Although larger and cheaper hard drive than ever before, meaning there is less of a need to reclaim disk space for reasons of capacity, there is still a market for disk cleanup and uninstaller software.
If you switch from the idea of looking at such tools as freeing up megabytes and instead regard them as clearing up the mess left behind by other programs, it’s easy to see their worth. One such utility is IObit Uninstaller 2.0, which comes with the added benefit of having no price tag.
Windows includes a dedicated section of the Control Panel to help make it easier to remove software you have decided that you no longer need, and used in conjunction with an application’s own uninstaller things generally go smoothly. But can you really be sure that all traces of the program you just nuked have been completely wiped out? The obvious program folder may have disappeared, but what about entries that may have been added to the registry, or files that have been added to system folders?
There are also those troublesome app that simply refuse, for reasons unknown, to uninstall in a tidy fashion. IObit Uninstaller can help you to ensure that when you opt to remove a program form your hard drive, it really is completely removed. The program automatically creates a System Restore point in case anything goes wrong, before allowing the normal uninstall routine to run through its paces. Once this is complete, a scan of your computer will reveal any remnants that have been left behind and give you the opportunity to eliminate them. Should you encounter any software that does not want to play ball when it comes to removal, a forced uninstall option is available.
Unwanted browser toolbars are not only irritating, they can also prove tricky to remove. IObit Uninstaller has a dedicated section that lists any toolbars that may have found their way onto your system, and provides you with the same cleanup options to wipe them out. If you are having trouble deciding what to remove from your hard drive, browsing through the Rarely Used section may reveal a few potential candidates and the Batch Uninstall option helps to speed up the process of removing several programs without having to separately start the uninstaller for each app you no longer need.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the program by paying a visit to the IObit Uninstaller 2.0 review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk