Unlocker (64-bit)

Unlocker (64-bit)

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    119,288
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    318
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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4 stars

"Best unlocker I've seen. Not malware but evil installer"

March 18, 2014  |  By fibrofogged

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

The program itself is 5-star; it has served me very well for years. Great when you need to delete/rename/move a file or eject media safely, but are blocked. Finds the root cause fast; reduces the need to reboot.

Unlocker is nearly always able to quickly tell me ALL the processes that are holding on to a particular file or folder tree. I then exit those programs normally (for me, Search Everything is often the culprit), then run Unlocker again. When the list is empty, I eject the media or delete the file. I personally avoid harsh tactics like the Unlock and Kill features, though they've worked well for me too (they are rarely necessary).

Cons

The sneaky, evil, misleading installer tries to trick you into installing the "recommended" accompanying bloatware. (I guess that's how he makes money from the free tool.)

Only CAREFUL users should attempt to install this!

Summary

I've become rather dependent on this tool over the years; it works well. But its installer tries very hard to trick you into installing bloatware along with it. Currently (Mar 2014), the Yahoo Toolbar is labeled in an especially misleading way. Do NOT click blindly--read every install dialog carefully! To give you an idea, just now I installed it and had to do 5 extra steps to skip/decline:
+ chose English, OK, Next, I Agree.
- Clicked Skip! (clicked neither "express" nor "custom" install of Yahoo Toolbar).
- - Clicked Decline to confirm the Skip.
- Clicked Skip (Caramava)
- Clicked Skip (Convert Files for Free)
- Clicked Decline (Optimizer Pro)
+ Clicked Next (confirm install location)
+ To be safe, I unticked "Check for Unlocker updates", but ticking "Explorer extension" is quite helpful.
+ Clicked Install.

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1 stars

"MALWARE*********"

February 14, 2014  |  By RonInNewYork

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

It did work...

Cons

but it also installed 2 other products and reset my IE home page to a malware site conduit.com (search for malware conduit.com and you'll get some more info on it) and also reset the Firefox search to conduit.com THIS IS VERY BAD!!!!!!!! IF I could give 0 stars I would.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PRODUCT!!! AND IF YOU DO UNINSTALL IT AND THE OTHER APPS IT INSTALLS AND THEN RUN SEVERAL VIRUS CHECKS!

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3 stars

"Program Works, you'll still get Malware with it."

January 16, 2014  |  By TrippedB

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

The Program Works

Cons

It comes with Malware even if you say no to installing the Toolbar.

Summary

I had not choice to download this to get rid of a file from Origin's EA Sims 3. Couldn't delete it. Decided to give Unlocker a try. Ask if you want to install the toolbar of course I said "Hellz No!" unchecked it and installed it the program. It worked though went back on the internet pop ups from below and on the side. No toolbar but pop ups for everything. Had to us Malwarebytes. Babylon A PUP and many of his lackeys. Yes I said no to it but guess what it install it anyways so. Yes the program works though you still get Malware with it. It's a pretty crappy trade.
If the Malware is with the Program or the Installer? I don't know. Would like to find out.

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1 stars

"WARNING - MALWARE MALWARE"

June 03, 2013  |  By T-Sweet

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

The old Unlocker didn't come with Malware

Cons

The new Unlocker comes with Malware. Don't install. My AVG virus scanner picked up most of it. I should have read these warnings below but I trusted the old Unlocker (which was good) and expected no Malware.
Don't believe the comments that say that you can opt out. This is because my AVG virus scanner detected Malware DURING THE DOWNLOAD.....BEFORE I CLICKED INSTALL. Hence, I had no choice to opt out. Hence...I didn't bother with the install.

Summary

Don't install.

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1 stars

"MALWARE - DO NOT INSTALL"

March 27, 2013  |  By wheresrhys

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

All the installer did was install a load of annoying malware

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5 stars

"All Home Need"

January 24, 2013  |  By ChAkrep

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

This program a masterpiece

Cons

Perfect Program

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4 stars

"Works well on x64 - no malware"

December 16, 2012  |  By boonalong

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

Most of the time you can bypass the Windows "File is in use" message to unlock a file, particularly when Explorer is the process in question.

Cons

Once in awhile I'll run into a stubborn process that just won't let go, hence a reboot.

Summary

I'd suggest doing a little research before becoming Chicken Little, and screaming "Malware". Unlocker installs nothing without your permission. You can opt out of any toolbars it offers.
If you blindly click through the install process, or get an infected installer from a dubious download site (not CNET or the developer's site), then the fault is yours.

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1 stars

"MALWARE!!!!!!!!!!!"

September 08, 2012  |  By jimtorz

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

Works Great...BUT...IT WILL INFECT YOUR COMPUTER! IF YOU THINK ASK.COM IS A PAIN IN THE ASS, WAIT 'TIL YOU INSTALL BABYLON.COM, AND YONTOO, AND THE FUNMOODS TOOLBAR!

Cons

see:ALL ABOVE

Summary

OH, YEAH, read the warning...BUT WHY DO YOU POST IT? SHAME ON C-NET!

Updated on Sep 8, 2012

SHAME ON C-NET FOR ALLOWING THIS POST.

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5 stars

"Nice application! Works well."

February 15, 2012  |  By RSonCNet

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

Works most of the time and allows you to do what you need to do even when Windows is getting in the way.

Cons

Does not work all the time

Summary

Very useful whenever that useless and annoying Windows error comes up. This application lets you tell Windows to stuff it and that's always a good thing :)

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4 stars

"Unlocker Very Nice!"

February 01, 2012  |  By no-654

 |  Version: Unlocker (64-bit) 1.9.1

Pros

Some Time Goods

Cons

Some Time Bads

Summary

Can Be Used For Complicated Situation To Solve!

Thanks!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Empty Loop
Publisher web site http://www.emptyloop.com
Release Date May 03, 2011
Date Added May 03, 2011
Version 1.9.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name #download
Popularity
Total Downloads 119,288
Downloads Last Week 318
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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