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Posted on 2011-02-25
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Hi There!

Over the years I have seen revo uninstaller and uninstaller tool heralded as being better than the built in windows add/remove programs tools. I am wondering if there is any merit, and if there is a utility that is considered to be better than the others?

I would prefer something that tracks ALL changes made by the installation, like things that track if a program has been installed in trial mode for 30 days etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Best one I have used is http://www.revouninstaller.com/ revo uninstaller works like a charm force removal of anything.
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I would personally recommend the Windows uninstaller.

You run the risk with a third party tool or removing required shared DLLs, and you'll break another program.
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Sometimes you have no choice to use thirdparty some times Windows Uninstaller fails to remove applications thats why some vendors provide their own utilities. However I agree you should use windows uninstaller if it will remove it otherwise Revo is one of the best I have found.
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I have come across multiple occasions lately where the uninstaller might be broken for a variety of reasons. Something that tracks every file change and registry entry, is useful in that situation.
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Exactly I work as a support engineer and on multiple occasions I have needed something to do this, if you get a chance you should check Revo pro out does the job very cleanly and has a 30 day trial ideal.
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Thanks for the advice.
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