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How to silent uninstall PrimoPDF v4.0.1 (activePDF)

11/21/2016 1313 views
Hi,

I need some help in removing this silently, but I cannot find any information online because of the old version.

I found this inside the registry, but it is not silent:

"C:\Windows\PrimoPDF\uninstall.exe" "/U:C:\Program Files\activePDF\PrimoPDF\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"

Does anyone have any ideas/insight on the matter?

Regards,

Steve
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  • have you tried adding the /S switch?
  • Have you had a look inside the uninstall.xml file to see whether there might be some clues in there. I would assume the xml file contains the installation steps recorded when the app was first installed, but there may also be some command pointers.
  • I ended up finding my own solution:

    rmdir "C:\Program Files\activePDF\PrimoPDF" /s /q
    rmdir "C:\Windows\PrimoPDF" /s /q
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PrimoPDF4.0.1" /f

    These will delete the program files and the registry key in question. Which is enough for me.

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Jeez...all this effort...why not just create a script to do it? After all, apps are just a bunch of files and registry junk, all of which can be removed using any language you might be proficient in, including DOS batch.
Answered 11/24/2016 by: VBScab
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  • I ended up finding my own solution:

    rmdir "C:\Program Files\activePDF\PrimoPDF" /s /q
    rmdir "C:\Windows\PrimoPDF" /s /q
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PrimoPDF4.0.1" /f

    These will delete the program files and the registry key in question. Which is enough for me.
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