AppRemover User Reviews

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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "VERY DANGEROUS PRODUCT"

    January 6, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Norton Security doesn't like AppRemover 2.2.18.1"

    September 7, 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    June 6, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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