IDM is downloaded as trial version (30 days) and after the un-installation, its files still remains in registry. This article will teach you how to remove internet download manager from registry.
Downloading various performance booster tools is a common practice of internet users. The Internet Download Manager is counted amongst the most popular downloads by countless users. But the problem faced by users most of the times while using Internet Download Manager, is with the trial version. As when this trial period gets over, the IDM does not work anymore. But creates a conflict if you try to install another version of IDM.As traces of the previous installation still resides in the registry keys of the computer. In this case, the solution is to wipe Internet Download Manager from the registry entries of your computer.
Follow these three simple steps mentioned below to remove Internet Download Manager from registry:-
Step 1: Removal of Internet Download Manager from Control Panel
Before you begin, the first thing you will have to do is remove it from the Programs and Features list on the Control Panel. It can be done by the same procedure as you uninstall any program from the Control Panel. Open the installed program list, select on Internet Download Manager and then click on uninstall. After you have finished this procedure completely, go to Step 2.
Step 2: Editing the registry
This is the most vital step in removing Internet Download Manager from the registry of your PC. Click on the Start button and select the option to run a program. When the dialog box appears, enter Regedit and press the Enter button. Click on the option of yes that comes to you. Then you will have to select the Computer by scrolling on to the top. Press the keys Ctrl + F simultaneously. An input text box will appear before you. You will have to type “Internet Download Manager” in the text box. A button will be there named as Find Next. Click on that and immediately the results of the files and folders that are associated to Internet Download Manager will be displayed. Select all the displayed items and delete them permanently.
Step 3: Ending your operation
Finally, to end your operation, your will have to restart your computer once. This will make your computer restart the Windows without the Internet Download Manager and without any trace of the files and folders that are associated with this program.
The mentioned steps are applicable to all the versions of Windows. After you have completed these three simple steps your computer is totally free of Internet Download Manager. Now if you want to install it again, you can obviously do it from the internet. But make sure; do not download a trial version. In that case, you will again have to follow the mentioned steps as soon as you will finish the trial period.
One word of caution though. While you handle the registry, please ensure that you should take a backup of the registry on your desktop by clicking File> Export. And while browsing through Registry, removing traces of IDM ensure that you don’t tamper any other key of entry within registry associated with some other program.