In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has introduced a nifty way to quickly uninstall multiple Modern apps at once without using third-party tools. Although Windows 8.1 shows the uninstall option even when you have selected multiple desktop programs, clicking the uninstall button opens up Programs and Features which we all use to uninstall programs and updates. So, Windows 8, as with its predecessors, doesn’t let you batch uninstall desktop programs.
There are tons of situations in which you may want to uninstall multiple desktop programs at once. Perhaps you might want to uninstall programs that you no longer use; perhaps you want to uninstall programs to free up some disk space.
As we all know, uninstalling one program at a time is a tedious job. While there are a bunch of free programs out there such as Ninite, FreeApps, and All My Apps to batch install popular desktop programs, a quick search reveals that finding a good batch uninstaller is a hard job. Even though, there is no concrete solution available to batch uninstall desktop programs, luckily, a program called IObit Uninstaller greatly simplifies the job of batch uninstalling desktop programs.
IObit Uninstaller is a free program for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, as well as Windows 8.1 to quickly uninstall programs and updates. The ability to uninstall browser toolbars such as AVG Toolbar and Babylon Toolbar is one best features of this free uninstaller. While Uninstaller supports uninstalling one program at a time, the batch uninstall option makes uninstalling multiple programs a breeze.
To uninstall multiple programs at once using IObit Uninstaller, download it from the webpage mentioned at the end of this article, fire up the program (it’s portable), make sure that you are in All programs tab, check the option titled Batch uninstall to see options to select multiple programs, select programs that you wish to batch install, and then click Uninstall button to start uninstalling all selected programs.
Upon clicking the Uninstall button, you’ll see a confirmation dialog. Click Ok button to continue uninstalling selected programs.
While IObit Uninstaller silently uninstalls most programs, some programs such as Paint.net requires manual intervention. Once Uninstaller completes its business, you will see an option to scan your PC for any leftover items in the Registry (available in Advanced uninstall mode only).
The other cool feature of IObit Uninstaller is Force Uninstaller which enables remove programs that can’t be uninstalled from Programs and Features. Click the More option located next to caption buttons (minimize, maximize and close buttons) to launch Force Uninstaller. In order to force uninstall a program, you need to either browse to the program file or provide the exact name of the program.
Overall, IObit Uninstaller is one of the better programs out there to batch uninstall desktop programs.
Please note that when click the download button on IObit Uninstaller page, it’ll take you to freenew.net website which allows you download IObit Uninstaller Downloader instead of the actual program file! So we suggest you download IObit Uninstaller from other well known download sites such as Softpedia or CNET.
Download IObit Uninstaller (CNET link)