IObit Uninstaller

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IObit Uninstaller 9 PRO Review

Uninstallers have become indispensable for any PC users today. However, there are so many software developers and vendors, that people are often overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right program for themselves. In any case, leaders in popular demand have emerged over the years, and one of the best uninstaller software appears to be IObit. Therefore, we’d like to examine it more closely in this IObit Uninstaller review.

General information 

IObit Uninstaller v.9.4.0.12 PRO is a program for removing unwanted programs, Windows applications and browser plug-ins, which is additionally equipped with tools to optimize, speed up, and monitor PC status.

IObit Uninstaller not only removes the programs, but also cleans the residual files of those programs. As soon as the program detects unnecessary residual files, folders and registers, to remind you to clean them on time, you will be notified at the top of the application list. In addition, it reminds you of the available updates for all programs to ensure the security of your programs from intruders looking for the weaknesses of your PC.

Specifications

Vendor  IObit (China) website
Latest version (Windows) 9.4.0.12 (2020-03-24)
Operating systems Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
Disk space Not less than 65 MB
Menu languages 38
Cost $19.99 / year

Installation

There are two installation scenarios: you either download the Free version and upgrade it to Pro, or install the paid version initially. A small life hack: if you first choose Free, then IObit will offer you to buy Pro at a -35% discount.

The second recommendation, even if you are an inexperienced user, is to select Custom Install when installing the application. If you choose the automatic way, the installer will also install third-party software from its affiliate programs or additional IObit utilities on your computer without your knowledge.

Upon the download completion, you will also be prompted to subscribe to the newsletters from IObit (enter email), for which you will receive a Windows Tweak ebook (a Windows guide for $10, according to the developers). Decide for yourself, but we think that this approach to guides is already outdated (book).

Installation time:

  1. PC: 35 seconds
  2. Laptop: 1 minute 25 seconds

Activation. At the bottom of the program, you will see a large Activate Now button, where you can enter or activate the activation key. Everything is standard. Later on the license management will be located at the same place. Additionally, IObit themselves have created an unsurpassed guide to help users upgrade from Free to Pro: Guide.

The downside is that during the download and installation, there is really a lot of advertising, both on the site and in the program. Even after activating the program, a special offer for users who have purchased the program will be present in the bottom of each menu.

Interface 

The program is presented in classic IObit product colors, it looks modern, stylish and restrained. In general, the menu is not full of buttons, easy to use and intuitive for the beginners. 

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There are two color themes available in the settings: light and dark. Any changes to the settings take effect immediately and do not require the program to restart. The interface is equipped with 38 available languages ​​and three text sizes: Normal, Large, Larger. Customization is minimal, but only useful features are added.

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Summary: 

  1. Convenience: 9/10
  2. Advertising: yes
  3. Customization: 8/10
  4. Bugs: not noticed
  5. Localization: 10/10
  6. Structure: clear

Key features

The main uninstaller tools are compiled in the Programs menu, which has everything you need to track, select and uninstall programs and bundleware:

  1.  Preview of all/recently installed/rarely used/largest installed programs on a PC;
  2.  Sort by size or date of installation, search by name;
  3.  Open the application installation folder, registry editor, search in the Internet;
  4.  Preview, information and removing bundleware;
  5.  Select one or more programs and start uninstalling.

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The Windows Apps menu is similar to Programs, but it contains standard Windows applications: Calendar, Calculator, Camera, and more. When you press the Uninstall button, you can additionally select two functions: 1) Create a Restore Point (1.5 - 2 minutes); 2) Automatically delete residual files (10 - 15 seconds). We would also like to note that the removal is not very fast: uninstalling the application and residual files ~2 minutes on PC, and ~3 minutes on laptop.

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Install Monitor is another feature that keeps track of files and registry entries when installing new programs to remove them in the most thorough way in the future. To install an application with IObit Uninstaller, simply click on Plus in the corresponding application menu and select the location of the installer. Perform a standard installation, after which IObit outputs the scoreboard. Also installed programs can be tracked below in the same menu with the Logged Installations button.

how to monitor installation of apps

In general, the automation of this section is a default option in the Pro version of IObit Uninstaller, so you don’t have to do anything manually. All installed programs will be automatically tracked. Also, the Install Monitor does not slow down the installation, so we strongly recommend that you use it to better clean your PC.

Toolbars & Plug-ins. Standard tracking and deletion of browser extensions. In general, it is no different from competitors, except for the added User Rating, according to which we can conclude whether to use a particular plugin or not. It is also possible to show all the plugins, or sort them by browser. 

As in the previous menus, you can select one or more extensions here and use the Remove button to start the uninstallation process. Keep in mind that the program will ask you to close your browser if it works, otherwise removal will not be possible. The removal speed is impressive. No matter whether we removed one or ten extensions, the uninstall process completed in one second. 

Summary:

  1. Removal speed: 7/10
  2. Removal quality: 9/10
  3. User experience: 10/10
  4. Process automation: 9/10
  5. Additional features: Install Monitor, Toolbars & Plug-ins, Windows Apps.

Additional features

In the Pro version of the program IObit provides many extra features, including the ability to manage updates.

Software Updater scans all existing applications on your PC and keeps track of the latest updates that you can install right from here. For convenience, a single Update All button has been added to make it even easier for the users. The update time is standard, different for each program.

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The second feature related to updates is Windows Update Manager, which can be found in the Tools menu (top). Here, in Windows Updates, users can track the installed update packs on the computer and remove them individually or by groups.

Moving on, some people may call it advertising, and some may regard it positively. However, Action Center is added to IObit Uninstaller 9 PRO main menu. Here IObit offers to get acquainted with third-party software and the ability to install it. If a program is already installed, it will check for updates.

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The following feature is rather for PC optimization. After a brief scan (~15 seconds), Software Health shows the presence of program leftovers (to free up disk space), malicious plugins (to speed up internet browsing) and outdated programs (for security and privacy). In terms of performance, we have no complaints here - a few seconds and the remaining files were deleted.

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Other extra features all concern different aspects of software removal.

  1. Easy Uninstall displays a target on the desktop that one has to drag onto unnecessary files, programs, or folders to clean it quickly. Although, deleting a blank Word document takes more than 15 seconds, accompanied by two confirmations and unnecessary animation. The function is promising, however, as practice shows, it is hardly used in everyday life and we think it needs improvement. Moreover, some other uninstallers have similar tools, such as Hunt Mode in Revo Uninstaller, which at least deletes files quickly.

  2. Force Uninstall allows to delete a program that cannot be removed in the usual way, as well as to carefully clean its residual files. Just drag a file or shortcut here, then the program will do the rest. This is ideal against malware that is installed without user knowledge and cannot be wiped away.

  3. File Shredder is a utility that deletes files completely and permanently. Not everybody knows that after deleting files or cleaning up the Recycle Bin, they are not permanently deleted, and can be easily recovered with special software. Files and folders deleted using this feature cannot be restored. They also free up more disk space. The function works flawlessly and quickly, without forcing the user to wait.

  4. Uninstall History is an information section that allows to view the history of (un)installed programs, disk space and details about each removed program, reports, and more.

Settings/Support

The program settings are not extensive, though useful. Notifications, ignore list, interface and basic (updates and automation options) can be configured here. We recommend that you immediately enable automatic updating (which is only available in the Pro version), automatic deletion of residual files, and set the font size of the program to large.

Below the settings there is the System Restore, which displays automatically created restore points for deleted programs with information about them. You can also create a full restore point in about 2 minutes. Further below the developers have located an Export program list, where you can get a list and information in a text document.

Notifications tab is particularly helpful and can act as a real-time monitoring system of sorts. A user can choose to let IObit detect and notify about such things, as:

  1. Unwanted apps and plugins
  2. Software updates
  3. Uninstall operations outside IObit
  4. Disk space is critical
  5. Installation logs.

Customer support comes from the Feedback menu item. Here you need to enter an email address, a subject of appeal and a description of the problem or feedback. In addition, you can use the Technical support button to navigate to the section of the IObit site, where all information about IObit software with easy search and FAQ is structured.

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Summary

In our personal opinion, IObit Uninstaller 9 PRO is one of the best uninstaller tools with useful additional features and excellent functionality. It is equipped with a clear and stylish interface. In addition to the uninstaller feature, it can optimize a PC and help monitor the system status.

When running, IObit Uninstaller consumes up to 20% of processor resources, yet has almost no effect on RAM. After applying all the tools, the program managed to speed up the PC by a total of 15-20% in our case. Updates to the program in the Pro version are automatically installed, coming from one to three times a month.

The advantages of the Pro version costing $20/year include:

  1. Get rid of bundleware and plug-ins while uninstalling a main program;
  2. Remove stubborn programs, malicious extensions, adware;
  3. Automatically revert system changes made by a program;
  4. 1-click update for important software, auto-update to the latest version;
  5. 24/7 technical support on demand.

Our subjective recommendation is to install the Free version and then make a purchase decision. However, Pro can really meet the needs of both beginners and professionals alike. The program is perfectly optimized for devices; bugs and crashes have not been noticed, 24/7 support responds quickly.

  • Competitive pricing
  • Excellent menu structure
  • User-friendly and adjustable interface
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Automation of updates and deletions

  • No registry scan
  • Some functions are slow
  • No Windows features
  • Plenty of ads

FAQ

What is IObit Uninstaller 9 PRO?
This is a utility for program uninstalling, cleaning/optimizing PC, updating software on it, etc.

Is IObit Uninstaller safe?
Yes, IObit is among the leaders in software and utilities optimization.

Why use an uninstaller? Can’t I just delete a program from desktop?
This is a typical mistake, this way you will only remove a desktop icon. Using Control panel or an external uninstaller software is a proper way.

Why choose IObit Uninstaller?
Before making a decision, we recommend that you read the article. In any case, each uninstaller is unique in its own way, with IObit Uninstaller being one of the most popular and accessible. You can get the Free version of the program and then decide whether to upgrade to Pro.

What is the difference between the Free and the Pro version?
Basically, it’s about process automation, updates, 24/7 support, more features, and better cleaning quality, including the removal of unwanted plugins.

Can a non-savvy user benefit from an uninstaller?
Yes, the program is equipped with a modern intuitive smart menu full of tips and recommendations.

What is the price of IObit Uninstaller? How many devices does it cover?
The standard cost of the program is $19.99/year for 3 PCs. However, when downloading the Free version, everyone gets an instant offer to buy the Pro for ~$13, and there are often special discounts.

How to activate IObit Uninstaller?
At the bottom of the program, you will see a large Activate Now button, where you can enter or buy the activation key. For more information visit the official website.

A program I’d like to delete is not shown in the list.
Obviously, it is either an incorrectly installed program or malware. Use Force Uninstall. Simply drag the application shortcut to the appropriate menu and the uninstallation will begin.

What is Install Monitor?
It is a special feature that keeps track of installation files and registry entries, ensuring the most thorough deletion later. Recommended for use in automatic mode.

How to export a list of programs from IObit?
In the settings menu on the right, find the Export program list and choose where to save the text document.

Can I cancel uninstallation while it is in progress?
To do this, we recommend that every time you uninstall the program, you first start the process of creating the Restore Point, where you can quickly and safely restore it in the corresponding menu. In addition, the same menu allows you to create a complete restore point of the entire system (all programs).

What is Software Health?
This is an additional utility that scans your PC for residuals after uninstalling programs, malware and advertising plugins, outdated programs.

Where can I get help about IObit Uninstaller?
If you have any questions, technical support will lead you to a section of the site that gathers answers to most user questions. If this did not help, you can contact the developers at Feedback, where you need to select the subject of the request, a description of the situation and enter your email, to which you will get the answer (24/7 support in Pro).

What is the IObit Uninstaller host file?
IObit Uninstaller does not and cannot have its own HOST file. However, you can use a standard Windows HOST file to block ads in the program.

Is IObit Uninstaller a malware?
No. If your antivirus is complaining about the work of IObit Uninstaller, then add it to the exception list.

Why does antivirus detect IObit Uninstaller as a trojan?
This is due to the fact that IObit Uninstaller deeply scans the PC, causing the antivirus to perceive it as a malware.

Is there an IObit Uninstaller for Mac?
Unfortunately, IObit Uninstaller for Mac is not yet released, but there are plenty of apps with similar functions available on the market.

What is the best free uninstaller software?
Here is a list of the best programs in this segment: IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, Advanced Uninstaller PRO, BCUninstaller, Slim Computer, ZSoft Unonstaller, CCleaner. Each program is unique in its own way, so each user makes a choice for himself.

What Windows apps can I uninstall?
These are basic utilities that are integrated into Microsoft Windows itself, as well as those that have been downloaded from the Microsoft Store: text and image editor, calculator, browser, various types of dispatchers and many more.

How to remove remnants of uninstalled programs?
Just turn the Automatic Removal of Residual Files option ON when uninstalling the program. Otherwise, use the Software Health feature, which analyzes PC software and deletes residual files of past uninstallations.

Does deleting a program uninstall it?
Not completely. Conventional deletion leaves residual files and registry entries that can slow down the system over time. For this reason, we recommend that you use special software, such as IObit Uninstaller or similar, to remove programs and files.

Can't uninstall IObit Uninstaller.
Right-click the IObit Uninstaller shortcut and navigate to File Location, which will open the application file folder. Locate the integrated uninstaller (unis000) and run the uninstall process. Alternatively you have the option of using another free uninstaller (Revo, CCleaner, etc.).

IObit Uninstaller vs Revo Uninstaller.
These two are main competitors on the market. Most features are similar, whereas IObit has a more intuitive and stylish interface, the ability to update important system programs and remove Windows service packs, and has the exclusive Software Health feature. Revo has a bunch of additional features, including an Auto Backup Manager, scanning discs for unnecessary files, deleting evidence, clearing history, and for convenience, it has assembled all the essential Windows tools.

IObit Uninstaller vs Geek Uninstaller.
Geek Uninstaller is a simple and minimalist utility designed by one person, which lacks half the features compared to the most popular uninstallers. Deprecated interface, no deep scan, there is even no need to install the program. However, it is portable, fast and specific - for someone it is a plus.

IObit Uninstaller vs Ashampoo Uninstaller.
Ashampoo Uninstaller has additional features to optimize the system and better inform the user of the system status, but the interface is less intuitive and the base cost is twice as high ($40).

IObit Uninstaller vs CCleaner.
CCleaner is a strong competitor to IObit and, to our knowledge, even more popular with users. It has some advantages, because it has a rich set of versions, separate registry maintenance with the search for unnecessary records, one of the easiest to use interfaces and others.

IObit Uninstaller vs Total Uninstall.
Total Uninstall is a good program with functions similar to IObit, but it has a worse interface and lacks some additional features, including the update manager.

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IObit Uninstaller is a very useful application and efficient.

I tried and used IObit Uninstaller free software, and it was too effiecnt and easy to use.

The interface with the user was so simple and the color was very suitable to the application.

only the website want some updates for the colors and how to reach the download icon.

Pros:

  • the GUI was too easy and helpful

CONS:

  • the website needs more effort to be perfect
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Mohamed Mousa, 2020-04-22 15:02:17

nice software for removal

it is a very nice software or removing unwanted stuff from your pc with an easy and compelling interface

Pros:

  • easy interface
  • good at what it does

CONS:

  • always compelling to buy premium version
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4.5
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Blah4209211, 2020-04-19 12:37:58

There are many blocked paid features.

This program is perfect if you need only remove function. It also has a friendly and nice interface. I really like it. No, there are many additional features, but they are locked and are available in the paid version only. I do not like, that some features are available as free in its competitors (like “Install Monitor” in “Soft Organizer”), but Iobit wants money for similar features… I am pleased with its work but disappointed by a huge list of features that are available only in the paid version without a chance to try them for free.

Pros:

  • Free version.

CONS:

  • Too poor free version.
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3.5
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3.5
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Max Konan, 2019-10-14 10:49:18

The best and free all-round uninstall utility by far

Delivers what it says: uninstalls thoroughly, finally and for free. Have managed at last to uninstall programs that were hanging in my control panel since years, and couldn't get rid of them, now they are gone. Seemingly runs also a deep registry scan. Easy to use and free. Can only recommend it.

Pros:

  • Easily get rid of deep registry junks

CONS:

  • I have no complains about it so far
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5
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5
Ease of Use
5
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5
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5
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5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Kamuab534, 2019-06-02 18:28:38

Iobit proves relevant in major system cleanup, especcially against stubborn malwares

IObit uninstaller does the whole registry cleaning process that other programs do, but the strength of this software for me is that it catches a lot of files left behind by other uninstallers, files that can often be hard to find manually such as those buried in your Users and Program Data and other directories. I haven't spent too much time with it yet, but I noticed Version 5 also brings new features like manual scanning and cleaning of invalid shortcuts and other residual files left behind by other uninstallers and Windows patches.

Pros:

  • New manual scanning feature with new update

CONS:

  • Scanning isn't thorough
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
BC_ANIMUS, 2019-06-01 07:32:55

Routinely creates a restore point for programs before uninstallation

I have been using this product for more than a year. I like the fact that it automatically creates a system restore point before it deletes an application. I like the fact that I can perform batch deletes. Had downloaded the new 5.0 version from the iolo website when I was told that a new version was available.

Pros:

  • Performs multible uninstalls

CONS:

  • Always prompts for new update
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Gerald Pajak, 2019-05-05 17:33:50

The ultimate uninstalling tool with powerful features

This is certainly a must-have Pc utility that comes with amazing features. It will help remove easily those stubborn programs that exist in most pc that just can't be gotten rid f with the conventional methods. You just can't uninstall them except if you try the force uninstall tool that comes with the IObit uninstaller. With it, all those Malicious software will be wiped out.

Pros:

  • Strong force uninstall feature

CONS:

  • Not perfect, but i'm satisfied with it so far
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
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4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
EASIERSOFT, 2019-05-03 15:42:06

Userf-friendly, spontanous and efficient with each updates, but cost is higher than value

It is more intuitive than it's predecessors whether free OR Pro. Has a less dated aesthetic than the AVERAGE IU offerings. Benefits greatly from it's CLEARLY defined user skillset distinctions (from Luddite through to Geek & ALL points between). Seems a little expensive, especially in light of Windows offering similar functionality to the "Paid" version of UI5. A bit temperamental to use, if used in a hurry (this is ironed out however as soon as every action is performed more "DELIBERATELY")......it's usability is, therefore, more akin to The proverbial "TORTOISE" rather than "The Hare" but 100% effective none the less

Pros:

  • Packed with useful and easiy-to-understand features

CONS:

  • Expensive paid version
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4.25
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4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
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4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
DADBOA52, 2019-04-27 19:50:44

Finally, a free app that works

Got the job done. I have been searching everywhere, surfing the web for a free app to tidy my pc and I finally stumbled across Iobit uninstaller and figured why not give it a try. Because I have this stubborn app that just won't uninstall and the description says it uninstalls these particular apps and wouldn't you know... it worked!

Pros:

  • Free version works flawlessly

CONS:

  • None as of yet
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5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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5
Quality
5.0
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5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
PDKS8ERJAY, 2019-04-25 17:59:08

Navigation is incredibly easy, and it does the job flawlessly

Very good at finding and erasing rogue registry entries and delete files that standard uninstall leaves behind. Especially like the sections such as 'recently installed apps' and 'large apps', which makes it quicker to find apps you want to delete

Pros:

  • User-friendly

CONS:

  • Need to be well integrated with Windows Uninstaller
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4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
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4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
MILES_MUSO01, 2019-04-22 05:28:47

Iobit uninstaller does a good job just like any other uninstaller

I have only used it a couple of times, but it seemed to work well when I tried it. I've also tried Wise Uninstaller and Revo uninstaller and they also seem to work well. The only drawback to this program is that it does a fair amount of tinkering with your system. My Anti-Virus (AVG) blocked it until I turned it off. For example, it embeds itself in the control panel programs and features page. Wise and Revo are much simpler in that way. You might wish to have more than one of these on your system since one program may be better than the other in getting rid of a difficult program.

Pros:

  • Easily uninstalls as intended

CONS:

  • Acts like an unwanted program
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4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
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4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
NEPLUSULTRAOMNI, 2019-04-21 15:40:44

A good uninstaller with amazing features

I had a program seating among my program list that just won't conform to either e installed or removed. I surfed through the registry list but didn't find it anywhere. I ran IOBit Uninstaller, which also failed to uninstall the program. However, there was a forced uninstall feature listed, so I ran it. That uninstalled the program (Nero 7 Premium) and also cleaned all registry links. Perfect.

Pros:

  • powerful force uninstall features

CONS:

  • Don't always detect programs
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4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
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4
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4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
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4.0
Animalmick232, 2019-04-05 09:25:58

A great uninstaller by Iobit

I stumbled on this software online and checked it on Amazon. It removes all the unwanted files that I have been trying to move for days and this works.[...]performance My laptop is running much faster than before and not slow at all.

Pros:

  • Removes unwanted files

CONS:

  • Does only simple uninstall tasks
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4
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4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
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4
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4
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4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
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4.0
Tree Daniels, 2019-03-19 13:33:17

Great value for free

This program is the best in my opinion. If you follow the prompts within it you shouldn't go wrong. It has allowed me to uninstall programs and files that other programs would not touch. I use this anytime that I need to uninstall something. It also allows for shredding files after deleting them. If you try it and follow the prompts, I think you'll find it more than worth the cost $0.00!

Pros:

  • File shredding features

CONS:

  • Free version has limited funtions
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4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Alfie, 2019-03-17 19:03:10

Iobit uninstaller is highly recommended for overall system maintenance

I have been using Iobit uninstaller for 3 years and have never had an issue with uninstalling a program or reboot issues. I have it on all of my PCs, including my new win10 laptop. It helps me uninstall the unwanted Windows apps easily and quickly which can be only uninstalled through Powershell. But the new UI is not nice as to the old version. Hope IObit will improve it next time. Anyway, I like it.

Pros:

  • Absense of uninstall or reboot issues

CONS:

  • downgraded user interface in new update
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
HESHWATSON, 2019-03-12 22:58:54

Seems to be the greatest but may turn out unexpectedly bad

I discovered this Free software on the internet, downloaded it, checked out the list of programs it offered to uninstall, click on it & it took 2 seconds to totally wipe it out. I was trying to do the same thing. Spent a week working around my problem & never did any good. I had a program called "VIPRE Internet Security " I wanted to remove. Microsoft Software kept telling me I could not Uninstall a program that was not installed, totally making their Program for the job I wanted to do useless. IObit will Flat FORCE AN UNINSTALL regardless what Microsoft says. I highly recommended IObit if you have a similar problem. It left no tracks or bits of data to cause me any other issues with my system.

Pros:

  • Force uninstall features

CONS:

  • May funtion incorrectly
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4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
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4.0
HO GLO, 2019-03-11 07:02:15

Easily finds and removes tenacious malwares and bloats

I was able to find and uninstall a lingering anti-virus program which continually hassled me about renewing my subscription and was able to remove other challenging-to-find and cave-dwelling programs with ease. It is way more efficient than Windows "add/removes" tool.

Pros:

  • Deep scanning feature

CONS:

  • No drawbacks
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Judge997, 2019-02-11 02:11:26

Great uninstaller so far

This worked wonderfully for my over-filled junked up the computer. I was afraid that I would need to reformat to clear up space, but this software did a really fantastic job at removing unwanted programs. My computer is running faster now that all those programs that were starting up have been removed.

Pros:

  • Speeds up pc by removing startup clusters

CONS:

  • No cons at the moment
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Highland, 2019-01-26 13:38:59

A good and free uninstall solution when you need it

Not long ago, I had loads of major issues with my PC, I tried to solve them by deleting the problem causing programs, but each time, they leave behind some remnant files. Then I decided to put IObit Uninstaller to the test, and it really proved itself to be a really good program. My PC is presently faster. With the powerfull scan, there are no files left. I highly endorse this program, It will save your PC a lot.

Pros:

  • Powerful system scanner

CONS:

  • I have no issues with it so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Brendon Jones, 2019-01-24 00:43:00

Excellently handles the job and more

Portable app, simple and clear GUI, does "Forced" uninstall on software that isn't on the normal Windows installed program list, smart catorgorization of apps, lists windows updates separately, easy access to restore points. Not "bloatware"

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
SMILEYFACE2005, 2019-01-18 10:26:42

Worked like a charm

It definitely works. I had a difficulty with TuneUp Utilities 2013, which was blitzing me with pop-ups about "One-click Start" starting in "compatibility mode" etc. No amount of internet search offered any real suggestions for fixing the issue. WORSE, the Windows10 Add/Remove function could not "uninstall" this program. It was bullet-proof in the wrong way. I downloaded the ilObit Uninstaller, and it WORKED. I promptly upgraded to Pro and paid the $25.00. If only I could get the four-plus hours back, I wasted trying to fix the problem myself.

Pros:

  • Uninstalls extremely stubborn programs

CONS:

  • Need a $25 upgrade
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Stephen J. Britt, 2019-01-12 03:29:00

Safe and easy to navigate

What I like about IObit uninstaller is that it's completely free, doesn't require installation, minimal file size, nice and simple interface, and it includes some fantastic features like Force uninstall list/icon mode, and even Windows Update is included. However, the thing I don't like (might change in the next update) is that when they are multiple programs to uninstall, it might freeze up.

Pros:

  • Force uninstall feature

CONS:

  • Multiple program uninstallation freezes the application
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
ASIANGUY1, 2018-12-18 22:21:44

A very good uninstall solution. Simple and efficient

IObit Uninstaller is easy to use but always double-check and make sure you know what you're uninstalling. Although, it gives the option to create a restore point before uninstalling in case of a mistake. Not only uninstall; it also will shred files if you choose. Beautiful format, easy on the eyes. It allows me to mess with areas I have no business messing with (registry items). Many of the files are questionable as to what to do with (uninstall or leave alone). There are too many areas that are better equipped for a tech-savvy person. Tips and suggestions would be an excellent idea

Pros:

  • Sets restore points

CONS:

  • Not very user-friendly
OVERALL
4
Quality
5
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
TEX061805, 2018-12-05 14:58:20

An all-inclusive uninstall solution

If you make use of the conventional windows uninstaller and remnant is left behind it will pop up and tell you there are junk files left behind and ask if you would like to remove them. Works well-uninstalling programs, easy to understand and use.

Pros:

  • Junk file pop-up notification

CONS:

  • Not very good tech support
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
SINSHENRON, 2018-11-24 20:34:12

The number 1 free and complete uninstaller by a wide margin

Iobit is undoubtedly the best uninstaller highly recommended for you. It does perform a deep scan to fish-out and eliminates leftovers. Geek uninstaller comes in 2nd place in my opinion. Revo Uninstaller free version is good as well, but it's definitely lagging behind since it was last updated in 2013, and secondly, it doesn't support 64-bit programs. It seems they placed all their resource in their premium version and abandoned the free version. There are definitely other uninstallers that of course can do the same uninstallation, but if you want a thorough uninstallation, then Iobit is what you need. Do give it a try. Enjoy!

Pros:

  • Deep scanning for leftovers

CONS:

  • No cons in my opinion
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Melen001, 2018-11-24 01:24:50

New version displays ads for other products

Very good uninstaller. The batch uninstall feature is especially nice. Unfortunately, the latest version flashes nag screens to buy other products, even when you're not using the application. That's a deal breaker in my view.

Pros:

  • Great batch uninstall feature

CONS:

  • Unwanted sales ads pop-ups
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Gwestbound, 2018-11-21 23:20:18

IObit uninstaller is not all that perfect

I agree that it has an attractive UI. And very effective when all was said and done. But Earlier reviewers repeatedly called this program "simple" - I beg to differ. Too many options. Standard Uninstall, Advanced Uninstall, and Forced Uninstall, etc. But the distinctions not well documented.

Pros:

  • Attractive user interface

CONS:

  • Features are confusing to understand
OVERALL
3.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
BLANCHEIRVING, 2018-11-16 07:05:10

Surprisingly okay so far

I made the mistake of downloading Avast (total disaster). Did a little research to find a good cleaner. This cleaner was surprisingly good. Not only installed a stubborn program "fix it" that downloaded with Avast, that would not uninstall through conventional (windows) means. This program not only uninstalled the program but also entirely removed from the registry and any other location it found on my computer. With this and 360 from Qihoo, my system, which isn't even a year old, is now running like it first did.

Pros:

  • Removes registry uninstall leftovers

CONS:

  • Works with another program
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Deena, 2018-10-23 23:53:27

Not the best but does a great job

While it's still not what I would call as good as a couple of others, it's good enough to be a 5 and for free. It actually uninstalls software programs speedingly and easily clean out leftover data without any issues. Has a forced uninstall as well. It's interface is smooth, easy to understand. No install runs right off the .exe.

Pros:

  • Slick and user-friendly interface and features

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Gimpguy, 2018-10-23 17:43:41

Good software gone really Bad

I would say this used to be a great program. But I turned on my laptop this morning and found a popup ad on the screen. I really panicked. Thought I had a virus. I found out by using Revo Uninstaller's "Hunter Mode" (ironically Revo is a very similar competitor to Iobit Uninstaller) that the popup belonged to Iobit Uninstaller. If I already decided to rate it a five star, this disturbance wouldn't agree with my decision. BUT then when I dismissed the popup by clicking "Close," it launched my browser and took me to the website anyway! Wouldn't give it any stars with this behavior. Any star rating that appears is because of Snapfiles review system awarding them based on my honest answers about Interface, Ease of Use, etc

Pros:

  • Removes programs completely as intended

CONS:

  • Free version comes with unwanted ads
OVERALL
3.75
Quality
3
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
3.75
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Stike4th275, 2018-10-23 03:19:15

An unnstaller that act as a marketing tool for the company's other products.

If you are not a gamer, then it is a great application to use. It's pretty easy to install & understand, and constantly seems to try to make me install the other applications by the same company, and even installed a few in the background without my knowledge which is why I zapped it. I hate it when something does something on my computer without my permission.

Pros:

  • Doesn't require much to install

CONS:

  • Pops-up annoying sales ads
OVERALL
4
Quality
3
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Haoleboyz, 2018-10-21 19:31:52

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