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Download AppRemover – Delete Stubborn Security Applications

Delete A question, last week, from a regular reader of this site, started me thinking about the issues faced by typical computer users when they need to, or want to, remove existing security applications which they are replacing with a product perhaps more suited to their needs.

In some cases, removing the application through the Windows Add/Remove applet is a sheer waste of time. Worse, some security application’s own uninstaller will not adequately remove various and sundry registry entries, coupled with hidden files, making it all but impossible to install the user’s new application of choice – due to conflicts with these same registry entries and hidden files.

For example, I recently installed Norton 360 for testing purposes. After the test period, I had extreme difficulty in removing this program, despite the fact I had used my favorite freeware uninstaller utility, Revo Uninstaller.

Now, I’m not picking on Norton, they offer outstanding products; but, I’ve certainly dealt with applications that are far easier to remove.

While it’s true that selective companies do offer a unique uninstaller to remove their applications, including Norton, in my view, there has to be a better way; and there is.

AppRemover a powerful anti-malware, antivirus application remover from OPSWAT, Inc. is currently in Release Candidate form, but supports the removal of virtually all of the most popular antivirus and antispyware applications.

Since the application is a stand-alone application, running from a USB drive is a breeze.

The interface couldn’t be any easier to understand, as the following graphics illustrate.

APPRemover 1

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Quick Facts:

Use AppRemover:

When replacing one security application with another

When competing security applications tie up your computer

When the application’s built-in uninstall process fails

When you have forgotten the application password

Uninstalls the following application types:



This is a great little tool, and I’ve added it to my “emergency tool kit”, on a USB drive. If you are tech inclined, and even if you’re not, I recommend that you do too.

System Requirements: Windows 2000, 2003, XP (32 / 64 bit), Vista (32 / 64 bit), 2008, Windows 7 beta

Download at: Download.com

Note: AppRemover is free for your personal, non-commercial, use only.


Filed under Freeware, Hard Drive Maintenance, Portable Applications, Software, System Utilities, Uninstall Tools, Utilities, Windows Tips and Tools

Totally Delete Applications – Get Free Revo Uninstaller

revouninstaller.jpgA full Hard Drive will not function efficiently and consequently this will lead to overall system slowdown. Your Hard Drive requires at least 2 – 3MB of free space for programs to run smoothly. In fact, you need at least 15% of the Hard Drive’s capacity free in order to do a complete defragmentation. So, if you lack this much free space, you should uninstall unused or unwanted programs on your primary drive.

If you’re looking for a much faster and more powerful alternative to the Windows Add or Remove Programs applet, then Revo Uninstaller is for you. This free application with its advanced and fast algorithm scans before, and after you uninstall an application.

After the program’s regular uninstaller runs, you have the option of removing additional unnecessary files, folders, and registry keys that are usually left over on the Hard Drive. This feature is a definite plus for those of us who like to test new software; it means that the surprisingly large number of entries usually left over when using the Windows Add or Remove Programs applet can be removed without the need to run a registry cleaner.

Even if you have a broken installation, Revo Uninstaller scans for the application’s data on your hard disk drives and in the Windows registry, and shows all found files, folders and registry items so that they can be deleted.

With its unique “Hunter mode”, Revo Uninstaller offers you some simple, easy to use, but effective and powerful approaches to manage applications (uninstall, stop, delete, disable from auto starting) and to search out information about installed and/or running applications.

Revo Uninstaller conveniently includes another 8 handy and powerful tools to help you clean your system and keep it running at top speed.

Quick facts:

  • Uninstaller – free, simple, easy to use, and effective Uninstaller
  • Auto Start Manager – stop programs that start automatically when Windows starts.
  • Windows Tools Manager – handy and useful tools bundled with every version of Windows.
  • Junk Files Cleaner – find and remove unnecessary files from your computer.
  • Browsers History Cleaner – erase the web site history, visited pages history and temporary Internet files of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera web browsers.
  • Office History Cleaner – remove the history of most recently used files in MS Office.
  • Windows history cleaner – remove the history of recently opened files, delete temporary files, remove usage tracks and other history items that are saved by Windows.
  • Unrecoverable Delete Tool – erase files and folders forever.
  • Evidence remover – make sure already deleted files, folders and other data are unrecoverable.


This application has become the “Swiss Army Knife” on my systems, and I can’t imagine being without it.

Highly recommended -10/10

Download Version 5.12 at: Download.com


Filed under Disk Cleaners, Freeware, Hard Drive Maintenance, Secure File Deletion, System Utilities, Uninstall Managers, Utilities, Windows Tips and Tools