QuickTime Removal - How to Completely Remove QuickTime on Windows XP

Published: 13th July 2010
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Yesterday, a friend told me that his iTunes along with QuickTime was corrupted because of the Trojan virus. What's worse, when he was going to re-download iTunes he was told that he need to remove QuickTime before fully downloading the iTunes product. So, how can you heal this frustrated situation? The following is a cure.

For the first thing, you should check in the C disk of your computer to see if the four directories (listed below) that iTunes left on your system still exist before the QuickTime removal:

C:Program FilesApple Software Update
C:Program FilesBonjour
C:Program FilesiPod
C:Program FilesiTunes
C:Program FilesQuickTime

If you couldn't remove them thru Add/ Remove Programs on the control panel. Then, you should go back to the Programs Files in the C disk and manually delete the folder of Quick Time by right clicking it.

For the second thing, please check in the Registry Editor and manually delete the registry keys as below:
HKEY_CURRENT _USER/Software/Apple Computer, Inc.
HKEY_CURRENT _USER/Software/Apple Computer, Inc./iTunes
HKEY_CURRENT _USER/Software/Apple Computer, Inc./iTunes/Parental Controls
HKEY_CURRENT _USER/Software/Apple Computer, Inc./Quick Time

As for how to open the Registry Editor, first you should go to the Start menu and click "Run". Then, type in "regedit' in the pop up box and expand these two main registry keys, HKEY_CURRENT _USER/Software and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/.

For the last thing, if it is impossible for you to take you own risk to manually remove all traces of QuickTime due to your little computer knowledge, or you are not so confident that you can do the QuickTime removal by yourself with the instructions given.

There is actually a removal tool can help you do the job to uninstall QuickTime. It also can help you uninstall all the other iTunes products automatically with a few clicks.


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