How To Uninstall TightVNC in Windows 10

We put this guide together to help users learn how to uninstall TightVNC in Windows 10.

We researched all possible uninstall methods and chose the 2 easiest ones, which we teach in this guide.

Below you will find the clickable table of contents, this is designed to make orientation in our guide easier for you.

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How to uninstall TightVNC in Windows 10 – method one

In this first method, we will show you how to uninstall TightVNC using the search bar

Step 1 – locate search bar

This first step is an easy one, locate your Windows sear bar. You can find it in the bottom left corner of your screen.

how to uninstall tightvnc method one step 1

Step 2 – type TIGHTVNC into search bar

After you managed to locate your search bar, type TIGHTVNC into it (not necessary to press enter), Windows will now suggest you few matching search results.

how to uninstall tightvnc method one step 2

Step 3 – locate TightVNC among search results

As we mentioned in the step above, you will now see a list of search results suggested by Windows, so you will have to locate TightVNC Viewer among them. Important note – the result we are looking for is marked as APP!

how to uninstall tightvnc method one - step 3

Step 4 – right click TightVNC, then click uninstall

Now that you located TightVNC Viewer among your search results you will have to click on it with the right mouse button, then select and click on UNINSTALL from the drop-down menu.

click uninstall

Step 5 – OPTIONAL – remove temporary files

Congrats, you just uninstalled TightVNC from your computer. Now let’s discuss temporary files that Windows creates, but does not remove automatically.

Temporary files are pieces of data that programs store on your computer to hold information temporarily. Also, Windows has many different temporary file types e.g. leftover data after installing a new version, upgrade logs, error reporting, temporary Windows installation files, and more.

As you can see these add up pretty quickly and if not removed on a regular basis, these files will accumulate, slow down your computer and take up valuable hard drive space.

But don’t worry yet, professional programs are available for you, to help you with removing temporary files. We personally use and recommend SPECIAL UNINSTALLER, which is very easy to learn, takes care of this tasks in just a few clicks and won’t cost you more than dinner for two.


If you don’t want to spend your money, but won’t mind the learning curve and have time to invest, you can remove temporary files for free too. For this purpose, we put together step by step guide, that you can read here.

How to uninstall TightVNC in Windows 10 – method two

If you’d like to learn the additional uninstallation methods, then in this method you will learn how to uninstall programs via Windows own uninstaller.

Step 1 – type REMOVE into search bar

As we explained in the method above, Windows 10 search is located in the bottom left corner of your screen. Got it? Good. Now type REMOVE in there.

how to uninstall tightvnc method two

Step 2 – Locate and click on ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS

You will now see search results suggested by Windows, so you will have to locate ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS. Click on it to start the Windows uninstaller

remove tightvnc - open settings

Step 3 – type TIGHTVNC into uninstaller search bar

You just opened part of Windows settings, which shows you a list of all programs that are installed on your computer. To help you locate TightVNC among all installed programs we suggest you use the provided search bar. See the below picture for reference.

search bar to search installed programs

Now just type TightVNC into the provided search bar to help you filter the program list.

type tight into the search bar

Step 4 – click on TightVNC and click uninstall

Click on the program name, (in our case, it’s TightVNC) to reveal the first uninstall button. And you will see a second uninstall button appear, that is the system’s way of asking for confirmation to proceed. To start the uninstall, you will have to click it as well, if you need extra clarification, then see below picture.

confirm uninstall by clicking uninstall button

Step 5 – click on

Now you will see the uninstallation process start and your computer will eventually tell you that system cannot be updated or changed while the computer is running. Click on OK to finish uninstall, then restart your computer to finish the uninstallation.

confirm uninstall by clicking ok

Step 6 – OPTIONAL – remove temporary files

We already discussed why it is important to remove temporary files from your computer, so if this topic interests you, please check our comments from step 5 of method one.

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