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IObit Makes Sure That Uninstalls Leave Nothing Behind

One of the more imaginatively named companies in IT, IObit, March 22 made available a new, freely downloadable utility called Advanced Uninstaller, which "scrapes" a disk to remove unwanted files and folders left over from previous software installations.

This has been a longstanding problem for a lot of people, including The Station. The truth is, when one uninstalls an application, one never knows for sure if everything the installation put on a machine is actually identified and removed.

"Most of users are suffering from slow computers, but they rarely know this is most likely caused by more and more applications over time," IObit CTO Tim Tuttle said. "What's worse, the leftover files of incompletely uninstalled programs often leads to critical system errors and system crash. Advanced Uninstaller can solve these headaches without any cost."

IT managers and system admins will be delighted to know that it also does batch uninstalls.

Key benefits of Advanced Uninstaller include:

• Standard and Advanced Uninstall: While Standard Uninstall works as the Windows built-in Add/Remove Programs function, Advanced Uninstall function helps you scan Windows registry and hard drive for any possible installation leftovers.

• Without Installation: Advanced Uninstaller does not need an installation and will not screw up your system again.

• Forced Uninstall: Even a program is not listed in Windows built-in Add/Remove Programs, this feature still can help you automatically find the program's leftovers and traces in your system and remove them completely.

• Batch Uninstall: Uninstall several applications with just one click.

• Log Manager and Restoration: Easily view what has been changed by Advanced Uninstaller. Every time an "Advanced Uninstall" is performed, a restore point image will be automatically set for possible future system restoration.

Advanced Uninstaller works on Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000 (32bit or 64bit), and is multi-language supported. For more information, go here.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...