How Should I Correctly Remove Shockwave Player in Windows?
For users who are still seeking solutions to remove Shockwave Player, we have provided practical guides on this page.
During the installation Shockwave Player will also install Google Chrome and Google Toolbar for you as options, you need to uncheck them if you don’t intend to get them installed. The content below will show you how to correctly remove Shockwave Player.
How To Remove Shockwave Player Yourself
Here is the most complete manual instruction to go through. I’m listing all the steps including the necessary and the optional, and you take what you need to take depending on your situation. Since operations in Windows 8/10 are almost the same, so I’m not going to separately write two parts.
Step 1: Administrative account.
In most cases we log in the operating system as an Administrator, which allows the user to make changes without being asked for password permission. If you don’t know whether you’re logging in as an Administrator, just continue and you will find out.
Step 2: Shut down Shockwave Player (Optional).
Some programs will automatically close or ask you to shut them down during the removal, while some will not. To better remove Shockwave Player, shut down the program and the related possesses that are running in the background before actual removal. There are two places to check:
Step 3: Remove Shockwave Player through the Control Panel.
In the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click the Start button and select Programs and Features. Then you see the list which tells you what programs have been installed on your PC, the names of them, when they’re installed, and how much disk space they’re taking. Locate & double-click Adobe Shockwave Player to activate its built-in uninstaller.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to proceed with the removal.
It will ask whether you wish to keep your user data, click No if you have no intention to reinstall the program, otherwise click Yes.
Step 5: Back up the Registry (Optional).
This is a precaution – if you accidentally delete anything that isn’t supposed to be deleted, you’ll have a full back-up copy to restore the data.
To do this, type “regedit” in the search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the results to open Registry Editor. > On the navigator click File > Export, type a name for the back-up copy and save it to your selected location.
Step 6: Remove Shockwave Player from Registry Editor.
During installation the program puts its entries/keys in the Registry, so that it can be connected to the whole system. That’s why sometimes you can’t run a program by simply coping the folder from somewhere else. And this step is to delete the entries of Shockwave Player:
Type “regedit” in the search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the results to open Registry Editor. > Delete this folder: HKEY_CURENT_USER/Software/Adobe/Swlntsall > On the navigator click Edit > Find… , enter “Shockwave Player” to find the entry (entries) to Delete.
Step 7: Restart your PC to completely remove Shockwave Player (Advised).
When you choose to reboot your computer after uninstalling a program, Windows will close the program & delete any file that is no longer assigned to a program to clean up the computer. Not every program’s removal requires a reboot, but I think it would be better to follow the general idea.
Safely, Efficiently Remove Shockwave Player with Max Uninstaller
I figure you might expect an easier approach to remove Shockwave Player, as well as remove some other stubborn software & potentially unwanted programs, without worrying the different operations in different versions of Windows. Followed each serial number are the buttons you need to go through, and the description below is just for you to have a better understand of what you’re doing.
Step 1: Download & install Max Uninstaller.
Since it’s a small-sized tool, the installation would be finished within a minute.
Step 2: Run Analysis > Complete Uninstall.
Open Max Uninstaller, and you will see clearly what programs you’re having on the computer. Find & select Adobe Shockwave Player as your target, then click Run Analysis to scan for all the related files. > review the list, keep the items checked, and hit Complete Uninstall to confirm the removal.
Step 3: Scan Leftovers > Delete Leftovers.
Now you’re deleting its vestiges. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to green, review the list of the vestiges to be deleted, keep them checked, and hit Delete Leftovers to completely remove Shockwave Player from your PC.
When it tells you Shockwave Player has be removed, click Back to Step1 and check whether it has gone. Then you can choose to remove the bundled program swMSM (which is listed under Adobe) by performing the same steps.
How it helps you remove Shockwave Player – Short Video Demonstration :