Uninstall Tool 3.5.2

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood on - Version tested: 3.1.1

"Quick, powerful and reliable uninstaller"

Overview

When you are having trouble removing installed software from your computer, Uninstall Tool is a great substitute for Windows' Add/Remove Manager, with more advanced options available and easier finding of programs. Apart from uninstalling the normal programs you have installed yourself, you view and remove system and hidden applications, delete unneeded uninstall related registry entries. Uninstall Tool also highlights recently installed programs, shows detailed information of all the listed software and exports analytic reports about them.

Installation

It’s an easy installation, with no other software bundled with it. In one of the steps there will be a mini-configuration, where you are asked if you want to add an Uninstall Tool icon in the control panel for easier access, and if you want to install the “Install and Trace” feature. This service keeps track of when you install a software and records everything that it creates so that it can delete all changes that it has made and leave no trace when you uninstall it.

Supported operating systems are Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 7.

Interface

The interface is warm and user-friendly, with a contemporary design. It has a few main functions as buttons on top and the list of the installed programs on the center. On the left there is information about the currently selected program. If you wish, you can change the background colors or make the interface less modern by adjusting the settings in the preferences menu.

Pros

First of all, it is faster and easier to navigate and find the program you’re looking for then it is in Windows' default Add/Remove tool. Then, you have the ability to view all the startup entries and edit them, or even add your own if you want to have an application run at system startup.

The aforementioned Install and Trace feature is one of the most important features of Uninstall Tool. As explained earlier, when you install a program using this service, all the installed files and registry entries will be traced so that the uninstallation process will remove everything like the program was never installed before. If you want to keep some data, you have the option to do so too.

If the list with the installed software is long, then there is no need to use the scroll bar as you can use the search on the left pane. Just type any part of the program’s name and it will appear. It gets filtered as you type.

Lastly, it comes as portable so you can run it from your USB flash disk on any computer.

Cons

There’s nothing to complain about. It does its job nicely and has several extra features that make it an even more valuable tool.

Alternatives

Countless uninstall managers exist on the web: Revo Uninstaller, AppCleaner, IOBit Uninstaller, MyUninstaller, Your Uninstaller, AppRemover, CleanApp, Safarp, Total Uninstall, Advanced Uninstaller (Free, Pro), GeekUninstaller and many, many others. One of the best ones is Revo Uninstaller, but it often leaves traces of installed programs unless you perform the installation in tracing mode.

Conclusion

If you want to keep your computer healthy, then you surely need to take care of all the junk files and data that remain after uninstalling software. Uninstall Tool is a solid, efficient and generally high quality product with a wide range of features that you will most likely find useful in many instances.

Requirements: 500 MHz CPU, 3 MB disk space, 128 MB memory

What's new in this version: Uninstall Windows Store Apps, Windows Tasks in Startup Manager, Monitor renaming of files + a lot more.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Uninstall Tool on 3 Mar 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Uninstall Tool Antivirus Report

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