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  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10

    Recommended program(s) for uninstalling programs/software?


    Hey guys,

    Just upgraded to Windows 10. I want a good program that really uninstalls and removes all the junk that programs leave behind - I feel like the Windows program uninstaller doesn't do this (although correct me if I am wrong). I just want to keep this PC as clean as possible.

    I have used IOBit Uninstaller before but had issues with it freezing on me during the uninstallation process. I hear that Revo is one of the best, but not sure I want to pay for it (although I will if it is worth it) - otherwise I may try the free version.

    What are your guys' suggestions?
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,737
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    As far as I know, those 2 are the only free 64-bit uninstallers out there.

    Wise Program Uninstaller

    GeekUninstaller
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    When you uninstall programs, the uninstaller might leave behind a few tiny files or registry keys, mostly containing the settings. There is no reason to remove these files or put your computer at risk by using a 3rd party uninstall tool that has not been specifically engineered to uninstall these programs. If you would like to get a force-uninstaller anyway, Revo Uninstaller Free is okay, but the two above are also worth a shot.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Interesting...so you guys would recommend just using the Windows uninstaller then? Nothing else?
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Pretty much. A 1 KB or even 1 MB file won't hurt the performance of your system.
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Interested to hear what others have to say - not that I don't trust you!

    Does anyone think Revo Pro is worth the money?
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  7.    03 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    I like Your Uninstaller, it works well for me and it has different comfort levels of uninstall, depending on your skill level (geekness). It also has several useful tools for keeping your startups at a controllable level and cleaning unneeded files. Like any such programs, know what you are doing before you hit "ok".
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  8.    03 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (x64) (build 10240)

    I've used Revo Uninstaller Pro for years, in 7, 8 and now 10. Never had an issue or problem.
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  9.    03 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 288
    Win 10 Pro 64

    IOBit Uninstaller works great on 10..........
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  10.    03 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 home

    What about CCleaner's uninstall (labeled "Tools") ?

    Bob K.
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