job.
Confirm this removal and wait for the process to finish.
5. Go to the Registry Editor.
Use the Search box on the Taskbar again – type “regeidt” in it and select regedit in the results to open the Registry Editor, where the leftovers can be found.
6. Delete the vestiges to completely uninstall Windscribe.
Before doing this, you can choose to Back Up the Registry in case of any mistakes that cause the permanent loss of your data. Then continue the removal:
On the navigator of Registry Editor window, click Edit > Find…, then enter “Windscribe” to find the related file(s)/folder(s), right-click it(them) and select Delete.
7. Restart your computer.
If you like, go back to the System Tray, Task Manager or Control Panel and check whether the program has been removed.
How to Uninstall Windscribe Using Max Uninstaller
This is another option you can take to easily uninstall Windscribe and any other stubborn/unwanted programs. 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 Windscribe.
Open Max Uninstaller, and you will see clearly what programs you’re having on the computer. Find & select Windscribe as your target, then click Run Analysis to scan for all the related files > click Complete Uninstall to confirm the removal.
3. Easily find and delete the vestiges of Windscribe.
Now you’re deleting its vestiges. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to green > click Delete Leftovers to completely uninstall Windscribe on your PC.
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. Here is a short video demonstration:
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