Although Windows already includes some embedded utilities, these can be replaced by improved applications which do the same job in a more optimized way. This is the case of Free Uninstaller, an efficient tool that helps you uninstall any unwanted application from your system and also offers extended functionality compared to the Windows native "Add/Remove" tool.
The first thing we liked about Free Uninstaller is the fact that it doesn't require installation (it would have been quite paradoxical the other way round). Also, we didn't have to wait for ages for the app list to appear, as we used to with Windows. Free Uninstaller displays the list immediately and uses a color code to distinguish invalid elements and system components. Other nice extra options offered by this program are a search tool and an information box which shows information about the selected application.
In short, a basic, easy-to-use program that does a very good job when it's time to do some software cleaning in your hard drive.
It doesn't require installation
Immediate application list
Nice extra functions: search tool, extended information
Interface could be improved
Free Uninstaller is the freeware uninstall tool - replacement for Add/Remove program. It starts up slightly faster than system applet and contain some additional features. The main task of the program is removing applications installed with Windows system and removing invalid entries from uninstall list.
The Free Uninstaller interface is a very simple and user-friendly. It consist of 3 main elements: toolbar with the most frequently used functions, list of the installed applications, and bottom panel with additional informations about the selected application. To uninstall program, select it on the list and click Uninstall button. To remove program from list, select it and click Remove button.
Invalid elements are highlighted with a red color. System components are highlighted with a dark blue. Since removing system components can damage the operating system, they are hidden by default.