The rollout of Windows 10 was interesting, to say the least. While a lot of Microsoft devotees eagerly anticipated the new operating system before its launch, the reality of it left a lot of tech users reaching for their torches and pitchforks. They felt arm-twisted into accepting automatic updates and upgrades, while mourning the loss of some of even the most basic features, like good old-fashioned Solitaire.
One company has launched a life preserver, of sorts, especially intended for those who’ve enjoyed some of the upgrade experience but don’t want to be bogged down with the extra programs that came pre-loaded within Win10. IObit Uninstaller 6 helps rid your Windows machine of those additional features that slow things down or chew up space.
“After upgrading to Windows 10, there are many built-in apps installed, by default, on the computer,” said Antonio Zhang, Marketing Director at IObit, in a press release. “However, most Windows 10 users have no idea about how to deal with those unwanted and useless apps. Outdated and problematic Windows update is a thorny problem as well. But we provide an easy method to help them. We are focusing on developing light and easy-to-use tools for Windows 10 users to optimize and protect their computers.”
But here’s the problem: uninstalling built-in programs can leave your system operating at less-than-ideal functionality if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why IObit gives you a complete list of programs to remove before you check them off, meaning you’re less likely to delete something critical and end up ruining your operating system.
What else is new in version 6? Plenty. Besides the ability to target Microsoft Edge plug-ins and extensions for removal, this version contains a larger database of known malicious and ad-based plug-ins so you can wipe those out, too. How many known programs? How about more than 4,000 of the most stubbornly rooted programs and plug-ins?
And it’s not just the known features that you can remove, as IObit also supports getting rid of pesky problems in future updates. The uninstaller keeps a close watch for program features that you might not want, then alerts you to their presence so you can take action. For more information or to download IObit Uninstaller 6, check it out by clicking here.