How to Remove Password-Protected Programs

By Sabrina Ashley

Many software programs offer an extra layer of security. These programs require a password to run or uninstall the program. For financial software and other programs that contain sensitive and confidential information, password protection provides safety. Removing password protected programs takes just a few steps.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Click on "Control Panel.

Step 3

Click "Programs," and then click "Programs and Features" for Vista and Windows 7.

Step 4

Search the program list for the password-protected program you want to uninstall. Click on it.

Step 5

Click the "Uninstall" button for Vista and Windows 7.

Step 6

Enter the program's password when prompted to do so. Hit the "Enter" key.

Step 7

Confirm removal of the program.

Restart your computer.