Absolute Uninstaller

Absolute Uninstaller

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.42
  • Total Downloads:
    25,988
  • Date Added:
    May 09, 2005
  • File Size:
    4.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

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1 stars

"Batch-uninstalled programs that were not checked"

October 18, 2011  |  By chuckweiss2

 |  Version: Absolute Uninstaller 2.8.0.636

Pros

Uninstalled a bunch of programs quite thoroughly

Cons

Started to uninstall at least three programs that were not checked, successfully uninstalled others without asking permission, and missed a whole bunch that were.

Summary

It's a pretty easy concept that an uninstaller should do as it's told and any deviation from that rule earns no more than a rating of "abysmal".

If you're looking for selective batch uninstalling, I highly discourage this program due to a lack of control of its functions.

*side note, I'm on a Windows 7 machine, perhaps it works better on older versions.

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4 stars

"Does about the same good job as Revo but easier"

September 21, 2010  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Absolute Uninstaller 2.8.0.636

Pros

First, it lists a darn sight more programs than Windows Add/Remove. Simpler to use than Revo where after uninstall you have to tick all the registry items to remove, & then tick files to remove - this does all that itself but quicker & out of sight.

Cons

Like Revo, it still leaves a file or two behind, & some registry keys, so you need to use Windows Search & something like Registrar Lite to find them afterwards, and delete them manually.

Summary

I prefer this because it is an uninstaller only, whereas Revo comes with several other tools that I didn't want. Something I didn't realise at first is it is identical to the "Uninstall Manager" included with Glary Utilities - IF YOU HAVE GLARY UTILITIES, YOU DON'T NEED THIS AS WELL.

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2 stars

"Did not find all programs even with search feature"

March 09, 2010  |  By Life2PointOh

 |  Version: Absolute Uninstaller 2.8.0.636

Pros

Seemed easy to use, simple interface and configurable

Cons

Didn't find several applications installed on my system, displays both the main application and the application's uninstaller utility - not very wise.

Summary

It didn't find Google Chrome for some reason, though Revo Uninstaller did. It also displays not only the main program but also the program's uninstaller utility as a separate program, for example it shows Microsoft Zune twice, with the same name but one having the regular Zune icon and the other with the standard Windows uninstaller icon. Very strange. I just didn't like or trust this app as user friendly as it is...

Updated on Mar 9, 2010

Forgot to add this little wrinkle: the installer asks if you want to install the "Ask" search engine toolbar. I don't like toolbars as they slow down the browsing experience so I clicked No. It installed it anyway in my Firefox! I had to uninstall it from the Add On folder within Firefox, then Revo Uninstaller found it again as an installed application - which Absolute Installer didn't (hmmm, ironic...). If I could go back and change my 2 stars to 1 I'd do it right now out of sheer annoyance.

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2 stars

"Doesn't always clean everything"

November 23, 2009  |  By jmhx7

 |  Version: Absolute Uninstaller 2.7.0.616

Pros

More thorough than windows uninstall.

Cons

Acts buggy on windows 7. Doesn't always catch leftover folders. Doesn't do much with leftover registry items either.

Summary

Not worth the time and effort. I found myself using windows uninstall more than this and just going in and manually deleting leftover stuff myself. I'm hoping they upgrade revo for win7 soon.

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1 stars

"This is spyware!"

November 08, 2009  |  By copenhagen45

 |  Version: Absolute Uninstaller 2.7.0.616

Pros

CNET editors rate this high.

Cons

But this program is nothing more than spyware.

Summary

It installs Glarysoft programs with it automatically. Plus, it did not uninstall Windows Media Player. Find another uninstaller.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Glarysoft
Publisher web site http://www.glarysoft.com
Release Date May 09, 2005
Date Added May 09, 2005
Version 1.42
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Download Information
    File Size 4.29MB
    File Name ausetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,988
    Downloads Last Week 61
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $19.95

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