How to Uninstall Valorant [Free & Complete]

Does Valorant take up a significant space on your disk? This post will offer a step-by-step guide to teach you how to uninstall Valorant and its related files.

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If you've tried out Riot Games' latest first-person shooter, Valorant, but found it's not quite your cup of tea, you may be looking for a way to uninstall the game from your computer. However, you may receive an error message when you uninstall Valorant. Below is a real case from Reddit:

Valorant has an anti-cheat program installed without asking me for permission. I tried to uninstall the game, but there was no uninstall.exe in Windows "system control." I got the error message, "The product can't be uninstalled because it cannot be found"

Calm down. In this guideline, EaseUS will introduce two effective methods on how to uninstall Valorant completely after exiting the Vanguard.

What to Do Before Uninstalling Valorant

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Before uninstalling Valorant, you need to disable and uninstall Riot Vanguard first, which is the vital part of successfully uninstalling Valorant. Follow the quick steps here to do it:

Step 1. Disable Vanguard.

  • Right-click the Vanguard icon on the taskbar and choose the "Exit Vanguard" option.
  • Then, a prompt will open. Click "Yes" to end the Vanguard anti-cheat service.

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Step 2. Uninstall Vanguard.

  • Press "Windows + I" to launch Windows Settings. Enter the "App" tab.
  • Locate Valorant from the installed Apps and choose "Uninstall." 

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After you are done, you can refer to the two effective ways below to uninstall Valorant without leftover files.

🔍Further Information: How Big Is Valorant [All You Need to Know]

How to Uninstall Valorant - 2 Ways

 Whether uninstalling Valorant is due to a change in gaming preferences or simply wanting to free up disk space, in this section, we will walk you through step-by-step instructions, providing a hassle-free approach to removing Valorant from your PC or laptop. 

Way 1. Uninstall Valorant Automatically via Free Game Uninstaller

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Below is the full guide on how to use EaseUS Todo PCTrans:

Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall your apps and repair your damaged apps. 


Step 2. All of apps installed on your PC, choose the selected one you want to uninstall or repair. (If your uninstall process fails, you can click the small triangle icon and select "Delete".)

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Step 3. Click "Uninstall". (If you want to repair apps, click the icon right behind "Uninstall" and choose "Repair".)

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Way 2. Manually Uninstalling Valorant and Related Data

Another way to uninstall Valorant is to remove this game and its leftover files from Windows Settings manually. Follow the steps:

Part 1. Uninstall Valorant via Window Settings

Step 1. Press the "Windows + I" shortcut keys to bring up the Windows Settings.

Step 2. Choose "App" and find Valorant. Locate it and select "Uninstall."

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Part 2. Remove the Leftover Files via File Explorer

Step 1. Press "Windows + E" to enter the File Explorer. Navigate to the following location:

C:\Riot Games

Step 2. You will see the Riot Games directory. Choose all and delete.

These steps will help you thoroughly remove the Valorant from your computer.

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This article discussed the comprehensive tutorial on how to uninstall Valorant, including exiting and removing Riot Vanguard and uninstalling Valorant and its leftover files. Manually removing this game may be time-consuming. Therefore, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is your best choice as it simplifies the uninstallation process with its handy features.

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FAQs on How to Uninstall Valorant

For more valuable information, follow and read this FAQ part to find what you want to learn:

1. How do you completely uninstall Riot Client?

Riot Client is an executable application that cannot be removed from the Control Panel. What you should do is remove its installation folder and use EaseUS Partition Master to clear related data after uninstalling Riot Client.

2. Is it okay to uninstall Riot Vanguard?

Riot Vanguard must be active throughout League of Legends gaming and while the League Client is available in order to protect the integrity of players' games. You won't be able to play Riot Vanguard if you try to remove or quit.

🚩Read More: How to Uninstall League of Legends [Free Tips]

3. How do I delete my Riot account?

You must submit a ticket to Riot Games' customer service in order to have your Valorant account deleted. You can begin this procedure, which will take some time to finish, by selecting the "Submit a Ticket" button located in the upper left corner of your screen.

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