One of the best free Windows app uninstallers
IObit Uninstaller is a free utility program that you can download to uninstall applications and delete apps without leaving behind any stray files or traces of what was there before the app deletion. IObit Uninstaller is one of the best uninstallers out there because it's easy to use, helps with uninstalling applications, and deletes annoying browser toolbars and plug-ins.
There are plenty of alternative uninstaller programs like Revo Uninstaller and Comodo Programs Manager, which have similar performance and are also free. But iObit is the to pick if you want an uninstaller that goes a bit further when it comes to removing unwanted files.
The problem with the Windows uninstaller
Windows comes with its own uninstaller that lets you easily remove applications. But it's not perfect. After removing an application, many files are still left behind on your computer's hard drive, such as update files and junk files. Even though the deleted application is removed from your computer, there's still a trace of it left behind. The other issue is you can only remove apps one at a time; there's no bulk function which makes removing multiple programs extremely tedious.
IObit Uninstaller lets you queue up multiple applications and remove those pesky files in one go. This innovative feature makes it easy to get rid of all your unwanted software without having to go through each one individually as other uninstallers require for a thorough cleaning process.
Uninstalling a single application, toolbar, or plug-in is as simple as highlighting the software listing in your All Programs section and clicking on the large lime green Uninstall icon. Checking multiple boxes of programs to uninstall lets you queue up deletions for any number of unwanted items at once - something that would be cumbersome if done one by one through Windows' Apps & Features menu.
IObit Uninstaller leverages community ratings to help users determine which items should remain installed. This means that useful web browser add-ons, toolbars, and programs will remain safe, while IObit will show those apps flagged by the community so you can scrutinize them yourself and choose whether to remove or keep them.
More IObit Uninstaller features
IObit Uninstaller is a fully-featured platform with tools for all your uninstalling needs. Alongside the ability to uninstall particular programs, you can also check if there are any updates available. Unfortunately, Windows 10 does not provide an easy way to look for app updates on apps not available in the Microsoft Store. Therefore this convenient feature will help make sure you have up-to-date versions of your installed software.
To access this option, click on the 'Software Updated' tab from the side menu. IObit Uninstaller will check all of your installed programs and apps and notify you if any of them are outdated. Keeping your apps up to date is essential in reducing your exposure to any security risks.
The only drawback is you can't install the updates via IObit Uninstaller. The automatic update feature is only available if you purchase the Pro edition.
Install Monitor and Software Health
The Install Monitor feature is the perfect way to keep tabs on the installation process. While you're installing an application, this program will monitor and log changes made by that install. You'll be able to see precisely what was changed during the installation of your app - whether it's system services, scheduled tasks, or DLL registration.
The Software Health feature has an intelligent scanning and optimization engine that proactively identifies software misconfigurations, malware vulnerabilities, and other issues in your system. It also helps to reduce clutter on your hard drives by optimizing unused files, so they don’t take up valuable space. With its latest update, you can now block browser popup notifications from interrupting you with ads or alerts for a clean browsing experience without distractions.
An amazing free uninstaller made better with Pro
IOBit Uninstaller is the perfect app for eliminating all unwanted apps, files, and programs that you no longer need. It has a modern user interface with tools like find/search or list view to help make it easier on your eyes while looking through different categories to delete single or multiple programs quickly and painlessly.
The free version of the app meets most needs, but you can upgrade to the Pro version if you want to unlock the full features, such as the automatic updates for non-Microsoft Store applications. Also, with the Pro version, you can remove stubborn programs, bundled programs, ad-based plug-ins, and malicious plug-ins.
Supports Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP