How to uninstall NordVPN? The complete guide

By Steven, on July 23, 2023, updated on August 7, 2023 - 4 min read

Are you wondering how to uninstall NordVPN from your device? Look no further, this all-inclusive guide is here to help!

Whether you are using Windows, MacOS, Android, or Linux – this guide has got you covered. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive into it.

How to uninstall NordVPN on Windows?

Ready to say goodbye to NordVPN on your Windows device? Follow these step-by-step instructions and choose the method that suits you best:

Control Panel method: The classic way to uninstall NordVPN on Windows

  1. Click on the Start button and search for Control Panel.
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  1. In Control Panel, go to Programs > Uninstall a program.
  1. Search for the NordVPN app in the list and click on Uninstall.
  1. A permission dialogue box will appear, tap on Yes to grant permission and start the uninstallation process.
  1. Wait for the process to finish, then tap on the Finish button to exit the box.

Apps and Features/Programs: Another simple solution for Windows users

  1. Open the Start Menu and click on “Settings”.
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  1. Go to on “Apps” and Look for NordVPN in the list and select it.
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  1. Click on the Uninstall button to initiate the uninstallation.
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The uninstaller.exe approach: An alternative manual method on Windows

  1. Go to the installation folder of NordVPN (usually located in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)).
  1. Locate the uninstall.exe or uninst000.exe file.
  1. Double-click the file to start the uninstallation process.

Run command prompt technique: A powerful way to remove NordVPN from Windows

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  1. Copy and paste the following uninstallation string into the Run command window: 

C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer{F11DDED0-213C-41B7-B120-514E402A7B53}\NordVPNSetup.exe /i {F11DDED0-213C-41B7-B120-514E402A7B53} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1

  1. Click OK to proceed with the uninstallation.
  1. Follow the instructions to complete the uninstallation.

To delete NordVPN leftovers, you can follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Start icon and click Run.
  1. In the Run box, type “regedit” and click OK.
  1. In the Registry Editor, click on Edit > Find
  1. Type “NordVPN” in the Find what box and click Find Next.
  1. Delete all sub-keys associated with the NordVPN program.
  1. Restart your computer.

How to uninstall NordVPN on MacOS?

Thinking about removing NordVPN from your Mac? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial, which will help you uninstall NordVPN completely and leave no leftovers:

  1. Quit the NordVPN app if it is running.
    • Right-click the NordVPN logo on the Dock and choose Quit.
    • Click the Setup icon on the top left corner near the Apple logo, and select Quit NordVPN.
    • If the previous methods don’t work, force quit NordVPN by pressing Command + Option + Esc, selecting the NordVPN logo in the window, and clicking Force Quit.
  1. Open Finder on your Mac Book.
  1. Go to Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  1. Search for NordVPN and drag & drop it to the Trash bin in the Dock. Alternatively, right-click or Ctrl-click on the NordVPN logo and choose Move to Trash.
  1. Enter the administrator password if prompted and click OK.
  1. Open Finder again and empty the Trash by selecting Empty Trash from the menu bar.

To ensure you’ve thoroughly removed NordVPN, including all its associated files, follow these additional steps:

  1. Launch Finder and go to Go > Go to Folder from the Menu Bar.
  1. Type “~/Library” in the Go to Folder box and press Enter.
  1. In the Library folder, search for “NordVPN” and select “Library” in the search results.
  1. Right-click on each item that appears and choose Move to Trash.
  1. Repeat the same steps for files located in the following folders:
    • /Library/Application Support
    • /Library/Preferences
    • /Library/Caches

It is recommended to back up the Library files before deleting them to avoid any accidental removal of important data.

After following these steps, NordVPN should be completely uninstalled from your Mac, including its components and leftovers. Remember to reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

How to uninstall NordVPN on Android?
Moving on from NordVPN on your Android device? Here’s a detailed tutorial to help you remove the app entirely:

Option 1: Play Store method for hassle-free removal on Android

  1. Go to the Play Store on your Android device.
  1. Search for “NordVPN.”
  1. Tap on the NordVPN logo to open the app page.
  1. Tap on the “Uninstall” button to delete NordVPN from your device.

Option 2: Quick uninstall via your phone’s interface

  1. Navigate to your phone’s home screen or app drawer where the NordVPN app is located.
  1. Tap and hold on the Nord VPN app logo until you see a trash icon appear at the top of your screen.
  1. Drag and drop the Nord VPN app to the trash icon, which represents the uninstall option.
  1. Release your finger to confirm.

Note that these steps provide a comprehensive guide to removing NordVPN from an Android smartphone using either the Play Store or directly from your phone’s interface. Make sure you successfully uninstall the app to avoid any future issues regarding its usage.

How to uninstall Nord VPN on Linux?

Time to say farewell to Nord VPN on your Linux system? Check out this tutorial to remove the app quickly and thoroughly:

  1. Open the terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or searching for “Terminal” in your applications.
  1. Enter the following prompt to uninstall Nord VPN: sudo apt-get –purge remove nordvpn*
  1. Press Enter to execute the prompt. This will remove Nord VPN and its configuration files from your system.

Note that these instructions cover only Debian-based distributions, such as Ubuntu. If you use a different Linux distribution, consult the appropriate package manager’s documentation for details on uninstalling apps.

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Uninstalling NordVPN : the bottom line

In conclusion, this complete guide has walked you through the process of uninstalling Nord VPN from Windows, MacOS, Android, and Linux devices. Here are some key points to remember:

  • Always quit NordVPN before uninstalling it.
  • For Windows, you have multiple options like Control Panel and Run command prompt to uninstall NordVPN completely.
  • On MacOS, delete all associated files in “~/Library” after moving the app to Trash to ensure a thorough removal.
  • For Android, you can either use the Play Store or uninstalling it directly from your phone.
  • On Linux, use the prompt “sudo apt-get –purge remove nordvpn*” (for Debian-based systems).

Remember to follow each step carefully and exercise caution while uninstalling software from your device. If you have any questions or need further help with the steps provided in this guide, feel free to consult the support community for your specific device.

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