Unwanted parts of files, folders and registry keys are many a times left behind, even after you uninstall software using the Control Panel or the program specific uninstaller on your system, thereby leading to a clutter. Moreover, they cannot scan the system for leftovers and over time, the clutter may build up and lead to system errors. If you are looking for a better software uninstaller for your Windows computer, you might want to check out these free uninstallers.
Free Uninstallers for Windows
One of the best-known and popular uninstallers available for Windows, this un-installation utility provides a speedier and alternate interface for the standard Windows Add/Remove software dialog. Revo first shows the icons and titles of all the programs installed on your machine. Then, it scans your system before uninstalling an application and also after completing the process. Besides, it includes many additional cleaning tools.
Even if you have an unfinished/broken installation saved, the program scans for an application’s data on the hard disk drives and in the Windows registry. Later, it proceeds and displays all detected files, folders and registry items so you can delete them.
Revo Uninstaller Freeware now includes updated language files and fixed minor bugs. Download version 1.93 from here. It works on Windows 8 / 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Comodo Programs Manager helps users to remove unwanted programs, drivers, services and Windows components. The program is smart enough to monitor and record every change that a program makes to your computer so that it can just reverse those changes when it’s time to uninstall.
Comodo Programs Manager provides all the guidance and information in the form of a modern looking interface, which is quite intuitive and helps users easily identify important information through placement, colors and easily recognizable icons.
One highlight of the program is that it creates a backup of the files, folders, data and registry entries when a program is uninstalled, thereby allowing you to easily restore any program you uninstalled by mistake.
Comodo Programs manager Features:
- Streamlined user experience
- Remove locked files
- Non-intrusive alerts
- Malware info
- Manage windows updates
- Update applications
IObit uninstaller is well-known for its one main characteristic – speed! The program is incredibly fast in execution and populates the programs list immediately.
It not only uninstalls programs from Windows efficiently, but even removes the leftover files, folders and registry keys belonging to the uninstalled program.
Prior to the above action, all programs to be removed get listed with their name, size and installation date in a sortable column. Then, a simple right-click on any entry in the program listing displays a context menu with the following options:
- Uninstall the program.
- Remove Entry from the listing. (this option is useful when the program has already been uninstalled but still hides in the listing as leftover
- Open File Folder or search for the program online.
The program offers one of the best and easy ways to uninstall stubborn programs. It improves upon the normal Windows un-installation methods which helps you remove all traces of the installed program, including registry changes and left over files. The program has the ability to analyze installations. So a user just needs to scan his computer before and after the installation for uninstalling a particular program.
In short a user is required to create a before/after system snapshot. It then lets you know exactly where a new file is added, or from where a file was deleted. ZSoft Uninstaller is even available in a portable version.
As the name suggests, Absolute Uninstaller is a program that uninstalls applications completely which often leave behind broken registry keys and unnecessary files on the hard disk. It looks very similar to the standard Windows Add/Remove program in action but is more powerful.
Using Absolute Uninstaller, you get the option to uninstall unwanted applications one by one manually, or in batch. You can list the programs by either their names or installation date and easily finds out the applications you want to uninstall.
Prior to deleting applications completely, Absolute Uninstaller backs up the necessary information thereby, making any un-installation restorable.
Try these free uninstallers for Windows 8 / 7 and let us know which one you use. They might help you in removing stubborn programs that appear impossible to completely remove.
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- Uninstall antivirus and security software with AntiVirus Uninstaller Tools Pack.