IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 255 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,148,080
  • Date Added:
    September 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    16.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    82,666
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 10 votes

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

    4.3

    out of 255 votes

    • 5 star 169
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 19
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  • 5 stars

    "Best uninstall tool ever"

    October 15, 2014   |   By luckyfrancis

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    Light, efficient, remove thoroughly and it is free.

    Cons

    i am so satisfied

    Summary

    a lot of toolbars and plugins installed which slow down my internet. A programmer friend installed this little uninstall tool on my computer to remove those stubborn toolbars. I was astonished. It is so fast and efficient. would like to recommend to all my friends and colleagues.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very perfect uninstaller"

    October 14, 2014   |   By Beth Poe

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    Features are clear and concise.The removal of native Windows 8 programs is so helpful. I am very satisfied with the speed and the results. Your PC can rely on it.

    Cons

    The batch uninstall should be faster.

    Summary

    Love it so far all work great. Keep good work.

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  • 5 stars

    "light-weight but powerful"

    October 12, 2014   |   By skyxj

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    I just tried this software and it was working fine. It found almost useless 10 'plug-ins' on both of my PCs - I have no idea what they were, how they got there. I just delete them, and both my PCs are working faster than they have done for a long time.

    Cons

    The UI can be made more delicate.

    Summary

    I have no idea why any of the negative complaints here.

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  • 5 stars

    "Help me to uninstall all that I don't want."

    October 12, 2014   |   By sally-dai

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    Uninstall programs quickly and remove leftovers completely. Support windows 8 and can uninstall win 8 apps easily. Still uninstalls browser toolbars and plug-ins.

    Cons

    not found now

    Summary

    With IObit Uninstaller, I can uninstall and delete all that I don't want or like easily. Uninstall programs quickly and remove leftovers completely. Support windows 8 and can uninstall win 8 apps easily. Still uninstalls browser toolbars and plug-ins.

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  • 5 stars

    "easy to use and powerful"

    October 10, 2014   |   By SIM_cnetact

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    This is best tool provided by Iobit to me. I like to try various of programs and uninstall them when I lose interest to them. So Iobit uninstaller did help me a lot to make my computer clean. And the Toolbar$plugins uninstall module did help me to get rid of some boresome addons. It really works good on my computer.

    Cons

    Powerful scan can be quicker and I prefer its first version, which doesn't need install at all. But I guess the more features included deserve the install.

    Summary

    works quite good for me. you deserve a try if you need to uninstall a program or a browser addon.

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  • 5 stars

    "Phantastic program!"

    October 10, 2014   |   By Mike_2046

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    simple, easy to use. Remove annoying toolbars and addons quickly. I love this tool!

    Cons

    have't found any yet.

    Summary

    I have recommended to my friends.

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  • 4 stars

    "smart tool for uninstalling app"

    October 10, 2014   |   By Declan989

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    remove annoying toolbars easily
    powerful scan removes the leftovers completely

    Cons

    text should be larger

    Summary

    This tool is very good, you can also uninstall more apps at the same time without any issue. I like it very much because it's totally free and good.

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST UNINSTALL TOOL EVER"

    October 10, 2014   |   By penny8900

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.0.4.25

    Pros

    helps uninstall win8 apps with one click. that's something!
    the new interface is gorgeous, esp with new skin option.
    powerful scan cleans leftovers thoughly and so fase.!!

    Cons

    non so far

    Summary

    works great

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    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 Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 16.29MB
    File Name iobituninstaller.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,148,080
    Downloads Last Week 82,666
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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