uTorrent is often offered by third-party apps as an add-on - as a result, the program often gets installed by accident. In case you have accidentally installed the client on your PC and are wondering how to uninstall uTorrent, this post is a step-by-step guide through the process.
Removing uTorrent is quite tricky as the app doesn’t have an ‘Uninstall’ option in the ‘All Programs’ menu. There are several ways to get rid of the client - we’ll describe all of them below.
Manual application deletion
When the client is downloaded from the official website, it’s fairly easy to uninstall uTorrent using traditional means. However, if you got the program as a third-party add-on, most likely, it will be saved in an unconventional location - a standard approach for unwanted apps.
To remove all traces of uTorrent from your computer, you’ll have to delete all registry entries connected to the client.
Step 1. Open the Task Manager. In the ‘Processes’ tab , look for uTorrent. Select all the processes connected to the client, and click ‘Delete’.
Step 2. Opening the registry editor. Go to the Windows Search Bar, look for Registry editor, click on the app’s icon with the right mouse button, and choose ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 3. Open the ‘File’ tab and choose ‘Export’ to load registry backups.
Step 4. Press Ctrl+F on the keyboard in order for the search tab to pop up.
Step 5. Type ‘uTorrent’ in the search bar and click on ‘Find Next’. This way, the Registry Manager will sort through all entries and find those related to the client.
Step 6. Select all the entries and choose ‘Remove All Entries’.
Step 7. Close the editor.
Step 8. Restart the computer.
When navigating the Registry Editor, be careful to not delete any entries that are not connected to uTorrent because you might compromise other running apps.
After all the entries of the client have been successfully deleted, it’s time to delete the main installation folder. In order to find the installation path, open File Explorer and type ‘uTorrent’ in the search bar.
Among the search results, you’ll see the installation folder containing all app data. Delete it. Congratulations, you’ve successfully removed uTorrent.
Deleting uTorrent using third-party tools
Downloading a tool that can automatically detect the installation path of unwanted programs, deleting their registry leftovers, and ensuring any app-related data is gone from the PC is a solid option for novice PC users.
You should be extremely careful when choosing uninstallers as some of them are malicious and will harm the system even further than an unwanted uTorrent client ever could. The list of most well-rated and secure utilities among the web includes:
- IObit Uninstaller;
- Geek Uninstaller;
- Revo Uninstaller;
- Revo Uninstaller Pro;
- Ashampoo Uninstaller.
Such software will help you ensure there are no files left after the uTorrent installation and will free up the significant amount of storage space. The good news is that most of these tools are free and consume little system resources.
Deleting uTorrent Windows 10 is not an easy task for beginning PC users. The good news is that deleting the client manually doesn’t take too much time and is quite effective. Using third-party tools to get rid of the unwanted client is even easier than the way the program does all the work it is supposed to.
If you download PC tools regularly, remember to carefully read the instructions and make sure the offers to install third-party software are disabled so that you will not have to deal with the time-consuming deletion process.