Scrub away Every Trace of Unwanted Programs, Plug-ins and Windows Apps
‣ Lighter & Cleaner
PC Need to uninstall programs and free up disk space? IObit Uninstaller 8 is the one you can trust, whether programs no longer being used, can’t being uninstalled through standard uninstallation or bundled with other programs. It also introduces an easy way to uninstall programs. You can quickly remove programs via desk icon, opened window or system tray icon.
‣ Safer & Faster Browsing
Once malicious toolbar get to your computer they might take over your browsers by changing settings without permission. What’s worse, you would end up in privacy leaking and slow internet. IObit Uninstaller 8 Free lists all toolbars and marks out the malicious ones installed on main-stream browsers: Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, allowing you to find and delete them quickly.
‣ No Leftover Files
Regular uninstallation cannot delete programs completely. With IObit Uninstaller 8, you don’t need to worry about leftovers any more. IObit Uninstaller 8 removes leftovers automatically after uninstalling programs. Even those leftover files cannot be deleted by other uninstallers; you can still count on it. Update Software Simply Outdated software is risky. Attackers can easily find weakness in it resulting whole system be in danger. IObit Uninstaller 8 Free is there keeping over 60 critical programs up to date for you. You can easily update software via secure download links to the latest version on publishers’ websites.
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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.
IObit Uninstaller v.126.96.36.199 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.
|Vendor||IObit (China) website|
|Latest version (Windows)||188.8.131.52 (2020-03-24)|
|Operating systems||Microsoft Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP|
|Disk space||Not less than 65 MB|
|Cost||$19.99 / year|
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).
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.
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.
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.
The main uninstaller tools are compiled in the Programs menu, which has everything you need to track, select and uninstall programs and bundleware:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other extra features all concern different aspects of software removal.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.