I hope you know how to uninstall programs on Windows correctly and use the “Programs and Features” item in the control panel (at least). However, the built-in Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 (or rather, uninstallers of software developers that we access in the control panel) do not always adequately cope with the task: it can leave parts of programs in the system, write entries in the registry, or simply inform error message while trying to delete something. Also, for some built-in programs, especially in Windows 10, there is no possibility of removal, including through the "Options" interface.
For these reasons, there are third-party programs that are quite popular for removing programs, no matter how it sounds. In this review, about the best free uninstallers for Windows in Russian. Using these utilities, you can potentially completely remove any programs from your computer so that nothing remains after them. Also, some of the described utilities have additional features, such as monitoring new installations (to increase the likelihood of deleting all traces of the program when necessary), removing embedded Windows 10 applications, system cleaning functions, and others. It may also be interesting: The best malware removal tools .
Revo Uninstaller - the most popular uninstaller
The Revo Uninstaller program is rightly considered one of the best tool for uninstalling programs on Windows, and is also useful in cases where you need to delete something that is not deleted, for example, panels in the browser or programs that are in the task manager but are not in installed list.
The uninstaller in Russian (if it did not turn on automatically, the language can be changed in the Options menu) and is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7.
After starting, in the main window of Revo Uninstaller you will see a list of all installed programs that can be removed, to remove embedded Windows 10 applications, use the separate "Windows Applications" tab. In the framework of this article, I will not describe all the possibilities in detail, moreover, they are easy to understand, but I will pay attention to some interesting points:
- The program contains the so-called “Hunter Mode” (in the “View” menu item), it is useful if you do not know what program is running. By enabling this mode, you will see the image of the sight on the screen. Drag it to any manifestation of the program - its window, error message, icon in the notification area, release the mouse button, and you will see a menu with the ability to remove the program from startup, uninstall it and perform other actions.
- You can track the installation of programs using Revo Uninstaller, which will guarantee their successful removal in the future. To do this, right-click on the installation file and select the "Install using Revo Uninstaller" context menu item.
- In the "Tools" menu you will find a wide range of functions for cleaning Windows, browser files and Microsoft Office, disabling programs in startup, as well as for safe data deletion without the possibility of their recovery.
You can download the Revo Uninstaller uninstaller in two versions: completely free, which is also available in the portable version, with limited functions (however, sufficient), or in the Pro version, which is available for money (you can use Revo Uninstaller Pro for 30 days for free). The official website for downloading is https://www.revouninstaller.com/ (see the Downloads page to see all the options where you can download the program).
Bulk Crap Uninstaller
Bulk Crap Uninstaller is a powerful free open-source uninstaller, which features: the ability to quickly remove a group of programs, including Windows 10 applications, uninstall system tools (which should be used with caution) and additional functions, for example, creating uninstall scripts to run on other systems.
Details on using Bulk Crap Uninstaller, where to download and additional information in a separate instruction Removing unnecessary Windows 10 programs in Bulk Crap Uninstaller .
Ashampoo uninstaller free
Another uninstall tool in this review is Ahampoo Uninstaller Free. Completely free uninstaller in Russian, very worthy. Among the shortcomings is the need to register by e-mail address before using the utility to completely remove programs. In the "Accessories" section of the uninstaller, you can remove the standard Windows 10 applications.
As well as other uninstallers, Ashampoo Uninstaller allows you to completely remove all traces of programs from your computer and, in addition, includes a number of additional tools:
- Restore file associations
- Clean up hard drive from unnecessary files and delete files without recovery
- Managing programs in Windows startup
- Clearing browser cache and temporary files
- Manage Windows Services.
The two most useful features are launching the installation of programs using monitoring and automatic monitoring of all new installations. This allows you to track all the traces of installed programs, as well as, if this happens, all that these programs install additionally and then, if necessary, completely remove all these traces.
I note that the utility for uninstalling Ashampoo Uninstaller programs on a number of ratings on the network is located in places close to Revo Uninstaller, that is, they compete in quality among themselves. Developers promise full support for Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7. Ashampoo Uninstaller Free official site - https://www.ashampoo.com/usd/pin/2203/system-software/uninstaller-free
CCleaner is a free system cleaning utility that includes an uninstaller
Completely free for home use, the CCleaner utility is well known to many users as a good tool for cleaning the browser cache, registry, Windows temporary files and other actions to clean the operating system.
Among the CCleaner tools, there is also the management of installed Windows programs with the ability to completely remove programs. Additionally, the latest versions of CCleaner allow you to remove embedded Windows 10 applications (such as calendar, mail, maps, and others), which can also be useful.
I wrote in great detail about using CCleaner, including as an uninstaller, in this article: https://remontka.pro/ccleaner/ . The program, as already mentioned, is available for download for free and in full in Russian.
IObit Uninstaller is a free program for uninstalling programs with wide functions
The next powerful and free utility for uninstalling programs and not only is IObit Uninstaller. After starting the program, you will see a list of installed programs with the ability to sort them by the occupied space on the hard drive, installation date or frequency of use.
When uninstalling, the standard uninstaller is used first, after which IObit Uninstaller offers to scan the system to find and permanently delete program residues in the system. In addition, there are the following options:
- Bulk removal of programs (“Batch removal” item), supports the removal and viewing of plug-ins and browser extensions.
- Search and uninstall the program by its window (the “Easy Uninstall” item in the tool menu).
- Uninstall Windows 10 updates.
- Tracking the installation of new programs for subsequent complete removal.
You can download the IObit uninstaller for free from the official Russian site https://ru.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.php .
Advanced Uninstaller Pro
Advanced Uninstaller Pro is the only program to remove software from the computer in this review, which is not completely free, although most functions are available. The main drawback: the utility will constantly show a notification that it would not be bad to get a premium version.
In addition to removing programs from the computer, Advanced Uninstaller allows you to clear startup and Start menu, track installation, disable Windows services. It also supports cleaning the registry, cache and temporary files, but I did not find the removal functions of the embedded Windows 10 applications.
When you delete a program from a computer, among other things, the rating of this program among users is displayed (only for popular programs): thus, if you don’t know whether you can delete something (what if it is needed), this rating can help you make a decision. You can download Advanced Uninstaller Pro from the official website of the developer https://www.advanceduninstaller.com/
In some cases, especially when removing the antivirus, the programs described above may not help to remove all of its traces on the computer; moreover, in some cases, using them with antiviruses may cause problems. Almost any antivirus manufacturer offers its own removal utilities and it is better to use them, examples are described in the materials (but there are such utilities for other antiviruses, you can find them by the name of Uninstall Utility Antivirus):
I hope the instruction turned out to be useful and will allow you to solve your specific problems related to removing programs from a computer or laptop.