IObit Uninstaller is a software uninstaller (opens in new tab) developed by IObit, an American software company. IObit is a recognized industry leader in PC optimization and security software tools.
IObit released the first version of its Uninstaller in 2002, or two decades ago. Since then, the company has developed sequential versions with heavy updates and is currently on the 11th release. Hence, we’ll be reviewing IObit Uninstaller 11 (opens in new tab).
We’ll review this tool based on specific criteria, including customer support, pricing, features, compatibility, user-friendliness, etc.
Plans and pricing
There’s a free version of IObit Uninstaller that you can get, but it has minimal features compared to the premium version. The premium “IObit Uninstaller PRO” is available through an annual subscription. There are two distinct plans:
- $20 per year for 1 PC
- $60 per year for 3 PCs
However, IObit provides significant discounts for first-time buyers. It cuts the price of the one-year, one-PC plan to $15 and the one-year, three-PCs plan to $16.77. This tactic encourages first-time buyers with expectations that they’ll pay the regular price in ensuing years.
IObit offers a 60-day money-back guarantee for every purchase.
Uninstall Programs Completely
IObit Uninstaller can uninstall software programs completely, as in there are no leftover files. These include native Windows apps, which your computer finds naturally hard to uninstall.
IObit generates an automated list of all the programs installed on your computer. You can select any program you want to uninstall and do it directly from this dashboard. You can uninstall software one at a time or in groups.
Uninstall Browser Extensions
IObit Uninstaller also lets you manage your browser extensions (opens in new tab). You can uninstall any extension you wish right from the dashboard.
Auto Clean Residual Left by Other Uninstallers
Other Uninstallers, including the native one on your PC, may have leftover files after specific installations. IObit Uninstaller 11 lets you find and eliminate these leftover files to free up disk space on your computer.
IObit Uninstaller isn’t only for removing software programs. It also lets you update the programs on your computer to their latest versions. You can select any program installed on your PC and check if it’s the newest version. If not, you can update it right from the app.
This feature lets you monitor and log any software installation you do. You can set it to automatically detect and log all installations or do it manually for specific installations by running their setup files from the app.
This feature enables you to scan your computer and detect specific faults, including;
- Uninstallation leftovers
- Outdated software
- Hidden software permissions
- Disturbing notifications
- Programs with uninstalling issues
- Malicious software and browser extensions
We ran a test for our computer, and it found 36 issues needing attention. The test took several minutes from start to finish, so you have to be patient.
Interface and in use
In our test, IObit Uninstaller was easy to download and install. We downloaded the setup file from the official website and ran it on our computer. Installation took less than a minute, and we began using the app right away.
One thing we noticed while using the app is its user-friendliness. All its features are shown on the dashboard, so it wasn’t hard to find what we wanted. We could quickly go back and forth between all the features we mentioned above.
One drawback, however, is IObit’s upselling technique, especially for free users. The company behind the app advertises its other apps in a way that can be obtrusive.
IObit offers customer support through email and telephone. You can contact the company directly to help resolve difficulties with the app. However, note that customer support isn’t guaranteed for the free version. IObit prioritizes paying customers over non-paying customer support inquiries.
IObit Uninstaller has a lot of competitors, but we’re highlighting just two; Geek Uninstaller (opens in new tab)and Ashampoo Uninstaller (opens in new tab). IObit is the cheapest in this cohort, starting at $20/year. Both Geek Uninstaller and Ashampoo Uninstaller start at $25 annually.
In functionality, IObit Uninstaller is on par with Geek and Ashampoo.
IObit Uninstaller is one of the best, most cost-effective software uninstallers you can get. It has all the essential features required for a software uninstaller and is easy to use. We recommend it to get a good bang for your buck.
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