Any 3rd party software used to auto-uninstall application?

Eaven HUANG 2,131 Reputation points
2022-04-16T04:42:02.3+00:00

Dear Experts,

I found that some applications offer only silent install parameter but how we can uninstall it silently? some apps didn't come with uninstall silently option.

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  1. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 9,391 Reputation points MVP
    2022-04-16T06:57:07.407+00:00

    Hi. It rarely happens that an installer will only support silent installation but not uninstallation. What is the name of the app? Is it an exe or msi?


  2. Amandayou-MSFT 11,051 Reputation points
    2022-04-18T07:31:29.61+00:00

    Hi @Eaven HUANG ,

    We just notice that the application is installed, and should detect what changed.

    ->1. Notice what is change in registry.

    For example, after installed qq, there will new key in registry, which located in Computer\HKEY_Local_Machine\software\WOW6432Node\Tencent
    So we just use following command:
    reg delete HKEY_Local_Machine....
    Here is the related article we could refer to:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/reg-delete

    ->2. If the application is running, we should use kill-process to stop the process.

    ->3. Use the command rmdir to delete folders and their contents.
    For example: rmdir /q c:\pro\qq*

    And then we could deploy them to client using package.

    The above information is the general principles of uninstallation, whether it is .exe or msi, just for your reference.


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