Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Triple Helix, Jan 26, 2011.
Revo Uninstaller Pro 2.5.1
Fixed minor bugs
Has anyone ever made a feature comparison between REVO and Total Uninstall?
Total Uninstall is better at cleaning out leftovers of analysed programs, Revo Uninstaller Pro quite often left behind folders (usually empty though), shortcuts aswell as some files/folders not included in the original installer (example if you add a folder in the installation directory with icons)
I usually don't use the monitoring features, can't say much about that.
+1 for Total Uninstall
I think trials already expires on my Revo Uninstaller Pro so I just switch back to their free version. It's not that flashy like the pro version but still does the work as intended.
Revo Uninstaller Pro looks similar to Your Uninstaller Pro...
Just wondering which of them is better.
total uninstall isnt good for x64 programs though, it installs in the x86 directory (revo installs into the x64 program files) meaning im pretty sure total uninstall wont be able to uninstall native x64 programs.
Product information says it support x64 aswell, I'm Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 myself, never had any problems with 64-bit programs, it cleans them up well this far, and I'm installing and uninstalling quite a lot
I would go for Revo Uninstaller over Your Uninstaller.
ye, the free version of revo also supports x64, but it cant uninstall Native x64 programs due to be being an x86 program, are u sure the programs uve uninstalled are NATIVE x64 programs? (as in not programs that are simply x86, but work on x64)
i like aszof uninstaller 2.50...also ashampoo uninstaller version3 is good.
i think revo became bloatware,it used to be good .
Have you tried Revo Free on a Win 7 x64 system? I bought the Pro version due to the fact that the Revo homepage shows the Free version doesn't support Win 7 x64. I would say that it's deceptive info on Revos part if it does..
yes, revo free does work on x64, it just cannot uninstall x64 applications, so its not deceptive, it is true (its an x86 program hence can only uninstall x86 application, so it does not support the uninstallation of x64) almost any x86 program will work on x64, just uninstallers and such cannot effect x64 things.
so it seems Total Uninstaller cannot deal with x64 apps as well, making it kind of pointless, well for me at least.
how is it bloatware exactly? it can monitor installations and it can uninstall program and does not run any resident processes/services?
I don't understand how Total Uninstall would be useless when dealing with x64 programs because it's x86, it does clean x64 directories aswell btw.
Can you explain?
I don't care about Revo, it often fails with x64 anyway even though it's native x64 itself
Totally agree. It cleans all my *64 applications well.
Rather than use these programs, I manually uninstall as they also leave traces and folders behind, especially in these target areas:
C:\Program Files\Common Files
also manually delete any registry keys partaining to the program from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software and if your running 64-bit
delete the prefetch folder form the windows directory
follows these steps and theres no need for 3rd party uninstallations.
Spot on, after many many times of lurking around these are the most common places.
Still Revo and other uninstallers still does a better job IMO, and they are easier to use, no need to waste time looking for entries/leftovers .
(I don't use any, i just reformat after installing/uninstalling lots of software)
I find that wiping the free space is easier than formatting, it removes deleted entries
What you meant by wiping free space?
I was talking that i usually prefer to format my PC after i've tested lots of software (Which most of the times makes my PC feel sluggish)
Free space is the space on a drive that is not being used by any files.
A 20GB (Giga-byte) hard drive that contains 15GB of files will have 5GB of free space.
If I were to fill the 5GB of free space with 4GB of files then there will be 1GB of free space.
If I then deleted the 4GB of files that I just put on the drive there will be 5GB of free space. That 5GB of free space will still contain all the data from the 4GB of files that I just deleted.
You may not want that data to be stored on your computer and that is why you would wipe the free space on your drive.
For example: If you are selling your computer, you may have deleted your personal files from the hard drive but they could still be resident in the free space. When you sell your computer, the buyer could use a free space scanning program to detect and un-delete your personal files.
Even if you format or defragment a hard drive, there could still be data stored in the free space.
You could manually wipe the free space yourself by creating multiple copies of large junk files on your computer until you run out of disk space but, this is tedious to do manually.
Wiping the free space on your drive will wipe any data contained within the free space.
Wiping the free space will not alter any files or folders on your computer.
Heres another description along with instructions for an easy method using ccleaner
wiping the free space is much more convienient than formatting, as you do not need to reinstall all your software.
Had an experience once with DivX when I opted to use Revo(free) left out registry items/folders and still had default options for .avi..etc, I had to resort to restoring a "system image" then remove Divx by it's "own" uninstaller then use CCleaner and delete folders manually. Say, in that case, how will Revo Uninstaller (free) can be used...? I tred to use it but it would not detect remnants of Divx when I uinstalled it by Revo....
may have been doing it wrong but just asking...
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