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How to Remove Zoom exe file?

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(I just tried searching this site for instructions on how to remove Zoom's stubborn exe file, which I understand is notorious, but to my surprise I couldn't find anything  -  or at least anything which leapt off the screen at me.)


I downloaded Zoom's exe file from their own website about an hour ago and I'm now grappling with a situation which I now understand is very common:  if I try to delete it, I just get a message saying 'You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file'  -  and the only options I'm offered are Continue, Skip or Cancel, none of which achieves anything.


This is my home PC I'm talking about, so there IS no administrator, only me.

I appear to have managed to delete the main Zoom software already (which I decided I didn't want if it was going to be anything like its exe file), but as for how to kick the said exe file out..... I'm stumped.


If anyone can shine a light into my darkness, I'd massively appreciate it.  Thank you.


I'm running Windows 7.

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In my computer running win 10 the installers went in to my download folder. I also found them by going to my download history in my browser Firefox.

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If what 123Runner suggests does not help;


Post an Autoruns log for us, see here  


1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.

2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".

3: Click on the "Hide Signed Microsoft and Windows Entries” option.

4: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.

5: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop > when you click on File > Save you will then get the option to Save as type, click the drop down tab, change it to Text and then click the Save button.

6: Attach to your next reply.


Tutorial here

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