How To Uninstall Kermit 95 Manually

Max Evarts, Jan 2003
The Kermit Project - Columbia University

Most recent update: Mon Jan 23 13:04:18 2006

The best way to handle installation and uninstallation is through the standard tools offered by the InstallShield installation routines. Uninstalling Kermit 95 is usually just matter of using Add and Remove Programs to remove it. Sometimes, however, the automatic method runs into trouble, and then you'll have to uninstall by hand.

Version 1.1.20 and earlier were not installed with InstallShield, and so can't be uninstalled using "Add or Remove Programs"; you have to do it the old-fashioned way: (1) Make sure K95 is not running; (2) Start a Command (CMD) or "MS-DOS" window; (3) type "cd \k95" (or CD to whatever other directory you installed K95 in); (4) Type "cd .." to go up one level; (5) Type "deltree k95" or "del /s /q k95" (depending on which OS you have). If this fails, you might have to reboot and try again.

Optional Pre-Uninstall step:
If you are still able to run the Kermit 95 program (K95.EXE or K95G.EXE) it would be a good idea to do so and then type:

echo \v(appdata)
echo \v(common)

and record the pathnames that these two commands return. You'll need them later.

  1. First make sure that you are not running any of the Kermit 95-related executables. Shut down K95.EXE, K95G.EXE and/or K95DIAL.EXE. Also, check the Task Manager (NT, 2000 or XP) or the Close Program Dialog (95, 98 or Me) for the following process:


    which tends to stay loaded in memory. If you find it, end it.

  2. Delete the appropriate "Kermit 95" program directory. This is installed in Program Files by default and may be called "Kermit 95", "Kermit 95 2.0", or "Kermit 95 2.1" depending on the version you have installed.

  3. Next you will need to locate and delete a few registry keys. As always, it is a good idea to make a backup copy of your registry before you make any changes to the registry.

    The first step will be to locate the keys associated with the Uninstall information. Once this is deleted then subsequent installations will be able to proceed normally. The best way to do this is to search for the unique GUID that is associated with each installer package. This differs depending on which package you have installed. Here is a list of the most common Kermit 95 install packages and their GUIDs. If you cannot locate any of these, contact us at

    If you installed... Look for this GUID
    2.0 Crypto Versions
      K95 2.0 Full 6399A352-B367-48E9-854B-32DDEDC1D962
      K95 2.0 Bulk 27419FD1-3032-48DF-873F-BCED8FE4D009
      K95 2.0 CU F958E6A3-DEEF-42FE-919D-00D13D350938
      K95 2.0 VBox Crypto Updater F87C954A-3E18-421