What is Popcorn Time?

Popcorn Time is a browser extension that claims to improve the Internet experience through providing search among torrent-based websites. Nevertheless, installing Popcorn Time on your computer isn’t a good idea, as, in fact, this program is nothing more than adware. Having Popcorn Time among the browsers add-ons can will result in flooding the web pages with advertising and sudden redirecting to the promoting sites, which can be dangerous. To remove Popcorn Time effectively and safely, please, read the instruction presented on this page.

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How Popcorn Time gets on your PC?

More often people get their system infected with Popcorn Time when downloading and installing some freeware. The adware is inserted in the setup but is hidden in the Default installation mode and the only way to notice its presence and decline the installation is to select Advanced or Custom mode and uncheck the box with Popcorn Time. The adware may also find its way into your system, if you’ve been recently redirected to malicious website by clicking an advertisement or opening a spam message.

How to remove Popcorn Time from your computer?

To uninstall Popcorn Time remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Popcorn Time

Or uninstall Popcorn Time manually.

Step 1: Remove Popcorn Time from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Popcorn Time.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Popcorn Time, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Popcorn Time and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Popcorn Time from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Popcorn Time from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Popcorn Time.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Popcorn Time.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Popcorn Time.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Popcorn Time:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Popcorn Time\


  1. I tried deleting all the files but two remain: init (a text document) and updater (an application). Apparently I cannot delete either because “they are open in an update service”, but according to task master nothing is open.

    • There’s a process in task manager that’s named “Update”. Stop that and you should be able to delete the remaining files.

  2. Alguns dos arquivos estão relacionados aos navegadores que eu uso e ao meu anti-vírus avast, como o libcef.dll e o libGLESv2.dll. Estou com medo de excluir os arquivos e dar problema principalmente no meu anti-vírus. O que faço???!!!

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