How to Remove HD Downloader More Easily? – Windows Guides
You’re going to learn how to correctly remove HD Downloader on this page. If you think this is useful, share it with your friends who are also stuck in this removal.
HD Downloader can download UHD 8K, 5K, 4K, QHD 2K, FHD 1080p, HD 720p, and 3D videos from YouTube if they are available. It also supports playlist download. It automatically downloads all videos in the specified playlist for you, and can convert videos to MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, AVI, MKV, MPG, OGV, VOB, WEBM, or any other format for any device, so you can watch them on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, Windows phone, Xbox, PS4, Samsung Galaxy, etc.
HD Downloader allows you to download only audio stream from YouTube without downloading the entire video file. It also allows you to extract audio stream from video and save it as MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, or other formats available.
Now you should know what this program is for and whether you want to keep it in the system. By installing it, you will also get other two programs: HD Player and HD Converter. Uninstalling it will also clean out these two. If for some reason you need to remove HD Downloader at this moment, you can refer to the following guides for the proper uninstall steps.
Step by Step to Manually Remove HD Downloader
This one is currently the most common version, accounted for over 75% in all installations. During the installation process, it adds registry entries for the current user account of the computer, so that each time Windows loads (the schedule varies depending on the program version), the program runs automatically. Knowing this may help you understand and better perform the steps to remove HD Downloader.
1. Completely shut down the program to ensure a smooth removal.
Check the System Tray in the bttom-right corner of your screen, if you see the icon of HD Downloader, right-click on it and select Exit/Quit/Close/Shut Down.
Then right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager to check whether there is any related processes that are running in the background. If there is, select it and click End task.
2. Open the Programs and Features.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click the Start button, and select Programs and Features. Then you will be brought to the list of currently installed programs.
3. Activate the removal.
In the list, locate HD Downloader and double click it to start the removal. Just follow the prompts to proceed, and it will automatically finish the removal within a few minutes. But you’re not done just yet.
4. Its registry keys are still staying on your system, you need to manually hunt them down.
Windows 8: Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard, and you will see the charms bar on the right. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box and select it to open the Registry Editor.
Windows 10: In the bottom-left corner of your screen, you can see a search box on the taskbar. Enter “regedit” to open the Registry Editor.
5. Delete the remaining files (registry entries) from the system.
In the Registry Editor, delete these two folders:
Then click Edit > Find…, and enter “HD Downloader” to check if there is any other remaining files to delete.
6. Restart your computer to take effect.
How Do I Easily Remove HD Downloader
With this tool, only three steps to fulfill the task. After that, you can check if there is any other program you want to uninstall, then use it again.
1. Get the removal tool.
After successful installation of Max Uninstaller > open it.
2. Scan and start the removal.
Find HD Downloader in the list of Step 1 > Select it and press Run Analysis on the left to scan > keep all diplayed items checked and press Complete Uninstall.
3. Remove the program’s leftovers.
Wait until this part finishes and the below green Scan Leftovers button turns into green > Click on it to proceed with the removal > The registry keys will be presented > keep all of them checked and click Delete Leftovers to completely remove HD Downloader.
Then you can go back to Step 1 and check whether the removal is successful. Play this video to know the whole process within one minute:
All the above guides are safe to take. Hopefully they can be fully understood. Your message is welcome for further discussion towards this subject. You can search the name of another unwanted program on the forums to find its removal solutions. System maintenance could be easier than you think as long as you’d like to spend a little time on learning 🙂