Effective Approaches To Uninstall uTorrent (µTorrent) On Windows

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Cannot find uTorrent available on the list of Windows Programs and Features? Or have no idea to uninstall uTorrent effectively from PC? Actually it has been a very common issue for people unable to remove this program smoothly from their computers. So, we will list some available methods here to help you resolve it.

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Brief app desciption

uTorrent (µTorrent), deveoped by BitTorrent, Inc. is a free and ad-supported file sharing program that installed and used by many people, and the program always claims to offer the functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients with minimal resources, even though the users get an older hardware and different versions of Windows system. However, annoying ads and bloatware advertised on the app often disturb users and affect user experience.

And now, the question is: how can I fully remove uTorrent from my system? Many users report that they are having troubles in getting rid of uTorrent. uTorrent seems to prevent itself from being uninstalled, and sometimes it even disappears from the program list located in Control Panel. Now this tutorial will show you effective steps to completely remove uTorrent / µTorrent (and also the additional software that comes bundled with it).

Method 1: Uninstall uTorrent & Delete Leftovers Manually

In order to uninstall uTorrent successfully you are supposed to log on with an administrative account first, and perform the following steps strictly. Here we go:

Step 1. Shut Down uTorrent in Task Manager

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Tip: If you confront trouble in exiting µTorrent, or if you would like to avoid any possible issue during the uninstallation, you can reboot your system into Safe Mode, which will prevent 3rd party software from being activated, and then start the normal uninstallation with Step 2. To reboot Windows into Safe Mode, do the followings:

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Step 2. Uninstall uTorrent via Control Panel

For Windows 7 users:

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For Windows 8 users:

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For Windows 10 users:

Alternative option - uninstall uTorrent via built-in uninstaller

Step 3. Delete invalid entries in registry

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Warming: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. For added protection, back up the registry so that you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. We do not recommend novice users to recklessly delete ambiguous entries there. Turn to PC expert for help, or use a reliable registry optimization tool instead.

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Step 4. Remove uTorrent Leftovers in disk

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At this point you should have successfully uninstall µTorrent from your Windows, and you can perform the procedure again to uninstall the bundled software if it still exists. It should be pointed out that, the conventional means works if µTorrent has been installed properly, which means it may still fail for unknown reasons. If you are looking for a more convenient & effective way to uninstall µTorrent, read on please.

Method 2: Remove uTorrent Using Professional Uninstaller
(Strongly Recommended for All-Level Users)

Comparing with the manual removal method mentioned above, utilizing a handy and powerful uninstall tool seems to be more suitable for both inexperienced and advanced users to easily uninstall any unwanted program on Windows. Here we suggest you to try Total Uninstaller, a lightweight removal tool facilitated with powerful uninstall engine. Its intuitive interface will guide you through the whole removal process in a few clicks, and you will be satisfied with its effectiveness.

1. Launch Total Uninstaller, select uTorrent and click Run Analysis to proceed.

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2. Click Complete Uninstall after all the components have been scanned out.

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3. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog to confirm the uninstallation of µTorrent.
4. Follow the prompts in the uTorrent wizard to finish the uninstallation.
5. Click Scan Leftovers and then Delete Leftovers to perform complete removal.

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6. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog and then OK to exit uTorrent removal.

So, the above two removing methods are both available for totally getting rid of uTorrent on the computer, but the big difference between these two ways are one requires you to take enough time to conduct the app removal manually, and the other one just need the users to take some clicks and they will be able to complete the app removal quickly, which is more feasible and recommended to use for common people.

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Posted By: Jamie / Jan 19, 2018

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