Gavrila Martau has released version 6 of his Windows programs removal tool, Total Uninstall. The program is capable of completely uninstalling applications using one of two techniques: the first allows it to detect and analyse existing installations to build an installer log file that can be used to remove the program even when the original installer is missing or corrupt. The second method sees Total Uninstall monitor all changes made by a setup program when installing a new application, allowing the user to remove the program more thoroughly than the supplied installer., which allows users to remove applications even when the original program uninstaller is missing.
Total Uninstall 6.0 adds a number of new features to its three modules – monitored programs, installed programs and cleaner – while also introducing various performance improvements, including native support for 64-bit versions of Windows.
Aside from providing native 64-bit support where applicable, Total Uninstall 6.0 also promises to reduce its memory footprint and remove programs more quickly than before. It also claims unspecified improvements, including user interface tweaks.
The monitored programs module now allows the user to drag a program setup file into the monitored programs list to automatically start the monitoring process, plus adds an option to scan and detect created, modified or deleted alternate data streams.
The installed programs module also adds drag-and-drop capabilities, allowing programs to be dragged on to the list to locate the parent application or to add it to the program list. The module has also been tweaked to provider faster and more accurate analysis – up to five times faster. It also analyses new system areas, provides an install history in the summary and – crucially – can detect and uninstall corrupted installations.
Finally, the cleaner module now boasts configurable cleaning profiles. Those upgrading from an older version should follow the instructions for migrating existing settings into the new build.
Total Uninstall 6.0 ships in two versions – Standard and Pro – neither of which comes free. It’s possible to get much of the program’s functionality using two free alternatives: Comodo Programs Manager offers broadly similar features to Total Uninstall, while Revo Uninstaller Free is capable of not just removing programs, but cleaning up after them too by searching for leftover files and Registry entries.
Total Uninstall 6.0 is available as a free 30-day trial for Windows XP, Server, Vista and 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit). After the trial period expires, a Standard license costs $29.95, and a Professional license costs $39.95, with family and small office licenses also available that cover up to four PCs.