Popcorn Time Removal Guide

What is Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is an application that is meant to soften your evening by providing a platform for watching films. These films can be downloaded via torrent clients or watched online. Unfortunately, this page is determined as adware since it redirects users to untrustworthy pages and shows deceptive ads. These redirects can be dangerous for your data since they can run executable scripts to cause background infections. Sometimes promotional websites and Popcorn Time itself can ask you to log in or give some personal details, however, because these websites are not certified and non-legitimate, providing your data for third-parties figures can be a huge risk. Although Popcorn Time may seem legitimate and safe, we recommend you to delete it from your computer by using our instructions below.

How Popcorn Time infected your computer

In fact, there is an ocean of ways that could open a window for Popcorn Time. The most obvious is via repacked software that is posted on dubious pages. Whilst installing such programs, users are inclined to overlook custom options like “Advanced” and end up getting infected as a result. The range of offers may vary between browsers, games, search engines, and other tools that seem to be useful. To prevent these infections, you should find and deselect extra software during the set-up. Besides that, adware has also been proficient in being spread through malicious advertisements highlighted with vulgar pictures and headlines as well.

Download Popcorn Time Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Popcorn Time completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Popcorn Time and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version allows you to run a full scan and get one remediation and removal in a 48-hour waiting period for FREE.

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Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove Popcorn Time completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Popcorn Time and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Popcorn Time manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Popcorn Time removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Popcorn Time installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Popcorn Time from Mac OS

Note: Popcorn Time sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “runChmm” or “Popcorn Time” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: Popcorn Time may not quit just by closing it, therefore use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose Popcorn Time in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Remove Popcorn Time from Applications

Remove Popcorn Time from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Popcorn Time might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Popcorn Time or Popcorn Time Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Popcorn Time from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

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Cannot uninstall Popcorn Time

If you can’t uninstall Popcorn Time using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Popcorn Time. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Popcorn Time from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Popcorn Time.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove Popcorn Time from Windows using Control Panel

To start removing Popcorn Time you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Popcorn Time from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Popcorn Time.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Popcorn Time from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Popcorn Time and click Uninstall.

Remove Popcorn Time from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Popcorn Time, click Uninstall.

Remove Popcorn Time from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Popcorn Time from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Popcorn Time in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Popcorn Time in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Popcorn Time

In some cases, Popcorn Time won’t uninstall and gives you message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Popcorn Time. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Popcorn Time folder and files. This happens, because file browser.exe or some service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Popcorn Time in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Popcorn Time

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove Popcorn Time add-on from your browsers

Removing Popcorn Time from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Popcorn Time extension from your browsers manually.


  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Search Manager or Popcorn Time extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Popcorn Time extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Popcorn Time extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Popcorn Time from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Popcorn Time, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Popcorn Time.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Popcorn Time does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Popcorn Time extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

Popcorn Time files:


Popcorn Time folders:

C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Popcorn Time\

Remove following files and folders of Popcorn Time on Mac

~/Library/Application Support/PopcornTime
~/Library/Saved Application State/se.popcorn-time.PopcornTime.savedState
~/Library/Preferences/com.time4popcorn.Popcorn Time.plist

How to protect Windows or Mac OS from adware, like Popcorn Time

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