IObit Review – Uninstaller 7 Pro
Table of Contents
- 1 Key Features
- 2 Strength and Weakness
- 3 System Requirements
- 4 Pricing and Trials
- 5 Support Website
- 6 Conclusion
Isn’t it exciting when we start something new? Like having a new pair of shoes or downloading a new game from Steam. Everything that is new seems to change our emotions in a good way. But all that is new will soon get old and we sometimes even forget that we still have those. At some point, we are going to get rid of the old things that we have.
There are almost hundreds of utilities that are on your computer and we don’t even know all of them. There are apps that we always use and there are some that we didn’t even know that it exists. These idled programs take up space on your hard drive and can be a reason for a slow computer. It’s a good thing that IObit Software Uninstaller has just a perfect fix for these issues.
IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro is a powerful and efficient tool in helping uninstall unwanted programs. It helps user remove an application with ease and most of all, it leaves no trace. This is program remover can also remove browser toolbar and malicious browser plugins which can improve your online surfing experience. Aside from its windows app uninstaller, it can also remove faulty windows update and keep track with needed updates for your other applications.
The 7th version of IObit Uninstaller has more features than its previous version. It came with a clean interface and new capabilities. Most of the necessities in uninstalling a program are in the main dashboard. You can learn more about the detailed specification on their website at https://www.iobit.com/en/advanceduninstaller.php.
Do you think this program remover deserves a spot on being the best in their field? Do you think it is worth the purchase? Let’s go through the features of the program and discover its capabilities.
1. Powerful Uninstall
There is a big possibility that while uninstalling a program, you will encounter corrupt processes which causes the computer to detect the uninstalled program. You cannot access this program for most of its files are missing which means that you can’t finish uninstalling it or even re-install it unless you get rid of the current version, which is impossible because the uninstaller was corrupted. With the Powerful Uninstall feature or the Force Uninstall, IObit software uninstaller will help you remove it.
Powerful Uninstall will scour the system for leftover items to ensure a program is completely removed. We normally go to the settings or control panel to uninstall our program but IObit Uninstaller Pro makes things easier. Because of the enhanced scan engine and Force Uninstall feature, all leftovers can be removed thoroughly from your computer just like they were never installed in your PC. After installing the program, there are a lot of ways in accessing the application uninstaller.
You can either right-click the program that you wish to uninstall and select “Powerfull Uninstall” or open the IObit Uninstaller. It will automatically open the IObit software and displays the “Force Uninstall” window. It won’t just uninstall your program, but it will also clean up the residual files. These are the leftover files such as shortcuts, folders or saved profiles while using the uninstalled program.
Double check that the file location is in the address field and then click “Uninstall”. After clicking the “Uninstall” button, it will then track the uninstallation progress.
If you choose to open the uninstaller, it will display all the programs that you can uninstall. You can select multiple programs on the list and uninstall them all at once. You can categorize programs by Recently Installed, Large Programs, Infrequently Used and Windows update.
2. Uninstall a Toolbar & Plugin
There are websites who automatically download and install plugins or toolbars in your web browser. These browser plugins and toolbars slow down your internet browsing. IObit Uninstaller Pro removes malicious browser plugins, toolbars, and injected programs to give you a secure and smooth online surfing experience. IObit software supports the top 5 browsers; Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.
To choose the plugin or toolbar that you want to uninstall, just click the “Toolbars & Plug-ins” at the left side of the main dashboard. It will display all of the toolbar and plug-in that is in your browser. It also displays the trusted toolbars and plug-ins. These toolbars and plug-ins will not harm your computer and will help your browsing experience faster.
You can also check the installed plug-ins and toolbars in a certain browser. Just select the desired browser on the left and it will display all of the installed items on that browser. Choose the plug-in that you wish to uninstall and click the “Remove” button to remove it. You can select multiple items to remove as well.
3. Software Updater
We always prefer that our program runs smoothly and have the latest features. We sometimes encounter issues in running a program or encounter a bug that delays or ruins what we are doing. This windows programs uninstaller keeps track of these programs and lets you know if there is an available update for your program. This advanced uninstaller has a newly added software updater will help you get your important programs up to date easily and efficiently.
To access the Software Updater, just click the “Action Center” on the left side of the main dashboard. After scrolling down, you can see all the important programs that need your attention. It will display all the programs that have an update and it will let you know if it is up to date.
Just click the “Update” link located on the left side of the program and it will automatically update your program.
4. Cleanup Residual
Before we acquire IObit Uninstaller Pro, there are file residues of your old programs which we never knew that it existed or it is even there. These are the useless files in your download folder, windows patch cache or an invalid shortcut form your old programs. These are leftover files from our old windows programs uninstaller. Most of would think that it consumes a little memory but over time it accumulates.
By cleaning up this rubbish that is on your computer, it frees up space which improves user experience and makes your system run smoothly. I cleaned up my residual and I saved up 3 gigabytes of storage space on my main drive.
You can easily access the “Cleanup Residual” feature by just clicking the “Tools” button on top of the dashboard (it looks like a suitcase). A drop-down menu will appear and select “Cleanup Residual”. Just check the desired residual that you want to remove and click “Scan”. It will automatically scan the residual files and it is then up to you if you would remove it or not.
5. File Shredder
There are some files that we really don’t want to anybody to recover nor anybody knowing you have it. File that contains sensitive or confidential information needs shredding and like the file shredding machine, Windows Uninstaller can help you with that. With File Shredder feature you can remove files from your hard drive without fear that any can recover it.
To access the file shredding feature, just click the “Tools” button on top of the dashboard (it looks like a suitcase) then select the “File Shredder”. The “File Shredder” window will pop-up and you can already start shredding. There are 2 easy ways in shredding files. You can either drag and drop the files to be shred or click the “Add File” or “Add Folder” link at the bottom and you can start selecting the files to be shred.
Note: Please be cautious in doing this for you cannot recover files these shredded files.
6. System Restore
It is always healthy to create a restore point before you delete or uninstall a program. If anything happens with your computer, may it be a virus attack or a sudden crash, you can still recover the previous condition of your computer. If you accidentally uninstall a program and wish to have it back, you can still recover those with the System Restore.
The System Restore will restore your computer to the state it was in before the selected event. It will create a restore point first before you can do a system restore. Before uninstalling a program, you have an option to create a restore point. Just check the “Create A Restore Point Before Uninstall” checkbox and it will automatically create a restore point for you.
You can also manually access the “System Restore” feature by clicking the “Options” button located on the upper left corner of the main dashboard (next to the suitcase looking button). Once the drop-down menu will show, just click the “Restore” button and the window for system restore will appear. You can select the restore point from the list if you already have a restore point created and click restore.
If you don’t have any restore point created, you need to create one first by clicking the “Create Restore Point”. Just make sure that that you enabled your computer’s system restore first to avoid any errors.
Strength and Weakness
A perfect program is too good to be true and something or somehow, it has its own flaws. The reason why other programs stand out is how they address this issue. There are flaws that users tend to overlook or sometimes left unnoticed. Let us point out some of the programs strong and weak points.
1. Supports Batch Uninstall
When we do the regular uninstall in the control panel, we can only uninstall one program at a time. It is really inconvenient for us to wait for the previous program to finish before we can uninstall another program. It’s a good thing that IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro supports batch uninstall for you can select multiple programs in the list to uninstall. Once this windows uninstaller finishes the current task, it will automatically uninstall the program that is next in line.
Unlike other uninstallers that launch all the uninstall wizards for every program, IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro is different. IObit software uninstaller closes the current uninstall wizard first before opening the next uninstall wizard. With this process, it saves you time and lessens the chance of you encountering any errors while uninstalling a program.
2. Very Informative
Before you can uninstall the program, IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro shows you all of the necessary information of the program. It gives you the information on how much space is the program taking up on your hard drive and it categorizes the programs. You can either view the large programs that you have or view the least used programs. It saves you a lot of time in thinking what program to uninstall first when you are running low on disk space.
IObit Uninstaller Pro also has a user based rating system for your toolbars and plug-ins. You can easily view the star ratings and on how many users have rated it. With that information, you can easily know that this plug-in is helpful and deserves a spot in your browser.
3. Windows Update Removal
I know all of us had a bad windows update. It may be because of our system being incompatible, or probably us having a faulty application after the update. It is very inconvenient to just contact Microsoft Support or wait for an answer in the forums because we can’t uninstall an update. IObit Uninstaller is an excellent uninstaller for windows. Aside from the application remover for Windows 8 and 10, it also has a Windows Update Removal Tool.
This Windows Update Removal of IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro is very helpful in this kind of situation. Especially for Windows 10 users on where you cannot turn off the automatic updates. To access the Windows Update removal, you can just click the Windows Update option on the left side of the app. Select the latest update that you are having problems with and click “Uninstall”. This should solve your issues with the recent update that Windows has.
4. No Instant File Shredding
It is really handy if we could easily access the IObit file shredder just by right-clicking a file. For now, IObit doesn’t support it yet. You need to manually look up the file shredder in this application uninstaller and drag-drop the files. Although file-shredding is a permanent thing, they may have their own reasons on why they had it that way. Let us wait for newer updates and see if this program remover can address this one.
IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Although the program is only around 14MB when you download it, it still requires a minimum of 300MB of free disk space to do its processing. Your computer also needs to support 1024*768 screen resolution and above. Don’t worry about the 1024*768 screen resolution for most of the computer nowadays do support that.
Mac has a different way of how they install things so I believe that IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro is a redundant program for Mac users.
Pricing and Trials
Just with the free version, you can already get the feel of how great this uninstall software is. In the free version, you can uninstall software, remove plugins, remove windows updates, and it has a built-in application remover for windows 8’s or 10’s apps. There is still a lot more than you can get in availing the IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro.
With the IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro version, you can also delete bundled programs or plugins. You also have a larger real-time database to uninstall more programs and a 1-click to update all of your important programs. You also have an improved removal of malicious plug-ins for more secure browser and a cleaner & faster online experience with adware removal.
With the Pro version, you can already auto clean leftovers of programs uninstalled by other uninstall software and it automatically updates to the latest version. It also has a Free 7/24 technical support on demand.
With that amazing Pro features, it comes with a yearly subscription of $19.99.
You can see a whole bunch of information on their website. Just visit https://www.iobit.com/en/advanceduninstaller.php to visit their website. They also have a User Manual page on where you can find a detailed product knowledge and basic instructions on how to get the product started. You can also visit their FAQ page that mostly answers all of your basic questions about the products. For technical support, you can easily access their Online Support at https://www.iobit.com/en/onlinefeedback.php.
There is a lot of uninstaller software out there but I personally can say that this is the best uninstaller for Windows. IObit Uninstaller removes all the unwanted programs and its residual files. This includes tricky antivirus software with no fuss or hassle. This is not just an ordinary application uninstaller for it has a lot of capabilities.
Based on usability, stability, installation, functionality, and appearance, I rate this software as 5/5.
IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro is a very powerful uninstaller that will remove all of your unwanted programs at ease. It has a windows app uninstaller and it also can remove faulty or unwanted Windows Updates. This advanced uninstaller will help your computer run faster than before.
Say goodbye to your unwanted program forever and say hi to your fresh and more faster computer. Thanks to IObit Uninstaller 7 Pro.