Geek Uninstaller now Removes Windows Apps


The latest version of Geek Uninstaller, a popular third-party program for removing installed software, now also supports removing Windows Store apps.

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Geek Uninstaller is a portable program which not only uninstalls software but also scans for and removes leftover traces, in much the same way as Revo Uninstaller. However, Geek Uninstaller’s free version includes full support for the removal of both 32-bit and 64-bit applications whereas Revo Uninstaller’s free version only supports removing 32-bit applications (full support for 64-bit applications is available only in Revo Pro).

The latest update to Geek Uninstaller introduces support for the removal of Windows Store apps in addition to desktop programs. Thankfully, Geek Uninstaller has not merged Windows apps with the list of desktop programs and maintains both lists separately, making it much easier for users to identify which is which.

Uninstall Windows Store Apps

To view the list of Windows apps, you need to click View and then select Windows Store Apps:

geek uninstaller-view menu

From there, you simply right click an item in the list and select Uninstall:

geek uninstaller-right click menu

I realize this can also be achieved natively – by locating a particular app in the Start menu’s “All Apps” list, right clicking the app and selecting Uninstall – however, this method will often leave traces behind whereas using Geek will achieve a cleaner uninstall. Removing the ‘Get Office’ app via Geek Uninstaller for example reveals 251 potentially leftover items marked for deletion:


geek uninstaller-leftover traces

While this is a very handy addition to Geek Uninstaller’s features, it should nonetheless be used with caution as removing system apps could create problems. For example; if you remove the Store app you will no longer have access to the Windows Store and won’t be able to download the app again.

Geek Uninstaller is my go to software uninstaller and highly recommended – download direct from the developer here: Geek Uninstaller

 

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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