How to Uninstall PhotoScape – Detailed PhotoScape Removal Guide
Developed by MOOII Tech, PhotoScape is a free graphic editing software with lots of extra tools that enables users to easily fix and enhance photos. It provides a simple user interface to perform common photo enhancements including cutting, resizing, printing, color adjustment and GIF animation. Seemingly this program meets the needs of most common users and have nothing too much negative to say about. Some users complaint that their computer are infected with adware/malware after installing PhotoScape, and that may mostly be caused by non-official source downloads.
Anyway, if you have tried to uninstall PhotoScape but failed to get the job done, read this tutorial to see if it helps you resolve problems. You can follow the regular manual steps to uninstall PhotoScape, or you can utilize an automatic removal tool to get rid of every piece of PhotoScape without wasting too much time and energy.
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As one of the best uninstaller running on the Windows OS, Max Uninstaller is a click-to-remove shortcut for those who want to uninstall target program thoroughly. Any stubborn or corrupted program can be uninstalled and no traces left. Now let’s see how it works to handle PhotoScape removal within a few clicks.
Step 1. Select target program.
- Double click to run Max Uninstaller after exiting related processes.
- Select PhotoScape in the list of installed programs, and click on Run Analysis to proceed.
Step 2. Scan for program components.
- Click on Complete Uninstall and follow the prompts to perform PhotoScape uninstall process.
- Then click on Scan Leftovers to enter the next step.
Step 3. Perform complete uninstall.
- Keep every box ticked and click on Delete Leftovers.
- Click Yes in the pop-up dialog box, and then all PhotoScape leftovers will be removed instantly.
Incrediblly easy and fast, right? Max Uninstaller takes even less than one minute to complete PhotoScape removal. If there are other PUPs sneaking into your computer during PhotoScape installation, you can perform these steps to uninstall them as well. Besides, you can also try the conventional means (Windows Add/Remove Programs) to uninstall PhotoScape and then wipe out its leftovers manually. Continue reading.
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Manual Removal Part 1- Uninstall PhotoScape Program
If you wanna uninstall PhotoScape without using any third-party tool, you should take notice that only uninstalling it from Control Panel is far from thorough removal. There are more steps you need to take (e.g. deleting PhotoScape leftovers). Please follow the instruction below to avoid possible problems during the whole process.
1. Reboot Computer into Safe Mode (optional)
On Windows 7:
- Reboot the computer and tap the F8 key as soon as the Windows’ logo appears.
- Select the regular Safe Mood and press Enter key.
On Windows 8:
- Access the Run dialogue by pressing the Windows + R keys
- Type “msconfig” in the box and click on OK.
- Click the Boot tab in the System Configuration interface.
- Check the “Safe boot” box and click on OK.
- Click Restart in the pop-up dialog box to take effect.
Notice: after PhotoScape uninstall is completed, you should follow the steps above to uncheck the “Safe boot” box in this tab and then reboot your computer.
2.End Related Processes in Task Manager
- Right click the taskbar on the bottom and click Task Manager in the list.
- Select the process(es) associated with PhotoScape in the Processes tab.
- Click on End Task to terminated them one by one.
3.Uninstall PhotoScape via Default Uninstaller
On Windows 7:
- Hit the Windows key on your keyboard.
- Select the Control Panel in the list.
- Click on Programs in Control Panel interface.
- Highlight PhotoScape and click on Uninstall/Change.
On Windows 8:
- Right click on the Start icon and click on Control Panel in the list.
- Click on Programs and Features in Control Panel.
- Right click PhotoScape and click on Uninstall/Change.
As an alternative option, you can perform the uninstall using its built-in uninstaller:
- Navigate to PhotoScape installation folder, which is usually saved in C:/Programs Files (x86 – if you’re a 64-bit OS user).
- Double clicking the file named “uninstall.exe” to activate the uninstaller.
- Follow the prompts to complete the uninstall.
- Reboot your computer to take effect after the process is finished.
Manual Removal Part 2 – Remove PhotoScape Leftovers
In most cases, uninstalling a program by default uninstaller only removes the main executive files of this program from the computer. You still need to manually detect and clean out its remaining files, folders and registry entries scattered around the system, so as to free up disk space and avoid an overweight registry. Try to search the directory for PhotoScape and delete all the files in the directory first.
1. Files/Folders in Hard Disk
- Click on Start > Control Panel > Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
- Tick Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended) in the Advanced settings.
- Click Apply and then OK in pop-up dialog boxes to save the changes.
- Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\PhotoScape and delete this folder (if it still exists).
- Open File Explorer and input keyword(s) of target program in the search area.
- Go through and delete the matched items in the search results.
2.Keys/Values in Windows Registry
- (Right) click on the Start icon and then click on Search in the list.
- Type “regedit” in the box and press Enter key to activate Registry Editor.
- Click Find on the Edit menu in the Registry Editor.
- Type the keyword(s) of target program or its vendor’s name in the search box.
- Enter Find Next (and then hit F3) to locate and delete related keys or values.
Warning: as the registry is a database that stores crucial system configuration and settings, any improper modification may have negative impact on your system. This step is recommended only to the advanced computer users. As a precaution action, you’d better make a backup copy of the registry entries you gonna delete. If you are unsure which entries should be deleted, you can ask for the help of PC expert’s help, or turn to an advanced, handy uninstaller to do that job for you.
This tutorial demonstrates two methods of uninstalling PhotoScape. The all-in-one style uninstaller is more suitable for all level users, comparing with the conventional method that requires a certain degree of computer knowledge. Don’t hesitate to apply Max Uninstall right now and you will have a wonderful uninstall experience.