Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 Review & Giveaway


Ashampoo UnInstaller 8

Winners Announced!

  1. Robert Taylor
  2. Mindblower Theone
  3. Jack Slay
  4. Nicola De Ieso
  5. Patrick McAuley

This contest has now expired. Winners will be notified by eMail

Congratulations to the Winners and Thank You to everyone who participated!

ashampoo-uninstaller-8-skinsAshampoo has given DCT five licenses for a giveaway contest for their new UnInstaller 8 program. At the time of writing these fully functional licenses are valued at $39.99 (US) each (currently discounted to $20).

“Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 is the solution to install, test and, if needed, uninstall applications with absolutely no leftovers. You are in control of what stays and what goes on your PC! Eliminate unsolicited software installations, browser extensions, and toolbars at the click of a button!” ~ Ashampoo

System Requirements

Operating System:

Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7


Computer:

Any computer that supports the above operating systems.

Other:

An Internet connection is required to activate the program. The program license is verified repeatedly at regular intervals.


Full administrative rights are required to use the program.

Installation

It’s easy and headache-free– download the program and install it. Then use your license to activate the software. As with all Ashampoo products it will be necessary to create an account with them, but this is painless and you can always opt-out of their newsletter if that’s what you want.

Features

For a clean and fast PC without unwanted programs, toolbars, plugins or Windows apps!

Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 improves on the strengths of its predecessor! New profile-based uninstalls help completely eliminate unlogged or convoluted installations and system-default uninstall procedures have been augmented with automatic deep scans. The new drag and drop feature allows for instant uninstalling of applications while the integrated file wiping technology permanently deletes sensitive data. All cleaners have been updated and support for Opera has finally been added! Discover a more vibrant user interface with more useful details and speedier work flows and rid yourself of unwanted programs once and for all!

Uninstall without leftovers

Windows only deletes what default installations mark as deletable – and that is very little! Leftover files, Registry entries or invalid links frequently remain after default uninstallations. These frequently cause errors or system slowdowns. Thanks to sophisticated search and cleaning mechanisms, Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 locates and eliminates leftovers down to the last byte!

Faster and safer web browsing

Unsafe, unwanted and malicious plugins are present in millions of browsers. Though disguised as nagging toolbars or seemingly helpful add-ons, Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 finds them all! Track down extensions that manage to stay hidden from your browser, review them easily with the help of built-in ratings and get rid of them if need be.

Take full control of your Windows apps

Every Windows installation comes with various default apps that are often hidden and not easily removable. Retake control of your Windows with Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 and get rid of those unwanted applications!

Installation monitoring with in-depth cleaning

Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 creates logs that fully document program installations and guarantees program removal without leftovers. Nothing can hide from the installation monitor. Installations that weren’t logged can still be efficiently removed thanks to a smart deletion mechanism. An in-depth cleaning algorithm ensures that no longer required files and entries that would otherwise remain on your system will be deleted without exception.

The sonar for your PC

Snapshots give you a powerful tool to understand even the most complex installation procedures. By comparing two snapshots (before and after states), the program can detect even minute changes to your machine. Whether you want to know which Registry entries were created or where data was copied, you’ll find every information neatly arranged and clearly laid out in this application. Fans of previous versions will be happy to hear that you can also merge two snapshots to create a more complete installation log!

No more problems with nested installations

Modern software frequently relies on nested setups that install several programs in parallel and this is where many competing products fail. Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 will never fail you! Even the most complex of installations can be undone in a flash and step by step. You decide what stays and what goes!

Clean uninstallations without logs

Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 logs program installations and guarantees their removal without leftovers. Installations that weren’t logged can still be efficiently removed thanks to a smart deletion mechanism. You can now get completely rid of old and no longer needed programs! ~ Ashampoo

Ease Of Use

Note: If you have questions about using this program, Ashampoo has provided a Manual And Help Page to get you going. It is one-click accessible from within the program.

When you first run Ashampoo UnInstaller 8, you will be presented with this screen:


ashampoo-uninstaller-8-main-screen

First off, you will notice a reminder at the top of the screen that says, “Your PC is not being monitored for new installations.” You can use the indicated Toggle Switch to turn this feature On or Off. If you are the type of person who is constantly trying out new software, then this option is for you. UnInstaller 8 will monitor your computer activity for signs of an installation, and if it detects this, it will offer to log the installation for you. By doing so, the uninstallation of said program will be totally complete if you later choose to remove the program from your computer. This can also be done manually if, like me, you don’t need an extra background program running.

The main screen includes four categories including Installed Applications, Logged Installations, Browser Plug-ins, and Windows Apps. Clicking on any one of these will bring up another screen specific to that function. For example, here is a screenshot of the browser plug-ins installed on my system:

ashampoo-uninstaller-8-browser-plugins

As you can see there are three plug-ins selected and ready to be removed. This is but one example of how quick and easy it is to use UnInstaller 8.

In the left panel is a duplicate list of the previously-mentioned categories plus one called Tools. The Tools section includes many extras including but not limited to: Drive Cleaner, Registry Optimizer, Internet Cleaner, StartUp Tuner, and the list goes on. You will find all the details for each section at the aforementioned UnInstaller 8 Help Page.


Conclusions ?

Ashampoo UnInstaller 8 makes complete uninstallations, both individually and in bulk, as painless as possible. You also get that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that all the hidden, useless, superfluous, and dysfunctional elements will be removed as well, unlike the inadequate Windows uninstaller.

I have been using various versions of an Ashampoo UnInstaller for several years and can wholeheartedly endorse this fine program.

How To Enter The Contest

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win Ashampoo UnInstaller 8. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and valid email address in the spaces provided below, then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter and/or Facebook. For each person who enters the contest as a result of your share, you will earn two (2) extra entries!


Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but is encouraged.

Competition Rules:

    • To enter, simply submit your name and a Valid email address. Your address will not be shared outside of this site
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    • Additional entries may be earned by voluntarily sharing on Facebook and/or Twitter
    • Shortly after the contest ends, the winner(s) will be chosen at random
    • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
    • The winner(s) will be notified by email at the email address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid email address that you check regularly
    • Winner(s) must claim their license within five (5) days. After the five (5) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at DCT’s sole discretion
    • Entrants agree to allow DCT to communicate with them via email using the address provided by the entrant when entering the contest
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Good luck to everyone!!

About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

11 Comments

  1. I really like that it makes it possible to remove hidden Windows apps and browser extensions. This looks like the uninstaller I’ve always wanted to have.

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