Removal Guide: Fully Uninstall IrfanView on Windows


Here are three common problems when Windows users try to uninstall IrfanView:

  1. IrfanView does not appear in the list of installed programs and cannot be uninstalled;
  2. IrfanView uninstall wizard does not show up after users click the Uninstall button;
  3. IrfanView leftovers are hard to locate or cannot be removed from Windows Registry…

Encounter one of those issues on your PC? Read through this post to find the answers.


First of all, we would like to introduce a hassle-free solution to guide you through the complete removal of IrfanView on Windows. If you want to know the regular way to remove IrfanView, jump to the second heading and perform a manual uninstallation.

How to completely uninstall IrfanView without any trouble?

Now watch the video clip to know how you can uninstall IrfanView effortlessly:

Here are the three simple stages you will go through if using Bloatware Uninstaller:

  • 1. Select to scan target program
    > make sure to shut down IrfanView, and launch Bloatware Uninstaller on your PC
    > select IrfanView in the list of installed programs and click Run Analysis button


  • 2. Perform standard uninstall
    > review IrfanView components, and click Complete Uninstall to start the uninstall
    > follow prompts to complete the uninstall, and then click Scan Leftovers to proceed


  • 3. Remove program leftovers
    > click Delete Leftovers button, and then click Yes in the pop-up dialogue box
    > click Yes again when prompted that all IrfanView leftovers are completely removed


After that, you can click Back to Step 1 to re-scan the installed programs. IrfanView is supposed to be disappear in the interface, and you can close Bloatware Uninstaller.


How to uninstall IrfanView via Windows Start menu?

Don’t want to pay for the software and insist on uninstalling IrfanView by your own? You can also try the conventional means (Windows Add/Remove Programs) to uninstall IrfanView first, and then manually remove its leftovers. Here is how to do:

Step 1. Shut down IrfanView if it is active

When a program is currently running, the uninstallation may fail to complete or some of the program components will not be deleted at all. So do the preparation first.

If IrfanView icon appears in the system tray, right click on it and choose Exit.

If IrfanView does not show up there, open Task Manager to check again:

  • Right click the taskbar at the button and select Task Manager from the list
  • Select the process pertaining to IrfanView and click End Task to shut it down


Step 2. Uninstall IrfanView via Start menu

Depending on the Windows version running on your PC, you may take different steps:

  • Windows 7
    – Click Start and choose Control Panel > Programs and Features
    – Select IrfanView icon in the panel and click Uninstall button above
    – Click Yes button in the pop-up window to confirm the uninstallation


  • Windows 8
    – Right click Start menu and click Programs and Features option
    – Highlight IrfanView in the list and click Uninstall button above
    – Click Yes button in the pop-up window to confirm the uninstallation


  • Windows 10
    – Right click on Start icon and choose Apps & Features
    – Click IrfanView in the right pane, and select Uninstall button twice
    – Click Yes in the User Account Control window to confirm the uninstallation

As the IrfanView Uninstall wizard show up, click Yes button, and then OK to exit.

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How to troubleshoot the issue that IrfanView doesn’t appear in the list of installed apps or there is no response when you click Uninstall option? That could occur after you have removed IrfanView improperly, or when IrfanView are damaged/corrupted. If necessary, you can consider to reinstall IrfanView to cover the damaged uninstaller.

Step 3. Delete IrfanView entries in Registry

How to troubleshoot the incomplete removal of IrfanView components? You can utilize the Find function to detect program-associated items in the hidden Registry:

  • Click the Search icon on the bottom left corner of the screen, and type “regedit”
  • Click the Regedit in the best match result to launch Registry Editor

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  • Click Yes if you are prompted to give confirmation in UAC dialog
  • Press Control + F together to open the Find window
  • Type IrfanView (or Easeware) in the Find What box, and click Find Next
  • When the result is highlighted, right click on it and choose Delete option
  • Hit F3 key to continue searching for associated files in the Registry


Note that any modification should be done after you make a backup of the whole Registry. Otherwise, if you delete unrelated entry, you will not be able to restore it.


After you have uninstalled IrfanView from Start menu and removed IrfanView-related entries in Registry, IrfanView should have totally gone from your Windows system. Compared with the first solution shown above, the conventional means could be a little complicated and time-consuming for ordinary users. What do you think about it?