Revo Uninstaller

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Millions of users delete files from PCs/devices everyday, due to low hard disk space, unused files, games, and plenty of other reasons. However, often we are doing it improperly. Leftover junk files may cause errors, spontaneous shutdowns, overheating. To combat this, tech developers produce special software that helps maintain a PC in good condition and deletes files correctly and completely. These are called uninstallers, one of which we’ll review today.

What is Revo Uninstaller?

Revo Uninstaller 4.2.3 is a utility that provides users with a powerful and easy-to-use tool for cleaning and optimizing Microsoft Windows 32 and 64-bit operating systems. Revo Uninstaller has an advanced scanning algorithm for the system before and after installation, and allows you to delete files, folders, and registry keys left after uninstalling the program.

The program also helps to prevent cases where after the program has been uninstalled there are messages that some files could not be deleted and must be deleted manually. Such residual folders, files, registry entries, and other program components not only take up space, but can significantly reduce the system performance and even cause system crashes.

Specifications:

Vendor VS Revo Group
Latest version 4.2.3 (March 2020)
OS Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
Disk space 100 MB at least
Menu languages 44
License  Trial (30 days)
Cost $24.95 per year
$29.95 Portable

The program is available in three versions (Free, Pro and Pro Portable), which differ in functionality. The longer subscription you buy, the lower is the cost.

Revo Free: scanning for leftovers after standard uninstall, 8 additional cleaning tools, technical support, uninstall Windows apps.

Revo Pro: Free version + delete browser extensions, forced uninstall, quick/multiple uninstall, extended scanning, real-time system monitoring, logs, backup system.

Revo Portable: Pro version + unlimited number of devices/computers, use anywhere on a USB stick. A quick visual introduction in a video below.

Features

Uninstaller First runs the uninstaller and then scans for stubborn leftovers, temporary files, unnecessary data.
Forced uninstall Assists with partially installed programs, erroneous uninstallation, and disguised programs.
Multiple uninstall Removes several programs in a row, performs automatic scan for leftovers and deletes everything by default.
Real-time monitor Tracks activities during installations, collects data to a log, can revert changes if needed.
Windows apps Less frustration by uninstalling it just like any other app, including leftovers.
Browser extensions Remove all extensions / add-ons from a single window. Supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera.
Logs Database of logs from real-time monitoring, stored on Revo server, users can import / export logs.
Backup system Creates a restore point and a registry backup before each uninstallation, plus an option to create a backup once a day.
Hunter mode A targeting icon to drop over a program and select action (uninstall, kill process, open folder).
Cleaning tools Autorun manager, junk files, history cleaner, erase confidential data, unrecoverable delete, etc.

When comparing to similar software, we see that Revo Uninstaller is about the same price range, has a trial period, samed basic features. The difference lies in a user-friendly interface, useful extra features, amount of interface languages, and proper support. Vendor clearly ties his best in helping users through manuals, FAQs, video tutorials, screenshots, logs.On the other hand, it does not offer registry issues fixing. 

Install and activate. There are two activation options in the sign up box: by file and online. The developers have thought in advance about the comfort of inexperienced users, so you can read the extended activation instructions in an email. After activating, we recommend to go immediately to the Auto Update menu just below the settings, and enable the automatic mode. A fresh version of the program always provides faster and better performance.

The whole program can be divided into three sections: Uninstall, Tools, Settings. Additionally, there is a Description panel at the bottom of each menu, allowing you to see the features of the section and to read the guidelines.

Uninstall

The key section compiling all the applications installed on a device, the total number is stated in the bottom left. Displaying recently installed programs (as New) section is very convenient when a lot of software and various components appear.

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The essence of this menu is very simple: select unwanted programs and uninstall them (big Uninstall button on the left). However, this is not a regular removal, but a special one. Let’s try to remove CCleaner. Clicking on it, we immediately have a bunch of information about the program: name, manufacturer, size and version, installation date.

Another advantage: the program notifies us that it has a special removal script that provides the best cleanup. However, we press No and see what happens instead: registry backup, system restore point, and then standard uninstallation. 

Scanning has three modes to choose from:

  1. Safe - additional search in the registry.
  2. Moderate - includes Safe mode and additional search for remnants.
  3. Advanced - the most thorough, including an in-depth search of all program-related entries.

We performed all three removal scenarios and got the following results:

Safe Moderate Advanced
Registry scanning speed (seconds) 1 5 11
Entries found in the registry  65 76 96
Residual files  4 4 4
Residual folders 0 0 1

Concluding the test, we recommend that you always use the advanced method of uninstalling programs, as it takes not much more time but cleans a PC better. There are also many features for advanced users, i.e. Forced Uninstall, Windows Apps, Logs Database, and more. They are less often in use, yet may become useful at any moment.

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Also, we would like to highlight the Browser Extensions menu, where you can conveniently track, delete, view information, and export all browser extensions on a PC in a file. And one more tool just to mention (more info in a chapter below) is Hunting Mode, which is a kind of gamification element, allowing users to virtually aim at a program on desktop and “kill” it. This probably will be ideal for people with cluttered desktops.

Tools

This is where Revo goes beyond a plain Uninstaller.

Revo Uninstaller tools

Autorun Manager is responsible for speeding up the operating system by shutting down unnecessary programs. Revo automatically exposes those processes that slow down the system. We recommend previewing what programs and processes Revo has identified as not needed to avoid shutting down the ones you use all the time.

Junk Files Cleaner allows you to find and delete different types of junk and leftover files from the system. Select the desired drives and click Scan. The complete process takes about 3 minutes, after which we see a list of all the unwanted files. Click Delete and in a few seconds the files are gone. Additionally: often not all files are deleted at the end of the process. This is normal, they are system files or currently in use. Skip them.

Windows Tools - these are standard Windows features that are compiled into one section for convenience. It's essentially nothing new, but being able to control your PC with one program is a definite plus.

Windows tools:

  1. Network information
  2. Security center
  3. System properties
  4. System information
  5. TCP/IP netstat command
  6. On screen keyboard
  7. Disk defragmenter
  8. Services
  9. Shared folders
  10. Group policy
  11. Windows components
  12. MWMS removal tool
  13. Backup & Restore
  14. Task scheduler
  15. Check disk
  16. System file checker
  17. Disk cleanup
  18. Resource monitor
  19. System restore

History Cleaner is a multitool designed to clean up hard disk space and ensure privacy at the same time. You can clear the history of browsers, Microsoft Office, or any application from the OS in a matter of seconds with a single button. Full cleaning takes about 12 seconds. No report (how many and what files of what size were deleted) is issued by the section, which is a bummer.

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Evidence Remover. When you empty the recycle bin, your files and folders are only marked as deleted, but they are not physically deleted. This tool will permanently erase files and folders that have already been deleted but remain physically on your drive. It does not matter which tool you or someone else will use to recover the data, the result will always be the same - the data erased with this tool cannot be restored. Note that the Evidence Remover process takes about 30 minutes, but no additional load on the computer resources has been detected, so the program can be used in the background mode.

Unrecoverable Delete works easier: select the needed files, make sure you select them correctly, and click Delete forever. It feels like erasing takes a bit longer than normal deletion, but this is best for space saving or privacy. Files cannot be restored.

Backup Manager allows you to safely use Revo. In general, if you need to uninstall the program, backup it before uninstalling. Something went wrong while deleting? Go to Backup Manager and restore everything as it was before.

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Select a backup and click Restore. The whole process takes less than a second, the program and the corresponding registry entries have been successfully restored, but the desktop shortcut has not been restored and will have to be done manually.

Settings / Support

In terms of settings, Revo is shining - clear structuring, more than 40 available interface languages, 9 built-in color themes, and the ability to choose custom background color. We should also note that in the Free version of the program the interface is a bit different (header and structure), but still is easy for perception.

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Depending on experience and special tasks, you can customize anything - from basic settings, like automatic updates, to advanced nuances of individual features of the application. Below the Settings button, you can find the Support section. We recommend reading help materials, user guides and FAQs first, of course. Then, if you have not found the answer to the issue, contact Revo developers. Support is provided for the free version equally.

Revo Uninstaller review: Conclusion

Revo delivers and surprises: it is a multifunctional program with lots of features. It brings together useful uninstall options and a user-friendly interface. It is clearly one of the best tools in its price range and market segment. It works really fast and smoothly, no bugs, no lags. The ability to scan for registry errors and broken entries would be a nice addition, and maybe it will emerge in future updates.

Revo Uninstaller pros and cons:

  • Really fast performance 
  • Modern interface with customization options
  • Wide range of additional functionality
  • Not consuming many system resources
  • Helpful tech support

  • Quite expensive
  • No separate registry scan
  • No single button for general cleaning

FAQ

What is Revo Uninstaller?
This is a special utility for complete deletion of files. Usual deletion leaves many traces on the hard disk and in the registry, which can slow down the device with time. Revo will prevent this from happening. It also comes with many additional features to help you maintain your PC comfortably.

Is Revo Uninstaller free?
Yes, however, its functionality is slightly smaller than the Pro version, which costs $24.95. Either way, you can try both versions and decide whether to pay for Pro or stay with Free.

Why choose Revo Uninstaller over other software?
We recommend that you first read the above review and tests to make the right decision. In any case, Revo Uninstaller is one of the best in its segment, which is confirmed by its popularity among users.

Is Revo Uninstaller safe?
Yes. VS Revo Group first introduced this utility 11 years ago. During this time the program has managed to prove its quality and gain popularity.

How to use Revo Uninstaller?
First, we recommend that you carefully read the description that is in the bottom of each section, it will not prevent you from taking the wrong step. In any case, the main page provides you with a list of all programs installed on your PC. Select the unnecessary one and choose the desired deletion mode from the context menu.

Why buy Revo Pro?
Pro version is for those who want to maximize the potential of the program in conjunction with many additional features. You also get free updates and technical support from developers by paying for your subscription.

Is there Revo for Android?
Yes, it is also free of charge (contains advertising). There is also a Pro version with additional features, priority support for $1.5/year for an unlimited number of devices and no advertising.

Can I transfer the Revo Pro license from one computer to another?
Yes, Revo Uninstaller Pro version 4 offers its users such an option. To do that, click the Menu button (in the upper right corner), select Deactivate License, then confirm by clicking Deactivate. This will allow you to activate the license using the same serial number on a different computer.

Revo asks to reboot after uninstallation
The best approach is to decline the reboot request, search for leftovers with Revo Uninstaller Pro, delete any leftovers you deem unnecessary, then reboot your computer. If you were unable to decline the reboot request, and computer restarts, next time when you start Revo Uninstaller Pro it will prompt you to continue the uninstallation process.

What happens when a Revo subscription expires?
When your subscription expires, you will no longer be able to update to the newer version of Revo Uninstaller Pro. However, all versions released prior to the expiration date will remain functional. Renewing your subscription will be necessary if you wish to update to newer versions.

How can I close the Hunter Mode window?
To close the small blue target window, which appears in the upper right corner of the screen when you are in the Hunter Mode, right click it, and choose Exit, or Open Main Window. To move it, you have to click and hold it with the middle (scroll) mouse button, then you can drag it to the desired position on your screen.

Why can’t I pin Revo to the Windows 7 taskbar or start menu?
The reason for this is that Windows 7 does not allow pinning programs containing the word Install. You can solve the problem by renaming a Revo shortcut.

Is the Revo Uninstaller Pro license lifetime?
Purchasing a License for Revo Uninstaller Pro 4 or above includes free technical support and free updates while your update subscription is valid (not expired). For example, if your update subscription expires on 1 January 2021, you can install for free any version of Revo Uninstaller Pro released before 1 January 2021. After that date, if you want to install a newer version, released after 1 January 2021, you would have to renew your update subscription. The bottom line is that you can continue using your activated version, for which you have purchased a license, as long as you want.

Why does Revo want to connect to the Internet?
Revo Uninstaller Pro connects to the Internet to perform the following tasks: activation/registration, downloading updates (newer version), browsing and downloading trace logs from the Logs Database.

Why is Revo Uninstaller better than a registry cleaner?
There are tens of thousands of applications that leave a lot of unused data, such as registry entries, files, and folders in your computer. Not all registry keys left in your computer are errors, and third-party registry cleaners cannot detect them. Revo Uninstaller Pro helps you remove the leftover registry keys, files, and folders after uninstalling an application.

Is there a way to undo uninstallation?
Reinstalling the program is the first and easiest solution. Because Revo Uninstaller Pro automatically creates a System Restore Point before uninstalling a program, you can use this feature to restore your system to a previous state (Tools - Windows Tools - Windows System Restore). By default, Revo Uninstaller Pro moves all leftover files to the Recycle Bin when you delete them, so check there for the accidentally deleted files. Also by default, Revo Uninstaller Pro backs up every deleted leftover Registry item, so check the Backup Manager for any backups of deleted Registry entries you want to restore.

How to make a restore point?
Go to Settings - Uninstaller. Activate the item called Create System Restore Point Before Uninstallation, and that is it.

How to use Hunter Mode?
Just click Hunter Mode, it will create a target sign on the screen that can be left-clicked and dragged to the unnecessary system elements, which opens a context menu with a choice of actions: Uninstall, Properties, Finish process, etc.

Is it possible to use Revo as an optimizer?
Some features of the application can help with this: Startup Manager will speed up Windows startup, unnecessary files clean up will create more disk space. Many useful tools are collected in Windows Tools, including Defragmenter, Malware Removal Tool, and more. However, we recommend using specialized software to fully optimize your system.

What is Unrecoverable Delete?
When you delete files or empty the Recycle Bin, they are not actually deleted, they can be easily recovered with special software. Files deleted with Unrecoverable Delete cannot be recovered.

How does Forced Uninstall work?
Sometimes it happens that files are damaged by incorrect or interrupted installation, etc. In this case, it is impossible to properly remove the program without special software. Specify the path to the files or folder for Revo Uninstaller to safely and completely delete them. Also, if you specify the exact name of the program, the program will automatically select the best way for the removal.

What is Installation using Revo Uninstaller Pro for?
Installing a program with Revo will keep track of all the files and registry entries that will allow you to remove it most carefully in the future. In addition, it is moved to the Tracked Programs section, where you can see detailed information: date, size, registry entries, etc.

How to use the Log Database?
In the search, type or manually search for the name of the program you want to uninstall from a computer. This will launch a safe uninstall script (Uninstall button). It is advisable to use it for malicious programs that do not appear in the list or are installed without the user’s knowledge and do not have an uninstaller.

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It is probably the best free uninstall program overall; others come close, but I think this is the best.

If Revo lists the program, it uninstalls it quite well by using the program`s uninstall command and then by searching for fragments of the program, to the settings set by the user; of course one should always set a restore point because, in the end, it is the user who decides what to delete after the initial uninstall.

Pros:

  • Search for other fragments of uninstall program and sets restore points

CONS:

  • Doesn`t always find programs that needs to be uninstalled
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BABSRRA, 2019-06-11 02:37:02

A major waste of time

Revo could only find 81 programs, your uninstaller 86, windows own uninstaller 119 and wise uninstaller 121. I have used Revo for about a year now. But was frustrated that it wouldn`t even list newly installed programs!!!!! So I searched and found wise uninstaller instead. It is so much better than Revo and it finds all of my programs;]

Pros:

  • Seems thorough

CONS:

  • Doesn`t find all programs
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BALTHAZ, 2019-06-10 03:07:31

Revo uninstaller is capable of doing a thorough uninstall

It proved to be an excellent program apart from the Uninstall. Force Uninstall.Remove,..it gives the ability to Browse through "My Computer"/C. Drive or others,..select the offending program,..click on this and Revo copies the File Name for Uninstall.

Pros:

  • All features works flawlessly

CONS:

  • No cons at the moment
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PAULGA, 2019-06-07 00:24:37

Does exactly as expected in improving systems performance

So many programs leave parts of themselves behind after being uninstalled. Revo finds those bits and pieces clogging up my system and stealing drive space and gets rid of them simply and safely

Pros:

  • Search and remove bits of uninstalled programs left

CONS:

  • More features comes with the pro version only
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Roger Cogdon, 2019-06-05 08:04:50

The best free uninstaller required for major uninstallation of unwanted files other uninstaller coannot remove.

Revo has its weight in gold as far as being free uninstallers. Revo comes with a sleek user interface, and multiple uninstall tools and levels. The Advanced uninstall level is a highly convenient feature that I often use a lot, which is both easy to use and highly effective. And surprisingly, there hasn`t been any occasion of a glitch. The one thing that comes only with the paid version though is the force uninstall feature which will easily crown Revo as the ultimate pc companion.

Pros:

  • Has a user-friendly interface with many uninstall features

CONS:

  • Force uninstall only available to paid versions
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Rkd108428, 2019-05-30 20:48:55

Free version is perfect if you have a 32 bits pc

I noticed lately, however, that with my newest laptop, operating on a 64 bit Windows 7, Revo Free 1.93 does not list all programs. Bit of Googling and I discovered that although 1.39 is compatible, it will not display 64-big software. So it`s potentially useless for a lot of software.

Pros:

  • Free version does a bit better than the windows uninstall

CONS:

  • only identifies 32bit programs
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DETHER, 2019-05-28 09:49:52

Not all that great like people claim

Though I have Revo installed, I don`t use it in software uninstallations. It holds some other beneficial tools on it that I prefer, chiefly the autorun manager. The uninstaller isn`t much, all it does is invoke the Windows, or the programs own uninstaller, then it says it`s doing a scan for leftovers, most of which would be gone after a reboot anyway. I would not recommend Revo to uninstall software as complex as NIS or NAV, or any other AV or security suite. After software uninstallation, I usually clean up using JV16 PowerTools, but it`s not for novices. After removing software with Revo, you can always find plenty of remnants with JV16.

Pros:

  • Scans for left over

CONS:

  • still uses pc`s own uninstaller
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Turbo, 2019-05-28 02:42:21

the most effective free uninstaller by far

I was trying to get rid of Adobe reader application from my pc but the programs uninstaller was proving useless, giving an error message each time. I tried using Revo uninstaller and surprisingly, it easily got rid of the the junks, allowing me to properly reinstall Adobe reader. Unlike other uninstaller, Revo is the only one that effectivly fixes everything completely without asking for anything.

Pros:

  • Get the most out of the free version

CONS:

  • multiple uninstall only with the paid version
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Moparmac, 2019-05-25 09:16:58

Have you ever been denied access to uninstall a program by the program you are trying to uninstall? No problem with Revo it is the Boss when Revo goes to uninstall it takes control running or not it kills the program and it uninstalls It. Most uninstallers leave a footprint of the old files so it can reinstall again. And unwanted icons behind to clutter the system. I have only used the Free version and it is a Kick-Ass powerhouse. Have you ever uninstalled a program and a few days or weeks later it shows back up? Not with Revo. Take my word for it. There is no coming back.

Pros:

  • Programs are never back after they have been uninstalled

CONS:

  • None encountered yet
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BOBBY_31329, 2019-05-25 06:06:19

Not very different from windows installer

I fail to see what all the fuss is all about. Have a look at your C:\users\****\Application Data\ after using Revo uninstaller. It is still full of files and folders of uninstalled software. I can not believe all the positive reviews.

Pros:

  • has good ratings on Cnet

CONS:

  • Doesn`t do anything
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THEO54AU, 2019-05-21 10:58:21

Revo uninstaller can make your pc run faster

It works like a charm every time even if it has to make use of the program`s uninstaller that you want to remove that leaves behind little files in the registry. Those files in the registry can significantly slow down the PC`s performance, but Revo can get rid of them. It runs the program`s uninstaller first, and after the initial uninstall, the PC may ask to restart the program. It is advisable to choose the restart later option so that Revo can altogether remove the unwanted files, and after that, you can restart.

Pros:

  • Perfect for registry cleanup

CONS:

  • None so far
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KENTMAN333, 2019-05-20 11:43:41

Best free version software by far

A bit disconcerting, as it asks many questions about what to remove. It`s a removal program and should know if what it is deleting will harm or crash your PC and provide an explanation. More details & info on the software/programs proposed for deletion would be beneficial to those of us who don`t know everything! The list is long, and it would be too time-consuming to research each item to determine if it should be deleted. Other than that, I have no complaints (as of yet).

Pros:

  • effective search and uninstall feature

CONS:

  • Needs user to be tech savvy
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R313P, 2019-05-19 19:45:02

Unbeatably the best uninstall solution for pc

I have managed this for several years. it is astounding what those sneaky programs you uninstall leave behind. Revo tidies up after them so they are fully gone when you want them to be.

Pros:

  • Does a good clean-up-after job

CONS:

  • No problems with paid version
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Bonnie Caaro, 2019-05-18 13:52:15

Problem with Revo uninstaller after many years

Yesterday I installed Aro 2012 Registry Cleaner and wanted to un-install it, but Revo Uninstaller did not show it (Aro 2012) in the list of installed programs. I rebooted and tried again - with the same unsuccessful result! I found IObit un-installer and uninstalled it without any problem!

Pros:

  • Satisfactory result

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  • Have problems in detecting new programs
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KDORON, 2019-05-18 05:04:22

Good locator but not not so good uninstaller

There was a program on my control panel I couldn`t get rid of because it didn`t come with its uninstaller. I made use of Revo uninstaller to locate this particular program and clicked to get it uninstalled, but I received a similar message I always get when I used the system uninstaller which is that the program uninstaller cannot be located. Not very useful if it can`t uninstall a program that didn`t come with its uninstaller. I initially thought Revo would force-install it anyways, but I was wrong.

Pros:

  • Easy and Fast download, with user-friendly interface.

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  • Doesn`t uninstall all located programs
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HONEYCOMBE8, 2019-05-17 17:45:04

I think it is a great clean up program

I utilize the removal tool for Norton, but for every other uninstall procedures, I use Revo uninstaller. Many programs out there don`t perform a complete cleanup after uninstallations: most notably the registry and AppData folder in the Windows Vista. Revo completely takes care of all that and even creates a restoration point before initiating the uninstall process just in case. This is an Advance mode feature though. And overall I think its a great piece of software.

Pros:

  • Does a complete clean up of registry

CONS:

  • No downside to it yet
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KBprez, 2019-05-15 22:39:49

A free and easy life saving software for pc users

It is by far the best uninstall tool i`ve come across by a great margin, saving me hours of system repair because that`s what I do. The hunter mode is especcially helpful as i use the drag and drop feature to easily locate and drag virus-like programs into the flame, killing the process and deleting the file. The pc`s task manager was unable to kill these processes but Revo could, which makes it an highly recommended for pc users.

Pros:

  • Hunter drop feature available in free version

CONS:

  • Forced Uninstall only available to paid version
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5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Sunwise, 2019-05-03 07:31:29

Good program, works better than the windows uninstaller, can get rid of pesky programs that won`t be removed.

I accidentally allowed some adware and bloatware into my PC when installing some weird software. It was a pain to get them out with my regular uninstaller. It was just impossible until I tried Revo uninstaller and, Voila!, all gone! Thanks, Cnet! As far as a Con, none to be spoken of.

Pros:

  • Easily get rid of adwares and bloatwares

CONS:

  • None that i`ve found
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
WOLFHEARTMOON, 2019-04-29 19:40:14

It is the best among all uninstallers

Highly recommended and simply the best! Was able to get rid of additional files and registry entries installed by its counterpart Iobit Uninstaller. Revo Uninstaller has multiple varying scanning modes depending on need, and it quickly finds unwanted files left behind by other uninstallers which are embedded deep in the system registry. Even though I have another backup uninstaller, Revo uninstaller is undoubtfully my number one.

Pros:

  • Have multiple features for proper uninstall

CONS:

  • features can be confusing
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
MinMin, 2019-04-23 18:39:59

Works extremely well.

Revo uninstaller does an excellent job where other uninstallers have failed. It comes packed with essential features that can seamlessly get rid of system clusters, especially rigorous programs that eludes the system`s inbuilt windows uninstaller. It has an in-depth search feature that scans for before and after uninstalls process, making it easier to identify and remove file remnants.

Pros:

  • Value for money

CONS:

  • Need a paid version
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
Dennis H., 2019-04-19 11:09:44

A thorough registry cleaning software

Revo is a fast, effective and thorough system uninstalling too that easily get rid of remnant junks left behind by only running the uninstaller that comes with the program. Revo was able to track down a hp image program called "Overlooked" 2600 registry keys that kept running after i tried uninstalling it with its own uninstaller. It`s hard to imagine how much junks other programs leave behind after attempt uninstallation. But they can`t hide from Revo.

Pros:

  • has a hunter feature that track down deep unwanted files in registry

CONS:

  • Cannot uniinstall windows files in free version
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Fletch, 2019-04-19 03:34:57

More than an uninstall tool

Uninstaller` wouldn`t be the right name to fit Revo, seeing that it does more than just uninstalling programs. This piece of software comes packed with features like a startup manager, a system scanner and cleaner, and other useful system tools. The interface can be a little bit confusing, but still, it not hard to figure out. I`ll conclude by saying that Revo is a brilliant piece of software.

Pros:

  • Great set of system cleaning tools and features

CONS:

  • unlock full potential with paid version
OVERALL
4
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
2
Ability
5
OVERALL
4
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
5.0
Owentech, 2019-04-18 04:58:27

Doesn`t give any negative after-effect

Maybe for more than a decade (I don`t keep track), this has been my favorite uninstaller. I like that it shows exactly what you will clean up if you decide to delete the residue left by a program. I`ve never experienced negative after-effects from a Revo uninstall.

Pros:

  • Present user with control

CONS:

  • No issues 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
Tim Rubaid, 2019-04-06 07:55:54

The best of what is available

Concentrating on the Pro rather than the Con, I have been using Revo for approx 2 years and it has never failed to deliver on what it promises. I have tried Advance Uninstaller Pro but found it too cumbersome and not as thorough so uninstalled it, using Revo.

Pros:

  • Thorough scan and system clean up

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
THE 1 KNIGHT, 2019-04-04 15:45:50

Very good but not perfect

Appears to get rid of everything, including files and folders sometimes left over when using Windows built-in uninstaller. But occasionally it throws up registry entries that look as though they are associated with the program being uninstalled for manual confirmation that they should be deleted, but there doesn`t seem to be a method of ensuring they are before selecting `delete them.` It would be nice to have an uninstaller program that automatically deletes such entries without putting the onus on the user.

Pros:

  • seem to do a perfect job being a free version

CONS:

  • Sometimes search results are wrong
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
3
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
5.0
MICHAEL WHITESIDE, 2019-04-01 06:20:57

It`s a good freeware but not the best

It`s advisable to try new software before you think of buying it. As Rocky said, "Go for it." But eventually, I got rid of the software, which wasn`t a simple task and went for another one more faster and free as well.

Pros:

  • Free version works flawlessly

CONS:

  • Becomes slow and best features included only in paid version
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Darren Dheilly, 2019-03-28 20:29:41

The best and only uninstall and system maintenance solution present

I`ve used this for years, first on XP and now on Win7. I have had no problems at all, and plan to use this for as long as I can. The only problem for Revo is: I can`t understand why I would want to upgrade to the "Pro" version. (Although come to think of it, I think I will, as a reward for creating a great free program that I`ve used many times.)

Pros:

  • Works on Winxp and Windows 10

CONS:

  • Pro version is unneccessary
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
Turple, 2019-03-14 09:25:53

Almost perfect uninstall tool

Revo uninstaller has proven multiple times to be a pc life saver amongst other uninstallers. The software keeps getting updated, and with every update, it gets better and better and only needs caution when deleting registry files because it can be tricky as it doesn`t give enough information as to what it is doing. It is more than capable of removing programs that don`t come with their uninstaller.

Pros:

  • Capable of uninstalling difficult programs

CONS:

  • Can also unistall wanted files and programs
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Williy1, 2019-03-13 23:24:20

Very easy to get rid of programs that has no uninstaller

Got so excited about it I spelled EVERY wrong, believe me when I say this, is the best so far. It does need some tweaking for more stubborn hangs in backlogged files, that it won,t uninstall for you and putting the burner on won`t even do it. I have confidence they will read this and get a handle on it.

Pros:

  • Totally get rid of every missed garbage and files

CONS:

  • Some program files are still not detectable
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
THEPINKPANTHERLIVE, 2019-03-02 12:37:12

The paid version is where the software shines

The Revo Uninstaller does an excellent job for amateur, but also, it leaves a heap of junk files and registry entries. If you desire a complete and proper uninstallation, it is better to make use of the Window`s uninstaller using the target application tool along with the `search everything registry manager. I personally use the Registry Manager. Or better still, you can get the Revo uninstaller paid version which comes with the full package and does a better job than that for the free version.

Pros:

  • does a decent job for a free version

CONS:

  • Need pro version for major functionalities
OVERALL
3.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Danmar37, 2019-03-01 03:10:53

Complete tool to get rid of difficult hard-to-detect programs

I am super excited to be able to use Revo to easily get rid of programs that otherwise prove challenging to remove with the regular Windows uninstaller. I`ll like to say also that you watch out for Oracle programs. They are the most difficult to uninstall.

Pros:

  • Quick and easy to you

CONS:

  • Couldn`t find con
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
Leclairaaron, 2019-02-23 17:52:13

Works fine but free version is gradually becoming obsolate

Long ago when PCs were based on 32-bit programs, Revo uninstaller free version would be the number one, but as technology advances to 64-bit based systems, the free version of Revo uninstaller is rapidly becoming useless. The free version is only able to detect and remove 32-bit programs, whereas, that is now only less than 30% of current system programs. I will quickly opt for the pro version but it seems too expensive. Besides, I have good result using the free Geek uninstaller even though the interface is lacking compared to Revo, especially making it difficult to see when working on making changes to my computer. But still it is free, and it works for me.

Pros:

  • Free version is excellent 32bit program detector and uninstaller

CONS:

  • Pro version price to high
OVERALL
1.75
Quality
1
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
1.75
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Evxx, 2019-02-19 07:54:06

Pro version is worth every penny. It does more than intended

It`s an excellent program, but i think it will be great to also have a feedback indicator to show the status of the operation. After i installed it, I realized it came with a test application for it to uninstall, that appeared on my desktop called "Arcade something." (laughs). It did uninstall the test application through which i find cute. I also tired the Hunter button which i don`t really know what it does. It disappeared after a while. But in the end, if this software meets my expectation and does what it claims it can do, then it definitely worth every one of my penny. I`m looking to do a thorough uninstall of my hanging browser and i think it is perfect for my use. I`ll say, `use it!" and thank the developers for giving you free access to it.

Pros:

  • Free trial versions still have some functional tools

CONS:

  • No status indicator to indicate processes
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
CHUCKIEXCHAN, 2019-02-19 07:49:54

Best trial uninstall program for pc

I downloaded and installed some programs and ended up with four extra malware programs i didn`t bargain for which I struggled to remove for 3 days. The exact cause i think was this stupid program called gorilla piece that keeps requiring me to download an installer from the same company i tried to get rid of. My quest in getting rid of this Gorilla price program led me to discover Revo uninstaller which after i installed, quickly got rid of this stupid program, and the best part was that I didn`t get the `corrupt file message others have claimed to get when they tried to remove this program. I am more than excited to have gotten rid of this program, including the other 3 programs that cause a lot of headache over time. It`s probable too early to tell if the malware was 1005 gotten rid of, but i haven`t received any pop-up message that says otherwise. I`m currently using the trial version, but i think with all things considered, i might get the full version when this trial runs out. Revo is simply a life-saver!

Pros:

  • Double scan for fragments after uninstall

CONS:

  • Trial period last for only 30 days
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
JBIAFRA, 2019-02-09 14:42:47

Easily the best freeware tool pc tool

I have used all of the features and yes they work, and you get a lot for a free- ware application. You are informed obout each section of removal and there is an option to check on any file/folder etc that one is unsure of removing also it will not remove or permantly delete anything that WINDOWS needs.

Pros:

  • Exclusive features in free version

CONS:

  • Not found any yet
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
Silmick06, 2019-02-05 07:32:14

A definite keeper

Does a decent job at removing headstrong scraps from unfinished or inaccurate uninstalls. It seeks out extra registry keys and erases those too with approval from the user. I conclude by saying that Revo Uninstaller is an excellent piece of software.

Pros:

  • Complete incomplete uninstallations

CONS:

  • May need suport for advance features
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
Rustyboy, 2019-02-01 06:22:11

It is an all-in- on uninstall tool for 32 bit based applications

In line with what others have said about Revo uninstaller, I agree that Revo is an excellent uninstall tool, and maybe the only decent freeware, but it seems that the free version is only limited to the 32-bit based application, which presumably is just 85% of all software. The Hunter mode is one feature I will advise to be cautious with, as it has detected in some cases wrong files that may lurk around because the uninstall info is no longer present. 64-bit based programs are undetectable by the free version, that`s why for total and complete work, the pro version needs to be purchased.

Pros:

  • The free version still does a good uninstall job

CONS:

  • Still need the paid version to do a complete 32bit and 64 bits application unistall
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
3
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
4.0
Atagong, 2019-01-25 17:17:34

It is just what you need to get the job done. I highly recomment it.

My windows uninstall solution was lacking bad when it comes to removing an unwanted program it got infected with. I stumbled on Revo uninstaller when surfing the web for an answer. I installed it and also got support from their team. I therefore highly recommend it to every Pc user out there as a must-have PC utility.

Pros:

  • Excellent support

CONS:

  • Unable to remove partially installed programs
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Bernard Curtis, 2019-01-15 07:58:22

Revo uninstaller is a must have for every pc user for ultimate system maintnance

The free version is highly functional compared to other regular uninstallers/installer tool that comes with the Windows PC and most software programs. It quickly gets rid of leftover remnant data that are left behind from other uninstallations. Though it doesn`t have the full functionality of the pro version, for added security and other useful features, it is worth paying a few bucks for it. It sometimes goes for a 50% off which i`ll say is the only cons to it.

Pros:

  • An easy replacement for system uninstaller

CONS:

  • Free version is limited in functionality
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
C8H10N4O2, 2019-01-14 22:34:50

Best system registry fix

Revo shows all the steps it`s taking so I don`t mind waiting the bit of extra time consumed, or lack of batch file deletion because when all is said & done, I have the warm feeling that it did an excellent job of what it was supposed to do.

Pros:

  • Perfect for Registry maintenance

CONS:

  • Long waiting time for uninstallation
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
Royweeks, 2019-01-12 00:56:26

Really Good but need support

Revo uninstaller encounters some errors now and then with programs that need a reboot for complete removal. It sometimes freezes during the uninstall process, when you click to restart later, and when you chose the option to restart now, it sometimes doesn`t correctly remove the leftover.

Pros:

  • Works as intended

CONS:

  • Have some reboot issues
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Kathy025, 2019-01-10 02:35:12

Awesome and nearly perfect free software

Nearly paid 34.95 for a program offering the same service out of pure frustration. This program is quick, effective, and user-friendly. I would love to donate to great code like this!

Pros:

  • Quick, effective, and user-friendly

CONS:

  • Absolutely no trouble at all
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
AMADEUSSTYLE, 2019-01-09 22:21:38

One of the best I`ve used

Gets nearly all files, registry entries, and folders of the program being uninstalled. Ten times better than Windows uninstaller, But still leaves some leftover stuff, occasionally. Every now & then it will delete a file of another program. You have to expand all +`s in the registry section to see some more "BOLD" areas.

Pros:

  • Get almost all files of the uninstalled program 10 times better that Windows uninstaller

CONS:

  • Still remnant left from time to time
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
CANONA1000, 2019-01-08 13:24:26

Best system utility on the planet

The best software on the planet for a clean uninstall. Have been a customer and user for many years. The newest version, 4.0 works remarkably well and I would recommend it to everyone.

Pros:

  • New version is more efficient and fast

CONS:

  • No issues with new version
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
Paul Stewart, 2019-01-06 16:27:42

Free thorough uninstaller

The Revo uninstaller is simple to use, surprisingly thorough and hinged with a fluid interface. The best part is that it is free, and also free to try the pro version for 30 days. I have used this piece of software for many years. Leftover data are removed with the CCleaner free version, although the Hunter option has never worked for me. I think the hunter mode requires the program to come with its own built-in uninstaller.

Pros:

  • Pro version not really needed

CONS:

  • Hunter option not functional
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
LOTUSRK, 2019-01-04 09:48:02

Good windows uninstaller replacement

Revo is easily a suitable replacement for PCs regular uninstaller that has issues uninstalling. I have used Revo for a long time. And just for you information, Apart from the direct download link, DO NOT MAKE USE of the download.com installer because you will be allowing an army of spyware/adware on your PC. Make sure to decline that option, and then the actual program will be downloaded and installed.

Pros:

  • Free system scanning and registry maintenance

CONS:

  • Spyware and adware may come with the installer when downloading from a third party website
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
TIGHTDOG1, 2019-01-03 15:30:39

Essential addition to systems maintenance

This program doesn`t waste time guessing. It goes after all unwanted junk files customarily left behind by the Add and Removes Programs command. It gives a plan it`s own chance to remove itself, then goes in and sweeps up the debris. As with any program that works with the insides of an operating system, proceed only after reading directions and when in doubt uncheck an option to delete. Can`t imagine how we ever lived without it.

Pros:

  • Quick, effective and user-friendly interface

CONS:

  • Takes a bit more unneccessary time sometimes
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
CHRISNORTH, 2019-01-02 01:23:32

A must have uninstall kit for total pc maintenance

I had some stubborn bits of leftover fragments that just wouldn`t leave regardless of all my attempts to get rid of them using Windows uninstaller and some other similar third-party programs. When I used Revo Uninstaller, it didn`t only get rid of those stubborn leftovers, it did a clean sweep of my systems registries and got rid of most bits I didn`t even know where there. This alone has to earn Revo a 5 from me. Revo is a really great kit to have.

Pros:

  • Registry cleaner and maintenance

CONS:

  • Interface a little confusing
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Belatucadrus, 2018-12-29 07:48:12

Went from excellent to bad after a while

Prior to Windows 8 this program rocked. After running the uninstaller for the program being uninstalled, it would continue on and find leftover registry entries and folders/files the uninstaller missed and allow you to delete them. Now when the program goes to find the leftover registry entries and files on your hard drive it takes forever to finish, which it did not do before Windows 8. I`ve had it take as long as 30 minutes to an hour to finish the leftovers cleanup. Entirely unacceptable. Apparently, it needs a rewrite for Windows 8 because it worked great under previous versions of Windows.

Pros:

  • Scan to find leftovers after uninstallation of programs

CONS:

  • Scan for reminant registry files takes a long time to finish
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
DDD831, 2018-12-24 01:57:55

5 out of 5 on this freeware

I am a gamer, and test beta`s quite often, SOME, not all like to slip in extra programs or do not give you the ability to uninstall. This program took care of that! Works great ! 2 modes MENU and HUNTER. HUNTER is for applications that won`t appear in the menu. Drag target icon to program and right click it for an option to begin to delete! Easy, Simple, and VERY EFFECTIVE.

Pros:

  • Simple and extremely effective hunter mode

CONS:

  • No complaints
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
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