How to Properly Remove NETGAR Genie from Your PC
Read this instruction and learn how to correctly remove NETGEAR Genie in Windows – obtaining some basic operation knowledge in the meanwhile.
NETGEAR Genie allows you to manage your home network remotely from your computer or mobile device. It is now supports a single sign-in (SSO) features that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts.
But if you’re looking for solutions to completely remove NETGEAR Genie, this article can be quite helpful. You may firstly view how to manually perform the removal, then take a look at my recommendation – a cleaning tool that takes care of the removal for you.
Manual Steps to Remove NETGEAR Genie in Windows
Deleting the folder of the program you wish to remove is not suggested, because without a systematic process or any professional help to remove NETGEAR Genie, you may not achieve the satisfying results. And incomplete removal would bring problems like:
- You still see the program running, but you can’t either shut it down or activate its uninstaller.
- Pop-up messages keep disturbing & saying there is a missing file.
- The memory is being consumed in the background by the corrupted processes of NETGEAR Genie.
Believe it or not, during my long-drawn growth of becoming a qualified IT worker, I’ve bumped in to those situations like hundreds of times. If unfortunately you have started a mistaken uninstall and find no way to remove NETGEAR Genie, you can try to reinstall 4shared Desktop before performing the removal.
Now let’s see how to locate your target in the programs list, which tells you clearly what programs you’re having & able to uninstall. Here are all the steps to go through:
1. If possible, better make sure NETGEAR Genie is not running first.
Shut down the program from the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and end every process associated with it in the Task Manager (Press & hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open). How to forcibly close a program that is not responding?
2. Search for the program.
Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms, and select Search.
3. Locate the program in the Programs list.
Type “NETGEAR Genie” in the box, right-click on the result and select Uninstall.
4. Remove NETGEAR Genie by activating its default uninstaller.
You’re brought to the Programs list. Double-click NETGEAR Genie to activate its uninstall wizard.
5. Let the built-in uninstall wizard finishes its job.
Confirm this removal and wait for the process to finish.
6. Go to the Registry Editor.
Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms, select Search, and enter “regedit” in the box to open the Registry Editor.
7. Delete the vestiges to completely remove NETGEAR Genie.
Before doing this, you can choose to Back Up the Registry in case of any mistakes that cause the permanent loss of your data. Then continue the removal:
On the navigator of Registry Editor window, click Edit > Find…, then enter “NETGEAR Genie” to find the related file(s)/folder(s), right-click it(them) and select Delete.
8. Restart your computer.
If you like, go back to the System Tray, Task Manager or Control Panel and check whether NETGEAR Genie has been removed.
How to Remove NETGEAR Genie Using Max Uninstaller
This is another option you can take to easily remove NETGEAR Genie, Google Chrome, and Google Update Helper (if they exist). Only 3 steps you need to go through:
1. Download & install Max Uninstaller.
Since it’s a small-sized tool, the installation would be finished within a minute.
2. Remove NETGEAR Genie.
Open Max Uninstaller, and you will see clearly what programs you’re having on the computer. Find & select NETGEAR Genie as your target, then click Run Analysis to scan for all the related files > Hit Complete Uninstall to confirm the removal.
3. Easily find and delete the vestiges of NETGEAR Genie.
Now you’re deleting its vestiges. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to green >Hit Delete Leftovers to completely remove NETGEAR Genie on your PC.
As you can see, all the related pieces gone in the snap of a finger, in the length of a breath, in the blink of an eye. Clicking Back to Step 1 will refresh the programs list, then you can check whether your target has been successfully removed. Here is a video demonstration:
How to Prevent Errors in the Registry?
To avoid unexpected mistakes, you’re suggested always backing up the Registry first before deleting something in it:
1. Execute “regedit” in the Charms to open the Registry Editor.
2. On the navigator, select File > Export….
3. Type a name for the back-up copy (.reg file) and select a location to save it to.