Featured Software
December 2018
by Dan Delong

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Using Control Panel to remove software is not nearly as efficient as using BCU, because you must perform each uninstall, one at a time when using the Windows method. BCU does more than just automate (mostly automate) uninstalling software from your computer; you can select many programs, all at once.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

I should mention that the boxes at the bottom of the screen indicate the relative size of each program. Hover on a box will show the name of the program. Clicking on a box will take you to its location in the list of installed programs.

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BCU will first make a restore point, then tackle uninstalling all of the "loud" procedures... those requiring you to stick around and click on some confirmation buttons for a select few programs that will require user input, whether done this way or through control panel.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

After uninstalling this first batch, you can likely walk away from the computer, while all the other "quiet" uninstallations happen. When finished with all those, BCU can do a clean-up of left-over files.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Finally, it will locate and list all registry entries that may still need deleting, allowing you to decided on which ones will be deleted based on the safety of each choice. BCU will also make a registry backup, just in case you need to put these values back into the registry.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

The expert mode will allow uninstallation of protected items. Orphaned programs - those without a custom uninstaller - will be listed for you to uninstall with BCU A start-up manager is included. For those who need to manage large numbers of computers, as in a lab, BCU will uninstall based on a list you create. BCU will investigate certificates and tell you who verified them.

Other notable features:

  • Detection and uninstallation of Windows Store apps
  • Uninstallation of multiple items at once (with collision prevention)
  • Advanced grouping, sorting, filtering and searching
  • Automatic detection and closing of running applications
  • Automatic updating and error reporting
  • Custom commands can be executed before and after uninstallation
  • Editing tools and backup creation - can generate .reg files and remove junk to recycle bin
  • Fully portable, requires Net 3.5 which is installed on all Windows 7 machines by default
  • Quiet (unattended) uninstall of many programs when they don't openly support it
  • Visibility of protected and invalid entries (system uninstaller doesn't see them)
BCU pops up a complete manual the first time it is run. Save 16 MB by not installing extra languages.

System requirements:

Platform: WinXP and higher

Version: 4.12.1 November 2018 (and portable version)

Price: Free

Language: English and many more

Download Size: 4.94 MB (portable 5.8 MB)

Installed Size: 16 MB


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