Can not uninstall. Don't know how i got Brave in the first place!


Not sure how I got Brave on my laptop. Only thing I did install was a Div-X update. Was Brave hidden in there somewhere? I never asked for it or gave permission to install it.

I can’t uninstall it. When I use the standard W7 “uninstall”, the hour glass appears for a split second, then nothing. No activity, no error message. I really want to uninstall it and I don’t thing just nuking the program folder is the right way.

Help appreciated.



@Packratjohn: If you want to uninstall brave. Please follow the below steps:

  1. Uninstall all Brave versions from Control Panel
  2. Remove BraveSoftware folder from C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware
  3. Remove BraveSoftware from AppData\Local\BraveSoftware
  4. Go into regedit and specifically look for the below two keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BraveSoftware\

Delete BraveSoftware folder from both keys

Answear to your question step 1 to 4 is enough to remove Brave completely from you’re machine.

If you want to install Brave, you can download the setup/.exe from below path:

  1. Download and install brave from

Do let us know if you need any assistence.



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