Users of Windows operating systems are familiar with the experience of installing and uninstalling a program on their computers. While you have to do it individually for each programs, the whole procedure is simple enough. Why, then, would someone need to a third party uninstaller?
There is a very good reason for that. Often, the uninstall procedure on windows either does not fully remove the software, or leave residual bits such as registry entries behind. A third party uninstaller such as Revo Uninstaller promises to find all such residual and trace elements and comprehensively clean your computer.
Revo Uninstaller Pro Overview
Windows users are all too familiar, and presumably rather tired, of the need to scroll around carefully to see the program they want to delete. Revo Uninstaller Pro, on the other hand, provides uninstall icon in the menu bar alongside a separate interface area containing icons of all the installed programs on your computer. For users who have several dozens of programs installed on their system, this interface allows them to quickly locate the intended program. Even the search function works admirably returning the results as you enter the letters.
As mentioned above, one of the biggest downer of Windows own uninstall feature is that you have to do it manually, one by one, for multiple programs. This can be incredibly time consuming. This is precisely where Revo Uninstaller comes into its own, allowing you to queue as many programs as you want to uninstall.
On the other hand, the free version of Revo Uninstaller comes with its own quirk. It will come up with a prompt during the uninstall process asking you to confirm if you want to remove all the leftover and trace elements as well. You will be required to manually confirm before Revo cleans them up as well. Users who want the convenience of having all the trace elements cleaned up as well would need to upgrade to the paid version of Revo Uninstaller.
In our review, Revo Uninstaller performed exceptionally at removal of software we had installed on our system. However, it did let us down a little bit insofar it failed to uninstall browser toolbars and plugins. Given that so many users these days use third party tool bars and numerous plugins, the lack of its ability to clean them up was disappointing.
Aside from its main task of comprehensive software removal, the Revo Uninstaller doubles up as a good utility to tune up your system. For example, you can permanently get rid of files in the recycle bin folder by making use of Revo’s Unrecoverable Delete function. Similarly, it has a Junk Files Cleaner that quickly and efficiently removes temporary files as well as clear your browswer cache and history.
If, like most Windows users, you are suffering from a laggy boot up speed, then Revo can help you further by letting you choose the programs you want to run when you start the computer. Lastly, in the event of a glitchy uninstall, the Revo Uninstaller comes with a useful feature that allows you to recover deleted registry entries.
Pros and cons
The Revo Uninstaller is an extremely lightweight Uninstaller with an intuitive, frills free interface. It does not suck up precious computing power, and yet works efficiently at removing multiple programs at once. The little addons and auto tuning features make it even more attractive.
However, the program does have some glaring shortcomings as well. As mentioned above, Revo Uninstaller does not uninstall toolbars and plugins. Additionally you have to manually approve the deletion of registry leftovers and traced programs.
To sum up, the Revo Uninstaller is light uninstaller that allows you to thoroughly uninstall most programs for free. Compatible to run on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, the Revo Uninstaller has a simple, no-nonsense interface and offers further useful features.