Recommend an Uninstaller for me plz

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by AaLF, Nov 2, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Posts:
    986
    Location:
    Sydney
    What's a reliable uninstaller? I'm always trying this or that program & need something I can depend on to uninstall my sampling of programs. At the moment i flip-flop from Win7 built-in unstaller, to CCleaner, to JV16 Powertools. None seem to do a good job & now & then make a mess of things.
     
  2. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Posts:
    708
    Small, fast and free uninstaller - GeekUninstaller
    More settings, install & track option but not free - Crystal Idea Uninstall Tool

    Those two works great for me on different systems like XP,7 and even the new Windows 8.
     
  3. I use IObit Uninstaller - free, portable, 64-bit compatible. :thumb:
     
  4. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Posts:
    739
    Location:
    U.S.
    all uninstallers have created problems for me sooner or later. you are better off with virtualization via SBIE.
     
  5. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Posts:
    4,954
  6. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    1,375
  7. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Posts:
    1,369
    Location:
    India
    i recommend Comodo Programs Manager:thumb:

    here is wilders thread;)
    -http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1997946-
     
  8. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    I recommend Geek Uninstaller. :thumb:
     
  9. Spruce

    Spruce Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Posts:
    291
    If you're willing to pay, Total Uninstall.
     
  10. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Posts:
    549
    Location:
    Italy
    1 TB drive is <100$. Just use the built-in uninstaller. If you're afraid of slow downs because of registry crap, I think this is more of a myth than reality.
     
  11. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    905
    I use portable applications whenever possible, much easier to uninstall. Also, some .exe setup installers can be extracted with 7-Zip to create your own portable version. I've tried a few uninstaller apps but wasn't very impressed with any of them. The Windows uninstaller is usually good enough. You'll have to manually delete a few folders that are left behind but it's not a big deal. I'd forget about trying to clean up left-behind registry entries unless you have to for some reason. It'd be nice if Windows would do it, but it's usually not necessary. :)
     
  12. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Posts:
    2,497
    Another vote for Revo.
     
  13. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Posts:
    2,959
    Location:
    Internet
    -Free: Revo Uninstaller or Geek Uninstaller.-Paid: Total Uninstall or Revo Uninstaller Pro or Your Uninstaller!.
     
  14. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Posts:
    1,916
    I use Revo free. :thumb:
     
  15. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Posts:
    2,301
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Revo Uninstaller Pro :thumb:
     
  16. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Posts:
    518
    Location:
    Italy - Ravenna
    AaLF I have seen you're using 7 at 64bit so in this case RevoFree is useless because it only manage 32bit programs you have installed and it can't see and manage your 64bit programs
    Is a pain they want not get 64bit full operative job for free users, because revo is the best choice.
    In your case 64bit program that can see 64bit part of the registry you can choose:
    Portable free: geekUninstaller or Iobit uninstaller, they works googd but they are not perfects. If you wanna see Iobit better go to portableapps site and run their portable version that is 100% portable, no leftovers on the system.
    Installable free: no doubt the best is advanced uninstaller pro that is free for all and compatible to 8 too
    http://www.innovative-sol.com/newsletters/120322.htm
    Pay installer: various but the best is RevoPro
    Advanced Unistaller could be a good solution for you and free
     
  17. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Posts:
    2,135
    Location:
    R.I.P. Roger(roddy32)
    Geek Uninstaller?? Why is the Pro version of this
    have a totally different name and download?
    Uninstall Tool
     
  18. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,640
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    The last time I used Revo I had a very bad experience..

    I formatted my system and Revo was the first thing I installed

    Next, I installed all my drivers/apps while monitoring the installations with Revo, thought everything was perfect...

    One day, Java got an update, so I uninstalled it using Revo....

    Guess what? After the uninstallation, Revo wiped my entire Firefox profile and I had to start logging in to all my fav. sites and installing all the addons from scratch! pain ni the *** :mad:

    I contacted Support and told them about this, then they issued me a refund, didn't even try to tell me what went wrong! :(

    I love Geek Uninstaller even though It doesnt monitor installations, it always works to remove leftovers

    strange how the pro version is called Total Uninstall though it's the first time I see an app's full version called a totally diff. thing
     
  19. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,640
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    The problem with these uninstallers is for programs that require a reboot, they advise you to stop the monitoring THEN reboot but that defies the purpose as the program you installed will still add components after the reboot to the registry or system

    anyone know of an uninstaller that monitors programs that require a reboot successfully?
     
  20. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,640
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    I just bought Uninstall Tool Portable Edition which allows you to use it on more than one computer for personal use :)

    This is the pro version of Geek Uninstaller
     
  21. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Posts:
    2,135
    Location:
    R.I.P. Roger(roddy32)
    how is it?
     
  22. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Posts:
    376
    There's also ZSoft Uninstaller if you want to monitor installations. On demand of course, you don't want stupid services running in the background
     
  23. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Posts:
    518
    Location:
    Italy - Ravenna
    ZSoft can't read 64bit part of the registry so as Revo free is useless in this case and considerng now 70% of windows are 64bit ssystems it is a useless program
    the autor said:
    A little about 64-bit support
    Let it be known: ZSoft Uninstaller v2.5 still does not really support a 64-bit OS.
    Further explanation: ZSoft Uninstaller v2.5 will run and work fine, for uninstalling, analyzing and whatnot, 32-bit programs on a 64-bit system. As a 32-bit program itself, it cannot (as standard) 'see', for instance, the 64-bit part of the registry -- but neither can other 32-bit programs, so it shouldn't be that big of a problem.
    As said, this 'blindness' is 'as standard', and hopefully I'll be able to release a '64-bit-aware' version at some point.
    http://www.zsoft.dk/index/news


    Is a 2010 program without any update so is as an abandonware


    @Berryracer: I have never try the monitoring feature in revo pro or TotalUninstall or so on, because is only a placebo\marketing features.
    To work proprely it need only the monitored app working on the pc, and is not the case when u have AV, antimalware, MS services .... working on background.
    I test almost all uninstaller simply as Uninstall program using their own uninstaller + scan registry to catch leftover
    In this way of working revopro and advanced uninstaller pro were the best
    Obvously same result if you use own uninstaller + open regedit finding all possibly leftover but is not safe for basic user
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  24. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Posts:
    518
    Location:
    Italy - Ravenna
    http://www.geekuninstaller.com/download
    pro version is by crystalidea, i don't know why, coul be they buy the commercial version rights, sometimes it happens in IT world
     
  25. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Posts:
    376
    Yeah, my bad! I still use XP and i keep forgetting that they're not all primitives like me lol
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.