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Windows 7: What is the BEST uninstaller (free and/or paid)?


23 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
What is the BEST uninstaller (free and/or paid)?

I've been wondering for a while what program to use when some stubborn programs just do NOT want to be uninstalled (i.e Antivirus programs...)

So, according to your own experience, which uninstaller would you use to get rid off a program?


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23 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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23 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Most AVs have their own uninstallers, you just have to look around for them or list the one you're after and I'm sure someone will help with that too.
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23 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

For Antivirus programs I would always use the tools provided by the specific AntiVirus company.
They know best what they alter and what they bury where
Others than that I use REVO uninstaller
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
or Your Uninstaller
Your Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Both which also have a paid pro version. just check the differences to their respective free versions and go from there.

-DG
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23 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Having used Revo free, followed by Revo PRO, and then Total Uninstaller I went back to Revo free which in my experience has always been 100% smooth and reliable.

One caveat, as said above I'd also only use the developers own removal tools for AV products.
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23 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

+1 for BFK and Oaken for using developer's own removal tool.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is the list of practically all the AV uninstallers: AV Uninstallers
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23 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Interesting. I will leave the post unsolved so that others can give their opinions.
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23 Apr 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is the list of practically all the AV uninstallers: AV Uninstallers

Good list mate.
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24 Apr 2011   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Re Anti Virus uninstallers.
I always recommend using a dedicated removal utility or instructions designed specifically for each program:

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Ultimate List of Uninstallers
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