Cannot Uninstall IMVU? Tutorial of How to Remove IMVU and IMVU.inc Toolbar Completely
IMVU is a tool allows users to create their own 3D avatars for online entertainment. Installing IMVU will change your web browser homepage and default search, also IMVU.inc Toolbar will be installed along with IMVU main program. If you don’t know how to uninstall IMVU, or was stucked in the middle of the removal by errors, please refer to the below instruction.
Disable IMVU.inc toolbar
Since IMVU.inc is part of the IMVU program, before uninstalling IMVU, it is suggested to disable it in your browser first.
For Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Go to Tools > Manage Add-Ons
- Highlight IMVU, Check the Disable option in the Setting section.
- Click OK in the pop-up message, and click OK in the Manage Add-Ons window.
- The toolbar will be disable after you restart IE.
- Open FireFox.
- Go to Tools > Add-Ons
- Locate IMVU inc 10.16.70.5, click Disable button.
- The toolbar will be disable after you restart FireFox.
Steps to uninstall IMVU manually part one
- First go to Start > Control panel.
- Click/double click to open Add/Remove program.
- Select IMVU Avatar Chat Software, click Remove button.
- Click Uninstall button in the pop-up wizard to start the removal.
- The wizard will ask whether you want to remove data in the C:/Document and setting folder, click YES to continue.
- After the removal is finish, click Close.
- Now go back to Add/Remove program.
- Select IMVU.inc toolbar and click Remove. (You may skip this step if IMVU.inc toolbar does not exist in your computer)
- Remember to uncheck the option of ‘Keep current browser settings’, and the click Yes to start.
- Restart your computer after you finish the above steps.
Steps to uninstall IMVU manually part two
Now you need to open registry editor to manually find out and delete all the remains of IMVU program and related toolbar that Add/Remove program failed to remove. Here is how:
- Open Run commend by pressing Windows key and R key on your keyboard.
- Type regedit in the Run commend window and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
- Locate and delete the below registry entries/keys.
- Restart the computer after you delete these leftovers.
Note: Registry is a very important component of Windows, during using registry editor, please be careful, do not delete wrong keys/entires, or your PC may face unimaginable damages.
Alternative solution – Uninstall IMVU automatically and safely
The manual uninstall steps above could be a bit complicated, for an easier and safer solution, we recommend using Max Uninstaller to help you with the IMVU removal, it is by far the most effective uninstall tool which is able to automatically uninstall any kinds of Windows applications completely within clicks.
How does Max Uninstaller work to uninstall IMVU – Video demo
- Download Max Uninstaller and install it in your computer with ease.
- Launch MU by double clicking the desktop icon.
- Select IMVU in program list and click ‘Run Analysis’ button.
- After the components analysis, click ‘Complete Uninstall’to start the standard removal.
- Close the pop-up website once the standard removal is finished.
- Click ‘Scan Leftovers’ button to conduct a full scan on your computer for leftovers of IMVU.
- Click ‘Delete Leftovers‘ and Max Uninstaller will remove all the leftovers it found.
- Click OK in the pop-up message to finish the removal.
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