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Advanced Uninstaller PRO (freeware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/Advanced_Uninstaller_PRO_57195/ Whenever we install an application, it not only creates new folders and copies its files, but also makes registry changes, modifies file associations and creates menu and desktop shortcuts. This would present no problem if it were not for the fact that when we decide to uninstall certain programs, they usually forget to undo all the changes made, leaving junk data behind. As a consequence, these leftovers gradually occupy disk space and reduce system performance. Advanced Uninstaller PRO offers to uninstall programs once and for all; and although this is its main feature, this application is in fact a much more complete set of utilities. Considering this program’s complexity, the developers have made a great job at making it really easy to use. The touch-screen-ready interface has a modern-looking Windows 8 style with big buttons and proper captioning. This simplicity will help you feel at ease and evaporate the fear that most users feel when dealing with new software. However, you will probably sense some incongruence between the type of design used in initial screens and that in secondary windows. The multiple services offered by this application are divided into four categories. In General Tools, you will find the option to uninstall software. I tested this feature by uninstalling some unneeded programs and I was surprised to see how many remaining files and registry entries were detected by Leftover Scanner after uninstalling. In this category, you will also find such tools as Startup Manager, Services Manager, Quick Cleaner, Start Menu Cleaner, Font Manager, Control Panel Manager and Web Tools. It is true that similar tools can be found as independent applications or as part of suites; however, there is another that deserves special attention: it is called Monitored Installations, which will monitor a program’s installation and create an installation log. This will serve as a guide to completely remove all the changes made, leaving no traces of the program behind. The category labeled File and Registry Tools includes tools to find duplicate files, compress files, shred files and erase Windows temporary files. In addition, it allows such operations on the registry as cleaning, optimizing, backing up and restoring. Another category is called Internet Browser Tools. There you will find utilities to erase browsing history and temporary files as well as manage cookies and add-ons. Three popular browsers are supported: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer; however, it does not support Opera. Finally, there is the Reports category, which allows viewing or printing reports about the rest of the procedures. In general, Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an absolute necessity and the best protection against faulty program uninstalls. Luckily, it is free. Review licensed from Publisher description Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the ultimate uninstaller for Windows, allowing you to uninstall programs quickly and completely using its simple and intuitive interface. Advanced Uninstaller PRO features an Installation Monitor that keeps track of all changes performed to your computer during software installations; this way you can later completely uninstall any program and make sure nothing is left behind. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is able.to uninstall any program without a trace.
Revo Uninstaller Pro (shareware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/Revo_Uninstaller_Pro_1135584/ is a tool to uninstall programs from Windows. It offers an efficient and thorough way to remove any installed application together with all the files, folders, and registry entries they generate. It works even with stubborn applications that can't be uninstalled using the Add/Remove Programs feature. Besides uninstalling apps, this program also works as a PC cleaning tool, with the ability to remove junk files, manage start-up programs, among others. There are several ways of uninstalling programs with Revo and it is even possible to remove more than one program in one single operation. Quick Uninstall is the easiest and fastest way to do it, as the app removes the selected applications and all their associated data automatically. The standard Uninstall mode works in a very similar manner, but lets you select the items that you want to remove. Forced Uninstall, in turn, can be used to remove all the leftovers of already uninstalled programs or partial, corrupted installations. There are many other advanced features that make Revo Uninstaller one of the most powerful alternatives when it comes to uninstalling software. One of these is the Real-Time Installation Monitor, which installs a program and traces every change it makes on your PC, giving you the possibility of reverting these changes, removing the program as if it has never been installed. To sum up, Revo Uninstaller Pro is an efficient, feature-rich solution to completely remove programs from your computer. It is easy to use, and includes some extra tools to help maintain your PC in optimal conditions. « less Review licensed from Publisher description Revo Uninstaller Pro helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer easily! Even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from "Windows Programs and Features (Add or Remove Programs)" control panel applet. Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to "Windows Programs and Features (Add or Remove Programs)" applet! It has very powerful features to uninstall and remove programs.
Revo Uninstaller (freeware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/Revo_Uninstaller_41534/ is an all-around system cleaner, with a special focus on uninstalling unwanted programs. Besides that main feature, it also allows searching and deleting unneeded files, permanent deletion of files (even if deleted from Recycle Bin, files can usually still be retrieved), and cleaning up your traces on a computer (erasing browser history, for instance). The real aim of this program is, however, to help you completely uninstall an application. Although you already could do this from the Control Panel, most of the times the program will leave behind some files or registry entries. The uninstalled program usually would use these “leftovers” if you re-install it, allowing for instance, your configurations to remain. However, if you try many demos, or install and uninstall a lot of software, these little files will start to grow, and be responsible for some slow down in your system. Even if you do it every so often, over a long period, the result will be the same. The aim of programs like Revo Uninstaller is to delete all traces of a program. In the Pro version of this application, you can monitor an installation, thus being able to undo every step when it is time to uninstall. With the free version, you get a scanner that looks for leftovers of the program you want to uninstall, after the uninstaller has done its job. Editing the registry and deleting files in Windows or Programs folder is always tricky, and you should know what you are doing. The good think is that Revo lets you chose exactly which alterations to make, from a list the scanner compiles. A very interesting feature is the hunter mode. With it, you can uninstall a program by simply pointing at its window while it is running or even at its icon. You also have an option to stop the program from starting whenever Windows starts. Version 1.9 has minor bug fixes. « less Review licensed from Publisher description Revo Uninstaller is a freeware innovative uninstall utility. Much faster than Windows Add/Remove applet. With its advanced and fast algorithm to scan before and after uninstall of an application you can remove unnecessary files, folders and registry keys left over in your computer. Even if you have a broken installation Revo Uninstaller scans for application's data on your hard disk drives, Windows registry and shows all found files, folders and registry items so you can delete them. With its unique "Hunter mode" it offers you some simple, easy to use but effective and powerful approaches to manage (uninstall, stop, delete, disable from auto starting) and to get information about your installed and/or running applications. Many addition tools are included in Revo Uninstaller. Here are the list of all tools and utilities included: Auto Start Manager - stop programs to start automatically when Windows starts; Windows Tools Manager - handy and useful tools bundled with every Windows; Junk Files Cleaner - find and remove unnecessary files from your computer; Browsers History Cleaner - erase web site history, visited pages history, temporary internet files of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera web browsers; Office History Cleaner - remove history of most recently used files in MS Office; Windows history cleaner - remove recently opened files history, temporary files; Unrecoverable Delete Tool - erase files and folders forever; Evidence remover - make sure already deletete files, folders and other data are unrecoverable;
Zsoft Uninstaller (freeware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/ZSoft_Uninstaller_43726/ is a free application that helps you uninstall programs completely. Most of the time, you use Control Panel to uninstall a program, and some leftover files and registry entries are usually left behind. These can be useful if you're planning to re-install the program, as they keep your configuration files or saved games. However, in most cases, they just clutter up your system. This uninstaller takes an interesting approach to this problem: it takes a snapshot of your system before the installation of a new program and then after the installation. Then, after comparing these snapshots, it can tell you what changed in between. Although this is not a new idea, it is a very rare feature in free programs. However, although the idea is good, Zosft Uninstaller fails to deliver. First of all, it takes a lot of time to make a copy of your registry. Zsoft Uninstaller has to make two copies and check every system file. I am not sure whether all this time wasted on each program's analysis would not add up to the amount of time spent on reinstalling Windows every six months. Secondly, you have to stop every other running application, which includes your antivirus and firewall. In fact, I think you should stop every stoppable Windows service as well. And although you could theoretically be able to do the first (but I would not recommend it, for obvious security reasons; even more so if you're installing new software), the second option is simply not feasible. The problem here is that any other application can change the registry or some other files and Zsoft Uninstaller will assume that installing a program did it. When it is time to uninstall, these changes will be undone, and if they were made by some other program, it may just stop working. Finally, there is no control over the changes Zsoft Uninstaller will make, as you only have access to a somewhat unreadable log, which lists all the changes detected by the program. Truth be told, the program does warn you about the potential harm that it can do. So at the end of the day, trying to keep your Windows error-free by completely uninstalling a program, you risk completely destroying your system. That's hardly a reasonable thing to do. « less Review licensed from Publisher description ZSoft Uninstaller is the better and easier way to uninstall programs on your computer. ZSoft Uninstaller can be used as a Add/Remove applet replacement, but not only that, it can also: • Analyze an installation so it can be completely uninstalled (also supports reboots of the computer as the process is split into two: Before and after the installation) • Search for leftovers after uninstalling a program • Cleanup in the programs starting on your computer at startup • Find and delete temporary files • Find and delete empty folders • Delete entries from programs that are no longer installed • Hide Windows Updates • Hide entries from the list that you are never going to uninstall (drivers etc.) making the list smaller and therefore easier to manage. • Show more information than available though add/remove • Automatically find entries from programs that are most likely already uninstalled • Automatically find entries that are considered "crap-ware" • (Off course) search the list of installed software
IObit Uninstaller 5.1 (freeware) http://www.iobit.com/en/update/uninstaller/
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