Are you having a hard time to uninstall any program or a software on your laptop or PC running on Windows OS? In that case, we have the perfect solution to fix the issue. In this post today, you are about to get a guide to uninstall any program using CMD and also, the alternatives in case the former didn’t work out for you. If you have faced the issue of not being able to uninstall a particular software on your computer, it’s time to try the best alternative method than using control panel. And the best method is using CMD to uninstall the software. However, you can also rely on third party software’s to take care of the issue. Let us put it aside for the time being and concentrate on how to uninstall any program using CMD on your Windows OS running machine.
Uninstall any Program Using CMD
There basically are two ways to uninstall any program using CMD. Though the process is very similar, there just is a minor difference in the command. If the first didn’t happen to work out for you, you can try the other one. I’ll give two different ways to uninstall any program using CMD.
Method – 1
Step-1: Open CMD (Command prompt). For better results, run as administrator. You can do it by searching as “CMD” or “Command Prompt” in the windows search, right click on the application and click on “Run as Administrator.”
Step-2: Once you had the console running, enter “wmic” without quotes and press enter.
Step-3: To uninstall any program using CMD, you need to have the exact name of the installed program. To get this, type the command “program get name” without quotes. This command will generate a list of all the programs installed on your computer (takes some time). Look carefully at the name of the program you want to uninstall.
Step-4: Now, to uninstall a particular program, you need to enter the below command.
product where name=”product_name” call uninstall
Step-5: Once you have entered the command mentioned above, press enter. You will be asked if or not to continue. Type Y and press Enter.
Step-6: The program uninstall process will be initiated and give it sometime to end the process. You will be able to see “Method Execution Successful” and that’s when you know that the program is successfully uninstalled from your computer.
There are very fewer chances that the process might fail. However, a very very similar commands on the command prompt might do the same task for you.
This method is almost the same as method 1, but a little change in the command you enter to start the uninstall process using Command prompt.
Step-1: Open Command Prompt in administrator mode.
Step-2: Enter the command to get the exact description of the program or software you want to uninstall.
wmic get description | findstr /C:”product_name”
The above command will list out the software description with exact name that is installed on your computer. You need to enter the same exact name in the below step to uninstall the software from your computer.
Step-3: Now enter the below command to start the process to uninstall the software.
wmic product where “description=’product_name’ ” uninstall
Step-4: Give it a little time and after the process is done, you can see “Method Execution Successful” which means that the program is successfully uninstalled.
The above two methods are for those who want to uninstall any program using CMD. If at all, your luck didn’t favor and you are unsuccessful in the trail, you can try to uninstall the program by using a third party software called CCleaner.
Uninstall a Program Using CCleaner
CCleaner is a third party software developed to clean all the junk files and protect your PC from running out of space and also being exposed to any kind of vulnerabilities. CCleaner offers different services among which, uninstalling a program is one. Follow the below steps to uninstall any program using CCleaner.
Step-1: Download and install CCleaner software onto your computer.
Step-2: After successful installation, open the software.
Step-3: On the left side, you can see “Tools” option. Click on it.
Step-4: You can then see a list of “Programs to Remove“. Choose the one which you want to uninstall.
Step-5: Click on “Run Uninstaller” and give it some time to do the task.
Your program will be successfully uninstalled from your machine. But, there are some cases in which the name of the program might still persist even after it is uninstalled. In that case, all you have to do is:
- Rename the program name by clicking on “Rename Entry.“
- After you have renamed it, click on “Delete Entry.“
And that’s it, you have completely uninstalled the unwanted software using CCleaner.
I hope that this guide is useful to you to uninstall any program using CMD and CCleaner. Make sure to try the second method to uninstall any program using CMD in case the first method didn’t help you. Only after failing to uninstall the program using both methods, go with CCleaner. CCleaner, however doesn’t just uninstall the program, but it can also be used to keep track of any possible errors in your computer and fixes them on check. You can give it a try too.