Quite a few programs offer uninstallation functionality that goes beyond what the official Windows software uninstall offers. Revo Uninstaller comes for instance to mind when users want to make sure that the default uninstall routine that the software uses clears all traces of it from the computer system. Many programs leave traces of the program on the system, often in places like the Windows Registry, start menu or the installation directory.
IObit Uninstaller is another application that tackles those uninstallation leftovers. The portable software uninstaller displays a list of installed programs in its interface. The sidebar contains several other useful shortcuts to only list toolbars, programs that have been recently installed, large programs, rarely used software and Windows Updates.
The option to list recently installed software is nice for someone who reviews software on a daily basis.
Installed programs are listed with their name, size and installation date in the interface. A search on top can be used in case lots of software is installed on the PC.
Checkboxes in front of every program entry can be used to select multiple programs for uninstallation at once.
IObit Uninstaller supports both normal and advanced uninstallations. A forced uninstall option is provided as well in case the uninstaller offered by the application itself is not available or working anymore.
The advanced uninstaller performs the same routine that Revo Uninstaller performs. It begins by starting the default software uninstaller of each selected program. The user has to follow the uninstaller until it finishes.
The powerful scan will afterwards scan the system for leftovers. Leftovers that are found are then displayed so that they can be kept on the system or deleted.
All file and Registry leftovers are displayed in this menu. IObit Uninstaller handles this step better than Revo Uninstaller as it lists the entries directly.
IObit Uninstaller creates a system restore point before the uninstallation is started to give the user an option to restore the settings if something went wrong during uninstallation.
The manage menu in the program interface holds options to export a list of installed applications, manage the log files that the program automatically creates and to start System Restore.
IObit Uninstaller is an excellent program to uninstall software in Windows. Its leftover scanner ensures that no entries of the uninstalled program remain on the computer system.
The portable software program is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. The download is offered at the developer’s website.
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