I installed ActivePerl 5.32 on my Windows 10 PC, and I don’t see any way to uninstall it. There’s nothing in the control panel to uninstall, and the Start menu items don’t include an uninstall item. I tried re-installing with -f but that didn’t help. I tried running the command ‘state clean uninstall’ but that doesn’t uninstall the product. How can I uninstall the product?
It’s not installed. It’s “Activated”, and that means the installed programs registry entries know nothing about it.
An “activated” or “activated default” project is a virtual environment (in your AppData folder), so it’s easy to delete manually without impacting anyone else on the system.
The “state clean” command can be used to clean up activated projects unless you “deployed” them. Deployed projects are neither “Installed” in the traditional sense, nor activated in the usual sense because they are detached.
\Command Reference :: ActiveState Platform Documentation
The “state clean uninstall” will have also removed the State Tool, so naturally it won’t be useful for any further removals. At this point, you’re probably best off to manually delete the Perl folder and use RegEdit to clean up any registry entries. (Discussion here, for similar case with installed Python)