Vivaldi uninstall doesn't remove files


Graulges

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I uninstalled Vivaldi browser because it was sluggish starting. Brave and Edge pretty much instant, Vivaldi several seconds. Anyway I was browsing my programs drive and I found the Vivaldi folder was still there and all the files inside it. I'll get rid of it, no problem but shouldn't it be removed by the uninstall if the program is properly written and implemented?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22635.3575
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550M DS3H
    Memory
    16 Gb DDR4 3200 Corsaire Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    On CPU: Radeon Vega 7
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM + Dell U2412M
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    1920x1200 Dell U2412M 1920x1080 Dell U2312HM
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    Crucial CT250P2SSD8 System; Sandisk SDSSDA240G Apps; Seagate 2Tb HDD Data
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    Corsair Bronze 550W
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    No idea, got it from my son
    Cooling
    standard
    Keyboard
    Aukey KM-G12
    Mouse
    Micrsoft bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    3.7 Mbs
    Browser
    Brave / Edge
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    Windows / Malwarebytes
I think the idea is to keep all your profile data in case you need to uninstall and reinstall Vivaldi for some reason.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER Nitro AN16-41
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS Processor 3.2Ghz
    Motherboard
    RB Sierra_PEH (FP7)
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    16GB DDR4 5600mhz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6
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    16" QHD+ 165Hz 16:10 IPS Technology
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    1920 X 1200
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    Hynix HFS001TEJ9X125N : 1024.2 GB
    PSU
    330 Watts
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth.
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    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
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    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
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    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
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    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
Vivaldi has been acting the same for me recently. About 8 seconds to open Vivaldi while Edge opens in 1 second. I tried rebooting Windows 11 with non-Microsoft services disabled and it fixed the problem. Now I have to find out which service is the problem.
1. Open the run box by pressing the Windows Key + R and type msconfig

2. System Configuration Utility box will open and by default you are on general tab.

3. On the General tab, click the selective startup and make sure that load system service and load startup items both have checked mark.

4. Click on services tab

5. Put a check mark on Hide All Microsoft Services > This is a very important part as if you miss to click on this, computer might not boot properly or permanently and will end up on clean installation.

6. Once Hide all Microsoft Services have checked mark on it, click on Disable All

7. Click on the Startup Tab and click open task manager. This will open another window which contains all your startup applications on the administrator account.

8. Disable all application that you're not using. You can simply just click on them and select disable.

9. Click OK , Apply and close the configuration utility

10. If the pc asked you to restart your pc.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX X470-F
    Memory
    Corsair LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8G (32G)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX3080-Ti
    Sound Card
    No
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    Std
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
    SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
    HDD: WD Black 1TB
    PSU
    CORSAIR RMx Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define R6 USB-C Black ATX Mid Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A, Premium CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Phantom
    Mouse
    G502
    Internet Speed
    400mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Windows 11
I think the idea is to keep all your profile data in case you need to uninstall and reinstall Vivaldi for some reason.
Is it necessary to keep the executable and support files for it? Anyway I've got rid of the lot. It will be quite some time before I even think of using it again. Apart from the slow startup it didn't suit me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22635.3575
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550M DS3H
    Memory
    16 Gb DDR4 3200 Corsaire Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    On CPU: Radeon Vega 7
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM + Dell U2412M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 Dell U2412M 1920x1080 Dell U2312HM
    Hard Drives
    Crucial CT250P2SSD8 System; Sandisk SDSSDA240G Apps; Seagate 2Tb HDD Data
    PSU
    Corsair Bronze 550W
    Case
    No idea, got it from my son
    Cooling
    standard
    Keyboard
    Aukey KM-G12
    Mouse
    Micrsoft bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    3.7 Mbs
    Browser
    Brave / Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows / Malwarebytes
I uninstalled Vivaldi browser because it was sluggish starting. Brave and Edge pretty much instant, Vivaldi several seconds. Anyway I was browsing my programs drive and I found the Vivaldi folder was still there and all the files inside it. I'll get rid of it, no problem but shouldn't it be removed by the uninstall if the program is properly written and implemented?
No. Unfortunately tons of files/folders and registry entries will stay there even though you uninstall software. The only true way to delete EVERY file etc is to use an uninstaller software like REVO Uninstaller or IObit Uninstaller. If you use those to install the software it creates a file of every entry made when the software installs and then when you uninstall any software uninstall it by using the Uninstall software and it will then remove evrything otherwise I go through both program file locations via file explorer and delete all the leftover stuff and I am very good with the registry so i go in there and delete everything as well and i use the program Reg Organizer ver 8.91(newest i think currently) and its a great program. Its never messed up my PC yet..lol. Yet i say.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2(OS Build 22631.3527)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    12-Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 4950 MHz (49.5 x 100)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
    Memory
    4 - G Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C16-16GTZNC
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 4.0 x16: PowerColor RX 6800
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 @ AMD K19.2 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 SSD - 4TB
    1 HDD - 2TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Endpoint Security
No. Unfortunately tons of files/folders and registry entries will stay there even though you uninstall software. The only true way to delete EVERY file etc is to use an uninstaller software like REVO Uninstaller or IObit Uninstaller. If you use those to install the software it creates a file of every entry made when the software installs and then when you uninstall any software uninstall it by using the Uninstall software and it will then remove evrything otherwise I go through both program file locations via file explorer and delete all the leftover stuff and I am very good with the registry so i go in there and delete everything as well and i use the program Reg Organizer ver 8.91(newest i think currently) and its a great program. Its never messed up my PC yet..lol. Yet i say.
Thanks for the advice. I never remember to use Revo to install I must get that sorted. I'll do the other stuff when I'm not tired. I don't want to make more mistakes than usual!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22635.3575
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550M DS3H
    Memory
    16 Gb DDR4 3200 Corsaire Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    On CPU: Radeon Vega 7
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM + Dell U2412M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 Dell U2412M 1920x1080 Dell U2312HM
    Hard Drives
    Crucial CT250P2SSD8 System; Sandisk SDSSDA240G Apps; Seagate 2Tb HDD Data
    PSU
    Corsair Bronze 550W
    Case
    No idea, got it from my son
    Cooling
    standard
    Keyboard
    Aukey KM-G12
    Mouse
    Micrsoft bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    3.7 Mbs
    Browser
    Brave / Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows / Malwarebytes
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