Revo Uninstaller Pro

Revo Uninstaller Pro 4.1

Uninstall any program and remove all related leftovers and registry entries
4.5  (206 votes)
4.1.5 (See all)

Removing programs or getting rid of the most stubborn ones is not always an easy task. Some apps have the tendency to remain on your PC forever, and thus they hide their true location, conceal their icons, or leave behind traces and leftover files without your knowledge. Revo Uninstaller Pro offers you all the tools you need to remove all of these programs and all traces of them for good.

The program opens in a clean and attractive interface where you can choose the items to remove from your PC from various lists – All Programs, Traced Programs, Windows Apps, Browser Extensions, and Logs Database. Additionally, if you set the program in Hunter Mode, Revo Uninstaller Pro will turn into a gun-sight icon that you use to point at and kill any unwanted process. Apart from uninstalling any program, you can point it at, you can also use Hunter Mode to remove it from the start-up or to find its containing folder.

Standard uninstall processes are performed in three steps. The first one creates a backup of your Registry and a System Restore Point, though you can skip these tasks at any time if you believe they’re taking too long. The second step will locate the program’s built-in uninstaller and will launch it for you. The third step requires you to select the type of scan you want the program to perform in search of leftover files and other traces (Safe, Moderate, or Advanced) and click on the Scan button to run it. Personally, I prefer it when the program itself performs both actions in one single operation with as little intervention from the user as possible.

As a bonus, the program comes with 8 additional cleaning tools to manage your PC’s autorun, to remove all junk files, to open any of your Windows Tools, to clean up the history, to remove all traces that can compromise your privacy, and to delete any file for good, making it absolutely unrecoverable.

All of these functions are available at both the free and the Pro versions of this program. This professional version of Revo Uninstaller, though, comes with a long list of extra functions that are worth mentioning. Among them, Force Uninstall is probably one of the most interesting ones. You can use it to delete all traces left in the past by programs you uninstalled, to uninstall programs that don’t appear on the list, or programs that weren’t installed/uninstalled completely, etc. Besides, you’re given the option to uninstall various items at once, to perform an extended scan in search of leftovers, the possibility to remove browser extensions or a real-time monitor to detect changes in your system or the program’s log database. There is also a portable Pro version that adds USB portability and allows you to install it on multiple PCs.

Revo Uninstaller Pro is a comprehensive utility with much more than just a button to uninstall programs (you can do that using your OS uninstaller instead) – it offers you strong tools to remove in an effective way all stubborn and shy programs together with all their traces and leftover files once and for all.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Removes all leftover files
  • Includes a Force Uninstall option
  • Displays type-based lists of programs
  • Backs up your Registry and creates a restore point before uninstalling
  • Uninstalls programs from a log list

Cons

  • Requires you to activate the scan manually after uninstalling the program
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