Remove Stubborn Toolbars with New IObit Uninstaller

IObit Newly released IObit Uninstaller 1.1 for easy and deep toolbars removal

Boston, MA (IObit) May 26, 2010 IObit today announces the release of IObit Uninstaller v1.1 . Compared with IObit Uninstaller 1.0, this new version runs much more efficiently. With the unique "1-click toolbars removal" feature, IObit Uninstaller 1.1 can uninstall the targeted software completely, including files, folders and Registry keys.


This unique feature allows computer users to uninstall browsers’ tool bars which are hard to be detected in Control Panel. As we know, most of browser tool bars are rogue software that you don’t know when you installed and how to uninstall. The feature, tool bar uninstaller, allows you to deal with hard-to-uninstall toolbar easily. It automatically detects what toolbars you installed on browsers, no matter they are on IE, Firefox or other web browsers. With just one click, you can remove those rogue toolbars completely.

For other features in IObit Uninstaller, more data about uninstalling applications can be detected. As we know, the Install/Uninstall in Control Panel will leave some data in hard drive after uninstalled an application. However, to use IObit Uninstaller 1.1, nearly all data of this application, including Registry keys, files, folders and settings, will be deleted completely.

You can uninstall applications with secure elements included to set a recovery point,said Hugo Dong, the president of IObit, All the software that installed in your computer will be detected without any omission. And all uninstalled applications won’t leave any data on your hard drive, the whole uninstall process is easy and complete without any security problem .

Advanced Uninstaller works on Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000 (32bit or 64bit), multi-language supported. For more information, please visit the product homepage:

KUninstall is a Blazing Fast Uninstall Utility

image The title of this article pretty much gives away the big secret behind KUninstall but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

This portable freeware application often allows you to uninstall a program long before you would have finished opening up the standard Windows Add/Remove applet. Not only is it fast, it also has unique features that Microsoft probably didn’t want you to have. Below I’ll give you some details on how to set up and use KUninstall.

First you’ll have to go to KUninstall’s web page to download it. It’s offered there as a ZIP file and since it’s a portable application, all you need to do is to unpack the zip into a folder. The name of the executable file that starts KUninstall is KUnist.exe. Find that file and double click it to launch the app.

The first thing you’ll see is a list of all programs on your PC that can be uninstalled.


If it’s a long list, you can use the Filter box at the top to type in the name of the program. Below you can see that I was looking for Zuneand it found one application matching what I typed.


Once you have an item highlighted, you can select the Uninstall option by hitting the trash can icon in the toolbar. You can also right click on an item in the list to see more options.


Choosing Open Registrywill open up Regedit and display the uninstall key for the program selected. The Open Installation Folderand Open Web Siteoptions will open the program’s installation folder or open the program’s home website in your default web browser.

I’m not sure why anyone would want to Renamea program, but this feature is there if you need it.

The Detail Infoprovides a very nice table, shown below, which displays all of the information that Windows has about the program selected. Double clicking on some of the items in the table will open up those locations.


Naturally, the Uninstalloption, in the right click menu and the toolbar, is the most important function. If you’ve chosen Uninstall, you’ll see the menu below and you can click Start Uninstall.

The uninstall scripts that are provided by some companies are a bit sloppy and may leave behind useless folders, files and registry entries. KUninstall provides you with an easy way to clean up stray files and registry keys. The Explore Folderand Scan Leftover Itemsfeatures are very useful for finding the scraps left behind.


The final feature I’ll discuss is one of the most unique that I’ve seen in an uninstall utility. The Finderfeature is accessed from the toolbar at the top of KUninstall.


If you drag and drop the Finder cross-hairs onto an open program window, you’ll be presented with a menu which will allow you to Uninstall, Explorer, Locate, Close Windowor Kill Process. Most of these menu items are self explanatory, but I can tell you that the Explorerbutton merely opens up the folder which contains the program that Finder was dropped on.


The Finder also works when you drop it onto Shortcuts and System Tray Icons. That can be very useful when needed.

That’s all I’ve got to say about KUninstall at this time. If you’ve already decided not to try it, you should be aware that Kensoft, the creator of KUninstall, also offers several other free applications that you may find useful.

On another note, you may also want to know How To Completely Uninstall Software or Uninstall Programs Safely With Ashampoo Magical UnInstall.

Be sure to add your comment below if you have questions or a tip.

How to Totally Uninstall Applications

Recently Techie-Buzz published an article about Revo Uninstaller. It allows you to do a better job cleaning up the junk files, folders and registry entries that a typical Windows Add/Remove session often leaves behind.

The use of third party uninstall utilities like Revo is primarily based on the idea that software authors may not put much effort into uninstallers. Sure they provide you an uninstall option, but do they really care if they leave some garbage behind? In many cases, I’d guess that they aren’t very concerned. After all, you’ve already decided that you didn’t like their software, right?

Besides Revo Unistaller, there is a class of uninstall utilities that work a little differently. Sometimes they can do an even better job of removing unwanted files and registry keys. I’ll tell you about two that I use often.

One of my favorites is the last freeware version of Total Uninstall.


The other is Zsoft Uninstaller.


Today I tried the Seven Remix XP program. After using it’s built in uninstaller, I was still left with a strange Vista boot splash. Fortunately I’d used Total Uninstall to watch over the installation. I was able to run it and remove all the changes it had made. By the way, I really did like the Seven Remix program even though I decided not to keep it.

Both Total Uninstall (TUN) and Zsoft work by allowing you to monitoryour system during a program installation. Before you start the actual installation of a new program, you will run TUN or Zsoft to take a snapshot of all the system files and registry settings. Next they allow you to perform the new program installation. Finally, once the new installation is finished, they prompt you to take a final snapshot of the system files and registry settings.

The before and after snapshots are compared so that TUN and Zsoft can record the exact changes that the new program installation made to your system. Later you can fire up TUN or Zsoft to reverse all of the changes that were made. In other words, you have totallyuninstalled the program.

Here’s quick comparison of features. It’s not complete but it will give you a good idea of what to expect.



Lists all installed programs



Provides other cleanup tools



Lists programs it monitored



Outputs Installation log



Options to select monitored registry hives



Options to ignore selected registry areas



Options to ignore selected files and folders



Tree view of registry keys and files



Easy removal of sections of install log



Here are a few more details about these two programs.

Zsoft is a currently supported freeware program and continues to improve in speed and reliability. The version of Total Uninstall that I use is the last freeware version and it’s currently not supported. The author of Total Uninstall has a great shareware version that is considered to be one of the best around. I’d recommend it to anyone who can afford it.

Here are a few tips on usage for uninstallers that monitor (analyze) installations.

  1. These programs cannot track any changes made to your system after you’ve taken the last snapshot. They only monitor changes made between the before and after snapshots. They may not be able to help you recover from problems you encounter long after you’ve installed an application.
  2. Don’t expect these applications to do a good job of uninstalling an application that was not monitored with a before and after system snapshot. If you don’t use the monitor functions, they’ll only do as good as Windows Add/Remove does. In fact the freeware version of TUN will only list applications that it’s monitored. Zsoft will list everything installed on your system but you’ll have to go to the Analyzedtab to find the applications that it monitored.
  3. These programs are best used on software that you aren’t sure you want to keep. They work best if you can decide quickly if you want to uninstall. I’ve even used them to install adware and spyware programs for testing and then removal. The log files that TUN and Zsoft generate can be very valuable in finding out what sneaky programs have been up to.
  4. You can even use these programs to monitor guests on your PC. Log in as administrator then run a beforesnapshot. Close the program and log out. Now you can let other users have the PC. Later, you can log back in as admin and run the aftersnapshot to examine any changes they’ve made to the system and reverse them if you’d like to.

I hope this article has taught you a few more tricks for keeping your PC running more safely and cleanly. Be careful out there and have a nice day.

Download Total Uninstall or Download Zsoft Uninstaller

Clean Up Pre Installed Softwares In OEM PC’s For Free

When you buy a new Desktop PC or a new Laptop they come with lots of softwares pre-installed other than the operating system. Many of these may be useless to you and are part of the deals OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have with software sellers where they pre-install their softwares into the machines.

This can get quite annoying at times since most of these softwares are not fully licensed and are usually set to expire after certain period. There is another nagging problem from such softwares where they periodically ask you to buy the fully licensed copy whenever you use them.

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