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IObit Uninstaller

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 272 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.3.171
  • Total Downloads:
    7,314,322
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    100,770
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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Pros

Cleaner interface: IObit Uninstaller 5 improves upon version 4 with a sidebar showing you a variety of things you can remove, for easier navigation and understanding of the app's capabilities.

Integrated Restore Point option: The app offers to create a Restore Point before you uninstall any program, which helps to teach good practices and makes it easier to undo a mistake.

Batch uninstallation: You can queue up multiple programs to be removed at once, so you don't have to babysit the process.

Centralized tools: Although Windows already possesses most of the tools in IObit Uninstaller 5, it's helpful to have them all under one roof.

Cons

Needs more rating info: IObit Uninstaller 5 ranks browser add-ons and plug-ins according to user ratings, which is helpful. However, it doesn't mention the number of ratings, how many people have assigned each rating between 0 and 5, or how recently the plug-in or add-on was rated.

No file shredding options: The app has an integrated file shredder, but it doesn't tell you what method it uses, nor can you adjust it.

Inconsistent technical level: It's not clear who the program is aimed for, as it's basic in some places while also showing you some things that could mess up Windows if you don't know how to use them correctly.

Bottom Line

IObit Uninstaller 5 is more or less a front end for a number of built-in Windows utilities. We couldn't argue in favor of buying it, but since it's free, it can be a helpful troubleshooting tool -- as long as you know what you're getting into when you start using things like the Windows Registry editor or the Services tool.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Catches files left behind by other uninstallers..."

August 20, 2015  |  By BC_Animus

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 5.0.3.168

Pros

Does that whole registry cleaning thing that other programs do, but the strength of this software for me is that it catches A LOT of files left behind by other uninstallers - files that can often be hard to find manually such as those buried in your Users and Program Data and other directories.

I haven't spent too much time with it yet, but I noticed Version 5 also brings new features like manual scanning and cleaning of invalid shortcuts and other residual files left behind by other uninstallers and Windows patches.

Cons

Still does not catch 100% of files for some software, and, while it hasn't given me any false positives since early versions, it can still be slightly dangerous for novice users if they are clicking without reading.

Summary

The standard Windows Uninstaller (and other uninstallers) often leaves behind files that have been downloaded by patches; saved game files; setting files; et cetera - while it still does not catch 100% of files for some software, I have to say this does the best job at cleaning out of everything I have tried.

And FYI I have been using this software since it's early beta versions, and I have also repeatedly tried several other popular uninstallers.

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2 stars

"Good for newbies, but not pros"

August 18, 2015  |  By Ionclad

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 5.0.3.168

Pros

A centralized tool for uninstalling programs and extensions.

Cons

Windows already has this functionality.

Summary

You don't need to bloat your PC with yet another program to uninstall programs. If you know what you've been installing, you can remove programs from the Control Panel. A little run of CCleaner will help.

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5 stars

"Ease of use (with caution)"

August 13, 2015  |  By tex061805

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 5.0.3.168

Pros

Easy to use but be sure you know what you're uninstalling
Asks to create restore point before uninstalling in case of a mistake (I need that)
Not only uninstall; it also will shred files if you choose
Nice format, easy on the eyes

Cons

It allows me to mess with areas I have no business messing with (registry items)
Many of the files are questionable as to what to do with (uninstall or leave alone)
There are too many areas that are better equipped for a tech savvy person (not me)
Tips and suggestions would be a nice idea

Summary

For me; it's a nice program (#1 in uninstallers) that can just sit in the corner until I need it. I know when I need to uninstall something (usually something I've downloaded & then realize later that I shouldn't have downloaded it). So it's nice to know I have the best program to uninstall something when I need to.

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2 stars

"Uninstaller installed over 300 files on my PC."

August 11, 2015  |  By tembuktoo

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 5.0.3.168

Pros

I really never tried to use this after I discovered the extra files. May well be a very good uninstaller.

Cons

Installed over 300 files on my PC.
Was certainly not worth the hassle.

Summary

I took advantage of an offer to get the paid $19.99 for free. Believe me, nothing is really free. You usually pay for it in other ways. Will try to never install any more IObit software on any of my computers.

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4 stars

"Great product."

May 07, 2015  |  By sinshenron

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.3.0.122

Pros

If you use normal windows uninstaller and stuff is left behind it will pop up and tell you there are junk files left behind and ask if you would like to remove them. Works well uninstalling programs, easy to understand and use.

Cons

The only problem is tech support needs improvement.

Summary

Get this program.

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4 stars

"perfect and useful"

May 05, 2015  |  By shahram-2

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.3.0.118

Pros

attached on add/remove of the window, show the lat installation, possibility to delete plugins

Cons

I did not see any problem

Summary

this is my question why the Norton Security detects is as PUA or malware and deletes it with tst scan??!!

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2 stars

"Tech support is Poor at best"

May 04, 2015  |  By saltytow

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.3.0.118

Pros

Product does what it claims ( I think)

Cons

Tech support is only thru email and VERY slow in responding. Had issue for over month and never was given an answer to the problem. Will NOT RENEW!!!!

Summary

will not renew as they never fixed the issue I had.

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5 stars

"BEST UNINSTALLER OTHERTHAN ANY UNINSTALLR"

April 25, 2015  |  By BISWAJIT-DAS-

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.3.0.118

Pros

BEST IOBIT UNINSTALLER OTHER THAN ANY UNINSTALLER.

Cons

IT CLENS DEEPLY SOTHAT OLD SOFTWARE CAN'T OVERWRITE.

Summary

MOST IMPORTANT AND QUICKLY UNINSTALL SOFTWARE.

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5 stars

"Nice layout"

March 29, 2015  |  By Dela_Garrity

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.2.6.1

Pros

Can't beat for the price(free)simply awesome.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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2 stars

"Left lots behind"

February 23, 2015  |  By topsykretts

 |  Version: IObit Uninstaller 4.2.6.1

Pros

Free & Portable editions.

Cons

Left too much behind

Summary

Long time user of Revo but thought I'd try this.

Compared to Revo I tested on the same installed app and removed using both products. Once with each.

IObit left behind many registry entries and leftover files / folders on the hard drive.

Sticking with Revo.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.3.171
Version 5.0.3.171 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date September 01, 2015
Date Added August 31, 2015
Version 5.0.3.171
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.6MB
File Name iobituninstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,314,322
Downloads Last Week 100,770
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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