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Linux - Uninstalling the PIA App using the In-App Uninstaller


Step 1: Disconnect.

Ensure that you are disconnected from the VPN. You can do so by right-clicking the application icon in the system tray or menu bar and clicking Disconnect, or by clicking the power button within the application controls.

Step 2: Open Settings.

Once disconnected the PIA tray icon will appear as a lock with a slash through it. After disconnecting, open the Settings window by right clicking the application icon in the system tray, or by clicking the three vertical dots located at the top right-hand side of the application controls and clicking Settings.

Step 3: Help Tab.

Navigate to the Help Tab within the Settings Menu. Under this Tab, click Uninstall Private Internet Access.

Step 4: Finish.

To complete the Uninstall you will then be prompted by the Terminal requesting to proceed with the uninstallation of the application. You will need to Type y and hit Enter. The Terminal might also ask you to enter your sudo/root password:

After entering your sudo password the Terminal will proceed and uninstall the application. Once completed press any key to continue and close the terminal window.

The app is now uninstalled! If you would like to reinstall the application please view our Installation Guide for Linux here.

If you encounter any issues uninstalling our application via the process above, please refer to the Guide Linux- Uninstalling the PIA App through the Terminal as your next step. If the issue continues please contact our support here.

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First published: 14/05/2019

Last updated: Sep 25, 2020 by Travis H