Should I Remove It

Should I Remove It

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.4.27527
  • Total Downloads:
    111,306
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Reason Software's freeware isn't misnamed: Its advice and feedback-sourced ratings can actually help you decide what to keep and what to toss when you're cleaning out the forgotten, unused, and unwanted apps that pile up on your PC like old sports equipment in the back of the hall closet. The only way to tell a good club or racquet from a trashed one is to look at it, and the same is true for software. Should I Remove It's ratings and links help you decide whether a program is safe or a risk, or whether it's a keeper or simply taking up disk space. There's no need to open the Control Panel or another tool to throw the bums out: Should I Remove It uninstalls programs, too. The latest version of Reason's Should I Remove It includes an updated installer and support for Windows 8. We tried it in 64-bit Windows 7.

Should I Remove It has a colorful list-style interface with a cute cartoon mascot whose quizzical look (and "question"-able hairstyle) says it all: "Where do I start with this stuff?" We suggest the top of the list, where the riskiest programs with the lowest reputations are to be found. Of course, not every program has a rating, but our better-known apps did (most showed good marks, thankfully). Clicking any entry expanded its view to include version and installation information, install size, and links labeled "What Is It?" and "Uninstall." Clicking the first link took us to a Web site with more information (though sometimes more info. was unavailable) while clicking "Uninstall" did just that.

Where Should I Remove It really shines is with the adware, toolbars, and other "extras" that seem to sneak quietly into your system yet have to be dragged out kicking and screaming. While many programs lack sufficient feedback for reliable ratings, Should I Remove It is a great place to start looking.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Malware masquerading as malware-remover!"

November 10, 2014  |  By rch427

 |  Version: Should I Remove It 1.0.4.27527

Pros

None that I saw.

Cons

What a scam! When I installed and ran the program, I had it search for possible malware on my computer. It compiled a list, the first (and supposedly worst) of which was YouTubeAdBlocker. OK, that's been installed on my computer for a year and my computer has been trouble-free for that time, but I decided to go ahead and have ShouldiRemoveit uninstall that program. When I clicked "remove", the interface popped up the following message:
"This will completely remove the browser add-on. In order for the uninstall to be completed your computer must restart, please click 'Yes' in order to complete the uninstall process and install an alternate browser extension which will save you money while you shop online."
Did you catch that? It tells you that it's going to uninstall one add-on and replace it with another "which will save you money while you shop online"! In other words, it replaces someone else's (supposed) malware with malware of its own!

Summary

No legitimate anti-malware program would simply replace malware with its own malware. AVOID THIS CRAP!

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1 stars

"Use Caution Here"

October 20, 2014  |  By ColdWest

 |  Version: Should I Remove It 1.0.4.27527

Pros

Appears to do what it claims from reviews above

Cons

An absolute Showstopper for me is the possibility of losing data if one chooses to uninstall the program as stated by at least two reviewers.

Summary

UNLESS the developer successfully addresses the Con, I would NOT install this software. IF the critics are wrong then a clarification is required; if they are right, then some tweaking by the developer is evidently required.

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4 stars

"Good before I deleted it"

June 16, 2014  |  By barkert5

 |  Version: Should I Remove It 1.0.4.27527

Pros

It removes all programs not wanted and gives information so was very good in that respect.

Cons

WHEN I UNINSTALLED IT, IT DELETED ALL FILES ON MY DESKTOP WHICH CAUSED ME GREAT HASSLE IN RECOVERING THEM

Summary

AWFUL! MY STUFF WAS DELETED OFF DESKTOP WHEN I UNINSTALLED IT >:(

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3 stars

"Of little use to me."

May 04, 2014  |  By windpsalm

 |  Version: Should I Remove It 1.0.4.27527

Pros

none that I can think of.

Cons

Listed few programs I didn't already know about.

Summary

Could be useful on new computers.

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4 stars

"absolutely love it"

December 19, 2013  |  By cnetrun

 |  Version: Should I Remove It 1.0.4.27527

Pros

easy, identifies the bad guys right away and gives you explanations and ratings of what is on your program list to make an intelligent decision for keeping or uninstalling

Cons

could not uninstall HP bloatware although shouldiremoveit said it did.
removed only with iobit uninstaller

Summary

recommend for everyone, sent link to all my friends
use it daily to see if uninvited guests made it to my HP laptop
sped up startup noticably

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.4.27527
Real-time alert notifications to protect against unwanted bundled installations.
General
Publisher Reason Software
Publisher web site http://www.boostbyreason.com
Release Date November 25, 2013
Date Added December 01, 2013
Version 1.0.4.27527
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.08MB
File Name ShouldIRemoveIt_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 111,306
Downloads Last Week 862
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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