Remove & Uninstall ActivePerl (Windows) Completely from Windows

Do you have trouble in completely uninstalling ActivePerl (Windows) from your system? Are you looking for an effective solution to thoroughly get rid of it off the computer? Do not worry! You came to the right place, and you will be able to uninstall ActivePerl (Windows) without any difficulty.

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ActivePerl is the industry-standard Perl distribution, available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX. Developers worldwide rely on ActivePerl's completeness and ease-of-use, while corporate users protect their infrastructure and stay competitive with quality-assured ActivePerl business solutions. Complete and ready-to-install, the free ActivePerl distribution includes core Perl, popular modules, the Perl Package Manager (PPM), and complete documentation. The Windows version provides additional features that have made ActivePerl the worldwide standard for Perl on Windows. ActiveState also provides business solutions for dynamic languages, including enterprise distributions and OEM licensing, that offer guaranteed stability, expert support, unparalleled quality and cost-efficiency to organizations.

ActivePerl: The complete, ready-to-install Perl distribution for multi-platforms

However, many users have difficulties and problems away from the computer. Below we have listed possible problems when uninstalling ActivePerl (Windows) If you also have this problem, you can find a useful solution for this.

It seems that there are many users who have difficulty in uninstalling software like ActivePerl (Windows) from the system. And some of them get into trouble when uninstalling the software, and some of them can uninstall the software, but to get problems after removal. Some possible problems that people run into:

  • ActivePerl (Windows) does not work as good as you thought.
  • ActivePerl (Windows) can not be uninstalled
  • ActivePerl (Windows) can not be completely uninstall and removed
  • ActivePerl (Windows) or other similar software can not be installed or updated again on the computer
  • The computer system runs much slower after ActivePerl (Windows) is uninstalled

Causes of the above problems :

  • ActivePerl (Windows) does not appear in the program list of Add/Remove Programs
  • The uninstaller of ActivePerl (Windows) can not completely remove all associated files
  • There is some software that is not compatible with ActivePerl (Windows)
  • There are many remnants left in the registry and hard drive
  • The .dll, .sys or other files shared with other software are deleted

Manually Uninstall ActivePerl (Windows) with Windows Add/Remove Programs.

Windows "Add/Remove Programs" offers users a way to uninstall the program, and each Operating system has a "Add/Remove programs" function.

  • Click "Start menu" and run "Control Panel".
  • Locate ActivePerl (Windows) (or ActiveState Software Inc.) and click "Change/Remove" to uninstall the program.
  • Follow the uninstall wizard and uninstall the program.
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Manually Uninstall ActivePerl (Windows) with Build-in Uninstaller.

Most computer programs are installed with its build-in uninstaller that can also help uninstall the program.

  • Click Start menu and move your mouse to All Programs.
  • Find Search ActivePerl (Windows) folder and click on its Uninstaller.
  • Follow its uninstaller and uninstall the program.

To run its uninstaller, you can also

  • Go to the folder where the program is installed.
  • Locate its uninstaller usually named as unins000.exe or uninstall.exe
  • Double click on its uninstaller and follow it to uninstall the program.

Please know that Windows "Add/Remove Programs" and its build-in uninstaller can remove only the main executable program files, but not all program files and components. Some invalid files can be left in the registry and folders. To completely uninstall ActivePerl (Windows), you need to get rid of these remnants, otherwise, it will slow down your computer and block the installation of other incompatible programs.

To thoroughly delete its files, please follow the steps:

  • Run Registry Editor
  • Find and delete all registry entries of the program in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ActiveState Software Inc.\, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ActiveState Software Inc.\ and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
  • Find and delete all files of the program in system folders C:\Program Files\ActiveState Software Inc.\, C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ActiveState Software Inc.\ and C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ActiveState Software Inc.\.

NOTE: We recommend only for advanced computer users, manually edit the registry and remove ActivePerl (Windows) because deleting any single registry error leads to a serious problem or even a system crash.