How To Uninstall Application/Programs from the control panel

This guide explains you how to uninstall any application from Windows OS. It is also helpful when you encounter any unknown or harmful program active on your system. Carefully follow the steps below to uninstall unknown applications.

There are several ways to open the “Control Panel, but we have mentioned here the simple one that will work on all windows operating system.

Press “Windows + R“. Type “appwiz.cpl” and press “Enter“.

Now from the appearing list carefully look for any suspicious/doubtful programs which you have not chosen to install. Also check the date on which the unknown/suspicious app was installed, uninstall all such apps.

How To uninstall a program Using Control Panel In Windows 7, 8 and 10. 

  • Click on the “name of the program” and then click uninstall. It will ask for your permission to do any changes to the program. (make sure you are logged on with your Administrative account).
  • Click on “yes” to uninstall the program. Repeat this step until you are sure you have uninstalled all suspicious programs.

Tips: You may get a message that “You don’t have administrative access to remove this application”. In that case open control panel with an administrative mode. Follow the info-graphic guideline mention below.

Windows 7 Uninstall Application

Windows 7 Uninstall Application

Uninstall Program From Control Panel. Win 8, 10

Uninstall Program From Control Panel. Win 8, 10.

How To Uninstall Potentially Unwanted Program

If you suspect any Adware/malware active on your system, then it will not allow the manual removal using the control panel utility. As it modifies various system settings and installs various files within the system directories. Thus, it is not easy to trace them and remove manually. So, you may need a professional uninstaller program.

An automatic program uninstaller lets you choose the unwanted program you want to remove from your computer that can’t be removed by using control panel. And after removal, it cleans out the temp files, junks and settings modified by the program. This will ensure the complete removal of the Adware or any unwanted program

Adware/malware gives tough time manually removing, if you succeed to do so, they leave traces of hidden files, logs, and malicious registry entries. This restricts from permanently getting rid of the potentially unwanted program.  A Powerful tool like System Mechanics Ultimate Defense is designed to clean all traces of unwanted programs, and even helps the PUA that cannot be removed from control panel.
Download System Mechanics Ultimate Defense Tool
System Mechanics Ultimate Defense offers ultimate protection for your device.

We recommend System Mechanics Ultimate Defense– Why?

System Mechanics

System Mechanics

  • Completely Removes applications, software programs that control panel fails to do.
  • Removes leftover items of the program like folders, files, junks and registry entries.
  • Easily scans through the web browsers to remove any fake toolbar, plug-ins and extensions completely.
  • Frees up Disk space by scanning deeply, fixes issues and removes any potential risks.
  • Uninstall programs with one-tap.


Steps To Uninstall Adware/PUA Using System Mechanics Tool

  • Click To Download System Mechanics
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software
  • Once launched, the Click on the Toolbar –> Clean –> Advanced Uninstaller
    Advanced Uninstaller

    Advanced Uninstaller

  • Advanced Uninstaller, will list all the program installed on your device, with various details like publisher, install date, version and so.  Choose the unwanted programs and click on Uninstall.

Uninstall adware programs

    Uninstall adware programs
  • After that, again go to Toolbar –> clean –> All- in-one-PC-Clean up
    All-in-one PC clean up

    All-in-one PC clean up

  • Now, click on “Analyse Now“, this will present list of all the junks, logs, registry issues, as well as browsing issues. It will show all the reports in few seconds.
    Running Cleanup tool

    Running Cleanup tool

  • Now, the final step is the “clean selected”, run the clean up to remove all junk, temp files, registries to free up the disk space and boost performance.
    Clean selected items

    Clean selected items

That’s all, you need to do to get rid of unwanted applications, adware or other unnecessary stuffs that hampers the performance of your device.

Also, don’t forget to explore the System Mechanics Ultimate Defense Suit that comes with anti-malware, and password protection, privacy guard and many more.


More From Unboxhow