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Revo Uninstaller

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Revo Uninstaller adds some serious power to uninstalling programs, but not a lot of speed. It certainly runs circles around the default option in Windows. However, it's not the most convenient way to kick programs off of your hard drive. It tucks many of the best features behind a paywall, too.

Revo Uninstaller comes with the free trial, which lacks some of the high-end features of the pro version. Though it can delete some registry errors that usually come with deleting programs, it doesn't remove all of them. To do that, you need to upgrade or use a different program. Upgrading doesn't add any speed to this download, which is something it's sorely missing. It makes you wait until one program is finished to start uninstalling another. It's even more annoying since you have to go through each individual program's built-in uninstall process, too. Choosing programs to uninstall is easy and fast, though, thanks to the program's icon-oriented menu. There are plenty of options to tweak your uninstalls. You can choose from options that include a light uninstall or a deep cleaning that rips all traces of the program off of your hard drive. There's even a really neat "hunting" mode that lets you uninstall programs or kill tasks without fully loading the program.

Revo Uninstaller seems to be a very interesting mix of registry-cleaning and uninstall programs. Luckily, it does both of those actions well enough to earn a passing grade. If you really like the program, you might want to upgrade to the pro version. It's fairly priced and adds some essential features that aren't available in the free version.

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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 2,047 votes

    • 5 star: 1307
    • 4 star: 538
    • 3 star: 100
    • 2 star: 37
    • 1 star: 64
  • Current version:

    4.6 stars

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "works well"

    April 16, 2014  |   By azmish

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    WORKS great no problems

    Cons

    no problem with this program

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  • 5.0 stars

    "pleasing shareware"

    April 12, 2014  |   By JoshuaXshylmwh

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Does not waste your time. Works very well.Simple programme. . Trust me.

    Cons

    nothing at all.Really.

    Summary

    Worth every penny. One of the two programs I use daily, the other one is **********. , Trust me.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good but overrated"

    April 2, 2014  |   By danmar37

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Does a decent job.

    Cons

    See summary.

    Summary

    Does a decent job for amateurs because it leaves a lot of files and registry entries behind. If you want to do the job properly you can better using the Windows uninstaller (or use the targeted application's uninstall tool) along with Search Everything and a good registry manager (I use Registrar Registry Manager). The paid version is better because THAT'S the version that can monitor installations and it does a much better job than the free version. Which makes sense don't you think?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EXCELLENT !"

    April 1, 2014  |   By refriedtoad

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    If you have trouble with your cursor freezing, black screens from time to time, and slooww computer ! GET THIS !



    It is free and the one program I feel guilty about not paying them.


    The free, is very, very good and comes with no viruses, mal/spyware etal .

    And.... it installs with no "junk" attached !!!


    To judge which programs may be giving you trouble go to control panel and open it up click Programs ( uninstall ), and see which date each program was installed and by this you can judge which programs need to go. Remove them with REVO as it's much faster and cleaner removal. Keep both the uninstall and REVO open and work back and forth.

    The amount of garbage that comes in with any download is amazing.

    I removed just two programs and removed close to 4000 !!! registry items ...

    I have a Ferrari now... not really ...but you know ... nice !

    Go do these steps and you'll be amazed how fast your computer can be ...No freeze....No black screen, Wow.



    Ciao !

    Cons

    None to mention GREAT PRODUCT

    Summary

    GET IT !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This one great software program!"

    March 12, 2014  |   By kentman333

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    This program works like a charm as even if you normally use the uninstall feature that came with a software program that you want to remove, it leaves behind files in the registry. Revo gets ride of those registry files too that can slow down your computer and does it quickly.

    One thing to remember, Revo will run the particular software's program first to remove most files, then the software program will usually instruct you to restart your computer...don't restart it now, choose the restart later option. Revo then takes over and completes the rest of the job and removes the files that were left in the registry and other places that had been missed. When Revo is all done, then restart your computer.

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary

    I really love this program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic and fast"

    February 14, 2014  |   By darkstar87d

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Speed and lack of frill BS.

    Cons

    none found yet.

    Summary

    killed the Application that was half there and invisible to program admin in control panel.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really beneficial Program"

    January 14, 2014  |   By Stephen137

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Uninstalls a program fully. See summary

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I had a persistent problem, malware, attached to a browser. I tried everything, and I do mean everything, including Malware Pro, to no avail. I uninstalled and reinstalled the browser and it still contained the malware. I finally downloaded Revo Uninstaller trial version and ran a full, advanced uninstall. It took out every file, registry issue, etc. I downloaded the browser again and it was free of the persistent malware. Revo was the only thing that freed my PC of the malware. I may have to buy a copy to have around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely in love with this program"

    January 6, 2014  |   By jbiafra

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Cleaned malware programs that were not uninstalling the traditional way, and also double checked for fragments. My download did not come directly from CNET, so I can't speculate on the malware that other users are claiming to have gotten with this download. I did a quick scan with adaware after using this program and found 3 bad files, which may or may not have come with this program. I think that's a small price to pay for getting rid of the hijacking software I've been dealing with.

    Cons

    Just used the program a few minutes ago. The malware seems to be completely gone. No more pop ups. Malware no longer appears in add/remove programs list.

    Summary

    I downloaded some sketchy files and ended up with four malware programs that I've been struggling to remove for 3 days. The primary cause of my grief was this stupid gorilla price program that was requiring me to download an uninstaller from the very company that I was trying to get rid of. Searching how to remove gorilla price brought me to a download of the Revo Uninstaller, which quickly removed Gorilla Price, without giving me the Corrupted Files message that some other users are saying they got when trying to remove this program. I am very happy to be rid of gorilla price and the other three programs that were causing me grief. It is still too early to tell if the Revo Uninstaller got completely rid of the malware, but I haven't seen a pop up, and the malware is gone from my add/remove programs list. I used the free trial version, but I am very tempted to purchase the full version when my trial runs out. Wonderful program. A real life saver (knocks on wood).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent application"

    January 2, 2014  |   By cmarty13

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    Removed a couple programs I was unable to get at with any other tools, amazing. Removes all related files keeping your computer nice and clean, love that.

    Cons

    No problems, hang ups, issues. Used this for a couple years, free version. Love it. Have recommended it to several people, they still use it as well.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I like it."

    December 25, 2013  |   By Michael2750

    Version: Revo Uninstaller 1.95

    Pros

    finds things left behind.

    Cons

    freezes or locks up at times.

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