Are uninstallers snake oil ?

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by max2, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. max2

    max2 Member Guru

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    Like for example Revo Uninstaller free and Pro?
     
  2. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    They're great for Windows 95 :p
     
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    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    I use Geek Unistaller - Minimal - No need installation - not even 1mb program.

    Does the job.
     
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    I use revo uninstaller portable version to remove some hard to uninstall apps

    use them as a last resort if normal uninstallers fail
     

  5. they can be very useful if you have something that will not uninstall, also handy for removing crap en masse from OEM systems. Revo is a good one.
     
  6. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    I like to use perfect uninstaller. But I don't think any are fool proof.
     
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    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    pacman -Rns solves all my problems..
    oh wait, this is not Blindows.
    yeah, uninstallers are really snake oil, problem that they sneak on you ;)
     
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    SplashDown Master Guru

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    IOBit has a good 1, cleans all the leftovers from an uninstall and has some other features removing stuff from browser ect. I've only used a couple of times for certain reasons but it works.
     

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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    imo it depends I dont think they do any better then normal ones that come with each program installed or build in function in the OS atlest they shouldn't by now well there not as bad as they use to be in terms of remove registry entries. They super handy if the uninstall for program or OS has become corrupt and no longer works.
     
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    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    just a side note, maybe sandboxie (not an uninstaller, but incase you want to test apps and now worry about uninstall issues later on)
     
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    A rather interesting list I find.
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