Revo Uninstaller is a great little program you can download and install on your PC for free. Its very similar to add and remove programs, which comes with every windows installation however, it just does things a lot better.
( Before I begin I want to add a definition to enable everyone to understand this review)
Registry - This is the part of your computer you don't usually see. It stores all the information on your PC and how its configured. For example: Delays in shut down times, screen colours, font sizes and pretty much all the information your PC needs. Over time, the registry gradually grows in size and gets cluttered with invalid and unwanted data for example, from uninstalled programs, this is where Revo Uninstaller comes in.
*Revo Uninstaller not only un-installs unwanted programs from your PC easily and efficiently it. It also helps your get rid of any extra unwanted registry files and folders left scattered around.
*For me I always use the safe un-install option as I don't want to risk removing files which may be needed for other programs or processes. However, for more experienced users you can choose advanced mode which enables you to select and delete relevant registry keys to ensure the program is completely removed.
*There is also a very simple to use junk file cleaner which will safely remove unwanted files from your PC that you may not even know are there but they slow your PC down.
*One thing that has come in handy for me is that on my older PC I have had problems using the standard un-installer for certain programs due to broken installations. This was very quickly sorted by Revo as it searched for relevant information from the program I wanted to remove and helped me safely delete it from both the registry and my PC.
To sum this up Revo Uninstaller does a good job and it does it well. For such a small program and no expense paid it is definitely one I recommend.
Revo Uninstaller which is completely free to use and download, is one of those little utility gems that that can solve all your uninstall problems, while cleaning left over file and registry entries that the normal 'Windows Add or Remove Programs' often leave behind during an uninstall.
Did you know that when you uninstall a programme in the normal way via the control panel, it very often does a completely bad job, often leaving scattered files and registry keys still left on your computer, which, over time, can be extremely detrimental to your valued computer, clogging up your hard drive using up valuable disk space, and eventually may even cause your computer to grind to a halt or even crash!
Well there's no need to worry about this any more because Revo Uninstaller will uninstall that unwanted programme of yours, and having done so, will then scan again making sure that any hidden files or registry entries that the unwanted programme seems intent on clinging onto, are given their marching orders and banished for good, leaving your computer entirely free of any left-over programme junk files and registry entries that can clog up your system as much as fat can clog up the arteries.
Also it can uninstall those problem programmes that seem intent on remaining on your computer however many times you try to uninstall the programme. You know the type. You try to uninstall via the 'Windows Add or Remove' applet only to be told half way through the uninstallation process that Windows could not continue the uninstall due to a 'missing' file or maybe an error code with more letters and numbers to it than a large bowl of Alphabet Spaghetti!
Often when this happens we just accept it and leave the unwanted programme alone, not really worrying too much about it. But those scattered files are taking up valuable disk space and it would be far more advantageous to finally get rid of the stubborn programme once and for all which is exactly what Revo Uninstaller can do for you.
This great utility does a lot more than this however! It has more hidden gems that I will outline below:
1).. Junk Files Cleaner.. This will scan for unnecessary junk files strewn around your computer and delete them for you, freeing up space.
2).. Windows History Cleaner.. This will remove your 'history' of recently opened files and documents and any other history items that Windows may have 'saved' without your knowledge.
3).. Auto Start Manager.. Speed up the time your computer starts up by stopping certain programmes from loading up automatically during a computer start.
4).. Unrecoverable Delete Tool.. This useful tool makes absolutely sure that once you delete a file it can never be recovered, saving you from those 'prying eyes'.
5).. Windows Tool Manager.. Useful system tools and options are placed one one screen for easy access and convenience for you.
6).. Office History Cleaner.. This removes the history of your most recently used files in MS Office and removes your tracks left after opening MS documents.
7).. Browsers History Cleaner.. Erases your web browser history and 'visited pages' history and temporary internet files (that can often cause your browser to crash or hang) from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape and Opera.
So, as you can see, it is far more than just a simple uninstaller. Some of these features you may want to use, others will be of no importance to you. However, it will be in your best interests (and that of your computer) that you definitely use the uninstall application at the very least, if, like I do, you value your computer and want it performing to its best capabilities at all times.
Compatible with Windows 2000 up to Windows Vista, this is truly one little application I could never do without. Can you???
This is a need for all computers!!!!!
Revo Uninstaller is the easiest to use out of all the uninstaller programmes that I have ever used. Using an icon based way of browsing the programmes on the PC, this makes it so easy to get rid of unwanted programmes.
Not only does it remove basic main files, it gets rid of the registry files that stay on after uninstall, making your computer slower and sometimes leave advertisements.
There is also a junk file scanner, which scans files that are no longer connected to any programmes and then deletes them (on your confirm).
If the programme or file that you are using doesn't scan on the list, not to worry, switch to hunter mode which brings up a cross-hair that can be dragged on an open screen that brings up an option, great stuff!!
Over all this is a handy programme, easy to use with a trendy design just make sure you do not uninstall something that you need as there is a lack of recover or back-up plan.
Revo uninstaller is a very special tool that I think many people will find very interesting.
The program is divided into 3-4 parts:
Revo uninstaller is an excellent program that give the user the possibility of uninstall any software on windows xp (and maybe vista , using xp I can't say for sure) but is very different from windows uninstall program simply because in the end will give you the possibility of scanning the register for old entries and giving you with as much as 2 clicks the possibility of removing them
this parts of the program will simply tell you which programs start automatically with you windows pc and will give you the ability to simply deactivating them without deleting them (you can even delete them) so if you want to restore them on a second time you can.
this part of the program will simply give you a easier access to all windows tools like:
and some others tools
*deleting old files:
this is the last part of the program, that gives you the possibility to delete old files, you can simply let it scan your pc and then remove them.
there is also a sub removing program that can give you a top level of security that can do:
Office programs cleaning
Evidence Remover: this part will simply give you the opportunity of delete files forever so that no software can recover them, it will scan the pc for removing them
Unrecoverable Delete Tool :this part will do a thing similar to the precedent but you will select the files and actually removing them
I actually never used the latest 2, having no use for them, so I simply reported what the author claims that his program do
Revo uninstaller is absolutely free and can be downloaded from the author website: www.revouninstaller.com