Many users want to remove Urban VPN but aren’t sure how. The provider has great marketing that offers free VPN services for Twitch, Discord, Disney+, Reddit, Roblox, and so on. Hence, users often install the software for one-off or short-term use. They frequently forget about it for a while or need to get rid of it after it’s useful no more. Others complain about being unaware the VPN was ever installed or deem it untrustworthy because it may log personal data. Also, some nefarious individuals may pretend to be Urban VPN and mask their malicious software. With that said, let’s demonstrate how to uninstall Urban VPN.
Word of advice — We always suggest updating Urban VPN or trying it on a different device before you eradicate it from your system if you’re experiencing problems. The software is free and non-commercial, after all.
1. Uninstall Urban VPN browser extensions
Most users either go for the Windows version of Urban VPN or one of their free add-ons/extensions for browsers. Once these are no longer required, you can remove browser extensions for Urban VPN this way:
- Google Chrome — Click the puzzle icon in the upper right corner. Click the three-dot icon next to Urban, then Remove from Chrome. If you don’t see it, scroll down to Manage extensions then click the Remove button.
- Microsoft Edge — Their Edge “Urban Free VPN proxy Unblocker” extension is exclusively available on Microsoft Store. Select the three-dot button then select Extensions from the drop-down menu → Find the extension on the “Installed extensions” list → Click on Remove → Select Remove to confirm.
- Mozilla Firefox — Click the hamburger menu, then go to Add-ons and Themes → Extensions. Click the three horizontal dots icon next to Urban VPN → Pick Remove.
2. Uninstalling Urban VPN on Windows
The Windows software Urban VPN provider delivers seems to be the most used software. However, most users are unaware that by installing it, you consent to have your network resources and potentially IP address used by the virtual private network. It seems like a community-driven effort to help everyone, and the service promises to protect your security, privacy, and personal information, by replacing your IP and using leak protection and encryption. However, it’s still sketchy for some users. If you’re one of those, you can delete the Urban VPN software for Windows this way:
- Terminate the VPN connection.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for “remove” and choose Add or remove programs.
- Find Urban VPN under “Apps & features”, click it, and select Uninstall.
- Pick Uninstall again, then go through the quick uninstallation wizard. Urban VPN will disappear from the list afterward. Optionally, restart your computer.
Troubleshooting and thorough Urban VPN software removal
You may have to open Task Manager (search for it in the Start menu, right-click the taskbar then select it, or press Ctrl + Alt + Delete) to kill the process before removal. Switch to the Details tab, find “urban vpn.exe” on the list, right-click it, and select End process tree. Additionally, if you fear that some remnants exist after deleting, you can erase all traces by removing Urban VPN from Windows Registry:
- Click the Start menu by using the Windows key.
- Type “regedit” and select Registry Editor or regedit.
- Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard and type “Urban VPN” in the “Find in Page” window.
- Delete all mentions of the VPN software.
3. Use the Mac uninstallation procedure to remove Urban VPN
Mac users are used to Apple protecting their privacy and security, so the fact the app may share data is concerning. Whether that’s the reason or software malfunction, follow these steps to uninstall the Urban VPN software for Mac:
- Disconnect from the VPN in the app.
- Launch the Applications section of the operating system via Finder, dock, or Spotlight.
- Find the “Urban VPN” software on the list, then click, hold, and drag it to the Trash Bin for Mac.
- Since the folder with the Urban VPN icon contains all necessary data (unlike on Windows), Mac can remove the application after you confirm the removal.
If you experience any problems, the software may still be running in the background. To kill it:
- Press Command + Option + Escape to launch “Force Quit Utility”.
- Select Urban VPN on the list then choose Force Quit.
- To confirm the process is inactive, open Show All Processes. If you find it, highlight it then pick End Process.
4. Remove the VPN app on Android
If the reason you’re removing the software is the fact it sells data to third parties on Android, don’t fret. You can opt out and use the Premium version via in-app purchases in this fashion:
- Open the Urban VPN Android application.
- Tap the menu on the left side or the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
- Go to About.
- When presented with the option to “Opt-out from data sharing”, select Opt-Out.
- You can now only use the Premium version.
We also understand that not everyone enjoys the app. Thus, the uninstallation of the Urban VPN application on Android works this way:
- Disconnect from the server and exit the app.
- Tap and press the Urban VPN icon on the home page.
- When it begins to float, drag it to the “Uninstall” section on the screen (usually in the upper right corner). Otherwise, select Uninstall when prompted.
- Confirm the removal and the application will be erased.
5. Remove the iOS and iPadOS Urban VPN application
Erasing the Urban VPN app for iOS and iPadOS is equally easy as on Mac and Android, and works like this:
- Long press the application icon on the home screen.
- When it begins to shake or has a cross appear in one corner, tap the cross.
- When prompted, choose the Delete App option, then Delete to confirm your decision.
Make sure that the VPN app isn’t on the Backround App Refresh list, or else it will be running in the background and may prevent removal. To check, go to Settings → General → Background App Refresh → Background App Refresh again → Toggle the switch next to Urban VPN to off and select Off → Back in the top left corner.
Using third-party uninstaller software (Optional)
Since users worry whether Urban VPN is spying on them and collecting and sharing data with unauthorized parties, many want to use it for a period, then wipe all traces. Sadly, built-in uninstallers aren’t always meticulous and leave bits of data behind. Therefore, you can employ free or paid uninstaller software that will remove the app. It then scans your computer or device for remains on your storage and wipes them too.