IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    4,361,260
  • Date Added:
    December 09, 2011
  • File Size:
    16.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    152,804
  • 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

    4.7

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Version 2.1 added a "Search" feature in "Forced Uninstall".
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date December 09, 2011
Date Added December 09, 2011
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.54MB
File Name iobituninstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,361,260
Downloads Last Week 152,804
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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