IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 247 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0.4.1
File Size:
16.79MB
Date Added:
September 25, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Total Downloads:
3,980,270
Downloads Last Week:
36,733
Product ranking:
#1 in Uninstallers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

A major improvement over Windows' built-in uninstaller, free IObit Uninstaller not only removes programs, one by one or in batches, but also finds and deletes leftover folders and files. It identifies large and infrequently used programs, Windows updates, and other items for removal and ranks them by date installed, version, and other headings. The user interface toggles between the detailed List and streamlined Icon views. IObit Uninstaller Version 4 adds support for Windows 8 Metro Apps and targets malicious plug-ins.

Pros

Leftover scan: IObit Uninstaller's optional Powerful Scan scours your system for the leftovers that other uninstallers leave behind. The Automatic Powerful Scanning and Also Shred Files checkboxes automate those options.

Toolbars and plug-ins: Similar to the Programs tab, IObit Uninstaller's Toolbars & Plugins tab displays all toolbars and plug-ins -- or just those in Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer -- and uninstalls any you select for removal.

Forced uninstall: Run Forced Uninstall to forcibly evict software that can't be uninstalled by conventional means.

Cons

Settings and extras: IObit Uninstaller's settings are few but useful, including languages, notifications, and shred options. Still, similar programs like Advanced Uninstaller Pro offer more settings and options and bundle extra tools like system cleaners.

Bottom Line

To many Windows users an uninstaller with a leftover scanner is essential. Some similar programs bundle more extras, but none outperforms IObit Uninstaller at its primary job: removing programs and their leftovers.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 247 votes

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

    "excellent program"

    May 03, 2014   |   By docrock72

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.2.0.128

    Pros

    does exactly what I want it to--removes programs I want to remove. Cant ask for more!

    Cons

    Had trouble downloading it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use, efficiient program"

    April 29, 2014   |   By MikonCons

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.2.0.128

    Pros

    Easy... guides you through any uninstall operations.
    Offers an optional second step for a more thorough removal.

    Cons

    Since inception, I have found NO problems.

    Summary

    Excellent, user-friendly program.
    You can download the uninstaller separately from IObit's Advanced System Care PRO (which I use) and it automatically integrates it for access from within ASC.
    The overall updates for ASC PRO tend to be released following the updates of the individual components, so that approach keeps ASC updated ahead of its own updates.

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  • 5 stars

    "A must have software"

    April 21, 2014   |   By mhzayer

    Version: IObit Uninstaller 3.2.0.128

    Pros

    very easy to use
    selectively uninstall multi progs
    powerful left over cleaner

    Cons

    older version used to show very useful information about selected prog at the bottom bar

    Summary

    the best uninstaller so far

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