IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,977,075
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    16.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    124,977
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

+

Portable uninstallers rank as some of the most useful tools to have on a USB drive, especially if you're the person who helps technophobic friends and family with their forehead-slappers. We looked at IObit Uninstaller, which is portable freeware. Among its advantages are the ability to find and eliminate leftover files and its Toolbars Uninstallation Module, which targets those pesky adware toolbars that sneak into your system via cleverly configured installers and setup wizards. These toolbars can be a royal pain in the cache, and a free tool that gives them the heave-ho sounded like a winner.

As portable freeware, IObit Uninstaller requires no installation itself but runs when you click its program file. A compact, colorful interface quickly populated with our system's installed programs, displaying the size and installation date of each. A useful selection of sorting options runs along the left-hand side, letting users select All Programs, Toolbars, Recently Installed, Large Programs, Rarely Used, and Windows Updates. Commands are labeled Uninstall, Forced Uninstall, Manage, and Clean PC, though the last entry merely accesses another of the developer's downloads. Under Manage, we could manage the log, export the application list, and view the restore point, while the Uninstall command offered Standard and Advanced modes; we selected the latter. Anxious to try the toolbar zapper, we clicked Toolbars and selected two of the four entries, the other two being Firefox add-ons we wanted to keep. We clicked Uninstall, and a dialog appeared indicating that IObit was creating a system restore point, uninstalling the selection, and optionally scanning the Registry for leftover items. We opted to initiate the scan after the selected programs were removed. Including the restore point and pop-up notifications, the process takes a bit longer than the standard Windows add/remove program tool, but then it does more than Windows does as well. We also found that we had to close browser pages that solicit user feedback when a program is removed to allow the uninstaller to proceed in a couple of instances, so be on the lookout for that.

IOBit Uninstaller is one of the most powerful uninstallers we've seen in some time. It takes longer than other tools of its type, but it's thorough. Unwanted toolbars are harder to get rid of than bedbugs in a cheap motel. Just being able to throw those bums out earns IOBit Uninstaller a place in our toolkit.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 257 votes

    • 5 star 170
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 19
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 10

4 stars

"Very useful Makes thing easier to find and uninstall."

December 10, 2011  |  By ncbrauer60

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

Very useful Makes thing easier to find and uninstall. All in alphabetical order

Cons

Couldn't find anything wrong with this program

Summary

Just giove it a try . I think you will like it too

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

""Best Uninstaller I've Used !"

November 17, 2011  |  By TonyBeGoode

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

'Will uninstall 64 bit programs (unlike Revo free), in addition to the features mentioned in editor's review. Flexible, easy to use, displays true size of each program (I often use it just for that),and it's free.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

I first started using this when it was still in beta, and Iobit was including it with downloads of Advanced System Care, which I used for a time. Unfortunately, I liked the Uninstaller a lot more than I liked ASC in the long run, but uninstalling ASC takes the Uninstaller along with it. Kudos to Iobit for making the Uninstaller available by itself, as it has become an essential part of my toolkit. Despite some of it's more dubious practices, such as the data-mining performed by ASC (hey, everybody's doing it; just ask Google), Iobit has demonstrated the ability to develop first-class free utilities (check out their Smart Defrag 2, also). Their approach tends to be on the aggressive side compared to other companies' products, but I don't mind that one bit when it comes to what is, literally, the best uninstaller I've ever used. Highly Recommended !

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"JUST THE BEST I HAVE USED. iOBIT PRODUCT, OF COURSE...."

November 17, 2011  |  By eddy2304

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

EVERYTHING: EASY, FAST, EFFECTIVE.

Cons

NONE THAT I AM AWARE,

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"It does what it should do"

October 31, 2011  |  By Rhea52

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

It's an excellent product

Cons

Really for the advanced user

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"amazing product"

October 28, 2011  |  By ThaCrunkKing

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

amazing product

Cons

no cons to this product

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"it realy works!!!"

October 27, 2011  |  By leedgilbert

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

it saved my laptop from; IMESH program that took over my computor and got rid of it for me. thank you.

Cons

non that i can find.

Summary

best free download i ever used

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Amazing Program One Of The Best Out There."

October 11, 2011  |  By MikeF81

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

It Saved My Laptop From Reinstalling Windows 7 the thing i like is that it makes a restore point on every uninstall u do. the second thing i like is that it has a force uninstaller that scans and finds left over stuff from the programs that u removed. I was having a hard time moving avg from my laptop and some other programs and some that were eating alot of memory. Gonna be putting this on my pc and all my computers great stuff keep up the great work.

Cons

none.........try it you will see

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Easy, thorough, simple."

September 27, 2011  |  By obhayden

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

Easy, thorough, simple.

Cons

Takes a little while. But not too long.

Summary

Easy, thorough, simple.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Great product."

September 19, 2011  |  By Astropuyo

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

Fast and reliable.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Iobit has done it again.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Best uninstall program I've ever used."

September 08, 2011  |  By boobookitty17

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.0

Pros

Easy to use, quick,thorough,nicely laid out.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I've recommended this program to several people whom all think it's wonderful. Even my 80 yr old mom finds it quite simple to use. Also love the deep scan which gets rid of attached files belonging to the program you're deleting that would otherwise get left behind.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 10

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for IObit Uninstaller
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 added a "Search" feature in "Forced Uninstall".
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date September 05, 2011
Date Added September 05, 2011
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.72MB
File Name iobituninstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,977,075
Downloads Last Week 124,977
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for IObit Uninstaller

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK