The program for remote access to the TeamViewer computer belongs to the type of software products that are installed and configured very simply, but many users often have problems with uninstallation. This is due only to the fact that during installation the program does not create a link in the same Start menu to its own uninstaller, as is provided for most computer applications. On top of that, it can be very difficult to find the file that starts the removal process, since it is not in the main directory where this client is installed. Nevertheless, having figured out how to completely remove TeamViewer from a computer, the average user can be offered two main options (at least). Next, we will dwell on each method in more detail.
How to uninstall the TeamViewer program from the computer: initialactions
In the simplest case, we can recommend using the standard tool of any Windows system, using the Programs and Features section, called from the most common Control Panel.
In the list of installed applets, you just need to find this application and click the uninstall/change button. After that, the very own uninstaller, sewn into the program shell, is launched. But there is one important nuance.
If we are talking specifically about how to completely remove TeamViewer from a computer, you should pay attention to the fact that at one of the stages you will need to check the deletion of application settings option so that unnecessary residual configuration files do not clog the hard drive. Then all that remains is to follow the prompts, confirm the deletion and wait for the main process to complete.
Removing residual debris
But that's not all. In this case, we are talking about the fact that only the main components are removed. Now, considering the main issues related to how to completely remove TeamViewer from a computer, it is strongly recommended to check the working folder of the remote program, which is usually located in the Program Files (x86) program directory, and get rid of either itself or all of its contents one by one., if some components are not removed manually.
The next step is to call the editorregistry (regedit), in which you need to search for keys and sections by the name of the main applet (Ctrl + F), and then get rid of everything that is found. You can move from one search result to another by re-invoking the search by pressing the "Find next …" button or pressing F3. Actions are performed until the end of the search is reported. Upon completion, the computer will need to be restarted. This is a must!
Using uninstall utilities
It is possible and much easier to remove TeamViewer from your computer if you use special uninstaller programs. Among all such software, uninstallers from iObit and Revo can be distinguished.
In any of the applications, find the applet to be deleted in the list, click the delete button, and also do not forget to check the item to automatically search for and delete leftovers. If this is not done, the uninstaller will still find files and keys, which you will then be asked to delete (all residual components will be marked automatically, and you will only have to confirm the deletion).
Finally, speaking about how to completely remove TeamViewer from your computer, you can offer another alternative, somewhat reminiscent of the technique using uninstallers. To remove a program, you can use the notorious CCleaner optimizer, which also has a good own tool for removing programs of any type.
As in all previous cases, find the application in the list, click the "Uninstall" button (and not "Delete", because in this situation the program will simply be hidden in the list), follow the steps to remove the settings in the uninstall tool that is running TeamViewer, then in the CCleaner application itself, go to the registry key, analyze and delete the remnants.
Note: Uninstallers only remove entries from the registry that correspond to the uninstalled application. CCleaner optimizes the registry completely and completely without your intervention, which allows you to significantly speed up the entire system. However, if we are talking solely about removing the above program, there is no significant difference between using uninstallers and optimizers equipped with the function to remove unnecessary applications.