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In order to make sure that a program is not only fully uninstalled but that it does not leave any leftover files behind, you need a tool like IObit Uninstaller. This free utility has been topping the free uninstaller charts for years simply because it delivers what it promises – a complete and comprehensive removal of all apps, toolbars, Windows apps, and plug-ins however stubborn they may appear to be.
IObit Uninstaller lists all the apps and programs installed on your computer, allowing you to select as many as you wish and uninstalling all of them in one single operation. When available, the program uses the uninstaller.exe files that come with most applications, with all its pros and cons. The two main disadvantages of this method are, on one hand, that these uninstallers usually ask for confirmation and/or tend to open your default browser to ask for feedback or to offer you a better deal before or after uninstalling them. This results in frequent interruptions during the bulk uninstallation process, which IObit Uninstaller hasn’t yet learnt to avoid.
On the other hand, these uninstallation files love leaving traces behind, and here is where this free tool really excels – without asking you for confirmation or permission (unless you untick the corresponding box), the program will remove all traces from your hard drives and registry, removing the app, plug-in, or toolbar for good. To make this process even more effective, IObit Uninstaller comes with Install Monitor, which keeps an eye on all changes that a program performs on your system when installing in order to make sure that they are all safely reverted when you decide to get rid of it.
The program also comes with Software Updater to help you always keep all your installed apps updated. Finally, in the program’s Action Center you will find more IObit tools to help you boost your system’s performance and to protect it against potential threats. The list includes apps such as Driver Booster, IObit Malware Fighter, Smart Defrag, and IOTransfer.
If you wish a higher level of efficiency – including the possibility of uninstalling bundled apps and extremely stubborn programs – you may want to upgrade to IObit Uninstaller PRO for a small fee.
- Uninstalls multiple apps in one single operation
- Removes leftovers automatically
- Gets rid of suspicious toolbars and plug-ins
- Suitable for managing Windows apps
- Bulk uninstall asks for user intervention at times