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Windows 7: Utility to Enhance Windows 7 Built-In Add/Remove Programs

28 Jan 2015   #1
ArlandrioFF

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Utility to Enhance Windows 7 Built-In Add/Remove Programs

Hello there.

Does anybody knows of any utility that enhances the Windows 7 built-in uninstaller with features like remove leftovers and/or registry keys?

I've been using IObit Uninstaller, and is really nice but sometimes feels a little bit slow and also tends to crash/not work properly. I don't usually install heavy on the system software, with a few exceptions, so I wanted to find a small, free, utility that does that.


Hope you can help me.

PS: Sorry if there is any misspelling, I haven't used english in a while.


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28 Jan 2015   #2
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Revo Uninstaller is a nice tool, which will locate registry keys and leftovers
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28 Jan 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't think you will find anything that enhances the Windows utility. The design would be highly problematic, particularly when you are dealing with a Windows component. Another problem is that it would be OS specific and hardly likely to run on Windows 8 or Windows 10.

The IOBit company and products have a poor reputation with most experienced members of this forum.
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28 Jan 2015   #4
snuffdaddy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 with Media Center
 
 

I second Revo Uninstaller, been using it for many years without any problems.
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28 Jan 2015   #5
ArlandrioFF

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, thanks for your opinions. I'll go for Revo I guess.
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28 Jan 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The free version of Revo only uninstalls 32 Bit programs.
You need the paid version of Revo to uninstall 64 Bit programs.

I've read some recommendations for Advanced Uninstaller Pro (it's free).

To uninstall security programs i always use the specific uninstaller for that program.
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28 Jan 2015   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Revo free is only for 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
The free version of Revo only uninstalls 32 Bit programs.
You need the paid version of Revo to uninstall 64 Bit programs.

I've read some recommendations for Advanced Uninstaller Pro (it's free).

To uninstall security programs i always use the specific uninstaller for that program.
Ditto!

Personal choices:

GeekUninstaller - free version has 64bit support.
Comodo Programs Manager - runs as a service and monitors all software installs. Can force delete files that are locked and in use when uninstalling software.

EDIT:

Just needed to uninstall Zemana Antimalware Beta after a program update left a partial install. Used CPM to remove it and also to monitor the fresh install.

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30 Jan 2015   #8
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

I use CCleaner when i wanna uninstall a program.. and before cc was around i always used the windows add and remove .
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30 Jan 2015   #9
jc836

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops
 
 

I use Revo and CCleaner along with the built-in uninstaller. I do not and will not recommend anything from IOBit or other vendors. Setting Revo is very simple: Just use the Moderate setting and most if not all of the program and registry entries will be gone. Then use CCleaner to remove the rest. Windows7's uuninstaller relies solely on the one provided by the software provider and there are times when there are Registry entries that are very deep and don't get taken out. Paying for an uninstaller is a waste of money and probably will buy you some added bloatware that you don't need.
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30 Jan 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't install / uninstall a lot of programs.
I do periodically create a system backup image, and for any important change i want to test, such as a program install/uninstall.
I can always restore a backup image to undo any unforeseen problems.
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