Command Line To Uninstall Software

Using WMIC:

  • List all installed Programs

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

Type

wmic product get name, version, vendor

and press Enter.

After a few moments, a list will be displayed in the command prompt detailing the programs installed on the target computer.

  • If you want to save the results in a .html file

Type

wmic /output:%USERPROFILE%\DESKTOP\InstalledSoftware.html product get Name, Version /format:htable

and press Enter.

  • If you want to uninstall a program from the list
Echo Y|WMIC Product Where "Name='<INSERT PRODUCT NAME HERE>'" Call Uninstall

Using MSIEXEC

Programs installed with an .MSI are easy and has two choices:

Uninstall Using the Installation MSI

If you still have access to the .MSI installation file you can simply run:

msiexec /x <PROGRAM NAME HERE>.msi /q

Uninstall Using the App’s GUID

If you don’t have access to the .MSI installation file:

  1. Figure out what the GUID of the program is with this Powershell Command:
    get-wmiobject Win32_Product | Sort-Object -Property Name |Format-Table IdentifyingNumber, Name, LocalPackage -AutoSize
  2. Either in a CMD window running as an ADMIN or a script running as an ADMIN
    msiexec /quiet /norestart /uninstall {<GUID>}

    like:

    msiexec /quiet /norestart /uninstall {7FCA6452-46F2-452F-A5A7-DAB7DE12D0E6}

Using PowerShell

  1. You can use the first two steps in e WMIC method above to determine the exact program nae
  2. Use the following commands in a PowerShell running as an admin:
    $app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product -Filter "Name = '<PROGRAM NAME HERE>'" $app.Uninstall()