Uninstall/Remove GoToMyPC Completely – How to Guide
GoToMyPC is a program allows you to remotely control your primary Mac or PC from places like office, net bar through network to transfer and sync files, open and edit files, or use any program you want. This program come with a 30-day trial, and following up is a 20 per month payment, if you don’t think it meet your criterion, you might need to uninstall GoToMyPC from your computer, since the program is a bit tricky as there is no uninstall option in the All Program menu, for people who have no idea how to do the removal, this article is here to help solving the problem.
Uninstall GoToMyPC from Add/Remove program
- Close GoToMyPC by right clicking the system tray icon and click Quit in the menu.
- Go to Start > Control Panel
- Open Add/Remove program
- Navigate through the list, select GoToMyPC and click Remove button
- Click Yes to confirm the uninstallation.
- Wait for the removal complete, and restart your computer.
If you experience error that stop you from uninstalling GoToMyPC from Add/Remove program, skip this part and move to the manual solution
Remove GoToMyPC – manual solution
To manually uninstall GoToMyPC from your computer, you need to remove the associated files, folders, and Windows registry keys altogether, simply follow the below steps:
Step 1: Close GoToMyPC program
Open Windows Task Manager, click process tab, disable all the related process (you can refer to the below screenshot) by clicking on the process name then click “End Process” .
Step 2: Delete installation folder
- Go to Start > My Computer
- Navigate to the drive where you install GoToMyPC
- Right click on the folder name “Expertcity” and select “Delete”
- Right click on the Windows Recycle Bin and select “Empty the recycle bin”
Step 3: Delete registry leftovers
- Click Start > Run
- Type regedit in the box and press Enter
- Click File menu in the Registry Editor and click Export option
- In the Export Range section, click “All”
- Select a location to store the backup file.
- Rename the file if necessary, then click “Save” button.
- Navigate the registry tree branch and locate the directory of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
- Right click to delete the folder of Expertcity
- Close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer.
Note: Registry Edition is dangers involved, make sure to confirm twice before you delete the registry key. If unfortunately you deleted a wrong key, use the File – Import to restore the registry.
Uninstall GoToMyPC automatically
Max Uninstaller is a professionally designed software uninstaller that provides effective and unique solution to remove any unwanted program from your computer completely, If you feel like the manual solution is a little bit complicated, or you don’t want to take the risk to edit Windows Registry, then Max Uninstaller is the perfect tool to help you uninstall GoToMyPC completely with ease. You can refer to the below video demonstration and follow the steps to try it out.
How to uninstall GoToMyPC with Max Uninstaller – Video Demonstration
Step 1: Download Max Uninstaller here, install it in your computer.
Step 2:Open Max Uninstaller, select GoToMyPC in the right hand list, then click “Run Analysis”
Step 3: After all program files/folders and associated registry entries are scanned out. Click “Complete Uninstall” to start the GoToMyPC removal. Click “Yes” to confirm the action.
Step 4: Wait for the standard uninstall completed. Click “Scan Leftovers”, and Max Uninstaller will conduct a full scan on your computer for program leftover.
Step 5: After the scan finish, click “Delete Leftovers” and “Yes” button to thoroughly remove all the leftovers.
Step 6: Max Uninstaller has now fully uninstalled GoToMyPC related files and extensions. Click “OK” to finish, then reboot your system.
Importance of completely removing program from computer
Have you ever been receive the error message which stop you installing a program and inform you that the program has been existed on your computer?
Have you ever been found there are a lot of files storing on your computer system and the computer operation become slower and slower?
Actually, these problems are often caused by the incomplete uninstallation and occur on more and more computers in nowadays, because the common uninstall way (like the uninstall utility in Control Panel or program’s attached uninstall process) often cannot help people to completely remove the program especially those complexed ones occupying a large space on your computer, when you try to uninstall the program and install its newer version on your computer, you will receive the above first error message and fail to install the new program until completely remove the previous program.
What’s more, if the programs always cannot be removed completely, those associated files left over on the computer will get more and more, which will seriously affect the effectiveness of the computer performance. Therefore, it is necessary for people to pay attention to the incompletely removal and finding a good solution to avoid it. A a third party uninstall tool is a good choice for you.