How to Completely Uninstall and Remove all Traces of iTunes in Your Registry


Removing iTunes from your Windows computer can be a trickier operation than expected. The standard method for removing software is to uninstall the program from the Windows control panel. Unfortunately, this method fails to completely remove all components of iTunes and many items are left polluting your registry even after running the iTunes software removal tool. To truly eliminate iTunes from your computer, you will need to employ third-party software designed to dig deeper into your computer to remove the software and registry items associated with that software.

Things You'll Need

  • Patience
  • eGuide


  • Launch a Web browser and navigate to

  • Click "Removal Tools" and then click "ByeTunes."

  • Tap "Download" to download and install ByeTunes.

  • Click "Start," type "ByeTunes" in the search box at the bottom of the menu and then press "Enter."

  • Click "Yes" to confirm removal of iTunes and related software. ByeTunes will completely remove iTunes including all shortcuts, related software and registry items.

  • Restart your computer once software removal is complete.


  • Click "Start" and select "Control Panel."

  • Tap "Uninstall a program."

  • Click each of the following program titles and then click "Uninstall." When prompted, click "Yes" to confirm software removal.

    Apple Application Support

    Apple Mobile Device Support

    Apple Software Update

    IPod Updater


  • Restart your computer.

  • Launch a Web browser and navigate to

  • Click "Download" to download and install CCleaner.

  • Tap "Start," type "CCleaner in the search box at the bottom of the menu and then press "Enter."

  • Touch "Registry."

  • Click "Scan for Issues."

  • Press "Fix Selected Issues."

  • Click "Yes" to make a backup of your registry and select "C:/Program Files/CCleaner" as the destination of your registry backup.

  • Tap "Fix All Selected Issues" to delete registry items left over during iTunes removal.

Revo Uninstaller

  • Launch a Web browser

  • Click "Downloads" and then click "Download" to download and install the freeware version of Revo Uninstaller.

  • Tap "Start," type "Revo Uninstaller" in the search box at the bottom of the menu and then press "Enter."

  • Right-click "iTunes" and select "Uninstall."

  • Click the radio button beside "Advanced" and then click "Next."

  • Tap "Yes" to confirm iTunes removal.

  • Press "Select All" and then click "Delete" to remove leftover registry items. Click "Next" to continue.

  • Click "Select All" and then click "Delete" to remove leftover files. Click "Finish" to complete iTunes removal.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you set aside at least 30 min to 1 hr. to accomplish this procedure properly and follow ALL the instructions in the order given in the eGuide.
  • Make sure you back up your PC first !!!!

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