Uninstall Tool Release Notes

Version 3.5.2

Released on January 12, 2017
  • New Uninstall Tool now remembers (apps list) sorting parameters between its launches
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard leftovers scan speed is significantly increased (really noticeable, specially on Windows 10)
  • Improved Size calculation algorithm now includes data folders (e.g. in AppData, MyDocuments and others)
  • Improved Increased list item height from 32 to 40 px for better readability
  • Improved Install Tracker now supports .msp files to append traced data
  • Improved The app now works on older CPUs without SSE2 support (Windows XP 32-bit)
  • Improved Translations update
  • Fixed Fixed Install Tracker now works in Windows 10 with Secure Boot turned on in BIOS
  • Fixed Fixed waiting for uninstall process(es) for some apps
  • Fixed Fixed delayed removal (after restart) of empty folders in Uninstall Wizard
  • Fixed Fixed calculating of apps installation date in Windows 10
  • Fixed Fixed displaying of apps updates (sub-items)
  • Fixed Fixed algorithm of initial sorting of programs by occupied size
  • Fixed Fixed incorrect detection of apps as recent
  • Fixed Misc fixes and improvements

Version 3.5.1

Released on September 16, 2016 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Improved calculating of occupied space of an app
  • Improved Translations update
  • Fixed Improvements for Windows Tasks in Startup programs
  • Fixed Multiple bug fixes in trial version

Version 3.5.0

Released on August 25, 2016 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Uninstall Windows Store Apps (also in batch uninstall) on Windows 8 and later. Read more
  • New Startup manager now displays tasks that automatically start on user logon. You can also add a new scheduled task with Uninstall Tool
  • New Install Tracker now monitors file/folder rename operations to provide even more accurate and fundamental tracing
  • New Launch Windows Task scheduler from Tools->System Tools menu
  • Improved Better user interface experience with HiDPI display modes (e.g. 150% or 200% on modern 4k, 5k displays)
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard: detection and force termination of running processes, displaying of their PIDs
  • Improved Cached program data is now smaller and is loaded faster
  • Improved 32-bit apps are now marked with "32-bit" mark when running on 64-bit Windows (may be turned off)
  • Improved Number of fixes and improvements in Uninstall Wizard

Version 3.4.5

Released on April 20, 2016 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Added a setup option to pin the app to Windows Taskbar
  • Fixed Fixed activating of app under Windows 10
  • Fixed Improved stability, fixed small bugs

Version 3.4.4

Released on December 6, 2015 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Translations update
  • Fixed Fixed displaying of https links on the left panel
  • Fixed Fixed a rare crash causes by buffer overflow in some certain situations

Version 3.4.3

Released on May 31, 2015 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Better Windows 10 support
  • Improved Improved stability, fixed some potential crashes
  • Improved Translations update

Version 3.4.2

Released on March 9, 2015 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Better look in hi-dpi screen mode (e.g. 150%)
  • Improved Translations update

Version 3.4.1

Released on January 23, 2015 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Removed need of elevation dialog when starting Uninstall Tool from desktop shortcut and context menu for exe/msi setup file
  • Improved Improved stability of shell extension (utshellext.dll)
  • Improved Improved overall stability by bunch of small improvements and bug fixes (including crashes)
  • Improved Switched to Visual C++ 2013
  • Fixed Fixed number of false positive registry keys that could be captured by Install Tracker
  • Fixed Fixed problem that happened after removing a traced program entry - it appeared in the list again

Version 3.4

Released on May 29, 2014 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Install/Trace a program and append traced data to an existing traced item. Learn more
  • New Uninstall Wizard: detailed removal log of each item
  • New Uninstall Wizard: export scan results to XML file
  • Improved Run Uninstall Wizard if default uninstall program succeeded but freezed and user canceled waiting
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard now supports delayed removal (after reboot) of folders of any depth
  • Improved Improved readability of Install Tracker installation log which is now also Unicode (UTF8)
  • Improved Startup manager: improvements and fixes
  • Improved Numerous small improvements and fixes
  • Improved Support of Total Commander x64 for jumping to an app's installation location
  • Fixed Uninstall Wizard: fixed memory leaks
  • Fixed Fixed problem that prevented some InstallShield msi-based executables to start with Install Tracker
  • Fixed Fixed removal of .xml files of traced programs
  • Fixed Fixed waiting while some NSIS-based uninstallers finish their job
  • Fixed Fixed duplicates in the traced XML

Version 3.3.4

Released on April 26, 2014 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard scanning speed
  • Improved Translations update
  • Fixed Stability improvements in Uninstall Wizard

Version 3.3.3

Released on January 8, 2014 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved UI fixes, tooltips for items with long names, Uninstall Tool in control panel under different categories
  • Improved Hindi translation, other translations update
  • Improved Improved creating of unhandled exception reports
  • Fixed Fixed resetting of search filter after removing a program
  • Fixed Small bug fixes and improvements, potential crash fixes

Version 3.3.2

Released on September 13, 2013 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Windows 8.1 compatibility
  • Improved Translations update
  • Fixed Small bug fixes

Version 3.3.1

Released on June 2, 2013 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Startup manager: ability to drag and drop a file to quick add a new autorun program
  • Improved Indonesian translation
  • Fixed Fixed search filter behaviour when using keyboard up/down keys
  • Fixed Fixed small issue when navigating to a collapsed recent program (it's parent is collapsed)
  • Fixed Fixed abnormal program termination in some cases

Version 3.3

Released on March 23, 2013 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Tree-like display of applications updates with expand/collapse feature. By default parent items are collapsed but you can tune this feature in Preferences
  • New Choosing initial sorting criteria for the list programs. See preferences for Uninstaller
  • New Windows 8 Compatibility, use of its selection theme for items
  • New Crash report feature to allow users sending reports in case of critical errors
  • Improved Look & feel when using different DPI screen settings (125% etc)
  • Improved Improved algorithm of searching for program installation path and icon
  • Improved Improved drawing of application list, improved columns width for different languages
  • Improved Setup: option to keep traced items information when removing Uninstall Tool
  • Fixed Fixed uninstalling of some 32-bit programs on 64-bit version of Windows
  • Fixed Fixed sorting of list items in some cases
  • Fixed Fixed some potentially weak places that may cause crash in some situations
  • Fixed A lot of small improvements and fixes

Version 3.2.2

Released on October 7, 2012 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Install Tracker accuracy on Windows 7 64-bit
  • Improved Dutch, Danish translations update
  • Fixed Crash after using Uninstall Wizard in some rare cases
  • Fixed Small Uninstall Wizard and Install Tracker issues
  • Fixed An issue of restoring the main window's maximized state if it was minimized to taskbar before

Version 3.2.1

Released on September 2, 2012 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard: a bit faster scanning
  • Fixed Fixed important issue with not displaying of some programs in the list (installed with Windows Installer)
  • Fixed Fixed issue with not refreshing of program list after using Install Tracker
  • Fixed Fixed application list scroll bar display on Windows Vista/7

Version 3.2

Released on August 22, 2012 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Batch Force Removal and Batch Remove Entry functions in Uninstaller)
  • New Revert option in Install Tracker
  • New Right-To-Left languages support (Arabic, Hebrew and Persian)
  • Improved Even faster startup!
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard scanning: now faster and more accurate
  • Improved Registry items display in Uninstall Wizard
  • Improved Recent popup window
  • Improved Startup Manager - checkboxes to enable/disable items
  • Improved Compact view of apps list (see View->Compact List)
  • Improved Updated Preferences window
  • Improved Program help is now online
  • Improved Latvian & Croatian translations update
  • Fixed Fixed saving of program preferences in some rare cases
  • Fixed Fixed several false-positives in Uninstall Wizard scanning
  • Fixed Fixed some rare crash when using Force Removal on some programs
  • Fixed Improved look & feel of task pane when Windows themes are off
  • Fixed Startup Manager: fixed duplicate items on x64 systems
  • Fixed Fixed some memory leaks and other small issues

Version 3.1.1

Released on March 15, 2012 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Improved Uninstall Wizard scanning (in C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local folder)
  • Improved 'Install and Trace' in context menus in 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows (e.g. Total Commander)
  • Improved Trial license manager improvements
  • Improved Dutch, Armenian and Chinese_Simplified update
  • Fixed Fixed slow traces scanning in Uninstall Wizard (on x64 systems)
  • Fixed Fixed some rare false positive in Uninstall Wizard on x64 Windows (thanks to Kurbster)

Version 3.1

Released on February 28, 2012 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Native 64-bit version of Uninstall Tool. One setup includes both 64-bit and 32-bit modules and will install the required version depending on the current Windows
  • New 'Install and Trace' item in Windows 7 taskbar popup
  • Improved Ability to enter space character in the search filter
  • Improved The dialog informing about running processes
  • Improved Icon detection
  • Fixed Install Tracker: choosing of the main item when multiple programs installed
  • Fixed Reloading of program list after uninstallation
  • Fixed Saving/restoring of main window position in some situations

Version 3.0.1

Released on December 2, 2011 | Builds History (Forum)
  • Improved Main window behavior in maximized state
  • Improved Ukrainian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, Arabic languages update
  • Fixed Incorrect shell extension behavior on Windows Vista/7
  • Fixed Some rare crash when using Install Tracker
  • Fixed Displaying of apps with size > 4 GB

Version 3.0

Released on November 12, 2011 | Builds History (Forum)
  • New Install Tracker - install and trace programs. 100% clean removal afterwards!
  • New 90% of program code is rewritten/reviewed/optimized
  • New Secondary toolbar with additional functions (can be hidden)
  • New Adjustable positions of toolbars (top/bottom/side)
  • New Automatic check for updates (optional) and new version dialog with 'what's new' list
  • New New HTML report (both for Uninstaller and Startup manager)
  • New Run different Windows Tools (Tools menu)
  • New New preferences dialog
  • New Uninstall Wizard: detection of running processes among found traces; termination on request
  • New Uninstall Wizard: informs and removes (on next system reboot) files that are in use by the system
  • New Ability to force stop uninstall processes (when third-party uninstaller is freezed)
  • New Display of recent items in the secondary toolbar with grouping (Apps/System/Hidden)
  • New Google for program name (Ctrl+G) and its publisher (see 'Action' menu)
  • New Startup: Multiple items selection
  • New Startup: Company column to display item's publisher/author
  • Improved Revised and improved User Interface (including new icons)
  • Improved Simplified use of task panel (in the left of Uninstaller and Startup managers), added keyboard navigation
  • Improved Added ability to be pinned to Windows 7 Taskbar or Start Menu
  • Improved Program stability
  • Improved Program preferences are always saved to the 'preferences.xml' file
  • Improved Caching algorithms. Uninstaller cache is now saved to 'CachedData.dat' file. Refresh cache by the Refresh button (F5)
  • Improved Search filter usage
  • Improved Uninstall Wizard: faster scanning
  • Improved Better programs listing, better icons detection
  • Improved List view with small icons looks better now
  • Improved Startup: handling situation when there're no items in the list
  • Improved Large number of other small improvements and fixes
Older versions history:
2.9.8, 23 July 2011
- new main icon, get prepared for Uninstall Tool 3!

2.9.7, 20 March 2010
- program preferences are now saved in a file when running in portable mode
- Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian languages updated
- Control Panel Icon option is disabled when running in Portable Mode- 
- Fixed small issue when replacing Add/Remove Applet in Windows XP

2.9.6, 5 March 2010
- Uninstall Tool is digitally signed now for better performance on Windows Vista/7
- Uninstall Tool can be portable now! Learn How
- Windows XP color theme is back for all Windows 2000/XP users (modern theme can be turned on/off in the View menu)
- Setup: more languages, option to add Uninstall Tool icon to Control panel
- new convenient confirmation messages in Windows 7 style
- improved removal of products installed with Microsoft MSI installer
- checking for new version is now avilable in Help menu
- fixed random rare crash when browsing Startup programs
- fixed main icon display in Windows Vista/7
- Startup programs: better checks for item validity
- small About dialog re-styling
- small but numerous bug fixes

2.9.5, 30 Nobember 2009
- better compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7
- improved items selection for the program list (now good-looking and convenient)
- fixed color theme of ExplorerBar on Vista and 7 (previously was too dark and grey)
- fixed the issue when programs had 'n/a' in the 'Installed On' column
- fixed navigation to registry source of some items in Startup

2.9, 16 Nobember 2009
- Uninstall Wizard is improved to find more traces of some pupular programs
- Uninstall Wizard is now more safe - added detection of cases when Install Location is shared between several programs
- new Status Bar with detailed statistics and access to recent programs
- Windows Vista/7 fonts support for ExplorerBar and Programs List
- Startup function: improved names of startup items (more descriptive and readable)
- text size in program is now accordingly to Windows preferences
- Startup function: fixed behavior of ExplorerBar (when no programs found), other small issues fixed
- improved user language auto detection
- Esc button hotkey is used now to reset current search filter
- fixed duplicate items in 64 bit versions of Windows
- fixed handling of cases when a program is installed of multiple versions
- increased GUI reaction speed in some situations
- several memory and GDI leaks found and fixed - improved stability
- small improvement in algorithm of detecting programs icons
- several minor fixes

2.8.1, 26 July 2009
- fixed wrong calculation of install location of some programs
- updated languages

2.8, 16 July 2009
- menu graphics, updated ExplorerBar icons
- feature to add new startup items (Startup programs category)
- more advanced status bar with progress of calculation of applications occupied size
- ability to switch languages from View menu
- better MSI (Windows Installer) installations scanning
- fixed not displaying of some programs (specially in Windows Vista)
- fixed empty names and icons in some Startup items
- fixed caching algorithms to improve performance
- fixed slow exit from the program (in some situations)
- fixed toolbar buttons width in some languages (unnecessary space)
- popup window with recent program is limited to 20 recent items
- improved automatic interface language detection
- better Preferences dialog appearance
- some small Uninstall Wizard fixes

2.7.2, 21 March 2009
- better finding of program icons for Startup programs
- small bug fixes

2.7.1, 21 January 2009
- UninstallWizard: fixed issue with Adobe Air
- fixed bug with not displaying of program icons

2.7, 15 December 2008,
- New multi-column programs list
- Startup programs: more detailed program description
- Startup programs: sorting programs by name and status
- Startup programs: X64 support with option to highlight X64 and X86 programs
- Startup programs: ability to navigate to a source of an item
- Startup programs: check programs validity
- Faster browsing of registry entry of a program
- Remove Entry feature (for simply removing the program from the list)
- UninstallWizard: fixed false positive in Application Data in Vista
- Fixed small issues in X64 versions of Windows
- Office 2007 compatibility improved
- Fixed error 740 in Vista when Uninstall Tool setup is finished
- Minor user interface improvements

2.6.3, 1 October 2008
- UninstallWizard: fixed finding of leftover items in Start Menu
- UninstallWizard: fixed removing folders in Program Files
- UninstallWizard: fixed false positive leftover items discovery

2.6.2, 26 September 2008,
- OpenOffice removal fixed
- UninstallWizard: random crash fixed
- UninstallWizard: invalid file icons fixed

2.6.1, 5 September 2008
- ability to check for new versions of Uninstall Tool
- enhancements and fixes in preferences dialog
- UninstallWizard: minor enhancements

2.6, 31 July 2008
- new way of displaying software updates (tree like)
- differentiating x64 and x86 programs option (only for x64 Windows)
- Uninstall Wizard ™: complete x64 compatibility
- status bar now changes its status when search filter changes
- Windows Vista x64: icon in Control Panel is displayed now

2.5, 27 June 2008
- Uninstall Wizard ™ became more intelligent and faster
- UninstallWizard: removal of COM objects
- UninstallWizard: removal of realy-only files
- corrections in licensing code
- updated some language files
- small corrections in Force Removal feature

2.4, 16 May 2008
- Uninstall Wizard ™ technology for complete and clean uninstallation
- Force Removal feature now also removes leftover file system and registry items
- more intelligent way of finding programs install locations
- added Uninstall Tool icon to Control Panel in Windows Vista
- filter box enhancements (clear button)
- better way of categorization of System software
- wrong error message when recalculating cache
- uninstall process didn't start with some applications
- fixed program freezing on waiting for some uninstall programs
- corrected install locations for MS Office 2007 components

2.3.2, 21 February 2008
- faster loading of program icons and occupied sizes, faster startup
- faster programs removal
- force removal of X64 programs (Windows XP/2003/Vista X64)
- removed blinking of applications list

2.3.1, 29 January 2008
- added complete compatibility with X64 Windows (Windows XP/2003/Vista X64)

2.3, January 2008
- possibility to modify the components of installed programs (if possible)
- installation process optimization (faster)
- new localization engine with support of languages from previous program versions
- faster start-up
- correct support of different licensing schemas
- fixed problems with some products installed using Windows Installer
- correct self removal
- crash fixed on listing certain products (buffer overflow)
- crash fixed on some Microsoft system updates with empty name
- Windows Vista: add/remove systems components feature now works
- Windows Vista: correct applying of Windows styles to program dialogs
- Windows Vista: removed the non working feature to replace Add/Remove program
- automatic program restart after entering registration key
- many other small fixes and improvements

2.2.1, 25 June 2007
- registration, trial fixes and improvements
- startup speed improvement
- misc fixes

2.2, 1 April 2007
- remove programs, that automatically run at system startup
- highlighting of recently installed applications in the list
- smart popup window with recently installed applications
- new, advanced Preferences dialog (colors configuration)
- ExplorerBar Windows XP/Vista themes support
- filter improvements
- fixed some Mozilla products uninstallation problems
- many small improvements and fixes

2.1, 25 January 2007
- Faster caching algorithms
- Sort toolbar button switch behaviour
- Croatian language added
- new main icon
- fixed some filter box bugs
- crash fixed in the nag dialog
- fixed some caching problems - now the program is even faster
- fix in program size determination (invalid huge size)
- fixed problems with freezing Mozilla products uninstallation
- right click and double mouse click on empty list area fixed
- restore standart uninstaller on trial over

2.0.7, 2 January 2007
- added Latvian and Korean interface languages

2.0.6, 15 December 2006
- added UNICODE support for registration names
- fixes in finding Adobe products install locations
- minor fixes

2.0.5, 4 December 2006
- new, faster caching algorithm
- new better way of finding applications install location
- jump to a program installation path with Total Commander (if installed)
- better method of application group identification
- removed program duplicates from the list
- miscellaneous fixes

2.0.1, 13 November 2006
- added Japanese translation
- fixed restoring window maximized state

2.0, 12 November 2006
- new, completely rewritten cool user interface
- 3 applications categories: Software, System, Hidden
- 3 ways of sorting applications: by Name, by Occupied Size, by Installation Date
- Option to replace Add/Remove program
- better way of calculation program size
- fixed some issues with restoring item selection
- fixed icon compatibility with Windows 2000
- various fixes

1.6.6, 10 July 2006
- new languages added
- some fixes

1.6.5, 1 July 2006
- Added crash report feature
- Added FAQ to the help file
- added some languages
- serious fix: data in registry stayed when program has been removed
- some programs were not displayed - fixed
- minor fixes

1.6, 12 June 2006
- Display of program's occupied disk space
- Much better way to find program installation path
- Portability, became even faster!
- Removed JumpTo menu, all elements are in the root of the Action menu
- Removed horizontal scroll bar
- Added startup tooltip for beginners
- Only one copy of the program can run simultaniously now
- Added standart icon in tooltip for items with no icon
- Removed ability to maximize window (what for?)
- A better way of loading language xml files
- Item's background changing fixed
- Now the number of current items in the list unchanges when changing filter
- TheBat Fix (previously was hidden for some reasons)
- Disable tooltip on empty area
- some languages fixes, grammar fixes, changed some Help menu commands

1.5.1, 4 March 2006
- new languages added (now the program totally supports 20 languages)

1.5, 19 February 2006
- Display of program icons with icons caching (to quicken loading later)
- Full multilingual support (UTF-8 formatted xml language files)
- Japanese, Bulgarian and Belarussian languages added
- New customizable tooltips with hyperlinks
- Ability to maximize window
- Display/Hide Windows updates feature
- Navigate menu with to go to web site, program folder or registry
- New UI icons
- Now the program comes with installer
- New about dialog and credits
- Toggle hidden: no refresh, selection save
- Alcohol 120% fix (an empty line)
- Filter change: disabled displaying hidden elements if they are off
- Menu items remained uncheked when switching languages
- Startup directory fix (for proper reading of options.xml)
- Save HTML unicode strings problem fixed
- Program crash fix when regedit.exe absents on the target system
- Program crash fix on right click when the list is empty
- Program crash fix when refreshing after uninstall
- Program crash fix when choosing View menu if no item selected

1.3, 1 November 2005
- 'Jump to' feature to navigate the item in the registry
- TAB switch removed (filter now is always on)
- Show warnings (with new icon in the statusbar) when uninstall failes
- Ukranian and Spanish languages added
- Language strings moved to resources
- Bug with waiting for child processes fixed
- Saving selection in the list for all actions
- Mouse scrolling fixes when Smooth-scroll feature is on
- No list refresh when switching languages
- Many small bugfixes

1.2a, 16 August 2005
- some filter box minor fixes

1.2, 14 August 2005
- filter box to filter installed applications list
- no the program waits for all uninstaller's child process
- minimum window position handling
- statusbar update while uninstalling
- info icon in the status bar added
- nice credits :) - see about dialog for details
- some tooltip fixes
- ability to show only current user installed software feature REMOVED
- saving position fixes
- many misc bug fixes

1.1, 17 June 2005
- ability to add/remove windows components
- cool and more informative tooltips added
- finally help added!
- ability to show only current user installed software
- saving the list to a .html file
- red color added to indicate items without uninstallation
- french, dutch languages added
- window position saved
- more informative statusbar with colorful icons
- main icon changed
- bug: menu items remained grayed if uninstallation program didn't start
- window resizing fix
- listbox coloring fixes
- many windows 9x compatibility bugs fixed
- loading fix - became evean faster!
- quit on escape fix: options are saved now
- great memory leaks found and fixed

1.0 beta 3, 5 April 2005
- multilingual support added, russian language added
- status label added
- saving the list to a .txt file
- horizontall scrollbar added
- minor interface improvements
- now pressing Enter means uninstalling selected program - not quit
- keyboard accelerator fixes
- window resizing fix

1.0 beta 2, 19 March 2005
- ability to check whether uninstallation was successfull
- now icons are in 256 colors mode for compatibility with Windows < XP
- project recompiled with VC++ 6 for compatibility with Windows versions < XP
- restores the selection after uninstallation

1.0 beta 1, 1 March 2005
- First public release

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