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How To Uninstall The MyTunes Facebook App

Intro

I came across a seemingly interesting app the other day on Facebook called MyTunes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work.

On the other hand, what it does do is occupy nearly 900mb of RAM when it’s running! 90% of a GB! Literally, an electronic paperweight that automatically loads every time you start your computer. (I’m assuming these figures will be largely dependent upon the size of your iTunes music library.)

What it, also, does not do is uninstall easily. Neither does the author’s site offer instructions on how to uninstall it. Most times, the site doesn’t even work.

Overall, this app is shit. So, here’s how to rid yourself of it.

Instructions

The first step is to remove MyTunes from your Facebook apps.

The second step is to end the process on your computer. You might see the icon on your taskbar, a yellow smiley face. (That smiley face is not so innocuous, as that little face is occupying, depending on your computer, 90% of your computer’s resources.)

In order to end this process, go to your task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). Go to the “Processes” tab and look for “MyTunes.exe.” You’ll also see how much memory this program is using on this screen.

Click on “MyTunes.exe,” then click on “End Process.”

Now the fun part. Manually uninstalling a shitty application. Awesome.

Now, I’m using Windows Vista. This program installed itself into…

  • C:\Users\<User>\MyTunes

If you’re using XP, or another operating system, you’re on your own. Do a search for “MyTunes.exe” on your computer and you’ll end up finding it.

Delete the MyTunes folder.

Next is the tough part. Removing the registry entries. So, click “Start,” then “Run.” In the box, type in “regedit” and hit Enter. This opens the Registry Editor.

In the Registry Editor, click Edit/Find. In the “Find what:” box, type “MyTunes,” and hit Enter. This will bring up entries that involve this app.

When an entry comes up that has MyTunes in it, delete it. There will be quite a few of them, but don’t give up. It will be worth it, in the end.

I was going to give a list of each entry, but it would have been too laborious. Simply keep searching for “MyTunes” and deleting the entries that come up.

After you delete an entry, hit F3, and this will search for the next registry entry with MyTunes in it. Delete it.

Conclusion

It sure would have been nice if the creator of this app made an Uninstall option, or even had it appear in the “Add/Remove Programs” menu in Windows. Maybe even wrote a help file to assist in this process?

Anyway, I hope this helps. And if you haven’t installed this app yet, DON’T!

Read a book. It’s good for you.

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  1. George Collins
    Sunday July 12, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Thanks for your help. This application was a nightmare to deal with.

  2. Maria
    Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    I’m running XP and have googled for instructions on how to uninstall… can’t find any! You might be my only hope… can you help!??!!

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