A computer program that fails to uninstall is always a source of frustration. The problem usually extends far deeper than a single program because most program uninstallers generally leave remnants behind to clutter up your system and take up space. In most cases, this requires editing the Registry to remove all those leftover bits and pieces. That’s not something most people want to tackle. Revo Uninstaller Pro is the perfect tool for removing unwanted programs completely, to restore order to your system. The program is available from the VS Revo Group online in single and multi-license versions.
Revo Uninstaller Pro Features
Uninstaller– The Uninstaller screen will show all the installed programs for the current user. You may customize the viewing options and the details that show on the screen. View the Registry key for an item or find it on the Web. Search for a program by entering the first few letters of the name. Revo will scan for leftover components of ‘Windows Services, Drivers, File Associations, Shell Extensions, COM components, Windows Installer components, program settings and more.’
Forced Uninstall – This powerful feature of Revo Uninstaller Pro will allow you to completely remove remnants of uninstalled programs and incomplete installations even if the program isn’t listed in the screen or in Windows Add/Remove Programs.
Real-Time Installation Monitor -This feature allows Revo Uninstaller Pro to monitor installation of a program and any system changes that are made. When the program is no longer needed, Revo Uninstaller Pro will be able to restore the system to the state prior to installation of that program.
Multi-Level Backup System – Creates restore points so that you can retrieve registry keys, values, files and folders. Manage all the backup information that Revo Uninstaller Pro stores after deletion of your data.
Hunter Mode – This is a special feature of Revo Uninstaller that includes 2 sub modes: Hunter mode and Drag & Drop mode. This allows you to simply drag the icon of the program you wish to remove, to the Hunter icon or drag the Hunter window over the icon of the program.
Junk Files Cleaner – Cleans out all those leftover junk files that take up space on your hard drive after they are no longer needed by an application.
Windows Tools – Fast, one-click access to some of the most useful Windows utilities needed for PC management. Includes: System Restore, Network Diagnostics, Network Information, Security Center, System Properties, System Information, TCP/IP Netstat Command, On-Screen Keyboard, Disk Defragmenter and more.
Autorun Manager – Gives you control over programs that load automatically at Windows startup to enable or disable a program or just get more detailed information.
Browsers Cleaner – Revo Uninstaller Pro removes the web site history from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape, and Opera. You may choose to:
- Clear the history of visited web pages
- Delete the Address Bar History
- Delete Temporary Internet Files, including images and videos you’ve watched
- Delete Cookies
- Delete Index.dat Files
MS Office Cleaner – Remove the history of your recently opened files in MS Office programs to prevent others from viewing your last opened or edited document.
Windows Cleaner – Allows you to clear all those Microsoft logs that keep track of history, file searches, opened documents and more.
Evidence Remover – Remove any traces of confidential files and documents that have been deleted from your computer. Evidence Remover makes the files unrecoverable by any means.
Unrecoverable Delete – Securely delete the selected file or folder so that it cannot be recovered even with the most advanced recovery tools currently available.
My 8 year old Alienware laptop was the perfect test system for Revo Uninstaller Pro. It’s been years since I last did a clean install of Windows XP on the laptop so there were oodles of junk files and other problems just waiting to be found. The Junk File Cleaner removed a mountain of leftover files in an amazingly short time. This made a noticeable improvement in the computer’s speed, boot time and stability.
An incompatible scanner driver had resisted any attempts to uninstall it for several years. I was skeptical that Revo Uninstaller Pro could remove it when nothing else had worked but with the click of a button the driver is now gone for good.
The Browser Cleaner cleaned up my installations of Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox, removing old temporary Internet files, images and videos. Maybe it’s my imagination but it certainly seemed as if both browsers performed better once the clutter was removed.
There are a lot of features packed into Revo Uninstaller Pro. You may not need to use all of them but you will find it fast and easy to use with a simple attractive interface. Most functions are pretty intuitive but if you need assistance, there is a Help file incorporated into the program. A User’s Guide is also available for download or printing. Since you will be deleting data, I would suggest at least looking through the User’s Guide and taking note of the various cautions included for each function before you get started. Better safe than sorry.
Revo Uninstaller Pro is compatible with:
- Windows XP SP2
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7 -32 bit and Full native support for 64 bit
- 128 MB RAM
- 30 MB hard disk space
- Pentium compatible CPU of 300 MHz or higher
Video Tutorials included on the Revo Uninstaller Pro web site will show you how to get started using the program. From that same page, you can download the User’s Manual and view several screenshots of the programs interface.
Download the 30 day Free Trial version and give it a try. When you’re ready to buy, purchase options include a single license version for $39.25 and a 3 license version for only $58.86. Order and download the program directly from the Revo Uninstaller Pro web site.