IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller 4.0

Free
Uninstalls any program, including those that Windows cannot uninstall
4.5  (389 votes)
6.6
6.3.0.18 (See all)

Though, in essence, a quite simple operation, uninstalling programs can sometimes become a stressful affair. Some programs – especially malicious ones – tend to resist being uninstalled, and here is where iObit Uninstaller comes into play. This program can uninstall any app, toolbar, and plug-in installed on your system, with or without your consent. Additionally, it comes with a new specific utility to help you uninstall Windows 8 Metro apps.

The program has been thoroughly revamped and improved to include various exciting new features. Namely, together with the already-mentioned Win8 Apps Module, iObit Uninstaller includes a “Quick Uninstall” button that will remove any software tool without requiring you to wait for the confirmation message. Besides, and to help you select the programs to uninstall in a quicker and more efficient way, you can now filter them according to various criteria – those you recently installed, the largest programs on your PC, those you rarely use, and the Windows updates.

Not only can this tool remove from your system any software program installed on it, but also clean everything around it. It can detect programs and plug-ins that your Windows uninstaller cannot, and remove apps that – even when detected by your operating system – refuse to be uninstalled following the standard procedures. iObit Uninstaller performs this task dutifully and thoroughly, removing all those “leftovers” that these reluctant programs tend to leave behind and digging deep into your Registry looking for the right keys to remove.

If you happen to have Windows 8 installed on your computer, you will see a new “Win8 Apps” tab on the program’s main interface. This has been devised to list all those default Metro apps that come with your operating system, and which have proven to be a hard nut to crack when it comes to getting rid of them. This program can uninstall them just as easily and efficiently as it deals with any other software tool, with the bonus of a batch-uninstall feature that will help you remove as many of those apps as you wish in just one go.

The best thing is that all this functionality will cost you nothing. This is a free tool that requires very little resources to do its job, and that, eventually, we’ll all need to use – those are, to me, enough reasons to have it installed on my system. For those who are wondering, iObit Unistaller is also capable of uninstalling itself quickly and thoroughly if needed.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Uninstalls programs, toolbars, plug-ins, etc.
  • Can uninstall Windows 8 Metro apps.
  • Its forced uninstaller removes any unwanted app.
  • Restores your browser default settings.
  • Creates restore points before uninstalling an app.
  • Manages your system restore points.
  • Attractive and clear interface

Cons

  • None

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Ivan

Ivan IObit Uninstaller is easily the best Windows uninstall utility I've come across. Browser toolbar and plug-in removal and well-designed interface make it a winner.

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Guest #35870184

Guest #35870184 IObit Uninstaller is a wonderful program that lets you make sure that anything you delete is completely cleaned from your computer system. It's easy to use for those who are computer savvy, as well as for those a little less experienced.

It's a great way to keep your computer in the tip-top condition, it requires you to do some work, but also be in control.

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Aashit Sable

Aashit Sable I think, IObit stands on 2nd rank. First is Revo; because of its shell context menu & scanning leftovers of previously removed programs.

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Guest

Guest I think you can send you suggestion to IObit. It will help.

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Guest #36795852

Guest #36795852 To a degree I agree but I really like that even in the free version you can batch uninstall apps, I think this option is available in the paid for version, and fair enough.

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