MyUninstaller v1.77

A Full Review of MyUninstaller, a Free Software Uninstaller

Screenshot of MyUninstaller v1.76 in Windows 7
MyUninstaller v1.76. © Nir Sofer

MyUninstaller is a free software uninstaller for Windows that shows lots of detailed information about the programs installed to your computer.

This program is completely portable and takes up only a fraction of storage space, making it ideal to keep on a flash drive for uninstalling on-the-go.

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Note: This review is of MyUninstaller version 1.77, which was released on February 20, 2017.

Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About MyUninstaller

Portability and wide operating system support make MyUninstaller a must have tool in your mobile computer fix-it arsenal:

  • MyUninstaller works with all versions of Windows all the way back to Windows 98, including Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
  • Every program is listed in categories that can be filtered so it's easier to find the software you're looking for; these filters include Entry Name, Version, Company, Description, Installation Folder, Install Source, Web Site, Installation Date, Uninstall String, Quiet Uninstall, Registry Key, Root Key, and others
  • Right-clicking a program found with MyUninstaller will let you delete the entry from the list, open its installation folder, open its entry in Registry Editor, view the file's properties, view the installation folder's properties, and save the entry's information to the clipboard or to a text file
  • From the View menu, you can show/hide Microsoft Office updates, updates made using Windows Update, items with no uninstall, 64-bit installations, and system components

MyUninstaller Pros & Cons

No, it's not all rainbows and unicorns, but MyUninstaller has much to love:

Pros:

  • Doesn't require installation (portable)
  • Takes up less than 1 MB of disk space
  • Supports batch uninstalls
  • Lots of options
  • Can search for programs in the list

Cons:

  • Batch uninstall causes cluttered windows
  • Can't remove programs from Windows Explorer

My Thoughts on MyUninstaller

I mention above that the batch uninstall feature causes cluttered windows. What I mean by this is that when you switch to Advanced Mode from the View menu, and then select multiple programs to remove at once, MyUninstaller will open all their uninstall wizards at the same time, making for a bit of a mess on your screen.

Some software uninstallers support a cleaner batch uninstall, like IObit Uninstaller and Comodo Programs Manager. These two alternative programs are a bit more advanced, also free, and can do other things MyUninstaller can't, such as remove programs from the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer, which lets you delete applications a little quicker than having to open the uninstaller tool first.

I also don't care much for the search feature. Found in the Edit menu, it lets you search for text like you'd expect, but it's just not very user friendly, certainly not as nice as the search functions that I've used in some other software uninstallers.

I keep MyUninstaller downloaded to my computer but not solely for removing programs, as there are far better sources for that. Instead, I like that it can be used to find the installation folders, Windows Registry information, and install sources for the programs on my computer. This comes in handy when you have a program on your computer that you're not familiar with, as it may help you with identifying how to delete malicious software.

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