Review: Geek Uninstaller isn't the fastest uninstaller around

Uninstall problem programs in a few easy steps with this light portable cleaner for Windows.

Geek Uninstaller takes care of problem programs really well and can even uninstall programs other programs can't. It's one of the most powerful uninstallers you can find for Windows. Since it comes in a slim, portable package, it's wonderful to stick on a USB to help fix buggy PCs on the go.

Even though portable programs may make some antivirus software flag them as suspicious, our antivirus software didn't make a peep during testing. When you launch Geek Uninstaller for the first time it gives you a lengthy list of all of the programs on your computer, including some drivers, system programs, and hidden programs. That means you can uninstall just about anything on your computer, but be careful to only ax programs you know you don't need. All of the information this app gives you is presented in a traditional file menu that looks somewhat bland, but makes it easy to find the exact program you're looking for. Unlike some of its competitors, this app doesn't let you choose multiple programs to uninstall at once. You have to uninstall programs one-by-one and follow their traditional uninstall processes, which may take a bit longer but it's definitely more efficient. We had no problems with Geek Uninstaller leaving behind traces of programs after the cleanup, so you don't have to worry about any leftovers.

Geek Uninstaller is perfect for anyone who wants to make sure they leave nothing behind on their system when they uninstall a program. Just be careful when you're inside as it might happen that you uninstall something you actually need.

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