System Cleanup

If you have done testing of MASQ in the past, this is very important!

Please uninstall and perform below system cleanup

  1. Open Task Manager

  2. Navigate/Find to the Services tab

  3. Locate 'MASQ Daemon' and right click it and select "Stop" service.

  4. Then you can delete the MASQNode.exe file from the previous installation directory under your installation directory (in Windows this is default under 'Program Files')

You will need to end the background serviceMASQNode(named MASQDaemon or MASQNode) on your machine if this is still running after an uninstall of a MASQ Beta software.

All previous MASQ installers, directories and databases will need to be deleted. Ensure you follow the steps below to prepare your system before you install the latest MASQ software

You can also use the Windows batch file to handle all of this is a few simple clicks below!

A few Windows 10 users have reported that their logs and node-data.db file may appear in this filepath: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ

Using Scripts to Clean Setup Files

You can utilize a batch file to quickly delete cache, logs and database files in between installing/uninstalling Beta versions.

Here are some suggested command scripts users can employ:

sc stop "MASQDaemon" && sc config "MASQDaemon" start=disabled
@RD /S /Q "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ"

You can also follow these steps to create a one-click batch file to run on Windows!

  1. Create new text document in Notepad. Paste the above into it.

  2. Save the file as a Batch (.bat) file.

  3. Uninstall MASQ, using Windows 'Programs & Features' menu

  4. Right click batch file and select 'Run as Administrator' to have it delete all the above folders, and remove MASQ Daemon service files

  5. Reinstall MASQ.

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