IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 247 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.3.8.2663
File Size:
12.31MB
Date Added:
May 22, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,860,134
Downloads Last Week:
12,362
Product ranking:
#2 in Uninstallers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Pros

Useful organization: Uninstaller categorizes your installed apps into several tiers: Recently installed, Large programs, Infrequently used, and Windows Updates. These are often the main criteria that most users would follow to justify removing apps.

Batch uninstallation: You can queue up uninstallations for multiple applications, something glaringly absent from the traditional Windows control panel. Though it's not an automated procedure, nor is it a simultaneous uninstaller, the Batch Uninstaller works as listed and is one of the most useful features of IOBit Uninstaller 3.

Cons

Not in real time: If IOBit Uninstaller is currently running and you install a new program, the Programs list will not refresh. This requires you to restart the program for the most up-to-date list of applications.

Final Verdict:

IOBit Uninstaller 3 is a lightweight uninstaller with some useful tools that give it an edge over the default Windows uninstaller. Batch uninstallation and its remnant removal tools are probably the application's biggest advantage, but overall we found this program to be most useful for those who have high volumes of applications and programs installed. We recommend this app if your computer is in need of a slimming down or if you're planning to do some fall freshening of your Windows machine.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 247 votes

    • 5 star: 162
    • 4 star: 46
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current Version:

    4.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "A necessity on my computer."

    July 24, 2014   |   By DuWeatherall

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    fast, user-friendly design

    Cons

    Seriously! None

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST Uninstaller I have ever used!"

    July 08, 2014   |   By fredg06

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    Deletes remainder of program from C:/Program Files in Windows Explorer, after reboot.
    Asks if you want to scan the Registry and delete remaining entries.

    Cons

    None as yet.

    Summary

    I have XP, using Firefox 26 and Internet Explorer 8. The Firefox kept giving small windows with "script" not working, and just stopped working after about 5 minutes.
    I uninstalled Firefox with IOBit Uninstaller. It removed everthing!
    I ever searched the Registry for Mozilla and Firefox, finding nothing; not one thing left.
    It deleted it from Program Files after Reboot. Most uninstallers will leave entries in the registry, that have to be removed manually.....this free program does it for you.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good but not great"

    June 19, 2014   |   By victork1

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    Uninstalls programs including registry entries.
    Works on 64bit

    Cons

    Broke a program that I wasn't uninstalling once.
    The restore point feature before running can be slow.

    Summary

    It is the best free that I've found for a 64 bit system, but one time it broke a program that I wasn't uninstalling, something that I had never experienced with REVO after years of using it. If REVO was free for 64 bit (or if it didn't cost $ 50!) I would still use REVO, but IOBit is my second choice.

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  • 5 stars

    "IObit Uninstaller is excellent."

    June 11, 2014   |   By pmishler

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    The uninstall portion works as good or better than MS Programs and Features in Control Panel.
    The "Powerful Scan" portion finds all the relevant references in the Register that MS Programs and Features and the uninstaller that may come with the application do not bother to look for.
    Therefore, Register clutter is greatly reduced.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons.

    Summary

    A great one-stop uninstaller that cleans Register clutter as well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good a product."

    June 05, 2014   |   By extinctionwrah

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    Free and Easy

    Cons

    Not too many words to say.

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  • 5 stars

    "this FREE..."

    June 05, 2014   |   By Leta_More

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    Will create a Restore Point before uninstalling where you can set to auto or manually do so.

    Cons

    And all this FREE...

    Summary

    Has "log management file" of your uninstalled programs if you ever want to know what you uninstalled lets say 1 or 2 months ago.You can also rate your installed programs if you like and IObit will record your rating for their on-line community. Also has a "file shredder" and you can add the button to wins explorer.

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  • 5 stars

    "If not the best it certainly is one of them...."

    May 28, 2014   |   By melen001

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.3.8.2663

    Pros

    Can uninstall 64 bit software. Others like Revo can not. Scans for leftovers. Force uninstall.Will list all programs, recently installed, infrequently used, large programs, Windows updates and tool bars & plug-ins for your browsers (in my case Firefox & Internet Explorer). Will create a Restore Point before uninstalling where you can set to auto or manually do so. Has "log management file" of your uninstalled programs if you ever want to know what you uninstalled lets say 1 or 2 months ago.You can also rate your installed programs if you like and IObit will record your rating for their on-line community. Also has a "file shredder" and you can add the button to wins explorer. And all this FREE...

    Cons

    It can leave behind registry keys & values behind but that is not always the case. I still haven't seen an uninstall tool that can perform a 100% clean uninstall but IObit is close to it.

    Summary

    Best uninstaller no doubt. Frequent updates. Revo and Geek Uninstaller are great but IObit is number one in my book. I also use Geek Uninstaller.

    Updated on May 28, 2014

    Forgot to mention that IObit also performs batch uninstalls.....

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