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  • 5.0 stars

    "Essential tool for many applications"

    February 20, 2010  |   By djcuppat

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    It's always been an uncomplicated program that works well and has always provided me with the result I need

    Cons

    Possibly a little mystifying for the uninitiated

    Summary

    You have a file that needs deleting; it's a virus or a large file you want to remove, but you can't wipe it because Windows says it's locked. This just means that the file is 'in use', i.e.: a process has registered it's desire to access the contents of the file. However, in a virus's case, it is very desirable to be locked by as many processes as possbile to avoid deletion. Unlocker breaks all those fake links for you and allows you to do whatever need to be done!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what I need it to do"

    February 19, 2010  |   By Andrew Birrell

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    Integrated flawlessly with right menu options and is simple and straightforward to use. I don't think I have ever failed to regain access to a mysteriously "locked" file.

    Cons

    I have not found a downside.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Unlocker solved hangup problems"

    February 18, 2010  |   By lazyme720761

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    Unlocker could not find delete resistant file on primary pass but came back with a secondary approach that identified the file and removed all record of it from my computer resolving several hangup problems.

    Cons

    Found no cons.

    Summary

    rate unlocker 5 stars...It did not quit till it solved the problem.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful."

    February 18, 2010  |   By alan_06

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    It's has become part of my job and use it often. Very useful utility.

    Cons

    No issues found yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Trojan! Do not download!"

    February 17, 2010  |   By nitemare

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    none - its a trojan

    Cons

    Everything! Trojan..Do not download!

    Summary

    Alert level
    TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B

    Encyclopedia entry
    Updated: Feb 15, 2010 | Published: Nov 25, 2009

    Aliases
    Not available

    Alert Level (?)
    Severe

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  • 1.0 stars

    "please just read the bottom line. do not post"

    February 17, 2010  |   By mchlbrink

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    see bottom line summary

    Cons

    see bottom line summary

    Summary

    I downloaded unlocker 1.8.8.exe minutes ago and Microsoft Security Essentials has detected "TrojanClicker:win32/yabector.b", identified as "Trojan Notifier".
    I certainly don't want this posted but Didn't know how to reach you otherwise.
    Please attend to this, thanks,
    Michael E. Brink

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It deletes everything"

    February 15, 2010  |   By Fat_Frog

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    It does what it says it will it unlocks the locked files and lets you delete them.

    Cons

    major Con Contains the spy ware yablink according to FSecure this prog automatically installs a link to e-bay. this is unwelcome behavior & possible spy-ware remove the yablink crap, then this will be a good program.

    Summary

    use at your own risk. this may or may not contain a trojan or spyware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Suspicious but very useful"

    February 13, 2010  |   By MCmember

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    Good but does this program contains a trojan ?

    Cons

    This link : http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ is a bad link.
    My internet explorer blocked it.

    Summary

    Like it saids, it unlocks anything that you cannot delete...
    You select what you want to delete and with the right button you click on Unlocker.
    Few choices like delete...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "good the 1st time, then never worked since"

    February 12, 2010  |   By jwmyphotographer

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    worked great the 1st time

    Cons

    only worked once

    Summary

    worked the 1st time and then not again since

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Unlocker does one job well; it need no more features."

    February 11, 2010  |  

    Version: Unlocker 1.8.8

    Pros

    It will delete almost all and more than any other file deletion program; although I haven't yet discovered a file it can't delete. It is refreshing to find a program that does one thing and is good at it. Too much bloat in too many programs out here.

    Cons

    I have not found a con for this yet, except the editors convicted.

    Summary

    It is simple to install, use, and the author on the site warns against certain configurations of it for use, such as "silent mode." He is not paternalistic, he warns you about silent mode, but tells you how in case you want to do something dangerous.

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