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What uninstallers would be on the top 2 or top 3 list?


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#1 razz3333

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

If you were recommending the best two or three uninstallers available today, what uninstallers would you recommend?  I assume Revo Uninstaller is among the top three on any list.  I gather that GeekUninstaller and IObit Uninstalller may be on that top 3 list too.

 

Your opinion will be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

Revo is probably the most well-known uninstaller used when such is necessary.

 

Some of the more troublesome AV/malware tools have their own uninstall tool.

 

I myself have never heard of Geek Uninstaller and I would not use anything developed by IObit (general principle reflecting my disdain for their products.)

 

When I want to uninstall something troublesome...I manually find/delete all files and registry entries for that program/item.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:10 PM

I myself have never heard of Geek Uninstaller and I would not use anything developed by IObit (general principle reflecting my disdain for their products.)

 

Hi Louis.  In regards to GeekUninstaller, Aura mentioned it in the following post: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/649636/slimware-utilities/?p=4281377

 

I understand how you feel regarding IObit.  It was also pointed out to me (on another forum) that a few years ago Malwarebytes accused IObit, with good evidence, of stealing the MBAM database.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:33 PM

I would recommend the free portable version of Revo Uninstaller.

 

I have used Geek Uninstaller quite a bit, and it works well.

 

For a while, it was the only free uninstaller alternative (that I was aware of) for both 32 and 64-bit.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:39 AM

I would recommend the free portable version of Revo Uninstaller.

 

I have used Geek Uninstaller quite a bit, and it works well.

 

For a while, it was the only free uninstaller alternative (that I was aware of) for both 32 and 64-bit.

 

I've used the free version of Revo Uninstaller for many years and also highly recommend it.  However, at the time I chose the installed version - I had a reason for it at the time and to be honest, now I can't remember what that reason was - perhaps the portable version was not available back then, I forget  :unsure: 

 

Glad to know that you find Geek Uninstaller works well.

 

The reason I posted this topic is that I'm in the middle of developing a freeware windows application that, for one thing, can launch certain freeware programs (if installed on the users computer).  I have a maintenance section that in part can launch an uninstaller and it's in this section that I want to offer two options, one of which is Revo Uninstaller.  So I wanted some input on uninstallers in order to chose a decent alternative.  Now I feel I have a good alternative in Geek Uninstaller.






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