How to Fully Uninstall iCloud – PUPs Removal Guide
ICloud is the online storage system launched by Apple Inc. to automatically synchronize data across all kinds of Apple devices. Now with iCloud for Windows, Windows users can also access iCloud data stored by IOS and OS X and easily keep photos, emails, files, contacts and calendars up to data between Apple devices and their PC. Despite the convenience it brings to Windows users, it does have some limitations. Sometimes users fail to login for unknown reasons, sometimes users cannot launch it by clicking the iCloud icon, sometime they have to close it down through Task Manager, or sometimes the error message pops up when they try to install its updated version …… Then these annoyed users may ask, “How do I uninstall iCloud from my PC?” Here two effective solutions to iCloud removal are provided for you to follow.
Manually Remove iCloud via Control Panel:
First of all you can try the regular method of removing it from Control Panel. Before uninstalling iCloud, make sure to sign out your Apple ID at iCloud and then load your computer in its Administrator mode. You are also supposed to save or export your personal information in iCloud or other connected services.
1.Reboot your computer into Safe Mode.
- Access the Run dialogue by pressing the Windows + R keys, type “msconfig” and click on OK.
- Click the Boot tab in the System Configuration interface, check the “Safe boot” box and click on OK. Then your computer will boot into Safe Mode after it restarts. (
Notice: After the uninstall is finished, you should first uncheck the “Safe boot” box in this tab and then reboot your PC).
2.Terminate all iCloud processes via Task Manager.
- Right click the taskbar on the bottom and click Task Manager in the list . Select all the related running processes and click End Task to terminate them.
3.Uninstall iCloud via Control Panel.
- Right click on the Start icon and click on Control Panel. Click on Programs and Features in Control Panel, right click the iCloud, click on Change and then follow the prompts to remove it. After iCloud has been uninstalled, you may go on with the uninstall of other Apple programs (Apple Application Support, Apple Software Update and Bonjour) if you decide not to use them anymore.
4.Clean out iCloud remnants manually.
- Go to:
My Computer > C:\Program Files (x86) \ > Common Files \ > Apple
My Computer > C:\Program Files (x86) \ > Apple Software Update
My Computer > C:\Program Files (x86) \ > Bonjour
to check if they are still exist. If so, delete these associated files of iCloud.
- (Right) click on the Start icon, click on Search, type “regedit” in the box and press Enter key to activate Windows Registry Editor. Unfold:
to check whether there still exists any related files and folder. If so, delete them.
Notice: You must be very careful in making any change on the registry keys or values. As the registry entries related to iCloud are not obvious to identify and locate, you should really avoid any unnecessary mis-operation in this step.
Automatically Remove iCloud with Max Uninstaller (Recommended):
If you’re still confused about how to fully remove iCloud without any hassle, or you have encountered some uninstall problems in the process, you are strongly recommended to utilize a professional third-party uninstaller to handle this task. Max Uninstaller is an effective and time-saving tool that can be used to remove any unwanted or corrupted programs (such as iTunes, Quicktime, Bonjour, etc.) on Windows system. Let’s see how it works to automatically helps you get rid of iCloud within several clicks.
1. Select iCloud program.
Double click to run Max Uninstaller > select iCloud in the list of installed programs > click the Run Analysis button to proceed.
2. Scan for iCloud components.
Review related iCloud files, folders and registry entries, and then click the Complete Uninstall button to continue. During the process, follow the prompts to finish iCloud uninstall, and then click Scan Leftovers to enter the next step.
3. Perform complete uninstall.
Review the iCloud leftovers and click Delete Leftovers button. Click Yes in the dialogue box and then all iCloud leftovers are instantly removed from your PC!
To thoroughly get rid of iCloud, you can repeat these three steps to uninstall Apple Application Support, Apple Software Update and Bonjour. As you can see in the video tutorial, Max Uninstaller only takes a few minutes to completely remove iCloud and its associated programs. After these programs have been removed, reboot your computer.
It seems to be a tedious and time-wasting task for most users to manually uninstall iCloud and totally clean out all its remnants. Why not try a easier and faster way to fully remove iCloud? All in all, Max Uninstall comes in handy to all those who want to get rid of any unwanted programs without any hassle. You’re welcome to download it here and enjoy the excellent user experience right now!
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