AppRemover

AppRemover

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.24.1
  • Total Downloads:
    44,001
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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AppRemover will find and uninstall any security applications on your system, such as virus protection programs and spybot removers. Sometimes antivirus programs do not uninstall completely, so if you're replacing one security application with another, AppRemover can help you remove the old program so you can start fresh with the new one.

AppRemover sports a clean, well-designed interface. When the program starts, it asks if you want to look for security applications on your computer or clean up a failed software uninstall. We selected the first option, and AppRemover found all of the virus and spyware protection programs on our computer. AppRemover informed us that only our chosen security programs were installed, and that there was no debris left from older programs we've used. The program lists its findings and gives you the option to select which ones you want to delete. There's no Help file, but we visited the manufacturer's Web site for further information. The developer recommends AppRemover to programmers looking to improve the uninstallation process.

This free program works well and installs and uninstalls with no problems. It will probably be of more use to IT professionals and software developers than it will be to the common user; however, it's useful for ensuring that there are no remnants of old and outdated security software lurking in your PC.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great way to deal uninstall recalcitrant AV software"

December 13, 2013  |  By prophetsboy

 |  Version: AppRemover 3.1.3.1

Pros

- Simple, no installation required
- Simplifies the process of removing AV and other security software
- Extremely helpful when an AV program refuses to uninstall, or only uninstalls partially

Cons

Have just run it on a machine and it did not notice that Malwarebytes Antimalware free was installed. In fairness, I've used it many times before and have never come across such a problem.

Summary

Great little program which is part of my arsenal for maintaining PCs.

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1 stars

"it didnt do anything"

October 27, 2012  |  By archjimmy

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.31.1

Pros

scan was very fast

Cons

it failed to find anything, I have 3 things installed but none of the were detected?

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1 stars

"Crashed several times; program re-installed after use!"

August 22, 2012  |  By notchuck

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.28.1

Pros

Looks nice, saw the tiny piece of Symantec Antivirus left

Cons

- upon install, it asks to install browser bar software. If I wanted that junk I'd install it on my own. The steps to actual install were 3-4 stages longer than it should have been.

- Crashes more times than not

- The one time it didn't crash, and got to 100% (of scanning? removing? not sure!) it took 6 HOURS (that's SIX HOURS) and during that time I didn't dare touch the PC in case it'd crash again. I was hoping that this time Symantec would be gone.

- I started with Symantec basically gone from the system but something was triggering the .msi file and it kept trying to install the program. AFTER RUNNING APPREMOVER Symantec Antivirus is now INSTALLED on the computer (and it's tray icon is sitting there staring at me)

- I want those 10 hours of my life back (4 for the continual crashes and 6 for the final program run).

Summary

This is for my mom's computer. Makes me glad I use Linux. I'm trying the other uninstallers now.

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5 stars

"Smart and powerful software application!"

May 24, 2012  |  By Sandra_Roberts

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.25.1

Pros

- Fast and effective
- Very small application
- Free to use

Cons

No cons... everything worked great!

Summary

I was unable to uninstall my old antivirus, until I found AppRemover. This FREE application allows you to easily and completely remove antivirus, antispyware and other security applications. It was very easy to install and use, and, more importantly, worked great! I'd highly recommend it to people who want to replace their antivirus software.

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5 stars

"Great, easy to use uninstaller!"

May 24, 2012  |  By jirigeorge

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.25.1

Pros

Fast, simple and powerful uninstaller.

Cons

Any cons from my point of view - product effectively fulfilled my expectations without any errors.

Summary

I mostly appreciated simplicity of the product. Uninstalling AV on few clicks is what I was looking for. Many recommendations from me, I won't hesitate use it again.

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1 stars

"VERY DANGEROUS PRODUCT"

January 06, 2012  |  By normps

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.21.1

Pros

NONE! stay away from this one.

Cons

When I tried to uninstall my ESET AV (using version 2.2.20) it detected an "unknown" additional product. after uninstall my computer would not boot and I could not repair it. I had to reinstall windows (well, now my AV is indeed uninstalled).

Summary

Use the installer that comes with your antivirus program or other programs. don't touch this.

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1 stars

"Norton Security doesn't like AppRemover 2.2.18.1"

September 07, 2011  |  By sqaeng

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.18.1

Pros

couldn't run it to find out.

Cons

Looks like virus to Norton Security Suite

Summary

Downloaded file cnet_appremover_exe.exe from cnet.com. Norton Security Suite 5.1 Download Insight immediately diagnosed it as WS.Viral.1 virus and removed it. It may be okay but would you take a chance? I won't.

Updated on Sep 7, 2011

Navigated to software developer site, http://www.appremover.com/, downloaded program from there, and Norton was happy with that version. Possibly the cnet_appremover_exe.exe version is corrupt?

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1 stars

".Crashed my computer first time I used it."

June 06, 2011  |  By rdw551

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.15.1

Pros

Nothing that I have found.

Cons

Used it to remove an old Security Program and after it was removed my computer would not even post of boot.

Summary

Sucks

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4 stars

"Find background processes."

May 22, 2011  |  By spbasham

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.14.1

Pros

App Killer to stop those pesky background programs from slowing down processor.

Cons

A little more complicated than the average novice can operate.

Summary

Good tool . but take the time to familiarize yourself with the settings.

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5 stars

"Actualizacion"

May 11, 2011  |  By JuanMtnezRivera

 |  Version: AppRemover 2.2.14.1

Pros

Programa para recomendar

Cons

Se hecha de menos el idioma español

Summary

Programna sencillo ,rapido y eficaz ya que desinstala cualquier programa de seguridad sin dejar ningún rastro inutil del mismo.Lo utilizo desde años con resultado altamente positivo y gratis.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher OPSWAT
Publisher web site http://www.opswat.com
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 3.1.24.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.42MB
File Name AppRemover.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 44,001
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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