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Giveaway of the day — Smarty Uninstaller 3.0

Smarty Uninstaller allows you to manage and completely remove Windows applications.
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Smarty Uninstaller is a uninstaller with intuitive and easy to use interface that allows you to manage and completely remove Windows applications. At most cases Windows applications are very complicated. They put a large number of traces on your system. Especially, such things as entries in Windows Registry, Program Files and Shortcuts. In general the problem lies in the Uninstaller (simply, an uninstaller is the opposite of an installer). During the uninstall process, uninstaller removes all the components which were installed) that can't properly remove all traces in Windows.

Also, some users simply don't use the Uninstaller. They just delete the application's program files from the hard drive. Other traces still stays untouched. Large amount of junk traces will make your PC much slower. Smarty Uninstaller will help you to avoid all these problems and much more.

Key features:

  • Completely new speed optimized code.
  • Better and faster application analysis.
  • New user interface with new styles.
  • Now can monitor installations.
  • New Tree View mode.

Don't miss your chance to buy Smarty Uninstaller with updates at the Giveaway Day 70% Discount:

Note: purchased license should be used to activate regular version of Smarty Uninstaller available at the www.smartuninstall.com. It will not work to unlock the Giveaway version.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, 2008, 2003, Vista, 7; .NET Framework 2.0 is Required

Publisher:

WINner Tweak Software

Homepage:

http://www.smartuninstall.com/

File Size:

13.8 MB

Price:

$27.95

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#41

To Giovanni

The ability to REINSTALL a removed installation literally with one mouse click is not a reality. The use of Smarty Snapshot is obligatory, before and after installation of a program. And, of course, there is no list of undeleted programs. No mouse possibility to select a program in shaded color.
Your point of view is too literary and confusing.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#40

1 - main module (uninstaller process/app itself) doesn't allow pinning, anywhere, not in taskbar, neither in start menu (at least in my case)

2 - shown me that error (Windows 7 Ultimate) of possible wrong installation ... :( when i closed app for first time (if i want to reinstall with recommended settings ... bla bla; i didn't it because i worried that wouldn't be activated again (so, twice) if i'd reinstall it)

Reply   |   Comment by DOOM  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I had used Advance Uninstaller Pro more than a year, but in my opinion backup software that copy the entire partition and can do differential backup like "Paragon Backup & Recovery Free" is a lot better than any uninstaller program in my opinion (but surely u need the space on other partition/HDD).

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Great freeware alternative:

Puran Uninstaller

Reply   |   Comment by Neil from Beachwood  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Got this last year and has proved to be one of my better uninstallers. Watch the updates button, ditto, and when closing the user interface , use the exit/close button in the upper left corner, this closes the background function and relaunches better, had to set the properties to run as admin all users, W7x64 and runs a lot smoother - multiple process running while uninstalling I suppose, don't know for sure but it makes a big difference. Also sometimes use for uninstall to update/upgrade some programs don't overwrite themselves well. Like the COMODO.I.S. tool. Had to use three uninstallers and manually delete keys, to go from V5 to V6. Same version as last year, but Thank-you again GOTD and WINner TWeak Software/ Smarty Uninstaller3010

Reply   |   Comment by Bob2  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

As a programmer who wishes to protect his program not all the changes to the system are made on installation as it is often tracked.
Instead, after the installation a file is written to the system or information to the registry, this is not trapped by most installers unless they also do continuous monitoring, for example as done by COMODO Programs Manager.

So the test as suggested by #14 and a number of others is hardly valid as the programmer could easily have tried to thwart installation trackers.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

I will pass on this one, if only for my difficulty reading through the description - "(simply, an uninstaller is the opposite of an installer). During the uninstall process, uninstaller removes all the components which were installed)" - 1x opening parenthesis combined with 2x closing parentheses makes awkward reading. When installing an opening parenthesis into a sentence, it is usual to install a pairing closing parenthesis. Love, Peace, and easy reading ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Scattergood  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Installed, looks OK, but I haven't tried it yet.

One thing I note is that Smarty finds 142 programs on my computer but Revo Pro 2.x (the latest is V3.x) finds 149. BTW Revo Pro seems to be on a permanent 30% discount over at BitsDuJour.

I found Revo was better at warning me what was safe to delete from the leftovers than Advanced Uninstaller Pro, but your tastes and expertise may vary.

As to problems with .NET installs Susan Bradly writes in the (subscription) Windows Secrets newsletter:

"If you have any [.NET] installation issues, use Aaron Stebner’s famous .NET Framework Cleanup Tool to remove problematic .NET updates — then try a reinstall. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx "

Not tested.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

@ #14 Nefthestical :

Your method makes no use at all if the trial information is registered in the Windows registry, instead of a file on the hard drive..

Reply   |   Comment by Darra  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

@# 28. Hey Mike, thank you for your useful comment (as usual: together with Ashraf and Giovanni, you really are the Kings of this Comments Forum ;-). I'm going to try out your VM solution (although I'm not quite familiar with the VM procedure ;-(. But I'm also going to ask Comodo how to solve this, even if I don't subscribe to their GeekBuddy feature... It's definitively Comodo themselves who urged me to do an uninstall before updating (in fact reinstalling it is). I remember having had some problems in the past (not so long ago), but was able to overcome them as a big boy, by myself. IMHO, their update procedure should take care of uninstalling and reinstalling the software, especially, as you tightly point out, just for security's sake. I'm otherwise very satisfied with CIS, but I consider this as a major flaw...

You are also quite right about aggressive stuff removal, hence the ERUNT run beforehand, Lars Hederer's little gem that never let me down, while Windows Restore sometimes just can't... restore!. BTW for those who want to "Optimize" their registry, his very straightforward little NTREGOPT is also to be recommended. There is now a nifty ERUNT.guy version around, which is a breeze to use for back-up and restore of the registry. Only, for the back-up, I recommend using an external drive or another partition and not the C:\Windows the program suggests

Anyway, my point here was essentially to show other users they shouldn't completely rely on even the better uninstallers, free or not, especially those like the "old Revo" user, who is quite happy with his older version. I guess newer versions improve on already excellent software, that's what they are mant for: better algoriths that add tothe effectiveness of the procedures. This (and other) guy(s) is(are) just ignoring the fact that his(their) registry becomes littered with more and more leftover junk he(they) is(are) quite unaware of!

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisV  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

ATTENTION, Folks.

Am I the only one, who's using Bitdefender Total Security ? It won'r allow the installation, 'cause it claims, there's a generic trojan in the exe file. I'm sorry, if it sounds like, I'm accusing somebody, but I have no reason - what so ever - to accuse anyone. I wonder how, I'm the first to discover that "issue", which is a little bit to suspecious to me. Even IF it's a false positive, this should have been sorted out, since "Smarties" have got since 2011 to check the same product out.

PS. Giovanni, my man, you are a Bitdefender user, so I wonder, how you missed that

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

@11 Chris Locke, While I don't dispute the fact that dot-Net is available by default in the still-supported versions of Windows, there do exist some systems (like this SP3 XP-based HP desktop I'm typing on) that because of hardware limitations totally *lack* the ability to install that library, thereby rendering products like today's offering un-usable because of that dependancy.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

"Comodo Programs Manager throws in any and all files, folders, and registry entries that it associates with the program in question meaning you can “move” your program(s) to another computer along with relevant files and settings.”

Does this mean that you could move programs from W7 to W8?

Reply   |   Comment by MHP10  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#28

#17: "Still, no solution is complete. To install the latest version of Comodo Internet Security, I had to uninstall the previous one, which I performed with no leftover chasing. Alas, the new version will not install, telling me every time I have to uninstall the previous one first. So Regscanner targetted Comodo and CIS and found over 300 leftovers, very carefuly deleted. To no avail. My last chase was for all the CIS related folders and there are plenty, in Users (including Public!), Common Files and several Windows folders. Still to no avail.

Just to point out that even the best ones have their shortcomings and this leaves me, for now, condemned to Windows firewall and MS Essentials…"


Security software leaves deep roots embedded in Windows -- if it was easy to remove them than mal-ware would, which would be easier after all than figuring out ways to get around those security apps. There are a few uninstallers based specifically on individual security apps, usually released by the company that sells the software, & sometimes incorporated into 3rd party apps designed as all around AV software removers.

If a removal app fails, &/or if software won't install, &/or if software comes pre-installed, this is tedious but it works... Set up a VM [Virtual Machine], monitor the app(s) install, then compare those records to your regular, installed copy of Windows. If you're trying to get rid of an app, after a full image backup, use those records as a roadmap of just what to remove. If an app won't fully install, compare those records with the changes that were made -- if something wasn't changed, e.g. a file or registry key/value wasn't added or updated, you can try doing it yourself or figure out why... Using those records I once used Sysinternals Process Monitor to find out that a newer version of McAfee couldn't modify registry keys that an earlier version of McAfee had protected. If an app won't even attempt install somewhat often that's because of install/uninstall records in the registry -- you can try finding & deleting those, use utilities to remove the entries from Windows' add/remove programs dialog, & if the app uses Windows Installer, if you can find "Windows Install Clean Up" [it was pulled from microsoft.com], this app will remove the Windows Installer records so installation should proceed.

That said, you can be pretty aggressive removing stuff when your end goal is to re-install the same software or a newer version, but should be a lot more cautious otherwise. It's not uncommon for added software to take on a role originally handled by Windows, and should you remove that portion of the software, there might be nothing left to fill that role.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#27

#18 Richy: ...Thumbs down on Smarty…geez, what a stupid name!...

Like Richy is any better?

PS I'm also using Revo Uninstaller, in a very old version, and just as effective for me as ever, so today's offering, Smarty Uninstaller, being two years old is not going to deter me from trying it out. Thank GotD and WINner Tweak.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

This showed a "Possible Broken Installation" for a driver, and made it very easy for me to "Search Online" and from there install it again. It still shows as a Possible Broken Installation, but the SD Card slot is working again, for which I'm grateful.

On the negative side, this doesn't close, in that the process keeps running in the background. Maybe it needs to do that to monitor installations? However, when I try to launch the program to see and use it, it won't launch unless I first kill the process SmartyUninstaller.exe (~25,000 memory usage after "exiting") with my task manager, and then go back and re-launch.

I may use a previous giveaway I like of YourUninstaller to uninstall SmartyUninstaller.

Windows 7, 32-bit Lenovo ThinkPad

Reply   |   Comment by David H.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

#7:"Unfortunately for the developer , if you have a 32 bit system , the Revo free is the Rolls Royce of uninstallers. Why would you want or need to try anything else?
Revo scans for left overs and lets YOU decide what to delete . So you don’t have other progs suddenly not working."


IMHO it's really more a matter of which uninstaller you like best rather than any one outshining every other. If you like Revo, or prefer Advanced Uninstaller PRO like Giovanni that's cool, but it's also I think more personal preference than based on test results. Like registry cleaners, uninstallers can't know whether it's safe or not to remove stuff that can be shared by other apps or Windows itself. Uninstallers can leave Windows Installer records intact, usually don't touch anything .NET-related, & normally leave anything alone that's been stuck in WinSxS [likely the folder taking up the most space in C:\Windows]. And uninstallers, like an app's own uninstall routine don't put things back -- if a job managed by one file is taken over by another file, removing that 2nd file leaves you with nothing to perform that job or task.

If you're going to use an uninstaller IOW I think it's more a matter of you might as well use the one you like, bearing in mind that apps that record installs are better than re-badged registry cleaners, because comparing recording-capable uninstallers, there doesn't seem to be all that much diffference when it comes to results. What I've done in the past, & it's really pretty easily repeatable, is monitor installs in a VM, restore the VM, then monitor the same app installs using an uninstaller, checking its results, restoring the VM & trying again using another uninstaller & so on... I can't tell anyone to try Smarty Uninstaller, but neither can I say don't bother because some other app performs so perfectly -- none of them do. I will say this -- roughly calculating how much time I spend on Windows housekeeping, I'd probably save weeks [if not more] by just stopping the housekeeping & cleaning entirely, then reinstalling Windows & software if & as needed, estimating I'd get *at least* 9 months to a year between re-installs. ;)

That said, uninstallers that let you decide what to delete are cool, but that feature can be totally useless if/when you don't know what's safe to remove, or when there are simply too many changes for you to review... I monitored the install of a small giveaway app the other day [not from GOTD] in a minimal win7 32 VM, recording several hundred thousand new registry entries -- most of those would go away after a Windows re-start, but there was no way to zero in on those registry keys & values that should be removed with an uninstall. As Giovanni posted, Advanced Uninstaller PRO's letting you Undo an uninstall is cool, & would be useful if the uninstaller took away something it shouldn't have, *if* whatever broke wasn't Windows itself -- if Windows won't start you can't run any Windows app to put things right again.

Unless you use some sort of virtualization, e.g. TimeFreeze or a VM, restoring a backup is often the only way to completely reverse all of the changes made when you install whatever software. Monitoring an install can help with removing that app later, whether recording changes is done using an uninstaller or just a recording app like InstallWatch Pro or Regshot, but reversing every one of those changes, or the filtered list of changes you'll get using an uninstaller, is not always risk free. I spend most of my time in win7 ult 64, but I can boot into XP or win8 as well. Experimenting in XP with portable Vbox this week, portable VBox quit working, I traced it to some VBox drivers that had been installed, deleted *Just* the VBox keys in the registry [VBox was not installed so it *should* have been trivial], & broke Windows. It would have been a pretty big deal if I hadn't had a backup handy.


* * *

#9: " Boozehelps – Why the anti-.NET comments? Unfortunately, as VB.NET and C# are excellent RAD (rapid application development) languages, more and more programs are being written, which will require .NET. If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, it even comes with .NET pre-installed, so you can’t really escape it."

Personally I'm more-or-less .NET agnostic -- if the software I want/need to run requires it so be it, but to help understand why some people avoid it, sometimes with a vengence, here are some of the downsides that I've experienced 1st hand...

.NET makes things more complicated -- more complicated means more chances for something to break or go wrong. More complicated also means more overhead, which often means .NET apps are slower than alternatives that don't use it. .NET stores data about installed .NET apps -- if/when you install a bad version of a .NET app, going back to the prior version can mean getting rid of that data & associated files, which is both hard & tedious. .NET can break, e.g. Microsoft .NET hotfixes won't install -- if you're lucky one of the several fixes on microsoft.com will work, & you'll only spend a few hours -- if not you'll have to remove .NET & reinstall it, including all hotfixes, which can take a few hours more. Many .NET apps use Windows Installer [.msi] setup files, which if written poorly can break Windows Installer, often breaking other apps [e.g. they try to run Windows Installer whenever you start them], & it can take a Windows re-install to fix. Add to that .NET updates are often responsible for the majority of time spent updating Windows on Update Tuesday, & the fact that it can be very hard to get rid of .NET-related files once an app installs them.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#24

I was skeptical when it came to this, as I've found various "uninstallers" to really be worthless. Although I typically use a Mac machine, I do have several PC's in the house hold, including one older test machine I use to test out software.

So I decided it wouldn't hurt to give this uninstaller a try on that machine. (1.6ghz single core, 2gb ram, 160gb harddrive, Windows 7 32bit)

It installed relatively fast. Before I knew it, I was welcomed to a very clean interface resembling Microsoft Office's look. Be sure to choose "Never remind me" after installation when it comes to the pop up about updates.

I took a look around at the various tools it offered, but I was primarily interested in the uninstall portion. To my surprise, it found several previously uninstalled software that I had tested out. Granted, they were no longer on my system, but they did leave "trash" behind. This software found that and removed it.

Honestly, I like it a lot because it'll create a system restore point before uninstalling and deleting anything keeping you and your operating system safe.

Previously, I've been using Windows 7's built in uninstaller with CCleaner and Glary's Utilities Pro. I'm not sure if this program will replace that on my other computers, but there is a chance as I play around with it more that it might.

I'd recommend this to anyone who installs a lot of software as it looks like it finds a lot of unwanted registry entries created by the installation of various programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#23

#14 is a great set of how to evaluate ANY uninstaller. simple and complete! Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Levy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I have been using a uninstaller that was on GOTD some time ago and have been pretty happy with it "Your-Uninstaller! Pro". This Giveaway today prompted me to see if I could find a ratings or comparison chart to which I found this.

http://uninstaller-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Sorry "Smarty Uninstaller 3.0", your not listed in the top ten reviews, although that does not mean that the software is bad.

Everyone is always looking for "Free" software. If the software is indeed what you want, there is nothing wrong with spending a few dollars and supporting the developers, but yes you want to get the best software that you can for the money you spend.

I hope this web sight that I linked might be of some help deciding on the software you might want.

Happy hunting.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

Skip.

I am not comforted by the setting of a restore point.
Revo Uninstall Freeware does that too.
The reason is that we have many programs. We may not use them all at once. If the uninstall has destroyed a particular software's ability to run, we won't know until much later. In between that time we did many other changes to the PC that we want to retain.
So if you tell me to go back and "restore" to a much earlier point in time. It may not be worth while.
Also, we do not keep a big store of restore points in the PC forever. You have to delete some along the way. Or else it will clog your PC.
I am not worried that this software has not been updated for 2 years.
I am worried that this software's uninstall is too aggressive.

So far I am pleased with Revo Uninstall Freeware.

In this instance am able to overcome the greed to get ever more giveaway software, even when we have an existing freeware (Revo Uninstaller free edition) that does the same genre of function - and perfectly too.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

I am so PLEASED! this is exactly what I've been waiting for!!!!!!!!! Now i can install Windows 8 Pro dreamy I've been trying to repair apps from my pc for months and months so i can move forward! But i have so many clean apps that the clean up apps uninstalled "Installed Apps's" Installer locations and info made for a very broken system i had! It's been terrible experience! But the FORCED UNINSTALL feature in this software WORKED removing everything that Windows 7 Ulitimate "Programs and Features" wouldn't and would just error out! I LOVE YOU PEOPLE THANKS YOU SO MUCH!

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Cram  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

how does this fare with programs installed BEFORE it was?

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

Being than THIS giveaway was last update JUNE of 2011!!! according to Ashraf, I'm staying away from it. I'm very satisfied with my Revo Unistaller which was just updated a few days ago AND is quick/thorough in uninstalling my various crap.
Thumbs down on Smarty...geez, what a stupid name!

Reply   |   Comment by Richy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#17

@#8 Hey Giovanni. Like you I have become an addict of this ADVANCED guy, after years of Revoying (still the best according to Ashraf, who only recently added ADVANCED to his survey - after one user insisted on it ;-). On the other hand, I haven't used the other features very often, having no clue about their quality. So, I have a question for you: what are the ones you recommend over a CCleaner (and other familiar apps), for example?

Anyway, I still have to find an uninstaller that really removes all the leftovers (I've tried many if not all). If you run Regscanner (Nirsoft) after an uninstall, targeting the software's name or acronym or even the developer's (or company) name, you will always find between a few up to a few hundred leftovers, which can be batch-removed through this Regscanner (but then, you really have to know what you are doing and preferably run something like ERUNT beforehand).

But even then: don't use any uninstaller on the damned trial version of Symantec's you'll find deeply imbedded in the OS of your new machine. Did that once, targeted Symantec and Norton, found over 1000 leftovers and ended up with a PC that couldn't start any more (and that was before my ERUNT days!). Happily enough, Symantec/Norton have, in-between, issued their own specific uninstaller that does a far better job than any other uninstaller around. Only about 200 to 250 leftovers and I am now able to get rid (in two stages) of most, without any damage to the system.

Still, no solution is complete. To install the latest version of Comodo Internet Security, I had to uninstall the previous one, which I performed with no leftover chasing. Alas, the new version will not install, telling me every time I have to uninstall the previous one first. So Regscanner targetted Comodo and CIS and found over 300 leftovers, very carefuly deleted. To no avail. My last chase was for all the CIS related folders and there are plenty, in Users (including Public!), Common Files and several Windows folders. Still to no avail.

Just to point out that even the best ones have their shortcomings and this leaves me, for now, condemned to Windows firewall and MS Essentials...

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisV  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#16

I teach in a technical college and evaluate a lot of different software packages for my classes. Installing/uninstalling software makes a mess of folders and registry entries. Windows' own uninstaller is of little help cleaning up post uninstalls.

I used Revo Uninstaller for quite a while because it went those additional steps to clean up after the uninstallation process. But sometimes Revo wouldn't list a 64-bit program I wanted removed, even though I knew it was on my computer. There were a few instances when Windows 7's own installer would show the app that Revo didn't list. Other than that, I liked and used Revo Uninstaller...

Until I discovered Advanced Uninstaller Pro, mentioned by Giovanni above. I've been using AUP for almost a year on three different Win 7 computers and it's been problem-free. Unlike Reveo, AUP shows all installed software so I know it can safely remove those I don't want. Plus, it also comes with a pretty extensive set of useful utilities as part of the free package. It's not totally bullet-proof (what software is?) but it's light-years beyond Windows' uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Mahun  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#15

I installed this software and there is a function to check for unfinished uninstalls. I had none. I have been using Iobit uninstaller which I like very much. I guess it's been working very well as I install and uninstall a lot of programs. I think the gui for this software is busy and confusing. The simpler the better. Especially for an uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#14

Since this program is right now free, you can perform the following test and see if it REALLY works. Everyone tends to swear by the one they use, but I submit that NONE of them work 100% of the time. This way you don't have to wrack your brain trying to figure out whose word to take.

-Install the uninstaller program.
-Download a TRIAL version of any other program, making sure the trial is a time-limited one (like 30 days, 14 days, etc.)
-Install the trial in strict accordance with the uninstaller's instructions. However, DO NOT allow the program to install in the default location suggested by the program's installer; choose your own custom location. When you run the trial program, it will in some way inform you that you have some number of days remaining of the trial. Let's say it's 30 days.
-Wait a day or two and, using the uninstaller, uninstall the program, again, in strict accordance with the uninstaller's instructions. Reboot your computer
-Next, install the same trial program again, according to the uninstaller's instructions.
--Now, if the installer 'remembers' your custom install location for the trial program, you already know the uninstaller failed because there is no way the trial program's installer could 'remember' that unless there was SOMETHING left over that the uninstaller didn't remove.
--Even if the trial installer does NOT 'remember' the previous install location, once the trial is installed, run it, and if it informs you that you have anything less than 30 days (or whatever the original trial limit was) remaining in the trial, then again, the uninstaller has FAILED, because, again, it had to have left something behind that is still monitoring trial days.

The above method is foolproof. Either an uninstaller works or it doesn't. I can tell you, after having tried most of them (including today's giveaway), many of them work sometimes, a few work most of the time, but NONE work all the time for every program.

Reply   |   Comment by Nefthestical  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)
#13

I am using Full Uninstall that was given away here June 2012 and am very happy with it. I'm not sure how this compares but just wanted to say thanks to the developer and the GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#12

Thanks to Ashraf (metriown-zinthos?), Annonymous, and as always Giovanni for their suggestions.

And, of course, thanks to GOTD for offering this software at all! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by James K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

#4- Boozehelps - Why the anti-.NET comments? Unfortunately, as VB.NET and C# are excellent RAD (rapid application development) languages, more and more programs are being written, which will require .NET. If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, it even comes with .NET pre-installed, so you can't really escape it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
#10

Giovanni, I again copied your comments to scforum - thanx :)

BUT...

From our other friend Ashraf (http://dottech.org/100309/windows-best-free-clean-uninstaller-program-review/), I found following information:

I quote: "As the proverbial cherry on top, there are two very useful and very interesting features of Comodo Programs Manager that go beyond clean uninstalling: backup feature that provides you with the ability to “undo” an uninstall by restoring the uninstalled program and the ability to make self-extracting installer files of installed programs. Probably the most interesting of the two is self-extracting installer which allows you to create an installer for your installed programs. Comodo Programs Manager throws in any and all files, folders, and registry entries that it associates with the program in question meaning you can “move” your program(s) to another computer along with relevant files and settings."

Sounds like a true wet dream to me! :> I envision many fun things with this feature. I do hate real time monitoring, but that seems to be ok according to Ashraf...

So check it out? :)

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Reply   |   Comment by devnullius  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

The first thing it did after installation and without any prompting from myself was to scan my system for installed programs, it is a somewhat slow procedure the first time, on the second opening of the program it appeared to do the same again, to be honest this can be irritating.
After a quick look around I found Process Inspector and found on selecting Advanced Details some really useful information was displayed.

It looks an interesting package and needs further investigation,something Ashraf's discussion will do sometime in the next hour according to his website. I see our resident moron is marking him down again, I just count the negatives as positives and thank him for his effort :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

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Today's giveaway is an excellent program deserving a THUMBS UP because of its advanced features, which enable you to delete any program leftovers with ease by taking a pre-install and post-install snapshot of a whatsoever program (shareware included...hint, hint ==> LOL!).

However, since INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TEAM have decided to make their flagship program "Advanced Uninstaller PRO" free of charge for anyone, I believe that programs like today's giveaway (worth 28 bucks) or even REVO UNINSTALLER PRO are no longer necessary, unless you are not aware of "Advanced Uninstaller PRO" existence, of course!!

It's my personal choice because it offers a cool feature I never found in any other similar program out there, namely the ability to REINSTALL a removed installation literally with one mouse click. This way, you can reinstall a whatsoever program (GAOTD included) in the future by simply restoring the removed software, kissing KEY LICENSE issues goodbye for good.

But, unlike this GAOTD, it can also be used to cleanup and optimize your Windows Registry, as well as compress all files on your HD, remove duplicate and Windows temporary files, backup & restore your registry, clean browser cookies and manage startup entries, Windows services and even your installed fonts.

Yes it's FREE ==> Simply AMAZING!!

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To perform a forced uninstall, by using brute force mode, in order to remove any kind of stubborn and broken programs, you can also use the superb freeware "Wise Program Uninstaller":

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Enjoy!!


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Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+221)
#7

Unfortunately for the developer , if you have a 32 bit system , the Revo free is the Rolls Royce of uninstallers. Why would you want or need to try anything else?

Revo scans for left overs and lets YOU decide what to delete . So you don't have other progs suddenly not working.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#6

#2 Bill Baxter. The improvement suggestions and votes came from the last time this software was offered here. You can see where the developer has acted on the suggestions as some are noted as 'completed'. It's good to see that feedback works.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)
#5

#2, Bill Baxter: "How come 225 improvement votes appeared less than a minute after the new GOTD had been posted?"

Because this program has been offered here before on GOTD. When that happens, the old data in the database appears. In some cases, it's the user rating (thumbs up/down), in others it's the improvement votes...or it could be both. If you think it's a conspiracy, your tin-foil hat may need some adjustment.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)
#4

At first glance this product looked viable for me.
However, perusing their website, I noticed it required .NET for installation. For this reason, I will pass on today's giveaway.
Thanks for the offer GOTD!

Personally don't feel like a .NET nightmare, messing with this type of software. When alternatives exist, not having to involve .NET.

Don't know of yourself, if you have ever needed to solve pc problems with .NET whacked. I have on many of systems.
And what happens if I want to use this product to remove .NET off the systems??

Reply   |   Comment by boozehelps  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#3

I have used this software before also but wasn't impressed with its cleaning process. I bought revo uninstaller from the site http://www.revouninstaller.com/ and I am very much satisfied with it.
Other best free alternative is Iobit uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#2

How come 225 improvement votes appeared less than a minute after the new GOTD had been posted?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Baxter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-55)
#1

Pros
*Has two ways to cleanly uninstall programs -- after uninstall scan and snapshot comparison
*Can force uninstall
*Will create system restore point before uninstall
*Can queue up to five programs to uninstall one after another (i.e. batch uninstall)
*Has basic startup manager, secure deletion, and process analysis tools

Cons
*Hasn't been updated in over two years; the latest version -- 3.0.1 -- was released in June 2011

Free Alternatives
Review of best free clean uninstallers for Windows

Final Verdict
Click here for final verdict and full review

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+104)
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