Revo Uninstaller

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  1. John Bull

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    Has anybody used this program with successful results ? Do you recommend it ?

    It is stated that using Revo, a complete uninstall is made including scooping up all the dregs that a normal uninstall via the Control Panel leaves behind. Sounds good - over to you.

    John

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  2. dw426

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    It's a good program, actually. However, the same warning applies to this as any other removal/cleaning program, which is watch carefully. The vast majority of times, it removes the programs and most of its traces without an issue. Every once in a while though, depending on the program and what all it did when it installed, it can cause trouble. Look through the leftover entries closely before you let Revo (or any other uninstaller/cleaner) remove things.

    Also, sometimes even Revo will leave things behind, so afterward do a quick search for the name of the uninstalled program, in case a folder or entry managed to hide.
     
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    Revo Uninstaller Pro is best-in-class software.
     
  5. John Bull

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    Thanks Sir P. I have the FREE version, is it just as good or do we have a Joker in the deck ?

    John
     
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    Agree with guest. Used the freeware version for a long time and it worked well. So much so that I upgraded to the Pro version for the mmonitored install option and it has yet to let me down.

    I recommend it heartily.
     
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    The Free and Pro versions follow slightly different development tracks:

    #Release history of Revo Uninstaller Pro: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_...n_history.html
    #Release history of Revo Uninstaller Freeware: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_...n_history.html

    Also, the Pro version has some extra features that are useful and provide the best-in-class uninstall/remove:

    #Extended scanning for leftovers - more advanced scanning algorithms
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    Real-Time monitoring of system changes - during install of programs

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    Forced Uninstall - remove remnants of already uninstalled programs
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    Multi-level Backup system - including full Registry backup
    #Print and Print Preview of installed programs
    #Export of installed programs - in TXT, HTML and MS Excel
    #Customizable and flexible User Interface
    #Visual themes support
    #Command line program uninstall support
    #Full 64-bit compatibility - Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
     
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    Yes, the free version can be installed on top of the existing version.

    Just wanted to add that I discontinued the use of Registry cleaners, limiting myself to a CCleaner (very conservative) intervention once in a while since I found REVO.

    Previously I used Total Uninstaller, but I discontinued its purchase preferring to use the free Revo.

    Now i run both free and paid Revos in my machines and am totally satisfied with both.
     
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    OK, Thanks
     
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    All comments made are very helpful to me.

    I presume RU uninstalls the selected program exactly as the normal Control Panel method does.

    Q ? Does it then show a list of dregs (the items usually left behind) and needs user approval to proceed before deleting them, or does it delete them without user approval ? If the user is asked to approve deletion, can selected listed items be manually omitted from further action ?

    I have not used RU yet, pending what this thread reveals, so I do not know what to expect.

    John
     
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    yes it does show the leftovers and you have to select and authorise the removal. There 2 screens one for registry entries and the other for left over files

    Never had a problem with Revo, although I'm using Revo Pro

    Bernard
     
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    Same here I use the Pro version and got 2 of them for 32bit and a must for 64bit as the free version does not support 64bit!

    TH
     
  14. John Bull

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    Another thanks.

    In the OPTIONS I noticed that left-over deletions are placed in the Recycle Bin if the box has been checked. This means that they can be restored in the normal way on a RT mouse click if necessary eh ? So there is no danger of deleting any file etc. without having the lifebelt of a restore. RU also creates a System Restore Point before uninstalling.

    It all seems to be a very safe procedure, unlike some cleaners. What more can RU do in terms of insurance ?

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    The Pro version has the nice feature of real time monitoring (Logs all files that an installer creates) so when you uninstall it, this time it really does deletes all traces (I guess). :)
     
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    revo works great for me, but i have noticed it often leaves empty folders behind for some reason, i really wish it would delete the empty folders for the programs it uninstalls as well
     
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    I have total uninstall, I never use it anymore! I use Revo Uninstaller Free for all uninstalls. BTW I've noticed just a few folders left over, it might be Dependant on having a lot of sub folders or something.
     
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    Well if any of you are REALLY bored ... test it, see if Revo really does uninstall more than the bog standard application/Windows uninstaller.

    I tested a few application removals using Revo ... after rebooting ... I then checked the registry; Revo removed no more than if you go through the normal Windows/application removal. I found this in almost all instances. I found these results with the safest setting, and medium.

    I definitely don't recommend the highest removal setting -- you run the risk of the applications own uninstaller having been removed from the registry before it has even run its course. On rebooting I found almost every registry entry still remained - this was the case when I used Revo to uninstall Comodo Firewall.

    IMO, Revo's highest setting is helpful as a last resort ... when you just can't shift an application for love nor money - if you don't know how to use regedit - as a last resort it's useful. Because it will scrape the registry entries off with the highest setting. This is just my experience.

    Like all 3rd party tools for Windows OS you have to use them carefully.
     
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    Never had a problem with Revo Uninstaller Free.

    There are settings for just how much you want to search for left-overs.
    I rarely use the really thorough level.
     
  20. John Bull

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    Revo U has received an exceedingly good review in this thread, where users can be openly honest in their comments.

    Question ?
    Does the CCleaner uninstall facility work just as good as Revo U in removing left-over files and folders ? How do they compare if one is given the choice of which program to use ?

    John
     
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    CCleaner Uninstall Tool is like the Windows Remove Programs feature (via Control Panel).

    Through the Advanced Uninstall Mode, Revo Uninstaller can find much more leftovers.
     

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    That kind of behaviour was the reason I asked for refund and now use Total Uninstall instead, but both programs are very good :)
     
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    Agree. :thumb:
    Total Uninstall is the Best!
     
  24. Victek

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    Not much testing is necessary. Revo starts by running the standard Windows uninstall. Whatever is left afterward is what Revo removes. In my experience it's rare that a program completely uninstalls. Revo almost always removes additional bits. I've used the free Revo on x86 and it has never caused problems.
     
  25. karad

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    No doubt Total Uninstall is a good program,just like Revo, but ,please, compare Total Uninstall with Revo Pro,which is payware,too, not with the Free one.

    Considering the two pay progs I still tend to lean towards Revo: more logical and simple GUI, more usefull options.

    If you use Revo Free with an 'advanced' option as outlined before ,perform a needed reboot, then run CCleaner files and then Registry cleaner with another final reboot I dont think you can find many leftovers.....if any, and all this in total security as both Revo and CCleaner Registry Cleaner are very safe.
    If an occasional empty folder is found, no big deal.........just delete it.
     
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