Can’t Uninstall Autodesk Application Manager?

Having (had) an extremely hard time uninstalling Autodesk Application Manager? Got Plan B for this troublesome question? Want more options that work for you?

First off, you may have noticed that the said AAM has been upgraded to “Autodesk desktop app” since March 2016, according to an official knowledge article at Autodesk[dot]com. If you’re using other builds of Application Manager, please check this weekly troubleshooting know-how for updated information. In case you missed our video guide (Please see attached file at YouTube), we are excited that a truly practical illustrated guide is finally now on our blog for real and specifically for starters.

As you can read below, it provides a complete overview of how to uninstall Autodesk Application Manager manually. Meantime, adding the industry-leading uninstall tool (please click on the animated "Download" gif image) to your computer will lend you a hand when something unexpected happens (like the following reported "Error: There has been an error. The removeAdAppMgr.dat file cannot be found and is required to uninstall the application, aborting."). Note that, in this specific case, the word "application" means the aforementioned AAM, without doubt. Then, what was going wrong?

One MORE thing: frequently, that Manager comes along uninvitedly because of the software installation settings. For interest, the setup of Maya 2016 would also tell you that "You have successfully installed… ‘AAM’". Then, please get ready for some possibly unhandled exception after erasing AAM from your system – just bear that in mind.

(Note: I’m not saying that’s going to happen, I’m just saying it might be a small possibility.)

About Application Manager

A deskop tool that helps you stay current with the latest updates for all of your installed Autodesk applications and Suites, by delivering timely messages about new Service Packs, Hot Fixes, and other important files (as soon as) as they become available…

How to Uninstall Autodesk Application Manager?

There are so many how-to guides published every minute that you may spend much time just re-trying or re-reading those search engine results pages (SERPs). If you’re just starting working on Windows, we have attached an uninstaller PRO for your OS and up-to-date tips that would be most worth your click, and your valuable time. Now, please feel free to use the most accurate information to get rid of your own build of AdAppMgr.exe on your computer.

Part One mainly shows how to Uninstall Autodesk Application Manager on a Windows 10 computer:

For one, I don’t want to be ridiculous but it’s probably a better idea to save or move those downloaded software packages for later use during software mantenance and repair. To do so, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Check the "Show hidden icons" area on the taskbar.
  • Double click on unwanted client.
  • Hit the Settings link when you see the following "Main View".
  • Now, navigate to the FILES tab below. Check and move those local updates and/or shared files that have been stored in the Documents folder.

Second, in most cases, active background processes work separately and frequently communicate with the server, which in turn, limits any chance of uninstalling an unwanted app/application smoothly. This too means you should the task below:

  • Try exiting the running update agent properly.
  • Answer the Yes option to the question window below.
  • Run Task Manager with the following key combination: Ctrl (Control) + Alt + Del (Delete).
  • Check the Processes tab, look into the following "Background processes" and right click on the running "Autodesk Application Manager (32 bit)": find out the default installation folder on your disk, and terminate that said item manually, later.
  • Close WTM. Type App fea[tures] in your Windows 10’s search box. Choose the "Best match" (as shown below).
  • Wait while your system loads the installed projects.
  • Hit the required app, click on the grey Uninstall tab pinned to the top right corner and, hit the latter Uninstall tab to trigger the uninstall wizard.
  • So far, so good: hit the Yes button on the following User Account Control window.
  • Sit tight while your OS is processing your request.
  • Now, apply the Yes option to the Question info box below.
  • Click on the Yes tab below to confirm that you want to uninstall Autodesk Application Manager.
  • Wait a bit while the Setup application is finalizing your request for removing the program.
  • Press the OK button on the following Info window saying "Uninstallation completed".
  • Save your job, restart your 10.
  • And here’s the sad truth: your 10 alone does not get the job completely. Everybody knows that reducing those potentially useless junk files and/or identifiable part is really important to computer performance and stability: remember to un-install Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) – 11.0.60610.
  • Furthermore, as a precaution, some improper modification (e.g., moving, deletion, etc.) of file system and/or registry settings could lead to boosting the chances of causing your OS to crash and to stop working unexpectedly. Seriously, the perfect uninstall tool will def. help you reach the goal in minutes.

Part Two is a simplified guide on how to uninstall Autodesk Application Manager on a Windows 8 & 7

  • Save your personal data.
  • Try ending the following 2 processes directly with Task Manager.
  • Press the Windows key.
  • Choose the Search feature.
  • Check your own Apps menu. Right click on the target program, hit the Uninstall icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • Check your "Uninstall or change a program" list, locate your own version of AAM, and launch the Uninstall/Change option.
  • Answer the same Question and repeat the instructions above as listed.

In addition, here are some simple everyday tips to help make the best of the install of Application Manager:

  • Go to the said Settings portion.
  • Check out the GENERAL tab, disable the option "Automatically start when you log into the computer". This change helps reduce the boot time of your PC.
  • Regularly check the default download locations of those Autodesk-related updates to free up your valuable disk space.
  • Go to the ALERTS tab, uncheck "Show desktop alert windows" so you can prevent some pup-ups from appearing in your Windows.

Caution: huge increase in Foistware and tech scammers

Over the past few years, iWinPage Team have seen a massive growth in junkware and other unwelcome installations, and while those threats may seem like zero-risk business, there are some things we IT experts want you to keep your head up. Moreover, please beware that even some top-rated security program does not even pick up those low-risk PUAs. In reality, recent studies finds that aggressive fake IT support scammers and/or scareware-like domains have teamed up with crapware, PUP and alike. Nonetheless, we are always ready for potential encounters so you will be protected from whatever they may become.

We will also share simple yet effective guidelines how to proactively keep your operating system protected:

  •  It’s highly recommended to download your app/application from the official source, but even so, scan your download with an up-to-date security program and, beware of those optional installations and, learn how to customize the install process of the downloaded setup file.
  • As for existing installations, keep them up-to-date and, in the meanwhile, try customizing the default software settings.
  • Back up your personal stuff time to time, and keep those data on removal device. And, for additional protection, you had better lock your external hard drive and/or other portable storage devices (PSDs) with a strong password.

Last but not least, we too encourage submission of original step-by-step instructions that tell how you uninstall the said Application Manager fully and effectively. We are also very happy with the opportunity to be a part of your digital world. In order for us to understand your vision of how iWinPage can be a part of your solution, we hope you can help us understand the goals that you want to accomplish. Perhaps then we can direct you more precisely to that result. Please just take an extra moment of your spare time to provide us with some insight as to what you are hoping we can and will help you accomplish!

Now you:

1) What do you use this post for?
2) Does our recommendation help resolve your problems?
3) Any suggestions or comments?
4) Is it okay to uninstall "extra" versions of Microsoft Visual C++?


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