How to Remove Leftover Files after Uninstall
We generally uninstall a software program from Control Panel but do you know that it doesn’t completely removes the program. There are folders and files along with unused registry keys which were created by the program but now they are pretty useless since it is uninstalled.
To remove leftover files of a software, you need advanced uninstallation tool. These kind of tools find unwanted leftover files after uninstall process and sweep them off completely.
It is essential to remove leftovers in order to completely uninstall a program.
I personally use IObit Uninstaller. Though, I got it as a module with Advanced SystemCare Ultimate but it can be also downloaded as standalone free program.
Just like default Windows Installer feature, all installed programs are listed. Initially, uninstaller of the program is executed. After which, you are given an option whether to start a “Powerful Scan”. This scan looks up for any leftover items of the program. If found, list of files and registry keys is displayed.
Either choose individually or select all to delete them in one click. Alternatively, they can be shredded if you want to delete them beyond recovery. Not only windows software but IObit Uninstaller also supports uninstalling of browser addons/extensions and plugins and Windows Updates too.
If you are not using it already and think that there may be many unused shortcuts and registry keys of software you uninstalled previously, you can use Advanced SystemCare Ultimate‘s one click tool to clean and speed up computer.
Unused files, shortcuts and registry entries often clutter space and computer index making other processes to slow down. IObit Uninstaller is one stop solution for it and completely free to download and use.
P.S. I consider it as one of the Must-Have software on Windows PC.