Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller

Uninstall unneeded applications and remove leftovers
4.3  (628 votes)
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Revo Uninstaller helps you uninstall those applications you no longer want or need. If you are wondering why you would need such a program when there is already a Windows feature to do this, let me tell that Revo Uninstaller can uninstall even those applications that cannot be uninstalled the usual way. Besides, it can remove traces left behind by removed applications.

The tool does a good job in keeping your registry clean. In this regard, it not only scans the registry to detect leftovers but provides a way in which you can trace program activity. So, if you install an application using Revo Uninstaller, all the changes made to the system are registered, which allows a better cleaning after uninstalling it. Fortunately, Revo Uninstaller is integrated with the system and you can easily install an application from Windows Explorer’s contextual menu.

This tool also gives you the possibility of running a forced uninstall when a program’s installation is corrupted or was only partially completed. It can scan your hard disk and the registry to find and delete related data, including files, folders, and registry keys.

There is also a feature I have not seen in any other similar tool, which is called Hunter Mode. This shows a small floating element that you can drag onto a program’s window or icon to uninstall it, kill the related process, open the folder where the executable is stored, or even google the application’s name.

The program can also keep a log of the programs traced by Revo Uninstaller. Those logs are stored on the developer’s website and can be used to uninstall the related application. Unfortunately, this can be a threat to your privacy as it requires sharing info about the programs you use.

Revo Uninstaller also comes with other tools intended to keep your system clean. There is Auto Start Manager to let you control those programs and services that start automatically with the system. Windows Tools Manager, in turn, provides quick access to various Windows features and options. Moreover, you can use Junk Files Cleaner, which scans your system to remove unnecessary files, which consume storage space and compromise your privacy. Likewise, there are similar utilities to erase web navigation history in various browsers, remove the list of recently opened Office files, and erase Windows history. Also related to data security and personal privacy, Unrecoverable Delete Tool and Evidence Remover can erase files and folders beyond any possible recovery.

In general, Revo Uninstaller does much more than simply uninstalling applications. When tested, it seemed to work as expected in various scenarios. It is a pity, though, that it does not allow uninstalling batches of applications in a single session.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Use a forced uninstall.
  • Trace a program’s installation.
  • A unique feature, called Hunter Mode, which lets you uninstall an application, kill its related process and open its folder

Cons

  • Does not support batch uninstall.
  • Keeping an online log may compromise your security
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