IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller 9.5

Free
Remove completely any installed programs and their leftover files
4.3  (478 votes)
10.3.0 (See all)

Though apps and programs usually come with their own uninstallation file, this is usually programmed to leave behind certain key files and registry entries that can be a real nuisance in the future. If you really want to get rid of a program and all its associated files, you will need a tool like IObit Uninstaller, which will perform both the removal and the clean-up procedures in one single step and in the most automated way possible.

That is one of the beauties of this long-trusted utility – the other is the option to uninstall more than one program at a time. The combination of both is mainly what has made IObit Uninstaller to stay year after year among the top 3 of any serious lists of uninstalling tools. The program not only has an attractive dark-colored interface (an IObit classic!) but it is also easy to start working with and – most importantly – efficient. The only drawback is that because not all programs like to be uninstalled automatically without trying to lure you back with a more attractive offer, the batch uninstallation process may be interrupted at times by unwanted visits to developers’ websites or by dialog boxes that require you to state officially that you do want to uninstall that app. Therefore, you are advised to remain by your computer when uninstalling more than one tool, just to make sure that the entire process runs smoothly and without further interruptions.

The program not only removes all unwanted files when uninstalling an existing app or program, but it also can scan your drives looking for leftover files left by other uninstallers in the past and remove them for you. Other extra features include an Install Monitor, which logs all system changes that take place during a new installation process to improve its efficiency when you decide to uninstall it, and the possibility to remove any pre-installed Windows Apps from Win 10.

IObit Uninstaller does remove all registry entries, traces, and leftover files that tend to litter your hard drive with empty and/or unwanted folders, logs, etc. Not all system maintenance tools, even many of those designed exclusively to remove programs and files, can boast of that level of efficiency. The program is completely free to use, but you can always upgrade to its commercial PRO version to add the option to remove stubborn programs and malicious plug-ins to its already extensive functionality, to name just some of its extra features.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Removes all leftover files automatically
  • Uninstalls various programs in batches
  • Removes pre-installed Windows apps
  • Scans for and removes existing leftover files

Cons

  • Cannot uninstall certain apps automatically
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