IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 268 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    6,821,331
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    33,579
  • 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

    4.8

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 28
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 268 votes

    • 5 star 177
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 19
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5 stars

"Very easy to use."

May 17, 2012  |  By 439Squadron

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Quick, and light on resources.

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"Gets The Job done.."

October 20, 2012  |  By cosmani1

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Quickly and thoroughly scrubs out the residue

Cons

None that I can perceive.

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5 stars

"good program"

October 14, 2012  |  By katherinekiceniuk

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

easy to use

Cons

doesn't always find the program that you want to uninstall

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5 stars

"Excellent - quick and efficient"

September 27, 2012  |  By SJHH

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Very quick and efficient - does the job very well.

Cons

Doesn't update installed programmes list without refreshing page (cf. Revo Uninstaller) but this is minor.

Summary

My first choice for an uninstaller.

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5 stars

"Worked like a charm!"

September 23, 2012  |  By llstar32

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Quick
Totally EASY to use
Free
It works

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

I had cancelled my membership to the ********* VPN service, but the program kept running, constantly popping up/opening up. So of course, when I tried to uninstall it, Windows just kept telling me to stop running the program, which I couldn't get the program to do. I downloaded this program and in seconds the VPN program was gone!

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5 stars

"Works The Best For Me"

September 21, 2012  |  By FreewareOnly

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

I like the Deep Clean feature. It uninstalls whatever i need it to uninstall and does a complete job of it.

Cons

I can't think of any at the moment.

Summary

Very Handy Program! I test a lot of software/freeware and it's nice to know that before installing it, i can nuke an undesired program very effectively.

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5 stars

"It is the good uninstaller"

September 16, 2012  |  By RandulaTharaka

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

It is the good uninstaller

Cons

It is the good uninstaller

Summary

It is the good uninstaller

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3 stars

"Where did this program go?"

September 02, 2012  |  By joe_pool_is

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

It appeared to run correctly.

Cons

I do not think this app ever installed on my PC. I don't know where it is now. In my temp download cache somewhere, probably.

Summary

I ran this, but I didn't notice anything wrong with my PC. Was my PC in good shape? I'd like to think so, but I don't know if that is true or if I unnecessarily let some predictor app into my PC.

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5 stars

"RECOMMENDED! (v2.2.0.126)"

August 27, 2012  |  By Uziel-Uz

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Easy to setup & use. Better than the Ashampoo uninstallers I've been using for years.

Cons

> couldn't remove some Kaspersky Int Sec 2012 files
> doesn't remove desktop shortcuts

Summary

Easy to use & hasn't caused crashes nor difficulties in re-installing software.

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5 stars

"Great Uninstaller for 32/64 bit systems"

August 26, 2012  |  By rmontrose

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Much better than PC Cleaner that I used to user

Cons

Doesn't create it's own Program Group or Desktop icon

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5 stars

"100% safe and no traces of unwanted programs!"

August 23, 2012  |  By MrUnkownGuy

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 2.2

Pros

Easily find unwanted programs and also better than removing it manually or using the Windows way.

Cons

No faults or problems. Although takes a little long in the Deep scan for traces, It's really worth it!

Summary

Really recommend this program. IOBit is a Trustworthy service, As it does EXACTLY says it would Do!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 26, 2012
Date Added April 26, 2012
Version 2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.15MB
File Name iobituninstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,821,331
Downloads Last Week 33,579
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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