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It can clean up leftovers, detect orphaned applications, run uninstallers according to pre-made lists, and much more. Although BCU was designed for IT professionals, by default it is so simple that anyone can use it with ease.

Why should I use this uninstaller instead of another?

While there are many different uninstall managers out there, few come close to the detection rate and versatility of Bulk Crap Uninstaller. Compared to the standard Windows uninstall manager, you will find that BCU displays many times more applications. To top it off, BCU is completely free and open source. You are free to customize it to suit your needs, or better yet, help improve it for the rest of its users!

Uninstall tons of applications quickly

BCUninstaller does all of the hard work of ordering and running uninstallers for you. All you have to do is select it from the list. Many applications do not offer non-intrusive uninstallers. They run first, so you can leave your computer sooner.

Remove all leftovers from uninstallations

Often times, uninstallers won’t remove files created after the application was installed – temporary files, settings, shortcuts, etc. BCUninstaller will find and offer to remove all of these files, saving you many minutes, if not hours.

Detect orphaned applications

Often times, applications run without a working uninstaller. They are on your hard drive. You might even be using them, but most uninstall managers won’t see them. BCUninstaller detects, lists and allows you to remove these applications.

Startup manager

Like every existing deinstallation manager, BCU has a start manager. It’s not a useless device, but it has some powerful features. The manager is included in the main application list. You can see which applications start at boot and disable them.

Multiple languages

BCUninstaller has a growing collection of localizations. There are currently English, French, German and Polish translations. If you would like to help translate BCU into your language, please contact me through the feedback page.

Uninstall lists and search

You can create special lists that will automatically select any matching uninstaller. One of the most common uses for this is to uninstall crapware from a number of similar computers in classrooms or offices. There are many different filter methods available, all of which are also available for searching in the main list!

Verification of certificates

Do you think malware might be a legitimate application? BCUninstaller searches for and tests digital signatures attached to the uninstallation programs. Green entries are checked, while blue failed for some reason. Note that legitimate MSI uninstallers often fail the verification. This is caused by the way Windows Installer works internally.

More data than ever before

Wondering which GUIDs are used, where the application is installed or who signed the certificate? BCU will tell you all that and much more. The search algorithm searches through all of this data when filtering. While most of the time there is little point in all of this information, trying to corner a worm or debug your uninstaller can be a godsend.

Other notable features:

  • Detection and uninstallation of Windows Store apps
  • Uninstall several elements at the same time (with collision protection)
  • Advanced grouping, sorting, filtering and searching
  • Automatic detection and closure of running applications
  • Automatic update and error reporting
  • Custom commands can be run before and after the uninstallation
  • Editing tools and making backups – can generate .reg files and remove junk in the trash
  • Fully portable, requires Net 3.5 installed by default on all Windows 7 computers
  • Quiet (unattended) uninstallation of many programs if they do not openly support this
  • Visibility of protected and invalid entries (system uninstaller does not see them)

What’s new:

  • HeapLeakDetection junk scanner added (# 205)
  • Junk scanner for prefetch files added (# 229)
  • Added logging of how long processes triggered by uninstallation factories were running (# 248)
  • Redesigned uninstall factories to be easier to debug and a little faster; Logging of factory closing times added
  • Show ROT13 paths in readable form in junk results (# 245)
  • Fixed a crash in ComScanner with invalid application installation paths
  • Improved accuracy of some registry junk scanners compared to application installation path
  • Fixed crash out of range in ComScanner
  • The “Junk Backup Failed” dialog that went off the screen could not be continued (# 246). Added additional logging for failed junk backup errors
  • The Task Scheduler library has been updated to the latest version
  • Use a new code signing certificate

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