Removing unwanted software from your hard drive should be easy, but there are countless reasons why the process may prove problematic – even if this just boils down to a badly written uninstaller. This is the very reason there are so many dedicated software uninstaller tools available, and one of the biggest names in the field is Ashampoo. The company has just released Ashampoo UnInstaller 5 which expands on its predecessor by improving the removal of apps that are no longer required.
While the program can be used to uninstall any program on your hard drive, it works best when used to remove those that have been installed after Ashampoo UnInstaller 5 itself. The latest version of the software includes an improved installation monitor which checks precisely what changes an installed program makes to your computer so they can be easily reversed when the time comes to remove it.
But even in the case of previously installed software, UnInstaller can monitor the uninstallation and check for leftover files and registry entries to help clean things up for you. This latest version also sees the addition of a number of general maintenance tools, which are not necessarily a reason to buy the program but are a nice extra. Tools available include a drive cleaner, defragmenter, files eraser and more.
Slightly ironically, the initial installation of the program also tries to lever in a browser toolbar – a prime candidate for uninstallation on most people’s computers. Thankfully, the toolbar is optional but it is selected for installation by default, which is a little disappointing.
You can find out more and download a free trial of the program by paying a visit to the Ashampoo UnInstaller 5 review page.