4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2009 3:03 PM by jbenson@oper8 RSS

    remove adobe air

    survivor1940 Community Member
      Can anyone PLEASE help me to remove adobe air from my system. I am using windows xp and have tried add/remove programs but that doesn't work.
        • 1. Re: remove adobe air
          Jeff Swartz Community Member
          From http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb403150&sliceId=2:

          To remove Adobe AIR on Windows, do the following:

          1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
          2. Open the Add or Remove Programs panel.
          3. Select Adobe AIR to remove the runtime.
          4. Click the Change/Remove button.
          • 2. Re: remove adobe air
            survivor1940 Community Member
            I tried that but it doesn't remove it.
            • 3. Re: remove adobe air
              Community Member

              I would try removing the program via the standard add/remove programs dialog as the above posted already detailed..


              1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
              2. Open the Add or Remove Programs panel.
              3. Select Adobe AIR to remove the runtime.
              4. Click the Change/Remove button.

               

              If you're on Vista or Windows 7, the steps may vary slightly but it should be pretty much the same.

               

              Your other option is brute-forcing the removal and scrubbing any trace of Adobe AIR from your system and registry. It's a pretty effective utility in diagnosing broken programs and removing those stubborn broken uninstallers. If all else, remove it with the perfect uninstaller utility. It's a paid product but it's worth the one-time fee. You can put it on three systems at a time, and use it forever. I had to download it last week when my Adobe Photoshop started crashing and I couldn't uninstall it. I spent hours trying to uninstall manually then just broke down and used the utility and it took literally seconds. lol, I couldn't believe it.

              • 4. Re: remove adobe air
                jbenson@oper8 Community Member

                I would probably try a bit more free before I tried any paid etc.

                 

                It would help if you could describe what happens when you try to uninstall Adobe AIR.  Do you get any error messages?

                 

                You can also try Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.  A post here that's a bit data describes using it to remove AIR and an AIR application (twhirl) but the directions could apply to any AIR application + runtime: http://www.zoliblog.com/tag/adobe-air/

                 

                Windows Installer Cleanup Utility: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

                 

                hope that helps.