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What are people saying about Total Uninstall

Andy Bergman Hello,

will there be also a discount for the professional Edition?

Sep 22 2009 at 1:29am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The discount is not available for Professional edition.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 22 2009 at 2:49am Copy Link
Patrick N nice to see you here g.martau

this is a very specialized program wich works very well for what it's intended for,
i've bought pro version some months ago & have no regrets whatsoever! (although not the version offered here)

for thoose having faith in default uninstallers should at least trial this piece of software,
one gets really surprised what most default uninstallers leave on your pc (files\registry).

i have yet to see any third party uninstaller comparable to total uninstall, that's how good it is,
i'm using total uninstall almost daily both my own pc and virtual machine and im very pleased.

thumbs up for this software!
gavrila martau also seems quick with support & has his very own techforum.

standard vs professional:

(have a great salesday)
Sep 22 2009 at 5:48am Copy Link
Andy Bergman Hello Mr. Martau,

thank you for your answer. Will it be possible to upgrade from Standard to pro and if yes at what cost?

Sep 22 2009 at 8:39am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Upgrade to Professional Edition is possible roughly at the cost of the difference between editions full price ($11 to upgrade to Professional Edition - Single Computer).
Gavrila Martau - Sep 22 2009 at 9:28am Copy Link
Andy Bergman sorry for asking again but am I right and can you confirm that with your offer here + upgrade I can get the Pro Version for $26?

What do I have to do to upgrade to Pro. I can't find how to buy the upgrade on your homepage?

And - sorry for sounding stupid - but why not offer the Pro version also for $26?

Thanks for making this great software.
Sep 22 2009 at 9:58am Copy Link
Jonathan Keener Is this compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
Sep 22 2009 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Jon:
Total Uninstall is compatible with operating systems starting with Windows 2000 to Windows 7 including 64 bit editions.

Yes, if you upgrade to pro edition the total cost will be $26. The upgrade link will be soon made available on the purchase page (now there is only in the forum). There are some reasons why we don't offer the PRO edition here.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 22 2009 at 6:07pm Copy Link
Tin Tim does it come with lifetime updates?
Sep 25 2009 at 4:45pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau No, we offer for one year free updates and upgrades.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 25 2009 at 7:19pm Copy Link
J L Can it re-install a uninstalled program? I mean make a backup before uninstalling something. If so, what is the procedure?
Is it possible to transfer the license from one PC to another?
Sep 26 2009 at 6:01am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Current version doesn't backup uninstalled program but this feature will be available soon.
Yes, it is possible to transfer the registration from a computer to another without any problem but not back and forth.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 26 2009 at 6:29am Copy Link
Kartheek Nagaraja Will family or five computers and above license also be here?
Sep 26 2009 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau At this moment, we see for this kind of deals only single computer licenses. There is possible to extend the number of licensed computers, at a request if this option is not yet officially available on the product site. See previous comments how the license upgrade cost is calculated.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 26 2009 at 9:03pm Copy Link
J L Will the version with backup feature available soon? Could I get that version for free as an upgrade if I buy the uninstaller during the promotion?
Could I stay with an out-dated version of the product without renewing the subscription and be able to transfer the license?
Is there any plans in the future for free lifetime upgrade licenses?

Thanks for your answer
Sep 27 2009 at 12:19am Copy Link
K H I've been using the last free version of Total Uninstall for the last two years. I've downloaded the version offered here but before installing, I'd like to know if I must first uninstall my older version. And, if I must, will all its files and information be lost?

Sep 27 2009 at 5:33am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The backup feature is already implemented in the development version so will be available in the next version. Of course, this will be a free update for users of this promotion. For one year, you can benefit from free updates or upgrades for the program. After this period, the program will continue to work and also can be transferred to another computer. After one year, without renewing the license you will not get any update.
At this time, there is no plan for a lifetime license.
Total Uninstall 5 is a completely independent program and it works in parallel with any previous major version like 2.x, 3.x, 4.x. So is not necessary to uninstall the free version 2.x. Because your version is very old you must convert first the log files to version 4 using the tool and then use the File-Import from Total Uninstall 5 (
Gavrila Martau - Sep 27 2009 at 7:17am Copy Link
carl thorpe Can you direct us to the forum post that has the link to upgrade the standard edition to the pro edition for $11?

Sep 28 2009 at 6:52pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Upgrade link from Standard to Professional edition is available at the end of the following page (registered 5.x users):
At the request, we send instructions for other upgrade combinations.
Gavrila Martau - Sep 28 2009 at 7:09pm Copy Link
S C I already have a trial version of TU installed. Do I need to reinstall a new version when I purchase or just activate the currently installed version with the license key?
Sep 29 2009 at 1:11am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Just register the installed trial. Download button from this page link to the official trial that you already have installed (version 5.4.2)
Gavrila Martau - Sep 29 2009 at 1:28am Copy Link
C A Anyone knows how does this sw compare to Revo Uninstaller? (which is free).
I've been using Revo for a while and it works great.
Sep 29 2009 at 1:57am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson CA, I believe the main difference between Revo (which I use) and Total Uninstaller (which I have used the free version previously and plan to buy today) is that TU has a "monitor" mode. You start TU, then start your new program installation. When the program is finished, tell TU that it is done. TU records all the changes made during the installation, making for a very clean uninstall if you decide you don't want the program you just tried.
Sep 29 2009 at 3:30am Copy Link
J L Hello Gavrila Martau.
I have just bought a license, and I would like to upgrade to Pro version and get an extra license for a PC that I rarely use.
Could you send me instructions for this upgrade combination?
Sep 29 2009 at 4:03am Copy Link
David Dinwiddie It looks to me like you HAVE to buy the extended download service at $14.99. Some deal!
Sep 29 2009 at 2:51pm Copy Link
J T @David Dinwiddie, just click the trash can icon in the column to the right of the extended d/l service and the order page will reload with the total $14.97 recalculated.
Sep 29 2009 at 3:27pm Copy Link
David Dinwiddie Thanks for the tip! I just completed my order.
Sep 29 2009 at 4:24pm Copy Link
xCurt ehh... surely you will also offer the Professional version at the same time, PLEASE?
Mar 11 2010 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau We don't offer the Pro edition here. However, the upgrade to Pro edition is possible on the program site for an additional $11.
Gavrila Martau - Mar 11 2010 at 11:42pm Copy Link
Alexandros Smith Hello, Does this program require online activation?
Mar 13 2010 at 10:45am Copy Link
Jon Koerner Will I be able to purchase the Pro version at the same percentage discount price?
Mar 13 2010 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau During the registration (when entering the key) the program will detect and use your Internet Connection to validate the key. For a truly offline computer, the registration will succeed. Any attempt to block the online validation with a firewall or other methods will prevent the program to accept the key.
Gavrila Martau - Mar 13 2010 at 8:39pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau No, we don't offer the Pro edition here. However, the upgrade to Pro edition is possible on the program site for an additional $11.
Gavrila Martau - Mar 13 2010 at 8:47pm Copy Link
Jon Koerner Thanks for reply. But... what I really need is the 4-computer "Family Pack" Pro license (retail price = $50). Many BitsduJour customers have 3-4 computers, and many of us are advanced-expert users. So this is not a good target market for the single-user Std license.

Why not just expand today's sale to include the Pro and Family Pack options?? You'd sell a lot more than you're going to get with the 1-user Std license. Thanks
Mar 14 2010 at 5:35pm Copy Link
Alberto Sanchez Same opinion, not interesting in single-user standard license.

Mar 14 2010 at 9:03pm Copy Link
Patrick N since last time gavrila martau were on bdj there is a now a new very nice feature restoring your programs, i think this is included in the standard edition of total uninstall,
thoose times when i recover my os i have tested this function a lot, and you all should know what a timesavior this restore function is, although there are certain programs i would avoid using it with.
i use pro and i also wondered why you not sell it here gavrila
it makes sense and less trouble for your potential pro buyers
now martau is very devoted to this program, i like that, if you find a bug be sure he steps on the pedal fixing it and besides this being the best uninstaller on the market, it's also a crucial tool for me analyzing changes on my desktop, i really like it...

once again have a great sales day
Mar 14 2010 at 10:07pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau There are chances that during this promotion to have here the fixed 14.98USD discount valid for other program licenses (we are waiting for the BitsDuJour staff approval to publish the purchase links).
Gavrila Martau - Mar 14 2010 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Markus I am also interested in the Pro Version, if possible Family Pack. Hope it will be approved from BitsDuJour :)
Mar 14 2010 at 11:39pm Copy Link
Peter Prescott Please Professional/ Home Pack Version!
Mar 14 2010 at 11:39pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Thanks for your patience, I'll have the links up shortly!

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 15 2010 at 12:49am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The purchase links to other license types are available, just press the "Buy Now" button to see them..
Mar 15 2010 at 2:53am Copy Link
DrTeeth A program like this is difficult to test in the limited time that the offer is valid. Are there any independent reviews about how effective it is?
Mar 15 2010 at 3:13am Copy Link
Jon Koerner I see that I was right - I've created a riot of other people who also wanted the 4-computer Pro license. And, I see that the Buy button now has new links to the Pro version and the Family Packs -- hooray! -- thanks, Gavrila and Roger!

But --- the new links are giving just a flat $14.95 discount, not a 50% discount. Is that the intention? So that is only a 30% discount on the "Family Pack" Pro license, not the 51% discount that was advertised initially. Boo-hoo... :--( It's a little baity-and-switchy, but then, I suppose us beggars shouldn't be too choosey about a gift horsey, eh?...
Mar 15 2010 at 5:58am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The discount is a flat amount, the extra links are for your convenience to avoid additional upgrades to other license types or editions.
You can find an answer to your questions if you press F1 to get help.
The Agent is a stand alone program that will notify you that an installation program was started so you don't forget to start to monitor an installation, if you wish.
The profiles are sets of settings that can be easily applied. Built in profiles can be edited in the Standard edition, new profiles can be added only in Pro edition.
The modified files are not restored at uninstall (are only recorded in the log during install).
You have a complete control of the installation log, and you can remove any extra detected change. You can configure the program to ignore all kinds of changes from the system including the antivirus update folder.
The registry export will create a .reg file containing the changes made by the monitored program (this can be a file with install instructions that will reapply the registry changes or can have the uninstall instructions to remove the entries added at install time or recreate the deleted entries at install time)
Gavrila Martau - Mar 15 2010 at 7:21am Copy Link
Patrick N hi jon, what you should do first is monitor your own operating system, record for lets say 20-30 minutes common tasks, when done press program is installed, from this log add exlusions, (right click in the logpane - add to scan exclude) ..
this is recommended procedure first run

monitored mode:
you shouldn't mess with other stuff when recording\monitoring, the more silent machine during install the more perfected snapshots, irrelevant files&values just remove or exclude them from your logfile.
Mar 15 2010 at 7:56am Copy Link
Jon Koerner Thanks, Gavrila, for prompt replies! I am very positively impressed both by the software program and by your excellent attentiveness to customers. I'm sold, and will purchase the Family Pack Pro license now! Keep up the great work!
Mar 15 2010 at 7:57am Copy Link
Bob S I've been using another program (Revo Uninstall) that seems to do the same thing as Total Uninstall, and it is free. So far I've been very pleased.

Can you highlight the features or functionality Total Uninstall provides that Revo does not? Thank you.
Mar 15 2010 at 9:50am Copy Link
anthonyraynor I have also used Revo for years with good results. However with the 64bit product being $39 for one license, I am investigating other products. With the discount on the family pack, thinking about giving this one a try.
Mar 15 2010 at 11:14am Copy Link
Vanessa N This tends to get re-offered every so often...Any idea if it will be
again, and soon? I missed my opportunity last time.
Oct 1 2010 at 10:37am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau In this year, we will not have the BDJ promotion.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 2 2010 at 12:45am Copy Link
FERON JEROME Hello Gavrila, for this year (2011) you have BDJ promotion or other ?
Mar 2 2011 at 12:35am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent Hello can ypu please explain the difference between Total Unistall 5 and Revo Unistaller Pro? What are the advantages of your software that Revo Unistaller Pro doesn’t have since you offer the standard and Pro edition. Thank you
Aug 1 2011 at 5:44am Copy Link
Zsolt B. is it possible to extend discount to upgrade as well?

@Perdo: Revo has only one advantage, the real-time monitoring. It is unique, but you cannot control the process, you cannot check what is actually monitored..Total Uninstall is cleverer interface, and you can control uninstall a far better. You have more options to do it than in Revo. Personally, Revo is too simple for me, so I have been a happy user of TU for years. Regarding real time monitoring, it is not enough against TU. I'm pretty sure, Gavrila would develop it as a more useful feature.
Aug 2 2011 at 2:56am Copy Link
_*_ I am wondering when the next version will be coming out. I read the older posts and see that it was still version 5 back in 2009, and wanted to make sure the program will still be receiving updates into the future.

Will purchasing through the Bits offer include a free upgrade to version 6?

Thank you
Aug 2 2011 at 4:42am Copy Link
Patrick N Revo contains much extra fluff - Hunter Mode, Autorun Manager, Junk Cleaner & Windows Tools. (Do you need it?)

Total Uninstall is more distinct & quicker moreover TU's scanner engine is unmatched in speed. Total Uninstall can backup your programs thus restoring your programs to previous state keeping usersettings & licensing. I often use TU's monitored mode exporting such changes from registry & licensing hence installing & adjusting takes to much of my precious time.
For those Installing/Updating frequently many programs this is the perfect program or if you restore your PC often you will find Total Uninstall extremely useful using TU's Backup/Restore feature.

Total Uninstall does not have DRM - Revo has DRM.

Gavrila Martau is quick implementing features/requests which may seem good from end user perspective, version 6 is due for release but date is not set but I'm pretty sure a purchase today would qualify hence policy is 12 months.

A must have program - Super Cheap - Super Fast - Super Useful - Simply.. Super Duper
Aug 2 2011 at 5:35am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau 1.1. Real-time monitoring is not always an advantage. If the install process include a reboot, then the monitoring process is ruined or at least incomplete.
1.2. The TU analysis algorithm for already installed programs (not monitored) is superior compared with the after uninstall scan from revo. TU has won several real tests published in specialized magazines.
1.3. You can play with different analysis levels before starting the uninstall process so you will know which one is the best. In revo you can find that the selected scan level is too aggresive or is insufficient when is too late.
1.4. If you have two or more programs installed in the same folder revo will uninstall both or will damage the other program if you don't pay attention to the listed items.
1.5. Revo will not continue the uninstall process if the build in uninstaller reboot the computer (so will not help you)... and the list can continue.
2. We don't offer upgrades at BDJ.
3. One year maintenance policy includes free updates and upgrades so, will include the version 6 major release for free.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 2 2011 at 6:22am Copy Link
Tomasz Burger @ Pedro Laurent - For me biggest advantage TU has over Revo is that in TU you can actually see what changes were made in file system®istry by each of installed programs.

I've been using TU for more than 15 months (purchased it here) and I must say it's an excellent piece of software. Support is quick, new features are implemented on regular basis, upgrade policy is very user-friendly (updates/upgrades for 1Y and after maintenance period expired you have another 12 months to renew license with -50% discount). After my request I also got from Gavrila - for FREE - TU4 file/serial that I could install under Win98 (I use it as a second OS).
Aug 2 2011 at 11:22am Copy Link
DrTeeth Whilst I do not like the use of hardware footprints* I do not mind them if I can install as many times as I wish, be it either from reinstalling the OS, or as in my case, multi-booting.

1 install per footprint is a deal killer.

*I always worry what would happen if the authentication server went off line for any reason. heard about the M.Y.O.B. saga here in the UK?
Aug 2 2011 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Vanessa N Hello Gavrila,

I am wondering if the discount will apply to family pack or multiple license packs? I have a desktop and a laptop and would like to have Total Install on both.

I also need to do a clean install of Windows 7 on my current desktop, so I should probably wait to install Total Install until I do so? Not sure how annoying the hardware footprint issue will be? I have to reinstall the OS as a nasty virus left it a little diminished a few months, and haven't gotten around to doing a clean install yet. Which I imagine may happen yet again if I am unlucky. (I generally am lucky enough not to have virus issues, though).

Thanks so much~
Aug 2 2011 at 3:05pm Copy Link
VLM I"ve been a Revo Pro user and so I'm very interested to read this discussion. I'm implementing a new Win7 install, have not yet installed any software, and Revo WAS going to be the first thing I installed. But now, my head is being turned.

In my experience:

1. It's true, Revo has a lot of junk that is better provided in CCleaner, Eraser, etc.

2. It's true, Revo, can be OH SO SLOW at times. (Of course, I've been running on an older machine, so ....)

3. It's true, I've have gotten into trouble when 2 programs were installed inside the same folder, and I have found Revo's set of options rather limited. I absolutely never really feel like I know what's about to happen or what has happened.

So ... I am listening!!! Gavrila, I'm particularly grateful for your including the version 6 upgrade, and I'm eagerly awaiting your response on whether the multiple-license packs are included in this promotion.

Also, is this promotion for the standard version, pro, or both?
Aug 2 2011 at 7:10pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau 1. We offer here with 50% discount the Single and Family pack, both editions: Standard and Pro.
2.The limitation is not exactly 1 footprint per license (I just selected the license option at BDJ that was available and matches in some degree with the license). Please read the available pdf file with the license. Anyway, a family pack cover better a computer that is often reinstalled (more than 10 times per year). The online check is not mandatory (you can register true offline computers, with no firewall installed), and we have two different servers who are tried in case one is offline.
3.Upgrading a program is handled like a normal install with the difference that the result is merged in the initial installation log. The merge is done automatically if you select the "Update" action instead "Install" or can be done manually in a dedicated dialog.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 2 2011 at 10:10pm Copy Link
Vanessa N Thanks for the reply, although I'm still slightly confused. If I have a desktop and a laptop, not used concurrently, how many licenses do I need/which option should I buy?

Looking forward to making a purchase soon~
Aug 2 2011 at 10:14pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks for your reply. I am also a bit confused by this one:

3.Upgrading a program is handled like a normal install with the difference that the result is merged in the initial installation log. The merge is done automatically if you select the "Update" action instead "Install" or can be done manually in a dedicated dialog.

So if I am working in Acrobat X, and up pops a dialog saying that a new version/update is available, OR if I choose Help Find Updates and discover an update available, do I then go over to TU, turn on the update action (as you describe, above), then go back into Acrobat and click in their updater to start the update process?
Aug 2 2011 at 10:50pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau VLM: Yes, you can install, register and use the computer on an offline computer. Note that a running firewall will trigger the mandatory online key validation. With a running firewall the computer is not considered offline.
The family license is appropriate for a desktop and a laptop configuration. Licensing is per computer, with a flexibility that allows reinstall, license move, dual-boot or an extra virtual machine( )
Gavrila Martau - Aug 2 2011 at 11:18pm Copy Link
Tomasz Burger Gavrila,
I'm registered user of TU5 (single license), my maintenance period expired 3 months ago. If I want to switch to PRO version I have to: 1) renew license ($15), upgrade to PRO ($11) - total cost is $26. But I can also use BTJ incoming deal and purchase PRO version for $20. Am I right? If yes and I'll purchase new license - is it somehow possible to switch serials that I have ale my registration data without change and not new license for new user? In other words is it possible that I purchase new license for PRO but from you I’ll get renew + upgrade keys.
Aug 2 2011 at 11:18pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Renew the license to PRO on the program site (from any edition or license type):$20. The renewal is an opportunity for a discounted license upgrade/downgrade to single pro: $20, family std: $20, family pro: $25.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 2 2011 at 11:33pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I have just read the licence PDF and it does not clarify the number of installs allowed on a single PC, it does not even mention a limit.

Aug 3 2011 at 1:24am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau See the definition for COMPUTER. The limits depends of license type; single, family. The installs are counted as one as long as the computer ID is the same.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 3 2011 at 2:11am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Gavrila for your responses to various questions, and for providing the license document. I remain curious about this question, from above:

So if I am working in Acrobat X, and up pops a dialog saying that a new version/update is available, OR if I choose Help Find Updates and discover an update available, do I then go over to TU, turn on the update action (as you describe, above), then go back into Acrobat and click in their updater to start the update process?

Aug 3 2011 at 5:52am Copy Link
DrTeeth Great news, downloading for a test drive now.
I am wary of activation systems. Against my better judgement, I bought a program that used online activation/DRM. 24 hours after buying the program, my code was rejected as fake.
Aug 3 2011 at 2:52pm Copy Link
VLM Well, I don't mean to sound ignorant, but in this instance I suppose I am. What is "DRM"?
Aug 3 2011 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Pedro Laurent It stands for Digital rights management (DRM) and is used to limit the number of systems the software can be installed on by requiring authentication with an online server, in worst cases it can be implemented with hardware foot print which utilizes the PC hardware to created a unique ID which can not be duplicated therefore insuring that the software won't be used in another machine so forever bonding the software and make it non transferable to another machine. So if your machine GOES KAPUT your BELOVED DRM software GOES KAPUT as well.
Aug 3 2011 at 6:56pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Pedro. I guess that is why Gavrila has emphasized that they will add installs in such a case.
Aug 3 2011 at 7:07pm Copy Link
Pedro Laurent I don't like the 12 months support for this types of software I have been using Revo Uninstaller Pro since 2009 and still getting updates for it although the DRM feature sucks I am able to transfer my license when ever I need to by just having my serial number reset and it takes just 5 minutes after sending an email request to their support.
Aug 3 2011 at 7:17pm Copy Link
Tazzie Pedro, I agree with you. I'm not too crazy about the 12 months limit. I really don't see the reasoning for that with this type of software. If there was a lot of info changes to keep up with, such as with security software, where there are a lot of downloads during the year, etc., then I could see a 12 month license apply. Uninstall software, however, doesn't deal with that type of updating, unless I missed something somewhere.

I, too, have been using Revo Uninstaller Pro, and have been as satisfied as I can be. I just did a reinstall and no problems at all.

I do like the extra features of TI5, although I also would like to hear a response to the Presiding Emissary's question about updates.
Aug 3 2011 at 11:19pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau 1. You can transfer a license simply registering the program on the new computer (no email or serial change)
2. The maintenance period refers to program updates only. The email support is not restricted. If you consider that the paid update isn't important and do not worth the price you can use the version that you purchased (or any version released in the maintenance period) without any limit. A such licensing model encourages us to keep the program under development.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 3 2011 at 11:50pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel It's a shame we can't check out the features of the Pro version before making a judgement on which version to buy. A table showing the differences is not adequate really.
Aug 4 2011 at 3:11am Copy Link
Roberto i bought a family license. Only need for 1 computer, but im ok with the discount prize.

I dont like your policy (i always try to discard software with online activations). I will give try this time.

Continue developing your software and you will have honest customers giving you support.
Aug 4 2011 at 3:55am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Gavrila, Thanks for offering this today. I've been a happy user of the Standard version for many years - my 5.x version maintenance expired last October and I didn't update (if it's not broke, don't fix it!), but with today's discount I'll be buying a family license!

As to Revo vs. TU I can't give any concrete comparison, but I know I've tried Revo a couple of times and always find myself coming back to Total Uninstall, though I expect the reasons are more look and feel vs. true functionality.
Aug 4 2011 at 5:28am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Gavrila Martau: "1.1. Real-time monitoring is not always an advantage. If the install process include a reboot, then the monitoring process is ruined or at least incomplete."

I have a lot of software, and often I install several updates without rebooting after each update installation although I'm prompted to. Will this still be possible when using TU? I would be quite inconvenient to have to reboot every single time...
Aug 4 2011 at 5:41am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent With all the respect you said the 12 months update is necessary to keep the program under development? Well it seems more like a subscription based program, cause I bought a license for the professional version at regular price on Abril of last year which was version 5.6.1 and stop receiving updates until version 5.9.3. to the extent you consider version 5.6.1, 5.7.0, 5.80, 5.9.0 - 5.9.3 a 12 months based model. By the time a major version is release I will be paying triple digits $$$! since version 5.0.0 of TU was release on October-22-08 and the latest Version 5.9.3 March-25-11 that makes it 2 years, 5 months and still no sight of version 6.
Aug 4 2011 at 5:58am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau 1. Total Uninstall monitoring process allow you to reboot the computer only if you want.
2. The maintenance period is not exactly one year.
We released several versions and allow the use with the maintenance period expired. There are users who got more than a year and a half maintenance period. Do not compare this licensing model with a subscription because when the subscription is ended the service/product can't be used anymore or is restricted. It is not the case with Total uninstall that can be used without any restriction. My opinion is that when you purchase a product, you pay for the current product.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 6:39am Copy Link
Rael Bauer Installing on one computer and on 2 Virtual PCs that are used on the same computer requires how many licenses?

Aug 4 2011 at 6:44am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau According to the license you should get a family pack (two computers are counted). For a physical computer and one VM a single license is OK.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 6:51am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Gavrila Martau: Thank you very much for your reply.

"1. Total Uninstall monitoring process allow you to reboot the computer only if you want."

Just to make sure: In the scenario I described, several (update) installations are started, then the computer is rebooted and those installations get finished automatically. If I understand you correctly, it is possible to "mix" several installations and it's not necessary to end one (by rebooting) before the next one starts? Sorry if I'm a little slow-witted... ;-)
Aug 4 2011 at 7:27am Copy Link
Joe M Do you have a 64-bit version for Windows 7? I know your website says that it will work on a 64-bit, but is the program just 32-bit.
I know Revo UnInstaller Pro has both 64-bit and 32-bit version.
Aug 4 2011 at 8:36am Copy Link
VLM So Gavrila, I just want to know ... are you willing to offer the Pro version today as well as the standard version, and in both the single and family pack? I would much prefer the pro version, and I imagine others would, as well.

Thank you kindly!
Aug 4 2011 at 9:45am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors
If you click the 'Buy' button the options for each version are there.
Aug 4 2011 at 9:54am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau -The program is 32bit only as I specified on the site.
-To understand the pro features you should at least install the program and check the main menu and the options dialog. The profiles are set of options that can be applied easy. Besides the predefined ones, the user can define others (custom). You can merge manually two installation logs into one like the first install log with the update log. Since the monitored programs module works creating system snapshots, you can compare from a list two arbitrary system snapshots to find what was changed between these. In addition to above, a PRO feature is to search in all monitored programs or in analyzed programs for a file/folder or registry entry.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 10:22am Copy Link
VLM Does Total Uninstall check the entire registry (all hives) or only selected hives?
Aug 4 2011 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Peter Margol HIGHLY recommend reading this long-time running post before buying (hillarious reading;) -- http://fileforum.betanews...084/1/view
Aug 4 2011 at 12:57pm Copy Link
VLM Peter - Good heavens, what a "conversation" those people are having. I cannot imagine attempting to use anything written there ... you? I mean, I do not know how to determine what is true, false, reasonable, crazy ... suggestions welcome! (And I won't even ask how you came up with this page! :):)

Gavrila - Is it true that TU leaves behind certain information, such as keys that establish software trial periods?
Aug 4 2011 at 1:21pm Copy Link
giorgio de laurentis why is the deal expired at 22:45 European Time ?
Aug 4 2011 at 1:47pm Copy Link
VLM I'm feeling a bit confused ... Is TU available as a true 64-bit app, or does it only monitor and remove 64-bit apps?

And if not presently available as 64-bit, is that in the dev plan?
Aug 4 2011 at 1:47pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I have decided not to purchase due to the activation system and, to be honest, I have NEVER had any problems with the normal Windows uninstall routines.
Aug 4 2011 at 1:56pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Something is wrong here. Our Today conversation vanished and the deal is expired :(.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 1:59pm Copy Link
VLM Yes, and the next day's deal is available before it is supposed to begin. Someone at BDJ just goofed, I imagine.

Still curious about my questions, above, regarding leave-behinds and 64-bit.
Aug 4 2011 at 2:15pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Apologies for the technical problems, the deal is now available.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 4 2011 at 2:25pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau 1. There are great chances that the first version 6 to have also a 64bit edition, this year.
2. For monitored programs there are no leave behind of items that were created during the monitored process. The items created during the program use (not monitored) are impossible to be detected except those created in the folders that were detected as created at install time (for these the program will show a special dialog were the user can decide if the items will be uninstalled or not). For analyzed programs, the hidden items are impossible to be detected (trial information). No uninstaller is or will be able to detect it.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Steven Hall Why make a standard version and pro version for an mere uninstaller software? Second your support policy does not give any advantage since you release minor updates seldom making the 12 months support to laugh about it. The software takes a considerable amount of time to load.
Aug 4 2011 at 3:47pm Copy Link
Gonzo Although I already own Revo, the comments here made me curious about Total Uninstall... I just purchased it, hope I don't regret it!
BTW, if I understood correctly, this app shows a log of everything that's changed whenever you monitor an installation, which is excellent!
Aug 4 2011 at 5:04pm Copy Link
William Underwood Trying to get this program, 2 hours ago changed my password and tried to order and got info on an OLD order (Oct. 24, 2010) and yet the screen said I had ordered Total Uninstall 5 Pro for the discount price of $43.?? for the 4 machine version and a CD for 1 year, but the printout was for the old Oct. 24, 2010 dealing I had on your records. Your site is difficult if one does not know his password...William Underwood
Aug 4 2011 at 5:35pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel I'm glad I'm not a software developer.

Gavrila, I hope you get a good night's sleep, you deserve it.
Aug 4 2011 at 5:59pm Copy Link
Jürgen Hegenscheid If i will use total uninstall on a computer with i.e. windows xp and windows 7 installed (multiboot), and under both operating systems i have virtualmachines from i.e. Windows 95 up to Windows 7 running in virtualbox, vmware player and virtual pc, how much licenses would i need?
Could the family licenses only be used in one household, or will it be also okay to give one of the licenses to my daughter or my stepson which both live in other cities?

Sincerely Jürgen
Aug 4 2011 at 6:17pm Copy Link
VLM Hi again Gavrila,

You wrote: The items created during the program use (not monitored) are impossible to be detected except those created in the folders that were detected as created at install time (for these the program will show a special dialog were the user can decide if the items will be uninstalled or not). For analyzed programs, the hidden items are impossible to be detected (trial information). No uninstaller is or will be able to detect it.
Revo seems to, I have NEVER had a problem with a trial version or anything like that. I do not see a response from you to this question, so I have to work here by inference ... I assume you mean that TU does leave behind such things. I also asked whether ALL the hives are fully searched, and again, I do not see a response from you.

Would you please respond to these questions? Honestly, your program receives rave reviews and terrible reviews, one simply MUST question. I hope you understand this ... I don't think I've ever seen a program so loved and hated at the same time.
Aug 4 2011 at 6:45pm Copy Link
Tazzie I think you took ALL the words out of my mouth, Presiding Emissary LOL!

I am also having a lot of mixed feelings. With such a mix of reviews, it's really difficult to use them to weigh a decision one way or another.

I can't remember Revo leaving behind stuff from trial versions. For any doubting the use of an uninstaller ... once you've used one like Revo or similar ones, I assume, you will see what kind of junk gets left behind by programs that the windows uninstaller doesn't touch. It has come in handy in the past due to my very bad habit of installing too many trial programs then forgetting about half of them. Then when I go to test the program, the trial period has expired. At times like that I was grateful to have Revo on hand to uninstall and reinstall so I could try the program out. In my experience, there are all too often exceptions to the rule sooner or later, so there's no guarantee that Revo or other similar programs won't run into them.
Aug 4 2011 at 7:34pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Guys, Great discussions today about the software but please note that the developer is in Europe so he's certainly asleep right now! Hopefully we can get a reply on the last points before the time runs out, bit if not lease note the 1 month return policy if you don't want to miss out.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 4 2011 at 7:36pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks for pointing that out, Nico, I had forgotten about that. My solution is to buy and pay by money order ... that way, I can hold off paying for a day or two to allow the conversation to continue a bit. So on one hand, I bought the Pro family pack. On the other, I already own Revo Pro, and I won't send of the funds for this one until I see replies to my questions.

Tazzie, Thanks! I, too, have used Revo in this way ... not to violate some company's software trial policy, I don't do that, it's morally wrong. But upon occasion, I have installed a trial version, become busy or distracted with other things, and just plain run out of trial period. Revo is the only tool I know that enables me to recover from such a situation ... and I'm trying to find out whether TU does the same.

I like ... very much ... the way TU handles software updates, per my questions of some hours ago, the ability to create a new log file, then merge the log files, etc. I like some of the reporting, some of the other features of TU, at least on the surface. But this business about leaving things behind ... this bothers me greatly.

I also find myself having mixed feelings about one aspect of the licensing and update policy. I absolutely believe that only a prosperous vendor is likely to be a good one. I have no problem paying for software, I do not share the objection over paying $20 for an upgrade, or the like. I mean, suppose I have 20 software products and every single one of them costs $20/year.

So what? If I don't have $400/year to invest in maintaining my software base, then I would be better off spending my time on serious introspection than on whining about some software price.

So ... the one aspect that makes me uncomfortable is this: Many software vendors offer free updates throughout the life of a major version, rather than for a calendar period. I prefer that approach. In other words, I would much prefer free updates throughout the life of version 5 ... however long that turns out to be ... than this 12-month business.

That said, it is not a deal-breaker for me ... it's just $20 or so. I am simply not willing to ruin my day over that ... like many people, I spend more than that on knick-knacks from time to time. To me, the discussion at that level is completely misdirected.

Well, enough ranting. I do hope we receive answers to some of the outstanding questions ... when the sun rises again in Europe, of course. :):)

Best to all!
Aug 4 2011 at 8:05pm Copy Link
Tazzie Presiding Emissary,

I so agree with all you've said!!! The discount is enough to encourage me to try the program out without breaking the bank ... seriously, how many times do we "blow" 15 (actually 35 for me for family pack pro) bucks or the equivalent at a restaurant, bar, refreshments at the ball game, etc?!? At least with software you have something to show for it (hopefully LOL).

$25 a year, again, is not going to break the bank. However, it's the principle of the thing. Like I've said before ... I don't see regular ongoing changes in information requiring frequent software updates ... therefore, I just can't see where an annual fee is justified. Sure, we don't have to upgrade if we don't want to. Still .....

Another policy I think is misguided and possibly overlooked by some here is: ** Multiple Computer License already benefit from a great discount and doesn't qualify for upgrade discount.

It just seems that every opportunity to increase revenue is taken advantage of. I likewise agree that developers have a right to gainful employment and fair compensation for their work, and I don't hesitate to pay for my software. On the other hand, I don't appreciate developers who are not playing fair with consumers. Even though this is enough to turn off potential customers, enough will be willing to pay in spite of it because the software is considered worth the extra expense (and yes, I've done that, myself).

Anyway ... (sorry for the long discussion, Nico :))
I am happy and satisfied with Revo, but the extra features in TU5 really appeal to me. I will be also awaiting the info from Gavrila. What will be a deal breaker is not the $25 a year, but a NON TOTAL uninstall situation that leaves items that are definitely undesirable, especially when Revo will uninstall them.

BTW ... good idea on how to handle the payment. I'll have to keep that or a similar approach in mind!
Aug 4 2011 at 8:58pm Copy Link
Joshua Cowan So I've been using Total Uninstall for a couple of years now. In the meantime, I've tried several others along the way (Revo, Revo Pro, IOBit, the one from the DriverMax people, Ashampoo, etc). I can say categorically that nothing compares to Total Uninstall. Its analysis engine beats everything I've tried. Yes, it completely uninstalls both 32- and 64-bit software, and does it almost completely.

I suspect the people that are bitching have a problem with the price, and are making it ostensibly about other "issues". Maybe not. I haven't read the referenced thread, but in the past it's been about how it doesn't e.g. reset the counter for the number of days a trial has been used. If that's important to you, then Total Uninstall may make you less than perfectly happy. I personally don't know of one that will, though... even using RegShot "by hand" probably won't get you there.

It takes a while to appreciate how much you can do with Total Uninstall, besides just uninstalling stuff. I have several custom profiles, such as "uninstall analyzed no restore point". My usual method is to analyze the software, sometimes using the advanced analysis. Then use the "uninstall using only the program's uninstaller", which creates a restore point. Then look at the traces, remove the stuff that isn't part of the software I'm uninstalling (very rare, but I'm a pedant), save it, and do a total uninstall with no subsequent restore point. All neat and tidy, with few if any traces and no breakage.

As far as Revo and the like go, lets see you create a view of the installed software showing the previous version, new version, and current version of exe's or shared libs. Or MD5 hashes. Or the same for registry values. How about dragging one of the many binaries that Google Update leaves lying around when it updates itself into TU to automatically create an uninstaller for it (yes, including the other software that references it and the reg entries, too).

So, I'm just saying: I don't think he's not getting rich, but it's really none of my business. It's about the value I get out of it. This is great software. If he needs money to keep improving it, I don't care if he doesn't want to grow his userbase to do that (not that I think he doesn't)--I just want it to stay maintained. I bought a family license a couple of years ago, and have renewed it since. It's saved me way more time and headaches by tracking what exactly is being changed by software and how to remove/fix it (e.g., it's really nice to be able to do a "depth undo" when you have to install Quicktime and it hoses your associations, etc), than I've spent paying for it.

Just my experience, take it for what you will.

Aug 4 2011 at 9:35pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau - I don't understand from where the idea came that Total uninstall leave items behind because there are no proofs. For those making this kind of affirmations are invited to make tests and specify the exact conditions and implied programs. Somebody can use the program incorrectly and then make such false assertions. In a previous post, I tried to explain why some items are impossible to detect and remove by any uninstaller including the most reminded here revo, despite any marketing hype, and I saw that was considered as a Total Uninstall limitation only. However, this subject deserves a page on the website that will make clear some special situations, and I will not try here to reply each time that Total is TOTAL.
- I'm sorry for those that can't agree with the license policy of our product that I consider fair for both parts. I suppose that they will not purchase the program. I will not comment more about this subject.
- A reason to use the TU in VM is to obtain safely (without affecting a production system in any way) what a program installs.
Gavrila Martau - Aug 4 2011 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Tazzie Gavrila,

Thanks so much for the answers and comments. While we may not agree on license policies, we can "agree to disagree," and can agree that TU5 is a worthwhile program!

I can see now how useful it would be to use TU in VM, and that is something that I definitely like. I have just changed my OS drive from a HDD to a SSD, and have just installed my most basic programs that I mostly likely will not need to uninstall (I hope!). I will definitely be buying TU and I look forward to learning how to use it!

Thanks again for your comments and bearing with our questions and discussions.
Aug 4 2011 at 10:25pm Copy Link
Roberto "I'm sorry for those that can't agree with the license policy of our product that I consider fair for both parts. I suppose that they will not purchase the program. "

people here can install a no legit copy of your software? Sure!!

but.. why we not do?

here in BDJ you have many people like me, waiting to hear about jewels of software. Many of us, are passionate of sofware/shareware and apreciate the developer relationship with the customers.

Im not agree with your policy license and im your customer... and i bought family license just for support, because i only will use it in one pc (and no virtual machines neighter).

BDJ is a shop, visitors here WANT TO PAY for your software, and if you make us feel confortable with your product we will follow you and we will help to recomend your software to our companies, friends, family...
Aug 5 2011 at 12:22am Copy Link
Tazzie Bravo, Roberto! Well said ... I couldn't have expressed it better! I also bought a family pro license ... we might argue, discuss, agree, disagree, etc, but in the end we appreciate good software and developers willing to develop relationships with us. We enjoy BDJ as a community, and hope you will also enjoy it!
Aug 5 2011 at 12:36am Copy Link
_*_ Roberto, has said it well. I personally did not purchase due to the harsh DRM implementation with the program. We can agree to disagree, but I personally will agree to disagree with a no sale, even though I really would have liked to use the software.
Aug 5 2011 at 3:43am Copy Link
VLM Hi everyone,

I just remembered something, I don't know why I did not think of this earlier. Through a BDJ promotion, I purchased a product called SandBoxie. This product creates a set-aside place in which to try out new software. If you don't like the software, SandBoxie apprarently removes whatever it has done.

I have not yet used this approach ... I'll be installing this shortly ... but it may be another way to handle the trial software issue.

Gavrila, thank you VERY much for all the time you have invested in this conversation. I know it must be challenging to read some things that seem false to you, and speaking for myself, and I believe for others here, it is not our intention blindly to criticize or poke holes. Rather, we have found a great number of writings on the Internet that criticize TU, and in particular that focus on examples where people make certain claims. We ALL realize that much of what is written on the Internet is, well, I'll let each person fill in his/her own word(s). :)

As Roberto has said so very well, most of us, who participate at BDJ, actively seek and deeply appreciate the opportunity to learn about all these software products. I know of no other place where people can do this in such a constructive way.

I encourage you to take today's conversation in that spirit. We ask about leave-behinds and the like, because we genuinely care about how we work, our privacy and safety. We value our time and energy and yours ... and we really do seek quality. Most of us have a genuine sense of fairness; I hope you saw this reflected in some of the later comments about money, my own included.

I must confess, I still feel confused about this trial software question, simply because I, personally, HAVE removed and successfully reinstalled such software with the help of Revo. I have not meant to advocate for Revo ... if you scan backward in the conversation, you'll find on post from me specifically confirming some of its weaknesses or limitations. At the same time, I would like any replacement to serve my needs, and this trial software business is indeed one of my needs.

My solution is simple: Over this weekend, I'll install the trial version of TU, and I'll do exactly what some have suggested ... install some other trial software, wait a few days, uninstall it, and see what happens. I'll do the same with Revo, just to make sure I'm not delusional about what it does.

Then I'll make my final decision about what to do. To me, this seems fair and reasonable ... though it obviously cannot be accomplished in a single day. I hope you find it so, as well.

Joshua, I very much appreciate your comments, sans your second paragraph. I cannot speak for others, but for myself, I will indeed look very closely at TU, at least in part because of what you have written. So ... thank you!

Best to all, and thanks to all for such a lively conversation!!
Aug 5 2011 at 7:08am Copy Link
Tazzie Presiding Emissary,

Thanks for the reminder about Sandboxie. I haven't installed it yet, but I will do that soon so I can explore it's uses. I think all the different software has their uses and I look forward to exploring the best way to work with them.

This indeed has been a lively and instructive conversation ... my thanks to BDJ for providing the right environment to do so and for encouraging such conversations!
Aug 5 2011 at 11:21am Copy Link
VLM You're welcome! Perhaps you'll post back and share what you experience! Perhaps I will, too!:) Have a great day!
Aug 5 2011 at 1:44pm Copy Link
Garry Camps when is this deal coming ? is it weeks or months or even longer
Feb 17 2015 at 3:39am Copy Link
Sputnik I use this software since 6 years and I really think this is the best on the market, far in advance on Revo Uninstaller, it's closest competitor.

However, I must say that I dont use it very much for uninstalling software, because I manage to avoid as much as possible any software uninstallation.

I know that this will sound curious to many, as they will tell to themselves that, after all, the first use of this software is uninstalling software.

But that is not to say that I almost don't make any use of this software : it is in fact one of the most used software I have.

What is maybe the strongest strenght of this software, very much better than Revo, is that it create an installation log of the software you install, log that you may consultate at any time to see exactly what have been changed in your OS.

The beauty of the thing is that you may use Total Uninstall not just for watching any software installation, but in fact almost anything you may do with your computer.

Do you want to know where a software stocks its settings, just monitor any change in the settings of this software with Total Uninstall and look at the log created to see exactly where these settings are stocked.

Total Uninstall is in fact more than just an uninstalling software : it helps you by monitoring any change to your operating system and, with the log it creates, by bringing much information to you concerning things that would be very difficult to you to know otherwise.

What you may do with this software is almost limited to your own imagination : if you don't have any imagination you will just use this software for what it is intended for and that it makes very well, and if you have much imagination you will achieve many more things with it.

I strongly suggest the Professional version which, for the difference in the price, will allow you to do very much more things.

I finally want to say that I am not an employee of the company who produce this software, I am just an enthusiastic user of this wonderful software.
Feb 27 2015 at 5:29pm Copy Link
Flavio Baro "Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint" for a purchased software? Are you kidding?
Feb 28 2015 at 12:05am Copy Link
Peter Martin How many computers can we install a family license and the difference between the standard and the professional edition
Feb 28 2015 at 12:34am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Peter Martin -
Feb 28 2015 at 12:46am Copy Link
polka dujarin "Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint"
?? is that true??!!
Feb 28 2015 at 5:28am Copy Link
Edward Smith "Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint" kills this deal for me. Unless I'm reading this wrong this is an insane policy. Who would buy with this policy in place?
Feb 28 2015 at 5:35am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Sputnik... Just to be clear Revo has the logging capability that you refer to, so it is easy to see the changes at software has made to your system at any time.

I'd let others use the trial installer to see if it satisfies their needs. To say that this offer is "far in advance on Revo Uninstaller" is hyperbole. Let's try to be fair, as you know that BDJ often partners wit Revo was well.
Feb 28 2015 at 5:44am Copy Link
Sputnik I admit that I didn't read the "THE FINE PRINT" section before posting my former commentary.

I agree with those who say that it is a deal breaker : I usually avoid to buy, here on "BitsDuJour" or on any other site like it, any software which is sold under such conditions.

I wish that Nico and Constantin from BitsDuJour and also any software maker who tries to sell its softwares here, will take note that many potential buyers don't like this practice at all.
Feb 28 2015 at 5:58am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau I'm not sure what you exactly understand by "a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint". I want to clarify that this means that you can't share a single computer license on more systems. However, you can transfer the license from an old system to a new system without having to write to support. The users have an online link to manage the license usage. If you want the license for up to 4 systems, choose the family license that covers 4 simultaneous systems for only $5 more.
Gavrila Martau - Feb 28 2015 at 6:35am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Gavrila Martau

I think that you should talk with Nico or Constantin from BitsDuJour to clarify that situation and see if it would be better to change the content of the "THE FINE PRINT" section.

It would be at the advantage of everybody...
Feb 28 2015 at 6:43am Copy Link
Craig User Sorry, "a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint" is a deal breaker for me. Sure there is an online tool to manage the license but what if your company goes out of business in five years? Then I can't use the software anymore since it won't be possible to activate online. That's been a problem for me too many times with smaller companies.
Feb 28 2015 at 7:41am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I have purchased 5.x & several copies of Revo Uninstaller here on BDJ.
As Sputnik said the use of this program is limited only by your imagination.
But the family license restriction on domain won't work for me and my family.
BTW. I am not a business but I am computer savvy. My immediate family is joined to a domain. For 4 of us there are at 12 PC computers in the family running a Windows client OS but only 7 are in typical usage pattern.

I assume VM use is OK but I have to keep transferring licenses.
I have VMs and I use 3-4 computers "experimentally with say Windows 10 or experimental configuration.
Feb 28 2015 at 7:52am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Techtoysavvy: A family license is not usable because of domain restriction. For your custom scenario of usage it is possible to convert purchased here family license(s) to a multiple computers license. If you are interested, contact us to the support email for a time limited offer.
The license manual transfer is necessary only if all license used slots are more recent than 3 months and there are no free license slots. Older used license slots are reused automatically.

Craig User: Offline registration is possible. Also, even if both activation servers are down, the registration key is accepted if there is no known third party running firewall.
Gavrila Martau - Feb 28 2015 at 8:32am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Thanks, I am interested in family pro license for use in checking app installs and creating "deployment" packages, saving and transferring settings etc.
I used your program in the past for operating system upgrade scenarios.
I agree that domain join is unusual for a family setup.
If I use your license on a VM am can I switch in less than 3 months. I expect frequent "transfer" of license since machines may not exist very long but I will never use on more than 4 machines simultaneously.
Feb 28 2015 at 11:28am Copy Link
j User Gavrila Martau, under "The Fine Print," the policy is worded in such a way that it comes across as though a person can only install your application once on one computer. This is problematic because if a computer crashes or something causes the activation to no longer be recognized such as an operating system upgrade, the policy implies that the same activation/license code cannot be used again on that computer.
Feb 28 2015 at 11:41am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I see a similar policy wording on your site in the FAQ.
I intend to use this software on VMs which I create and destroy or rollback. Your software can be use to monitor installations in a VM sandbox.

No offense, but I have 8 copies of Revo for regular uninstaller use.
I envision usage for deployment, backup and app settings transfer.
Feb 28 2015 at 1:17pm Copy Link
Bruce Great tool, in my use experience. I've been using an older version (std) and would like to take this opportunity upgrade to newer pro release.

FYI, One of the things I've liked about this TU, (compared to some similar monitors), is that I can, right after the monitor session, go to the monitored log, and manually delete those entries I know have no connection to the installation. Such as removing the Antivirus updates which always seem to happen during installs, and the like. Very helpful to keep the monitored application install log clean --so nothing extraneous inadvertently gets removed when you wish to use Total Uninstall to remove it later on.

Two questions for Gavrila Martau:
1) Is there a similar discount for upgraders and updaters -- older (v5x) to newest, standard to pro?

2) I am planning to add a PCI card to my minitower in near future (only has two PCI slots, so I have to be selective... :(. Will adding such a card 'kill' my hardware footprint?
How do you advise to best handle such a scenario?
Feb 28 2015 at 2:48pm Copy Link
Pedro Laurent I just bought a family pack, I got the license but not the online link to manage the license usage. I need that in case I need to transfer the license to another PC. My order number is BDJ-HkxzQa
Feb 28 2015 at 3:32pm Copy Link
Chris @ Pedro Laurent ~ Go here:

Enter the email you used to purchase.
You will receive an email with link to click on to manage your licenses.
Feb 28 2015 at 8:24pm Copy Link
LIM TECK SOON I am a licensed user of this software since version 3 but I rather stay with ver 5. and will not upgrade to 6 or any future version as long as the software protection remains the 1 footprint 1 installation policy.

I respect the effort of software author to fight software piracy, but the 1 footprint 1 installation policy is really not practical. I have been tortured before and have given up using software when they switch their protection policy to this kind. I am not kiding, the most recent software I gave up due to the same reason is Backup4All.

My advice to the author of this software is, there isn't an easy way to fight piracy. But if you really want to fight it, choose a way that do not punish those who pay for a license, you will lose more and more loyal users ...
Feb 28 2015 at 10:35pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Gavrila Martau has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 1 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
User1 Unfortunately, the people who are savvy enough to use a tool like this are the sames ones who need more flexible license options. Pass.
Mar 1 2015 at 3:44am Copy Link
MrZebulon Hi All.
Another thing to consider is, if you have a dual boot system, say first partition Win7 and the other Win 8, you need two licenses for this scenario.
Although you can only use one OS at the same time. For me this is not fair.

Kind regards
Mar 1 2015 at 4:05am Copy Link
jamtrip This offer is the same as the regular upgrade price. Shame there isn't an additional % off for users of old versions.
Mar 1 2015 at 4:53am Copy Link
Sputnik I think that many people would appreciate a clear answer from you, Gavrila Martau, about this special item from "THE FINE PRINT" : "Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint".

Is this really a part of your politics or has there been an error from your part and maybe BitsDuJour to put this item there ?
Mar 1 2015 at 8:18am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Taken from FAQ on website not FINE PRINT

License transfer

How many times can I transfer the license for one PC between two systems/PC?

Only once, since the transfer is irreversible. The transfer is still possible on another system. If the old system is reinstalled, it is considered a new system, and the license can be transferred again to it.
Mar 1 2015 at 8:33am Copy Link
Charlotte Sinclaire I am a big fan of Total Uninstall and use it mainly just for the uninstall functions. It is one of my most used utilities and favorite go-to programs. I was excited to see the opportunity today to upgrade (I am using version 5). However, after reading all these comments, I am not going to upgrade but will stick with what I have. It sounds like a big can of worms to me now.
Mar 1 2015 at 8:54am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau I would like to do not be asked to confirm or not the boiler plate wording from THE FINE PRINT regarding the online activation. Please ask a specific question or about a specific case. However, I suggest first to read the license agreement (the link is in the FINE PRINT as Full license details and is not so long as you might expect).
Gavrila Martau - Mar 1 2015 at 9:57am Copy Link
Sputnik Thank you Gavrila for your answer.

I am sure that the reason why it took you so long to give that answer was because you didn't know exactly how to handle the problem of that "boiler plate".

For my part, the Full license details, which we may find at this address :
gives all necessary information about that question.

That has been an error from everybody, myself included, to go over the lecture of the Full license details which gives ample information.
Mar 1 2015 at 10:20am Copy Link
Craig User "Gavrila Martau: Offline registration is possible. Also, even if both activation servers are down, the registration key is accepted if there is no known third party running firewall."

Thanks for confirming that. I purchased a family pack yesterday. Glad to know there IS offline registration available if there is no known third party firewall running if activation servers are down.
Mar 1 2015 at 10:52am Copy Link
Lothar Klimpel I also share similar concerns. Within the last year I had to reformat my hard disk twice. Unless I am confident that I can reinstall a product when needed, I will not purchase it either.

Mar 1 2015 at 10:55am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau I invite you to read the license agreement and don't make assumtions. The license transfer is allowed from a system to another. It is automatically (transparent) if it happens at longer intervals than 3 months or, if sooner, is manual (requires pressing a button in an online form).
Gavrila Martau - Mar 1 2015 at 11:20am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Thanks Sputnik & Gavrila
Here is the version take from EULA which differs from FAQ on vendor site.
This is much more specific

You are allowed to transfer the license from a COMPUTER to another COMPUTER by uninstalling it completely from the old computer and installing and registering on the new COMPUTER. If your license is not a technician or site license, the number of transfers must not exceed 3 per month and 10 per year.
Mar 1 2015 at 12:28pm Copy Link
LIM TECK SOON a) My SSD dies suddenly
b) My HDD motor dies suddenly
c) My mobo dies suddenly

I have experienced all the above before, they all mean I will have no chance to uninstall any software at all. So, if I am a licensed user of Total Uninstall, can I write to the author to request for a fresh activation?

I am aware of the fact that pro ver of Total Uninstall can run in VM and I assume in the case of VM one would still need to activate TU from a running VM. But what if I need my VM to be an absolute seal environment?

Of course, I can temporarily allow my VM to connect to the internet, activate TU then disable the connection. My question is, after activation, will TU still wotk if it has no chance to connect to the internet at all.
Mar 1 2015 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy @Gavrila
I sent detailed explanation with my usage scenario for my family to support. I have 5.x family license put I want to purchase v6 family pro.

It is hard to handle all cases with simple license terms and not get cheated as a vendor. You have my sympathy and understanding but honest paying customers will not appreciate any hassle. I am sure you are trying your best with an online transfer and activation system.

I suspect you need to look at your features carefully and change bundle options to handle mass market and business applications. Specifically, the ability to move apps and settings is likely too much for a regular user. This would be of value to power users and businesses. Like Sputnik I am not interested in using your very useful software for simple uninstall.

However, I see synergy with your technology and MDOP. You could sell this to large companies that virtualize applications. For this you would have fewer users but you could charge an order of magnitude more for your software.
Mar 1 2015 at 2:56pm Copy Link
Sputnik @ Techtoysavvy

You are absolutely right about the very high potentiality of Total Uninstall.

That's why I consider it since a couple of years as far better than Revo that is usually considered as the best on the market.
Mar 1 2015 at 3:50pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy 5.x family customer. I just bought family 6.x because of timely answers from Gavrila. Keep up the good work! I was impressed with this software when I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. With Windows 10 coming I think more people could benefit from this type of upgrade strategy. According to BDJ I have bought 110 apps. Just think how long it takes to install even 20 apps after a clean install ..... and you still lose settings.
Mar 1 2015 at 9:11pm Copy Link
Panos Vurgutzis any deal plzzzz.
Jul 31 2017 at 5:34am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I was very glad to see this application about to be offered at a discount. I used this on my older system for years, but switched to REVO (because of the price) when I moved to Win7. Total Uninstall was always my favorite uninstaller because I could check to see what programs I had uninstalled, find out when they had been removed from the system, and if I wanted to, run the uninstaller again to get rid of more leftovers and unnecessary registry entries. I would like to know if those features are still available in this newer version? If so, I will be jumping on this deal.

P.S. Sorry to see the ugly ribbon UI, though. :(
Sep 30 2017 at 5:45am Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen I think their limitation to install the app on one computer only is misguided and may kill the deal for many. Especially considering that you can install a similar program
(IOBIT Uninstaller) on as many computers you want and it is free...
Oct 1 2017 at 1:39am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I just now noticed there is both a standard and pro version, but I couldn't find anything that describes the differences.
Oct 1 2017 at 4:41am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Kelly Hamblin: There is a UI color scheme similar with Windows 10. In fact, is not a ribbon, is only a clasic toolbar that can be customized in size and without group caption.

Gunderic Hagen: Not all programs are created equal and some have a price. A 4 computers family license is only $5 more in the case of this deal.

Kelly Hamblin: Scroll down in this page:
Gavrila Martau - Oct 1 2017 at 6:22am Copy Link
Sputnik I use this software since 8 years and it really is one of the best in my toolbox. I have compared it with the other well known uninstaller and my preference clearly goes to Total Uninstall because it offers better functions than the other.

I must say however that I almost never uninstall any software from my main OS because I install on it only the softwares that I am sure to use and keep. Any software I want to try, I always install it on a secondary OS which serves for testing only or some other special things. But if I ever have to uninstall anything from my main OS, Total Uninstall will be there.

In fact I mainly use Total Uninstall, and very often, to see what changes have been brought to my OS when I do some change in any of my softwares, to know exactly where the changes happened in the file system or in the registry. That allows me to have a greater grasp on my OS.

Thank you Gavrila.

P.S. :

Could you please check, Gavrila, if it would be possible to bring these two small changes to Total Uninstall ?

1-In the report window, that of the right side, could you offer the option to have a full row select which would make the lecture of the rapport easier ?

2-Would it be possible to leave the appearance of the report window of a given software as it is when you quit it for another software's report, so that when you come back in the former software's report window you will see things as they were when you left it ? The reason for this is that sometimes I would like to adjust the appearance of the report to see special things better and to compare it with another software's report window. Actually, when we leave a report for another, we loose the changes in the appearance that we made and that make any comparison beetween 2 different reports very difficult.

If you consider to make any of these two changes, could you please offer them as options, so that if someone doesn't need them, he will be able to keep things as they are now ?

Thank you very much.
Oct 1 2017 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Thank you. Report is Summary page, Changes page or both? What aspect of the appearance do you want to be maintained: expanded nodes in the tree, scroll position? Currently, the selected node from the Changes page is preserved when switching from a program to another.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 1 2017 at 10:12pm Copy Link
Sputnik Hi Gavrila !

OK, got you... I was really talking about the "Changes" page, not the "Summary" page.

The aspects of this "Changes" page that I would like to see maintained when I switch back and forth from one software to the other are :

1-The exact scroll position.

2-The nodes that have been expanded and those that have been collapsed, I would like to see them in the exact same state.

These two changes would allow us to see, when we revert back to any software, the exact same screen we were viewing when we lefted it.

I would also like that this applies to both the "Installed programs" and the "Monitored programs" sections.

That change and also the full row select option in the "Changes" page of both Installed and Monitored programs would "make my day"...

Thank you very much !
Oct 2 2017 at 4:42am Copy Link
Dunking On checking the list of features for standard and pro versions, I see there is also an ultimate version, but nowhere can I find any reference to what it costs (or how to get it). Does it actually exist? If so, at what price?
Oct 2 2017 at 4:45am Copy Link
Sputnik @ Dunking

Go to this page :

Look in the "Business licenses" box : this is where you will find the prices for this "Ultimate" edition.
Oct 2 2017 at 6:28am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau In the same page from the website there is also the price information in the above table. The ultimate edition was created for companies that asked such features to automate their work.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 2 2017 at 6:32am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Thank you for the link. One more question about the license. Since the app is licensed per computer, if I should purchase a new computer, would I be able to uninstall from the system I am currently using and then install on the new computer, or would my license just be dead?
Oct 2 2017 at 7:32am Copy Link
Dunking @Sputnick: Thanks! Don't know how I missed that the first time I looked.
Oct 2 2017 at 7:40am Copy Link
Sputnik Hi again Gavrila !

I have another suggestion for you.

When we are in the Monitored programs section and that we click on the "Uninstall" button in the toolbar, the actual choice is :

-Total Uninstall
-Total Uninstall is using first the provided uninstaller
-Clean Up

What would you think if the choices would be :

-Provided uninstaller
-Provided uninstaller + scan
-Provided uninstaller + monitored changes
-Provided uninstaller + monitored changes + scan
-Monitored changes alone
-Monitored changes + scan
-Clean Up

I know that the two first options of this list are redundant with the choices already available in the Installed programs section, but it would be interesting to have these choices also available in the Monitored progams section.

I think that this would offer a more complete set of choices to the user and I am sure, all depending on the software I would have to uninstall, that I would have to use all of these choices at a given moment or another.

Could you please tell me what you think about that and also about the other changes that I have suggested to you ?

Could you also tell me what is the use of the "Clean up" option when we click on the Uninstall button ?

Thank you very much !
Oct 2 2017 at 8:50am Copy Link
Dunking Yes, sorry Sputnick - got confused by your helpful replies :)

@Gavrila: could you answer that query, please?
Oct 2 2017 at 9:09am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Total Uninstall is different comparing with competition because it doesn't scan after uninstall. Why? Because make no sense to scan after uninstall when all install information is destroyed. Instead, the TU analyses the program before uninstall and in the context of the rest of the programs that should remain on the system unaffected. As a conclusion in installed programs module: no scan.
In the monitored program module, if you correctly monitored the program, the scan is not needed. If you want a pre-uninstall scan/analysis, use the Installed programs module for that. For generic remains there is the cleaner module.
In the professional edition you can create uninstall profiles yourself and change the options so will run or not the provided uninstaller, use or not the detected changes log, create or not backup, system restore point and so on.
You can see in the Options dialog what settings are selected for each profile and the description. The "clean up" is for removing remains of an already uninstalled program (with the other functional module or from outside the TU).

Regarding the VM restriction, I'm sorry to hear that you consider this as a risky program. In this case, I can't help you.

The license can be transferred from a system to another. If necessary, not always, the activation server will send you instructions how to do it (to disable a used license slot from the online form). License slots older than 3 months since first use are reused automatically, no need for manual intervention.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 2 2017 at 10:06am Copy Link
Mats Thell Anyway to include the Technician (portable version) in this deal?
Oct 2 2017 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Sputnik Hi Gavrila !

As you may see I am not a great expert with Total Uninstall concerning its uninstallation capacity because, as I told in my first comment, I manage to almost never uninstall any of my softwares and I use Total Uninstall mainly, and very frequently, to look after the changes made to the file system or to the registry when I do any kind of operation for which I need this very special information.

Your software is not only good at uninstalling softwares but also very good at supplying valuable information about your OS, and I think that you should use this sale's argument when you talk about your software, because I think that it is not everybody who will have the idea to use your software for this very specific purpose.

Concerning the suggestion about these specific new uninstallation's options :

-Provided uninstaller + monitored changes + scan
-Monitored changes + scan

I suggested that to you because I know that some softwares don't uninstall everything they install, and when we monitor the installation of a software, usually we do the post-installation scan as soon as possible after the installation.

But it happens that some softwares will create new files or new registry's keys when we will configure them, some time after we have completed the post-installation scan. These very specific items are not included in the software's installation changes and it may happen that the provided uninstaller will not uninstall these. That is why I have suggested to add these two specific uninstallation schemes.

But I understand that you have specifically created Total Uninstall with the idea of always scanning before uninstallation (in the case of the Installed programs module) instead of after.

Thank you.
Oct 2 2017 at 4:18pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The correct monitor procedure must include the first run of the program. Also, it is recommended to open the options dialog of the installed program. Configuring program settings after that will create extra items that will be found during uninstall and will be shown in the window "Items created after install".
Please note that Total Uninstall doesn't do just a scan or search, it does an analysis based on starting information and find another that is used to find another until all aspects are covered. Uninstall will broke the chain information so only a rudimentary search based on program name can be done with questionable results and manual user decisions (see the competition). So why I should encourage the wrong use of the monitored programs module that with a proper use you get 100% accuracy? If you monitor a program, do it properly. If you don't, use the other functional module. Also, you can use both functional modules, first uninstall using analysis and then using the monitor log and see how effective was the analysis.

Unfortunately, the technician license will not be part of any deal.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 3 2017 at 12:42am Copy Link
NorkDorf What's the difference between this and geek uninstaller and revo uninstaller?
Oct 3 2017 at 1:46am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau This is lifetime, however the upgrades are only for one year, and there is no license with lifetime maintenance.

My belief is that Total Uninstaller is supperior, unfortunately, only IT specialists and advanced users that made a side by side comparison will be able to confirm. If you already read some comments above you will notice some particularities.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 3 2017 at 3:06am Copy Link
Dunking @Sam: I have Revo and just bought Total because Revo doesn't easily show you a list of what an application installed (or, alternatively, what will be uninstalled). For a traced program you can edit the log just to take a look, but there is a lot of noise (created this, removed that, etc). Or you can go through the custom uninstall process to see what would be uninstalled (and not go right to the end to actually uninstall!) but the list of files is exactly that: a list of files. No tree structure to make it easy.

Total, on the other hand, will show you a tree containing files and registry items without you pretending to edit anything or uninstall anything. That's the bit that got my money :)
Oct 3 2017 at 4:03am Copy Link
kostas d The monitored module has many downsides and many similar programs give up on this method because during an installation pc may processing and something else.Updates,windows modules, program updates (like antiviruses which constantly working in the background) and so many registry and other files creating at the same time of the "monitored period".So during the "total uninstall " these files may mistakenly removed too.And this only problems can cause.
Oct 3 2017 at 5:36am Copy Link
Retired Engineer After a program is installed, it may make additional registry changes. Do you have a way of monitoring this?
Oct 3 2017 at 7:55am Copy Link
Randy Niven When will version 7 be released?
Oct 3 2017 at 8:42am Copy Link
Ivan User Any comparison to Soft Organizer (Chemtable software)? Which one is better?
Oct 3 2017 at 9:16am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau About many downsides of monitoring using systems snapshots I can tell that in reality is not like that. The number of background processes that make changes all the time are limitted and these make changes in the same locations so it is easy to add them to exclude scan list or ignore list used at snapshot compare time. Making an install-nothing ( just wait some time) monitor process you can find them and ignore for future. Also, during the first sessions these can be spotted, removed and ignored. This is not a problem for an advanced user. More than that, Total Uninstall is safe because before uninstall, it creates backups and you can go back as long as you allow creation and keep these archives, not including the system restore points. However, I never had any complain regarding a problem created uninstalling of a monitored program.
Many developers of similar programs give up because of lack of easy visualisation of the results and hard configuration, beside the strong competition with freeware that just scan after uninstall to remove remains, pretending a perfect job.

After a program is installed, all changes made are inside the already prepared locations at the first run, and this is not a problem for Total Uninstall. If you want to verify what changes do a program during the usage you can monitor this activity.

Version 7 is not planned, the software is mature enough and there is no major change forseen to justify a such version incrementation. Do you have an idea? What is missing?
Gavrila Martau - Oct 3 2017 at 9:46am Copy Link
Dunking @Gavrila: "Do you have an idea? What is missing?"

In the lists of files/registry entries, there is no option to tick or untick all (or a range). Suppose you've done a safe clean scan and you want to just deal with a subset of files under a particular folder (maybe appdata). You can't run clean because it will clean everything ticked, and unticking everything except the branch you want to deal with takes forever.

Perhaps there is already a way to do this but I couldn't find it and wound up trying the 'exclude' option. Then I spent a loooong time trying to find out how to undo the exclude since I didn't mean to exclude them permanently...
Oct 3 2017 at 11:44am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau I guess that it is about the cleaner module. To untick everything select the "Computer" node and choose unselect branch context menu action. Then select the appdata node and choose the select branch action.

Everything is in the Options dialog, just search in the specific category, mainly in the default profile (red color).
Gavrila Martau - Oct 3 2017 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Dunking "choose unselect branch"

Duh! Staring at me all the time - a comprehension error, I think! Thanks very much.
Oct 3 2017 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Sputnik To everybody.

I just want to share here with you the way I use Total Uninstall for an uninstallation purpose.

I begin first by using the Windows uninstallation manager which essentially will use the provided uninstaller created at the installation by the now to uninstall software.

After that I use Total Uninstall to remove or restore, only by a manual manner all that still needs to be removed or restored from the system, I don't use any of the automatic capacities that Total Uninstall will show to you when you click on the "Uninstall" button of the toolbar.

The main goal here is to relieve as much as possible the system from the direct changes that the software made to it at its installation, but in a very safe manner, only the elements clearly related to the software to uninstall will be dealt with.

So here is how I proceed :

1- I create a backup for the software before doing anything else so, from the menu bar, I click on "File" and on "Create a backup for the program...".

2- I change the log's view to "Missing items", with the help of the toolbar's "View" button, and delete the shown items, those in red, from the log with the "Remove from log" option of the contextual menu or more simple with the keyboard's "Delete" key.

3- I change the log's view to "Deleted items" and do this :

a) I delete from the log every file and folder shown as having been deleted.

b) Concerning the registry items which appear here, I begin by deleting from the log only all the items which clearly pertains to other known softwares installed in the OS.

After that, concerning all the items that I know or understand very well, I will delete them from the log only or I will undelete them with the help of the contextual menu's "Undo" option depending on the case and if I undelete an item I will thereafter delete this item from the log.

I will also check if any of the shown deleted items has been re-created since the moment it has been deleted at the moment of the software's installation. The items which will have been re-created will be deleted from the log.

I will not do anything to any of the other items which doesn't fall into these cases, that means all the items which doesn't pertain to any other known installed software and all the items that I don't know or understand well that has not been re-created in the registry.

4- I change the log's view to "Changed items" and do the following :

a) I delete from the log every file shown as having been changed.

b) Concerning the registry items which appear here, I begin by deleting from the log only all the items which clearly pertains to other known softwares installed in the OS.

After that, concerning all the items that I know or understand very well, I will delete them from the log only or I will undo the changes made to them with the help of the contextual menu's "Undo" option depending on the case and if I undo the changes made to an item I will thereafter delete this item from the log.

I will also check the actual value in the registry of any of the shown changed items and if this actual value is different from the value to which this item was changed at the moment of the software's installation, I will simply delete this item from the log.

I will not do anything to any of the other items which doesn't fall into these cases, that means all the items which doesn't pertain to any other known installed software or that I don't know or understand well and that has an actual value in the registry which is the same as the one to which the value of this item was changed at the moment of the software's installation.

5- I change the log's view to "Created items" and delete completely from the OS and from the log, with the help of the "Delete completely" option from the contextual menu, all the items clearly related to the software I am uninstalling. I don't do anything about the other items, unless I am perfectly sure that they are not related to the software I want to uninstall, in that case I delete these items from the log only.

6- I change the log's view to "All details" and take a last look at all that remains in the log, just to be sure that I really can't take any decision about them from lack of knowledge about what exactly to do with these items.

7- I click on the toolbar's "Save" button to save all what has been done up to now in the log. At this moment the log contains only the elements about which I really don't know what to do with, nothing else.

8- I transfer the software's log in a special "group" that I will have previously created in Total Uninstall and that will have been called "Deleted softwares". I will keep all these deleted software's logs for any eventual future reference.

I know that this is a very tiedious process, most people won't do like this, but I think that this is maybe one of the most safe way to clear the system from data or changes inscripted in the system by a software's installation.

Nobody is obliged to proceed that way, but at least this long description gives an idea about the fact that a thorough uninstallation of any software, may it be done manually or automatically, is not a simple thing.
Oct 3 2017 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Markus Hello,

I see the prices offered here are the same as for the upgrade from a previous version on the official site.

Is there an offer for earlier buyers, who have no free updates anymore?

Thank you - I love this program!
Oct 4 2017 at 1:29pm Copy Link
Wilfried User Some minutes ago i decided to buy a "Family License - Professional Edition v6.20.1" and choosed Paypal to send $24.97. But in the progress Paypal says that this isn*t possible and i should go back to the dealer. Tried this again for roundabout 10 times but always without success.
No i'm here, hoping for a quick solution.

Sincerely Wilfried
Oct 4 2017 at 1:29pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Wilfried User, I see your two purchase attempts in your Purchases pages. I am sorry but there is no solution we can provide for this issue. However, I suggest that you purchase using a different browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera) or if possible even a different computer. Also, waiting a while and then trying to purchase again could make the purchase successful.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 4 2017 at 1:42pm Copy Link
Wilfried User Tried it just again with a different (IE) browser. Same result as before with latest Firefox. Shopping on ebay and paying with Paypal works without any problems, why does it not work with BDJ today?
Oct 4 2017 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Bruce HI, thanks for the special Total Uninstall (TU) deal.
I bought the TU Pro Family Pack early this morning (1 AM PDT).
Paid via PayPal which has recorded my $24.97 purchase as successful.
But when it automatically returned to BDJ, there was a error message saying a problem with the purchase and I should put it in my shopping cart again.

Though, as I say, PayPal has accepted the payment and removed $24.97 from my PP account, sent to BitsDuJour LLC.
And I received a confirmation email.
And I see here on BDJ that the Total Uninstall icon now shows a "Purchased" corner banner.
The only small problem is that:
- it does not show up in the My Purchases list.
- And when I click on the send Receipt again button, it shows an error: Sorry there was a problem with your recipt. Please contact support if you continue to have issues.
I would just like to be sure that the purchase shows up as official. (Ive not tried installing yet, machine not ready/available.)
Oct 4 2017 at 6:29pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Those with failed purchase attempts will not lose this deal. Wilfried: you have an email with discounted purchase link (at Constantin request).

The deal is targeted for new users. The existing users have already this price.
Gavrila Martau - Oct 4 2017 at 11:26pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Bruce, I just sent you an email about the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 5 2017 at 2:41am Copy Link
Peter Laszlo I already have this software, but I thought that I would share some observations;
It is a must for power users.
This is the only software out of the ones I tested, which does a clean, visual and accurate analysis of the registry entries used by a particular application.

The interface is a little confusing but at the end of the day, it becomes quite workable. Thia application also finds those installed applications which seem to "hide" away from a standard or third party uninstalls.

There are other uses, for example tracing the registry entries for existing applications and thus allowing particular almost impossible to find entries to be saved/exported.

I have had it for about 8 months and it has been dead accurate.

Very highly recommended, especially for experienced users.
Jul 4 2018 at 12:56am Copy Link
Lito Quick question, I already bought the family pack back in 2015 IIRC, so if I buy a new Pro Family Pack I will get another set of 4 licenses not an upgrade of the previous 4 right? Basically I don't want to upgrade my old family pack I want to buy a new set of 4. Since your licensing system is based on the email address it will be associated to the same one as used previously.
Jul 4 2018 at 6:35am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The previous license is not affected in any situation.
Gavrila Martau - Jul 4 2018 at 6:43am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Is this program not to be updated to run on Windows 10?
Jul 5 2018 at 3:22am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The program is compatible with Windows 10 before the official Windows 10 initial release. The last program update was a few days ago.
Gavrila Martau - Jul 5 2018 at 3:43am Copy Link
Guy Good @Gavrila Martau

Is there any advantage for users who already have an expired license for the Family License. The price for this offer is the same as the upgrade price isn't it?
Jul 5 2018 at 2:43pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The price is the same as you already noticed.
Gavrila Martau - Jul 5 2018 at 10:46pm Copy Link
UweS The payment via Paypal does not work (again). Error when forwarding to paypal. Other way to buy (except Creditcard)?
Jul 6 2018 at 4:08am Copy Link
Toni User This is hands down, the best uninstaller and installation monitor on the market!
And for such a bargain price, i immediately picked up the family license so I can run it on multiple laptops of mine.
Thank you very much BitsDuJour and Gavrila Martau for this GREAT sale !!!!
Jul 6 2018 at 7:33am Copy Link
UweS Thanks ToniUser - I try it 10 times then I was successful.

But now I have a problem with the registration.
Put in my registrationinformation and get an error message -
Registrierung fehlgeschlagen (Registration failed)
Internal server error
Please try again later
Hope the reason for this error is the fact that thousands of users bought a license and try to register at the same time :-)!
Jul 6 2018 at 9:45am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau It seems that the error during the purchase affected the registration server having an unexpected duplicate order.
The compliments regarding the German translation should go to the very active German user that maintain the translation.
Gavrila Martau - Jul 6 2018 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Is Windows 10 really not supported?
Jan 15 2019 at 12:36am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Windows 10 is supported. If you check the version history from the product site you will see several program updates to support the latest Windows 10 major updates.
Gavrila Martau - Jan 15 2019 at 1:54am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ vendor: Thanks Gavrila. You may wish to contact BDJ to renew their description here. Win 10 is not mentioned as platform under "Get this deal"

Though I already own a well known other Uninstaller I'll have a closer look at your
Jan 15 2019 at 2:33am Copy Link
Constantin Florea Based on the above, I went ahead and added Windows 10 to the Platforms section.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 15 2019 at 3:54am Copy Link
Gonzo "Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint."
Can we get some more details on this from the vendor? If I replace my computer or parts of it, is there a way to continue using the license? Or did I throw my money away?
Jan 15 2019 at 4:51am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Great piece of software. I wouldn't be without it.
Jan 15 2019 at 5:18am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau From your online account, you can release the license from the old configuration to be available for a new system/configuration. When all the license slots are used, the validation server will send you the account link with the instructions to release an obsolete license slot. For configurations changed at intervals over 3 months, there is no need for any action.
Gavrila Martau - Jan 15 2019 at 5:27am Copy Link
Paul Stewart I have tried, repeatedly, to get the activation code entered and recognized. Every time the message comes up saying the license is invalid. Have used this software for years and never had this problem. If not corrected ASAP I will notify my credit card company to stop payment.
Jan 15 2019 at 7:28am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau From your information appears that you enter the key wrongly with extra characters or you enter it in the wrong edition. For the essential license you must install the essential edition since has a different install package than standard/professional. You can find the download link on the product site.
Gavrila Martau - Jan 15 2019 at 7:47am Copy Link
Sputnik The first time I bought Total Uninstall was 10 years ago and it is still one of my most important softwares.

I'll however confess that I almost never use it to uninstall softwares because I only install in my regular OS the softwares that I'm sure to keep.

But even if I almost never uninstall a program, Total Uninstall is one of my most used softwares, because I use it mainly to be informed about what has changed in my OS after a specific operation. It will show me with ease all the changes that happened in the file system or in the registry. Under this aspect, Total Uninstall is a very good information software.

I use it also to be able to keep some sharewares which I have for free for one day only on a certain website. These softwares must be installed and registered the same day if we want them to be active. With Total Uninstall it is easy to create a backup of these programs that can be easily reinstalled at a later time.

When you buy Total Uninstall, you really buy a very versatile software, what you may do with it is limited only by your imagination.

Thank you very much for your software, Gavrila !
Jan 15 2019 at 9:40am Copy Link
Paul Stewart I have grown tired of fighting with this program in accepting the activation code. As such I am requesting a full refund. My credit card company suggested I contact you first before getting them involved. Please send confirmation of the refund before the day is out or I will have to get the credit card company help in resolving this matter.
Jan 15 2019 at 12:12pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Unfortunately, the download button from the BDJ order form is not for your purchased license. So you don't have to fight, just to download and install the Essential edition as I replied in the initial comment.
Don't worry, BDJ admin will refund your order asap.
Gavrila Martau - Jan 15 2019 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Paul Stewart, I just refunded the order you mentioned. Please notice that it may take between 5 and 10 business days for the money to show up in your account.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 15 2019 at 1:04pm Copy Link
Paul Stewart Thank you for your help in resolving this matter. Have a great day!
Jan 15 2019 at 1:44pm Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi, do you also have an offer for upgraders? I would like to upgrade my Pro family 6.2.1 license. Thanks.
Jun 25 2019 at 4:49am Copy Link
Gavrila Martau Unfortunately, the offer is only for new clients. The existing users already have 50% discount for upgrade.
Gavrila Martau - Jun 25 2019 at 8:08am Copy Link
Amit Have some queries regarding the software -

1. How does the - Transfer programs from one computer to another - feature work ? Does it provide the full feature of - like cloning of just a application or software to another computer with all the cloned softwares settings and its inside saved options completely duplicated in the other computer - without cloning of the ENTIRE C: drive partition?

2. What are the advantages of total uninstall over the popular revo pro?
Jun 25 2019 at 11:48pm Copy Link
Gavrila Martau The usual analysis of the program to find its components to be uninstalled is used to create an archive with identified items. On the destination computer, this is imported to make locations compatible with the new system and restored as an installed program. The archive contain the program files, the data files and registry settings, everything necessary to run on the new system.
Gavrila Martau - Jun 26 2019 at 12:59am Copy Link
nylg I would like to say a big thank you to both Gavrila Martau and BitsDuJour for the offer of this program at a discounted price.

I purchased a five pack family licence. This was because the deal on this is excellent.

I am highly impressed by the way this software carries out un-installs and also with the other features contained within it.

Since installing Total Uninstall I have run it about three times to uninstall various software. One, or rather several, was some Hewlett Packard (HP) Printer software from an old printer I no longer have. This seemed a complex job and Total Uninstall handled it excellently. I used the 'bundled' uninstall feature for this job.

At one point when about half way through the HP built-in un-installer, then a re-boot occurred. On resumption, Total Uninstall picked-up where it had been forced to leave off and so completed the un-install safely.

I am extremely impressed by Total Uninstall. It appears to do what it says it will do.

I also like the additional features contained within TU; that of the 'Auto-Run Manager' and also the 'Cleaner'.

As already stated; I am highly impressed. I would therefore recommend that this is well-worth the price being charged during this promotion.

Again, many thanks.

I do not have any connection whatsoever with Total Uninstall other than now holding a licence and using it. I just felt that I needed to express both my evaluation and appreciation of Total Uninstall.

It appears to be both robust and therefore stable. However, time will tell if my first impressions hold-up; I have a feeling they will.
Jun 26 2019 at 4:35am Copy Link
Joe M I can not find any information for they Family version. How many install are allowed?

What is the difference between the Standard and Professional version?
Feb 22 at 7:00am Copy Link
Merle One In the past, Family version = 4 seats, but this may have changed of course
Feb 22 at 7:10am Copy Link
Krzysztof User I have just purchased pro version but after installation I can't run app, it gives me only registration option "Trial period hex expired. Please register." According to registration info application should be already unlocked. How to fix this?
Feb 22 at 11:37am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Krzysztof User, I am sorry about the issue. I just sent you an email about this.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 22 at 11:39am Copy Link
J.C. Hi,
I bought this software (TU Pro family license) today. Where can I find the registration key?
Thanks you
Feb 22 at 2:33pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @J.C., I am sorry about the issue. I just sent you an email about this.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 22 at 2:33pm Copy Link
BDJ User Hi, I purchased a Total Uninstall Family License (Professional Edition). But I didn't receive any license. Thanks.
Feb 22 at 5:20pm Copy Link
Laurentiu User I made 2 purchases for Professional Edition (Standard) and I have got the message: "The application is already unlocked which means you do not need a registration code., but it looks like the app.requires a registration key. Please help.
Feb 22 at 5:36pm Copy Link
BDJ User If customers won't receive a registration code, how can they renew the license when the one year maintenance period expires?
Feb 22 at 6:04pm Copy Link
W. User Hi there, i've just purchased 1 "Total Uninstall Professional - Family License" and got a mail receipt with an downloadlink which is the same as provided on Gavrila Martaus website for the TU 30days installer. Nothing inside that looks like a license code. There's also no attachment with anything like a key- or registryfile.
I'm just wondering how to register TU without any given information or keyfile.
Is there any help getting the licenses registered?
Feb 22 at 10:42pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea I am sorry about the issue. It seems the registration information was not generated for any of the purchases made during this promotion. Don't worry, we will start sending the registration information for all purchases shortly. You should receive an email from us within the next few hours.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 22 at 11:46pm Copy Link

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