RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Should I Remove It? 1.0.4.32815

Find out more about your installed applications

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 30 April 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1835
Developer: Reason Software
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
Should I Remove It? 1.0.4.32815
Find out more about your installed applications

Should I Remove It? is a tool which lists your installed applications, and tries to help you decide which you should keep, and which can safely be removed.

The program installs quickly and easily (no adware), and on first launch quickly produces a list of your installed programs. Scroll down this and you'll see each one has a rating, as well as a score which shows you how often it's removed by other users, which in theory might help you decide whether you should get rid of it, too.

In practice, though, it might be a little different, because the programs with the highest removal rate on our test PC were a real surprise. VirtualBox was high on the list - really? Flash? VLC Media Player? "NVIDIA Graphics driver"? If we were going to rank programs which were a waste of resources then these wouldn't come high on the list. But fortunately Should I Remove It? has another feature which may be rather more useful.

Whenever you scroll a list of installed programs like this, there's a good chance you'll come across software which you don't recognise. Should I Remove It? provides a "What is it?" button, though, which opens a web page with a lot of useful information: the full program name, the developer, whether it's a startup program or not, whether it's been added as a firewall exception, the regular installation folder and uninstaller locations, the files installed as a part of the application, the known version numbers, the Windows version it runs on, and more.

The Should I Remove It? list isn't particularly useful or reliable, then, and you certainly shouldn't start uninstalling apps just because of how they're ranked by the program. If your PC is cluttered, though, and you'd like more help researching all the software you've installed then Should I Remove It? could prove very helpful.

Verdict:

A useful tool to help you find out more about your installed applications

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Revo Uninstaller Free 1.95

Revo Uninstaller Free Portable 1.95

Freeware

More powerful replacement for Windows' built in program removal tool

Mirekusoft Install Monitor 1.1.93.0

Mirekusoft Install Monitor 1.1.93.0 (64-bit)

Free, for personal-use only

Fully uninstall applications, without leaving stray files or Registry keys behind

iTrash

iTrash 1.3.3

Trial Software

Remove unwanted files and applications from your Mac

AppZapper

AppZapper 2.0.1

Trial Software

Uninstall Mac apps and associated files using drag and drop

Other Download Articles From This Category
IObit Start Menu 8 v2.3

Start Menu 8 v2.3.0.200

Freeware

Restore the Start menu to Windows 8/8.1

Tweak-10

Tweak-10 v1.0.1007

Function Limited Demo

TotalIdea's classic PC tweaker, now available for Windows 10

SepPDF

SepPDF 2.74

Freeware

Extract pages from PDFs

PDF-XChange Viewer

PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.314

Freeware

Quickly view, edit and annotate PDF files

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $39.95
RRP: $69.95
Saving 43%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: