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We Tell A WXDE Listener How To Force Programs To Uninstall

Mark in Lewes, Delaware listens on WXDE

Uninstall Dialogue

Mark asked: “I play online poker and have downloaded basic videos to earn points so I can get free poker chips. I downloaded an app so I can get 5,000 chips which I never got, and I can’t get rid of the app. I keep trying to remove it. It will not allow me to uninstall it. I wonder if you can help me out.”


If you can’t get rid of it through normal means, you can give it the benefit of the doubt and reinstall it to see if that fixes whatever error is causing your problem.

Having said that, there’s probably no error, and you’re probably better off trying to find other ways to do it.

Unfortunately, this is not a rare problem

Unfortunately, this is not a rare problem, in fact it’s so common for Windows apps to refuse to uninstall that Microsoft stepped in and built their own solution called Microsoft FixIt, give that a try first and see if it gets rid of the rouge program.

If that doesn’t work though, some general antimalware software may be helpful to you. MalwareBytes may help, and it’s free.

If that doesn’t do it either, you can try a third party uninstaller, like 1-Click uninstaller and see if that works any better, but it’s likely that Microsoft’s own FixIt will do a better job of figuring out how to uninstall a stubborn app.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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