How do I completely uninstall spotify?

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Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify? (web player firefox 20.0.1)

Ralphy4th
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I knew other people would be having a problem with this.

 

Windows 7:

 

Click the start button, type "%appdata%" into it without the quotation marks.

Delete the folder marked spotify

 

If it says that spotify is open, then right click spotify on the taskbar and click quit spotify.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

womble
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i am still getting this issue, but with a browser help device embedded on my firefox browser that i DIDNT ask for!!!

and there is NOWHERE to get rid of it!!! NO WHERE!

 

and now i am getting spotify login page appearing everytime i bring a webpage up. instead of the page i type in my browser url field, i get the spotify login page, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER REGISTERED or even used spotify. and dont need to anyhow.

 

the control panel option dosnt work for me because of that, and none of the spotify support were at all interested in helping me whejn i posted a similar request as yours a few weeks back. now i have an embedded device (with spotify logo on it) called "spotify web player) that i didnt want, and getting their page popping up as though its a hijacker home-page!!!!

 

and i am finding not a trace of it in "about:config:, unless its using a "stealth" name

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

Peter__
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@womble wrote:

i am still getting this issue, but with a browser help device embedded on my firefox browser that i DIDNT ask for!!!

and there is NOWHERE to get rid of it!!! NO WHERE!

 

and now i am getting spotify login page appearing everytime i bring a webpage up. instead of the page i type in my browser url field, i get the spotify login page, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER REGISTERED or even used spotify. and dont need to anyhow.

 

the control panel option dosnt work for me because of that, and none of the spotify support were at all interested in helping me whejn i posted a similar request as yours a few weeks back. now i have an embedded device (with spotify logo on it) called "spotify web player) that i didnt want, and getting their page popping up as though its a hijacker home-page!!!!

 

and i am finding not a trace of it in "about:config:, unless its using a "stealth" name


Would you be able to post a screenshot of what this Spotify window looks like? 

 

Peter

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Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

Rollo_
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I had this problem and mentioned it in another post just this morning.  Only a clean reinstall of Firefox will solve this.  If you use the control panel to uninstall FF, go to ALL appdata folders [the are more than one, search for them if you have to] and delete anything named Firefox or Mozilla.  Their exact locations are dependent on the version of Windows you are using.

The embedded web player is really only a web page, but something in FF is requesting it to be opened, probably originated on Facebook.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

fvanson
Newbie

Thank you for the description of the uninstall for Spotify on Mac OS X. I must admit that this is a very elaborate process as even the Spotify App is not visible under Applications. When such a process is that extensive it gives me a little the creeps as if this was designed to be difficult in order that regular non-IT-technicl people do not / can not uninstall. Something Spotify really should improve in order not to get a bad reputation.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

bosco
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App Delete works on a Mac.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify? (web player firefox 20.0.1)

d9dave
Regular

I recently installed Spotify - however I noticed that the next time I logged on to my laptop some serious slow down in start up.

After deleting some old programs I noticed Spotify remained.

 

I've tried everything to remove Spotify but its resolutely embedded itself in my laptop, and it is without doubt Spotify that has slowed down my laptop.

 

It leaves me very suspicious of Spotify and what harm or spying it is doing.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify? (web player firefox 20.0.1)

Joe
Community Legend

Hi. Your suspicions are totally unfounded. If you want to uninstall the desktop client, just follow the instructions in this FAQ, omitting the final step.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify? (web player firefox 20.0.1)

d9dave
Regular

Thank you Joe

 

I,ve followed steps and restarted laptop

 

But from powering on to sign in screen took several minutes which didn't happen before I installed Spotify

I logged on and again a long delay in laptop waiting for Spotify to intiliase even though I had just deleted it!

 

So i now have major slowing down of my laptop and Spotify seems embedded in laptop.

 

 

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify? (web player firefox 20.0.1)

Peter__
Community Legend

@d9dave - Are you trying to remove Spotify from the laptop completely or are you just having performance issues but you want to use the service? 

 

Peter

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