BCUninstaller (Bulk Crap Uninstaller) is a free portable tool which makes it easier to remove large numbers of programs from your PC.
The program offers a detailed view of your installed software. As well as the basics - program name, install date, version, size - you'll see its "About" URL, whether it's 32 or 64-bit, its storage folder, Registry key, uninstaller type, product code, uninstall commands and more.
Colour-coding tells you more, like: is the uninstaller file missing? If present, is it a Windows component? Does it have a valid certificate?
Right-clicking an application displays options to open its web page, view its storage location, launch its "Configure" dialog and more.
If you'd like to uninstall one or more programs, then just select as many as you like. When you're ready, click "Uninstall" to remove them as normal, "Quietly uninstall" to remove them without seeing any further uninstaller prompts, or "Manually" to allow BCU to uninstall the program itself.
This manual installation process worked well when we tried it. The program scanned for relevant files and Registry keys, and gave us a full list, complete with a "confidence level" for each one. You can choose what to keep and what to remove, and BCU asks if you'd like to create a Registry backup before it goes to work.
What's new in 4.10 (see changelog for more)?
- Scan all physical disks at the same time for applications
- Use a second thread to scan application stores
- Added color blind friendly mode
- Added accessibility hints to search box
- Added "binaries" directories to program executable scanning
- Blacklist common DirectX redist directories from drive scan
- Added check to ensure that working directory is correct at start
- Increased rating cache lifetime
- Standardized additional store app scanners - they have the same output and log format now
- Hide unavailable filters in sidebar instead of just disabling them
- Enabled tabbing in startup wizard
- Tweaked list colors slightly
Bulk Crap Uninstaller is an excellent application manager and uninstaller, packed with advanced features yet also very easy - and relatively safe - to use.