One of the things I hate the most in Windows is when I try to uninstall an application and it leaves files and Registry keys behind. To try and minimize those kinds of situations I’ve always used something like Revo Uninstaller, but when I came across GeekUninstaller it became my new favorite tool for cleanly removing apps.
GeekUninstaller starts off on the right foot since it requires absolutely no installation and merely consists of a single executable. It starts up fast (way faster than waiting for the built-in Programs and Features to load), and has run flawlessly on all my Windows systems.
What differentiates GeekUninstaller from a lot of similar apps is that after it has gone through the standard uninstall routine for a particular program it will check to see if any traces of the software were left behind in the file system or in the Windows Registry. It will show you everything that was left over, and give you the option to remove any of the entries you don’t think are needed any longer. The only thing that would make this part cooler is if it offered a one-click option to create a single ZIP file that served as the backup of the folder and registry keys it was going to remove… just in case.
This is a slick must-have app, and is something I always make sure is just a couple clicks away from all of my Windows systems. So I highly recommend it to you as well.
GeekUninstaller Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)