How to uninstall ScreenConnect / ConnectWise Control

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Something I am met with for time-to-time is users who report having unwanted 3rd party access to their computers, this can be legitimate, such as an old IT service provider or malicious like from a Microsoft support scam; it is known that ScreenConnect / ConnectWise Control has been used in support scams (as with almost every other support tool as well).

Knowing how to uninstall ScreenConnect is therefore a really important skill in effecting basic cyber security.


I’m going to cover two main methods to uninstalling ScreenConnect / ConnectWise Control, the first is the GUI method, by using menus in Windows:


Basic method (GUI)

If you don’t know what a GUI is, do not fret! follow this guide and be free of ScreenConnect:

  1. Open Control Panel ‘Programs and Features:
    Press and hold the Windows Key and then press ‘R’, type into run ‘Appwiz.cpl’:
    Run prompt to open Control Panel 'Programs and Features'
  2. A list of installed programs will display, select ‘ScreenConnect Client’ and click ‘Uninstall’:
    Uninstall ScreenConnect
  3. After clicking ‘Uninstall’, you may be prompted for an administrator password, if you don’t know what this is, you will need permission from your computer administrator.

Advanced method (WMIC Command)

If you don’t know what a GUI is or a Command Prompt window, stick to the basic method! This advanced method can have unintended consequences if you don’t know what you are doing.

Run the following WMIC command in an elevated Batch script or CMD command:

WMIC Product Where “Name Like ‘ScreenConnect Client'” Call Uninstall /NoInteractive

That’s it!

I would appreciate to hear from you in the comments if you have any suggestions or better methods you would like to see here.

2 thoughts on “How to uninstall ScreenConnect / ConnectWise Control”

  1. I removed it but it comes back in a day or two….
    Any further thoughts on how to permanently remove it?

    1. Hello Chris,

      It could be that your computer was once managed by an external IT company and that there is some management software in addition to ScreenConnect which is reinstalling ScreenConnect.

      I would suggest contacting the external IT company, if they are legitimate and they didn’t cold call you as part of a scam.

      Another option is to wipe the computer and start fresh, if those people who had access to your computer where scammers.

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