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July 26, 2007 / Upnishad

Completely remove programs with Revo Uninstaller

Freeware application Revo Uninstaller makes removing programs from your computer—not just uninstalling, but removing all traces—a quick and painless process. So why would your use Revo Uninstaller rather than the default Add/Remove Programs dialog?

Well, for one, the default Add/Remove is notoriously slow at loading all of your installed apps; it also only runs the installer, which doesn’t necessarily eradicate the program to your liking. Beyond that, though, Revo Uninstaller is feature-packed in ways you didn’t even know you wanted.

cross-hair.pngOne of my favorite features is “Hunter Mode,” which lets you drag a cross-hair onto any application—from the actual window to a system tray icon or shortcut. When you release the cross-hair, you can perform all of the uninstall tasks. For system tray icons, you can even tell the program to stop autostarting. The cross-hair is especially handy if a rogue application is running and you don’t know what the hell it is (think cleaning crap from a friend or family member’s computer).

Aside from the Uninstall features, Revo Uninstaller has a startup manager, which lets you tweak what apps start with Windows, and a few other handy tools. Granted, you can accomplish much of what Revo Uninstaller does without it, but I’ve never seen a program that does as much as Revo Uninstaller as easily as it does. This one’s found a quick home among my must-haves.

What happens when you tell it to uninstall itself? He He !

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