How to uninstall AnyDesk

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AnyDesk is a popular remote access tool that allows users to connect to other devices remotely and work on them as if they were physically present. However, in certain situations, you may want to uninstall AnyDesk from your system. Whether it’s to switch to a different solution, free up space on your device, or for any other reason, I will guide you through the steps to effectively uninstall AnyDesk on different operating systems.

Uninstallation on Windows

Step 1: Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Search for “Control Panel” and open it.

Step 3: Within the Control Panel, select “Programs” or “Programs and Features,” depending on the version of Windows you are using.

Step 4: In the list of installed programs, locate “AnyDesk.”

Step 5: Right-click on “AnyDesk” and select “Uninstall.” Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.

Step 6: Restart your computer to ensure that AnyDesk has been completely uninstalled.

Uninstallation on macOS

Step 1: Open Finder from the dock or by using the Command + Space key combination and then searching for “Finder.”

Step 2: In the left sidebar, select “Applications.” This will display a list of all applications installed on your Mac.

Step 3: Locate “AnyDesk” in the list of applications.

Step 4: Right-click on “AnyDesk” and select “Move to Trash.”

Step 5: Empty the trash to completely remove AnyDesk from your system.

Uninstallation on Linux

Step 1: Open a terminal. This can generally be done from the applications menu or by using the Ctrl + Alt + T key combination.

Step 2: Depending on your system and how you installed AnyDesk, you will need to use specific commands to uninstall it. If you installed it using a package manager like APT, you can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove anydesk

Step 3: If you installed it differently, consult the corresponding documentation to find the appropriate method for uninstalling.

Final Considerations

Uninstalling AnyDesk is a relatively straightforward process on most operating systems. However, it’s important to remember that by removing AnyDesk, you’ll lose the ability to access and control devices remotely. Make sure to have a suitable alternative in mind if you plan to continue with remote system management. Additionally, before uninstalling, save any relevant data, as some uninstallation programs might remove settings and preferences associated with AnyDesk.

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