IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 258 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    4,977,075
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    16.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    124,977
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Uninstallers

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 258 votes

    • 5 star 171
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 19
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5 stars

"Simply AMAZING!"

April 27, 2012  |  By mrcomp68

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Quick, easy, and it WORKS!

Cons

None! I can't find anything to put as a con.

Summary

I had 2 pesky programs on my Windows 7 Pro desktop that I could not remove no matter what I did. I came across this download and tried it. It took 2 minutes to remove BOTH programs and it even cleaned the registry from any traces of the programs that were left behind. I recommend this uninstaller to everyone!

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5 stars

"good........."

April 22, 2012  |  By Kapil776

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

good.........

Cons

good.........

Summary

good.........

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5 stars

"Have yet to find a better uninstall program"

April 19, 2012  |  By bfree14

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Completely uninstalls all traces of an unwanted program

Cons

Runs too slow at times

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5 stars

"Safe deleting and get rid of toolbars"

April 17, 2012  |  By AVM1986

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

+ Delete several programs at the same time
+ Delete toolbars

Cons

Nothing bad to say about this program

Summary

I'm never short, but there's little to tell.
Program does what it's supposed to be doing, delete programs and as an extra it can delete toolbars.
I had issues with Iobits advanced systemcare pro because it deleted more than it should.
But that's with almost all registry cleaners.
But iobit uninstaller is safe to use without any issues.
Revo uninstaller is more advanced, but i'm not gonna search the entire registry for files i can or can't delete.
Iobit is easier and more user friendly, and you can delete several programs at the same time. Very handy.

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5 stars

"Absolutely outstanding"

April 17, 2012  |  By phillie1940

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Removes absolutely everything Leaves HDD clean from unwanted apps

Cons

None I have encountered

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5 stars

"Sweetest deleter around!"

April 17, 2012  |  By batsdude

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

The biggest issue with anything Windows to me has been the leftover strings, code, etc., left over after you do an "uninstall" of pretty much anything. This is without a doubt the best one I've ever used, and I go back to the DOS days. The advanced feature, that finds leftovers, is as thorough as ants at a picnic! I love it.

Cons

I really haven't found any at all, and I'm usually very quick to find faults in anything.

Summary

My only question is, is that you have to ever uninstall the Uninstaller, what would I have to use? Kinda like a snake swallowing itself!

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4 stars

"Great uninstaller"

April 11, 2012  |  By violent_rain

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

With the program's scan option, after a software or program is uninstalled, left behind fragments in the registry and on the hard disk can be easily found and deleted. It creates a very thorough deletion of whatever it is you're trying to remove from your computer. It also has the option of creating a system restore point before you make any changes to programs so you can undelete anything you remove.

Cons

Scans can take some time for certain programs, and because it utilizes the uninstall app of whatever you are removing, sometimes you cannot remove a program if it's files are damaged.

Summary

This is the best utility for total un-installment I have yet to see and use it frequently. Other programs like it have been unstable and unreliable, but I have yet to find any real problems with IObit's Uninstaller.

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5 stars

"Great uninstallation program"

April 04, 2012  |  By zxzx4zxzx

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Light, works well.

Cons

Sometimes the sizes aren't too accurate.

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5 stars

"Always does what it says on the tin."

March 29, 2012  |  By cyprussun

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Speedy, accurate and it wipes up the odds and sods left over.

Cons

none known

Summary

Cant do without it.

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2 stars

"Good Uninstaller and batch jobs; scan crashed my system"

March 22, 2012  |  By e_t_m_ao

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.1

Pros

Love the batch job options; also the software can run as a standalone program.

Cons

Powerful scan detected leftover items, including many system, registry and program entries... as part of the possible things to delete (after uninstalling a codec package). I realized this too late, after deletion, and it permanently crashed my Dell desktop... and left it unable to recover Windows; hell, as a extra bonus, before trying to recover C:\ myself, it moved everything from C:\ to a non-existing, virtual D:\, so Windows didn't see anything on the main drive!

Summary

I may be overcrediting this program: it's good, but very risky to use in the future... unless IOBit fixes these defects in future software releases.

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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 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
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

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