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Uninstall Programs in Windows the Easy Way

Windows Uninstaller is a free utility that adds an uninstall feature to the Context Menu. It lets you to uninstall a program by right-clicking its shortcut.

Looking for an easier way to uninstall programs in Windows than going through Start > Settings > Apps or the Control Panel and then Programs and Features? Check out the free program called “Windows Uninstaller.” It adds an uninstall option to the right-click context menu, and then you can uninstall an app with a few clicks.

Windows Uninstaller Utility

To get started, you will need to download and install the Windows Uninstaller app. Installation is straightforward following the wizard.

Then all you need to do is right-click the desktop shortcut icon of the app you want to ditch and select Uninstall. There is no need to go deep through settings to uninstall items anymore.

uninstaller menu

Windows Uninstaller uses the program or app’s uninstaller. So you’ll need to click through its uninstallation wizard to get rid of the app. For example, in the show below, I’m uninstalling the Pale Moon web browser.

program or app uninstaller

Another cool feature worth pointing out is that you can uninstall a program from the shortcut on the Desktop or the Start menu on Windows 7 and 8.1. However, it doesn’t work with the Windows 10 Start menu.

Start menu Windows 8

When I tried to install it on a Windows 7 computer via IE, I received a warning from the SmartScreen Filter. Go ahead and click Run Anyway; it’s a safe program and won’t harm your system. In fact, if you’re an experienced user and know what you’re installing, you can disable SmartScreen Filter.

SmartScreen Filter

Note: Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Also, Windows 8.1 is reaching its end of support. Here is what the company says about Windows 8.1:

Windows 8.1 reached the end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and will reach end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. With the general availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 had until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 to remain supported.

While Windows Uninstaller is easier to use, it uninstalls programs just as if you were using the built-in Windows uninstaller. That means many times; there will be leftover temp files, folders, and registry entries. This might be good enough for some people, but other users want a clean OS without leftover junk. To get rid of all remnants of a program, follow my guide on how I completely uninstall software in Windows.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. VOXPOP

    THANKS but i’ll stick with REVO

  2. adb53

    I use it ,
    thanks.
    adb53

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