Revo Uninstaller

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Revo Uninstaller is a freeware uninstall utility. It has powerful features to uninstall programs scanning for leftover files, folders and registry entries after uninstall. With its unique 'Hunter mode' it offers you some simple, easy to use but effective and powerful approaches to manage (uninstall, stop, delete, disable from auto starting) and to get information about your installed and/or running application. Many cleaning tools included! Revo Uninstaller Pro helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs easily. Even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from their own uninstaller, with its advanced and fast algorithms, Revo Uninstaller Pro analyzes, scans and removes all remnants after the uninstall of a program. The feature Forced Uninstall is the best solution when you have to remove stubborn programs, partially installed programs, partially uninstalled programs, and programs not listed as installed at all.

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Revo Uninstaller SUMMARY

Key features
  • 3 scanning methods
  • 8 cleaning tools
  • Hunter mode
Revo Uninstaller Pros
  • Full and proper uninstallation
  • Responsive technical support
  • System restore point creation
Revo Uninstaller Cons
  • Just-the-basics functionality
  • Force removal available only in Pro
  • Some components lag

Revo Uninstaller PRICING

  • Free
    0

    • Scanning, uninstall
    • 8 cleaning tools included
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  • Pro
    25

    License

    • Real-time monitoring
    • Extended scanning
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  • Pro Portable
    30

    License

    • All Pro features
    • Use with USB stick
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Revo Uninstaller Pro review by ThinkMobiles
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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.


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.





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.


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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.


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.


This is where Revo goes beyond a plain Uninstaller.


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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.


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 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.

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  • MICHAEL WHITESIDE Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    4.25
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      3
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      5
    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
  • JBIAFRA Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5
    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
  • KDORON Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    4
    • Quality
      4
    • Functionality
      4
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      4
    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
    • Cons
      • Have problems in detecting new programs
  • DETHER Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    3
    • Quality
      3
    • Functionality
      3
    • Ease of use
      3
    • Ability
      3
    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
  • Williy1 Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    Published at Oct 15, 08:01
    4.5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      4
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      5
    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