Here is 17th Giveaway in series of Avinashtech Birthday Celebrations i.e. ABC 17. We are giving away 2 X 10 licenses of Revo Uninstaller Pro today to readers of Avinashtech i.e. Avtechies. (2 X 10 means 10 licenses each being valid for 2 computers.)
PS: This review is done by one of our Forum Member Grr.
Reviewed Revo Uninstaller Professional version 2.4.3
Revo Uninstaller Pro helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer easily! Even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet.
Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to “Windows Add or Remove Programs” applet! It has very powerful features to uninstall and remove programs.
Main Features of Revo Uninstaller Pro
- Forced Uninstall
- Real-Time Installation Monitor
- Multi-Level Backup System
- Hunter Mode
- Junk Files Cleaner
- Windows Tools
- Autorun Manager
- Browsers Cleaner
- MS Office Cleaner
- Windows Cleaner
- Evidence Remover
- Unrecoverable Delete
It is similar to the default window’s Add/remove programs, but it also scans for leftovers with even more advanced algorithms that are so precise, fast and very effective in search for leftovers of Windows Services, Drivers, File associations, Shell Extensions, COM components, Windows Installer components, program settings and more.
B. Forced Uninstall
This component is useful to remove leftovers of programs that are already uninstalled, incomplete installations and uninstall remnants of programs. There would be cases while during installation system will reboot, etc and on trying to install again, it would say you already have the product installed and should remove before re-installing. For example we are installing some Security Software, it shows an error that your previous xyz product is not removed. Forced Uninstall comes handy in these cases as it removes all the leftout remains of the programs.
C. Real-Time Installation Monitor
This is the one of the main feature of Revo. It is used to monitor the installations so that we could see what all changes a software has made to our system, -including registry & drives. The good part is it is very simple and easy to use. For example, if you have anything to monitor, do a right click and select install with Revo. It would open a small rectangular window on the top of your screen showing that it is monitoring. Upon installation, click on save. Once saved you could see the monitored installation under “Traced Program” tab of the Revo interface.
D. Multi-Level Backup System
This is the default backup which consists of backups of removed registry keys, values, files and folders. In addition to this it also has other levels of the backup system such as:
# Creating system restore point before each uninstall
# Full Registry backup before each uninstall
# Full Registry backup once each day Revo Uninstaller Pro is started
The Multi-Level Backup System ensures that if some changes are made to the system by mistake, they could be undone.
E. Hunter Mode
This is an interesting feature in Revo- the cruel Hunter.
It helps to uninstall any software by just dragging it to the hunter icon shown above. Or you could take the hunter icon on the program, even if it is open. Once selected for uninstallation, it shows further information.
F. Junk Files Cleaner
This is yet another junk files cleaner. I didn’t notice anything special in this feature. This could be temporary files which are used during installations .tmp, etc. You could configure the Junk Files Cleaner options.
G. Windows Tools
As per the developer this feature gives fast, one-click access to more than ten Windows utilities used in daily PC management. Available tools are: System Restore, Network Diagnostics, Network Information, Security Center, System Properties, System Information, TCP/IP Netstat Command, On-Screen Keyboard, Disk Defragmenter, Services, Shared Folders, Group Policy.
H. Autorun Manager
This feature lists all the things that start at Windows startup. You could then enable or disable from auto starting at Windows startup, if you want to do. It gives detailed information such as the programâ€™s publisher, description, launch path (where it is saved on your computer), status of the application (if itâ€™s running or not).
I. Browsers Cleaner
It is like any other browser cleaner. Nothing special to say about this feature. It supports only Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera.
J. MS Office Cleaner
This allows deleting the history of most recently used files in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Front Page. It supports MS Office-2000, 2003 and 2007. Still no support for 2010.
K. Windows Cleaner
This feature helps cleaning the following:
#search history when you search for file and folders
#recently opened document history
#open/save history used in standard open/save dialogs from different applications
#start menu clicks history
#last opened registry key history
L. Evidence Remover
This is used to do a complete removal of Windows Recycle Bin data, making it impossible to recover the deleted data.
M. Unrecoverable Delete
I found this same as Evidence Remover, as it functions the similar way.
1. There is no context menu (right click) option to quickly uninstall any software. Most of the others similar software’s such as Advanced Uninstaller Pro provides this option.
2. No support for 2010 in MS Office Cleaner feature.
3. Confusion between Evidence Remover & Unrecoverable Delete features.
I have 2 X 10 licenses of Revo Uninstaller Pro to giveaway to Avtechies.Â The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:
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- Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have Revo Uninstaller Pro License.
Keep in mind, Multiple entries will disqualify you from the draw.
PS: One license is reserved for reviewer Grr and 2 licenses (Single user) for active Forum members/Avinashtech Staff. Rest will be decided by the draw through Random.org list randomiser.
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