Some crafty companies make their software almost impossible to remove from your computer. But they’re no match for uninstaller software — because with a couple of clicks they’ll give even the most stubborn software the heave-ho.
These uninstallers are free to try, so give ‘em a go…
Best overall uninstaller software — Perfect Uninstaller
Pros Quickly uninstalls hard-to-remove programs. Uses three methods to uninstall programs: The Uninstall Wizard, the Special Uninstall Wizard, and the Force Uninstall Wizard. Removes junk files that clog-up and slow your computer. Includes Restore Registry and Startup Manager tools.
Cons Choosing the right wizard to use takes a bit of figuring out.
Verdict Will remove most software, using brute force, if necessary.
Full review: Perfect Uninstaller review
Requirements: Windows® 8, 7, Vista (32-bit & 64-bit), XP, NT or 2003.
Easiest to use — Express Uninstaller
Cons Some advanced features make no sense.
Verdict Great for getting rid of stubborn software, removing junk files, and erasing your computer history.
Full review: Express Uninstaller review
Requirements: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, or 2008 Server (all 32-bit & 64-bit).
Also worth checking out — Final Uninstaller
Cons Some programs aren’t currently in its database.
Verdict Great for getting rid of stubborn programs & keeping your computer free of junk files.
Full review: Final Uninstaller review
Requirements: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 or NT.