Revo Uninstaller Pro Online User's Manual

5. Tools

Revo Uninstaller Pro gives you 8 handy and powerful tools to clean up your system. You can access them by a toolbar, shown by default, or by the Tools menu. If no Tools menu and no toolbar are shown, you have to right-mouse click on the status bar (bottom of Revo Uninstaller Pro’s main window) and check mark Menu Bar option, and then you will see Tools menu.

5.1 Autorun Manager

Auto Run Manager allows you to manage auto running programs and services on Windows startup. With this tool you can not only enable or disable applications from auto starting on Windows startup but you can also get more information about a particular application set to run when Windows starts. You can get information about the publisher of the auto starting program or service, its description, its launch path - where it is saved on your computer or the status of the application - if it's running or not. If this information is not enough to decide whether to enable or disable the program from auto starting, you can get more information about the publisher and the executable file name directly from Google with just one right-mouse click.

When you buy a brand new computer it has no or few applications which are loaded at Windows startup. During the time you install new applications to your PC some of these applications are installed as auto starting on Windows startup. You can see some of them in the "system tray" (near the clock) as small icons. Often such applications are messengers, adware, advertisement programs and applications you do not need to start automatically.

When an application is started it takes resources such as RAM, CPU time. The amount of these resources depends on started applications but, no matter how much memory and resources it takes, when the number of started applications is bigger the slower is your computer.

If you want a program to start automatically when Windows starts, a common place to put the program is in the Startup folder of the Start Menu.

Some applications like anti-virus, firewalls and system programs must be started on Windows startup to keep your system running smoothly and without problems. Get as much information for an auto running program as possible and decide whether to enable or disable it.

The most common task you would like to do is to disable/enable an application from auto starting when the Windows operation system is started. This can be done with a single click; all you have to do is to uncheck/check the check box in front of the application name.


You can right-mouse click on the column header and show or hide some of the columns. This way you can also choose what to print.

There are several commands you can use in AutoRun Manager:

  • Run - You can run an application, which status is NOT RUNNING just by selecting the application in the list of applications and press Run button on the toolbar;
  • Kill - You can stop an application, which status is RUNNING just by selecting the application in the list of applications and pressing the Kill button on the toolbar;
  • Remove - If you want to remove an application from the list and prevent its auto loading when Windows is starting, you have to select the application and press Remove button from the toolbar. Note, that it is better to uncheck mark it only, because, in that way, it will be removed from startup but will remain in the list of AutoRun Manager, so you can check mark it again if you need it in future;
  • Add – You can add programs to start automatically on Windows startup.
  • Name – Enter the name of the program and that name will appear in AutoRun Manager
  • Command (full path) – full path to the program you want to run automatically. You can also add parameters, but if you do so add quotes to the path i.e.: “C:\Program Files\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\revounin.exe” /hunter

Set auto start for:

  • All users ­– if you want that program to start on every user login;
  • Current user – if you want that program to start when only current user is logged

Select to auto-start from:

  • Registry: Run – on every startup of Windows – this option will add startup setting to Windows Registry, which is common place for auto startups;
  • Registry: RunOnce – only once on the next startup of Windows – this option is similar to previous one but will start the program only once and then that Registry key will be deleted automatically by Windows;
  • Startup Folder – on every startup of Windows – this option will add a shortcut to the program in Startup folder, which is also a common place for startups and is accessible from Start menu -> All Programs.

There are more commands you can execute over a selected application:

  • Run Process - run selected application;
  • Kill Process - stop selected application;
  • Search at Google for - use it to search with Google for the selected start up name, file name, publisher name or description. This command will open your default web browser and load the result of current search in the Google web site;
  • Open containing folder - opens a new instance of windows explorer and explores the directory, where the selected application is located;
  • Go to Location - runs "Registry Editor" and opens the Registry key with auto starting information of the selected application;
  • Open Registry Key - opens "Registry Editor" and the Registry key with the uninstall information of the selected application;
  • Remove selected - remove selected application from the list;
  • Remove all not valid - remove all applications with status NOT VALID from the list;
  • Remove all not running - remove all applications with status NOT RUNNING from the list;
  • Remove all disabled - remove all disabled applications from the list;
  • Properties - show application's properties;
  • Open Windows Services - Opens the Windows Services management application and lets you get more properties and options to manage the services.

5.2. Junk Files Cleaner

Junk Files Cleaner allows you to find and remove various types of junk and unnecessary files from your computer. Many of the Windows applications create junk files. Normally, such files are deleted by the application that had created them as soon as it did not need them. However they may remain permanently on your hard drive if there is an unexpected termination of the parent application, a system crash, etc. If this happens, it will cause reduction of free disk space (even hundreds of megabytes), or may slow down system speed and performance.

With Junk Files Cleaner you can select which of your drives to scan and what extension of files to scan for. The most common temporary and junk files extensions are built-in, but you can also add whatever extension you want. If you don't want to scan a whole drive you can only select a particular folder. To do that use the button Scan Folder ... just above the list of drives and as soon as you select a folder the scanning starts.


Commands of Junk Files Cleaner:

  • Scan - to start scanning for junk files, just press the Scan button from the current toolbar or from Command menu. This action will perform a scan operation with your current options. A small window appears to wait until the scan is complete. There is a "Cancel" button on that window, if you press it the scan process will be interrupted and you will only see the junk files found until that moment;
  • Delete - after the scan process is completed, all found files are loaded in the list with their full path, their name and their size. To delete any file of the shown press Delete button and all check files will be deleted;

There are more commands you can execute over selected file(s):

  • Open – open selected file;
  • Search at Google for – Use it to search with Google for the name of the selected file. This command will open your default web browser and load the result of the current search in the Google web site;
  • Open containing folder - Open a new instance of windows explorer and explore the directory, where the selected file is located;
  • Properties – Show file’s properties;
  • Check all items – Set a check in front of all items in the list;
  • Uncheck all items –Remove the check in front of all items in the list;
  • Check all selected items - Set a check in front of all selected items in the list;
  • Uncheck all selected items - Remove the check in front of all selected items in the list.
  • You can adjust settings on Junk Files Cleaner by pressing Options button in the toolbar or from the Tools menu.

5.3. Windows Tools

There are a lot of handy and useful tools and components bundled with every Windows operating system. Some of them have complex command line options, others are difficult to access. Windows tools give you a fast - one click - access to more than ten tools of Windows, which you use in your daily work. Almost all of them are included in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.


5.3.1. System Restore

System Restore is a component of the Windows operating system you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail). System Restore monitors changes to the system and some application files, and it automatically creates easily identified restore points. These restore points allow you to revert the system back to a previous time. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time.

5.3.2. Network Diagnostics

Network Diagnostics is a component of the Windows operating system you can use to gather and display information about your computer hardware and operating system, your internet configuration, and your modem and network adapter configuration. With the Network Diagnostics tool, you can perform a scan of your system and test network connectivity and whether or not your network-related programs and services are functional. It gathers a variety of basic information about the computer system, which can be helpful when given to a support person trying to help you troubleshoot your system. This tool is available only on Windows XP.

5.3.3. Network Information

Network Information uses a component of the Windows operating system you can use to display all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refresh Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings, Displays the full TCP/IP configuration for all adapters including IP address, MAC address, subnet mask, default gateway, Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) and DNS configuration. Adapters can represent physical interfaces, such as installed network adapters, or logical interfaces, such as dial-up connections.

5.3.4. Security Center

Security Center is a component of the Windows operating system you can use to check the status of your computer for the three security essentials - Firewall, Virus protection software and Automatic Update. If a problem is detected with any of the three essentials (for example, if your antivirus program is out of date), the Security Center sends you an alert and provides recommendations on how to better protect your computer.

5.3.5. System Properties

System Properties is a component of the Windows operating system you can use to do the following:

  • View basic information such as your CPU type and RAM memory.
  • View and change settings that control how your computer uses memory and finds certain information.
  • Find information about hardware and device properties, as well as configure hardware profiles.
  • View information about your network connection and logon profile.
  • Report system and program errors to Microsoft or your system administrator when they occur.

5.3.6. System Information

System Information is a component of Windows operating system that collects and displays system configuration information for local and remote computers. This includes information about hardware configurations, computer components, and software, including signed drivers and unsigned drivers. System Information is a support tool that you can use to quickly locate information about your computer and its operating system

5.3.7. TCP/IP Netstat Command

TCP/IP Netstat Command is a component of the Windows operating system that displays all active TCP connections and the TCP and UDP ports on which the computer is listening and displays the executable involved in creating each connection or listening port. In this case the executable name is in [ ] at the bottom, on top is the component it called, and so forth until TCP/IP was reached. With simple words this command shows which applications are connected and on which port to the Internet and which are listening for incoming connections.

5.3.8. On-Screen Keyboard

On-Screen Keyboard is a component of the Windows operating system that displays a virtual keyboard on the screen, allowing users with mobility impairments to type data using a pointing device or joystick. On-Screen Keyboard is intended to provide a minimum level of functionality for users with mobility impairments. You can also use On-Screen Keyboard if you think that there is a Key-Logger installed on your PC and all the keys you type are being recorded. On-Screen Keyboard eliminates the possibility of recording typed keys.

5.3.9. Disk Defragmenter

Disk Defragmenter is a component of the Windows operating system that analyzes local volumes and consolidates fragmented files and folders so that each occupies a single, contiguous space on the volume. As a result, your system can access files and folders and save new ones more efficiently. By consolidating your files and folders, Disk Defragmenter also consolidates a volume's free space, making it less likely that new files will be fragmented. The process of consolidating fragmented files and folders is called defragmentation. After defragmentation your hard disk drive will be well-arranged and your system will work faster and with ease.

5.3.10. Services

A service is a type of applications that run in the background. Service applications typically provide features such as client/server applications, Web servers, database servers, and other server-based applications to users, both locally and across the network. Services is a component of Windows operating system you can use to:

  • Start, stop, pause, resume, or disable a service on remote and local computers. You must have the appropriate permission to start, stop, pause, restart, and disable services.
  • Manage services on local and remote computers.
  • Set up recovery actions to take place if a service fails, for example, restarting the service automatically or restarting the computer.
  • Enable or disable services for a particular hardware profile.
  • View the status and description of each service.

5.3.11. Shared Folders

Shared Folders is a component of the Windows operating system you can use to manage shared resources over a network, control user access permissions, session activity, shared resource properties and to view a summary of connections and resources, uses for local and remote computers. With Shared Folders, you can:

  • Create, view, and set permissions for shared resources.
  • View a list of all users connected over a network to the computer, and disconnect one or all of them.
  • View a list of files that have been opened by remote users, and close one or all of the open files.

5.3.12. Group Policy

Group Policy is a component of the Windows operating system that includes policy settings for User Configuration, which affect users, and for Computer Configuration, which affect computers. Group Policy settings define the various components of the user's desktop environment that a system administrator needs to manage, for example, the programs that are available to users, the programs that appear on the user's desktop, and options for the Start menu. To create a specific desktop configuration for a particular group of users, use the Group Policy snap-in.

5.3.13. Add/Remove Windows Components

Add/Remove Windows Components helps you manage installed Windows components on your computer. After Windows OS is installed on your computer, you can use the Add/Remove Windows Components to add a Windows component that was not included in the original installation, or to remove an existing Windows component that you no longer require.

5.3.14. Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running a Windows operating system for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software, and helps remove any infections found. This malicious software includes viruses, worms and Trojan horses. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including, if any malicious software was detected and removed.

5.3.15. Windows Backup and Restore

Windows Backup and Restore allows you to make copies of data files for all people who use the computer and provides you with the ability to create a system image. You can let Windows choose what to back up or you can select the individual folders, libraries, and drives you want to back up. A system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working.

5.3.16. Task Scheduler

Windows Backup and Restore allows you to make copies of data files for all people who use the computer and provides you with the ability to create a system image. You can let Windows choose what to back up or you can select the individual folders, libraries, and drives you want to back up. A system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working.

5.3.17. Check Disk

Check Disk opens a command prompt window to execute the chkdsk.exe Windows command. Check Disk verifies the logical integrity of the file system on the Windows volume. Check Disk checks for problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors. These types of problems can be caused by system crashes or freezes, power glitches, incorrectly turning off a computer, etc.

5.3.18. System File Checker

System File Checker allows you to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files, verifying their versions. If it finds a problem, it will attempt to replace the problematic files from the Windows DLL Cache. If the file is not in the Windows DLL Cache or the DLL Cache is corrupted, you will be prompted to insert the Windows installation disk.

5.4. Browser Cleaner

Your browser makes a detailed record of every web site you've ever visited. It's easily accessible from your browser window and simply by pressing a button anyone can see where you've been browsing on the web. Revo Uninstaller Pro erases web site history of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. With Browsers Cleaner you can also delete temporary internet files, which are all the pictures you've seen, all the online videos you've watched and all the web pages you've visited. Deleting Temporary Internet Files will free a lot of space on your hard disk.


Depending on the history setting you want to cleanup and the browser you have, you have to check mark these options and press the Clear toolbar button or the Clear command on the Commands menu. For faster check/uncheck of items you can use the right-click menu command and check/uncheck all items of specific browser or all items in the list.

5.5. Microsoft Office Cleaner


MS Office Cleaner allows you to remove history of most recently used files in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Front Page. If you do not want somebody else to see your last opened or edited spreadsheets, documents or other files created using MS Office, just select those you do not want others to see and click the Clear button. Your most recently used files will no longer be listed. Windows also keeps a record of your recent files. Use MS Windows Cleaner included in Revo Uninstaller Pro to clear them too.

MS Office Cleaner includes the following options to clarify most recently used files of:

  • Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000, XP, 2003
  • Microsoft Access 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013

Depending on the program, which history settings you want to cleanup, you have to check mark it and press the Clear toolbar button or the Clear command on the Commands menu. For faster check/uncheck of items you can use the right-click menu command and check/uncheck all items of in the list.

5.6. Windows Cleaner


Microsoft Windows keeps tracks of many things you do with your computer, like file search history when you search for file and folders; recently opened document history; open/save history used in standard open/save dialogs from different applications installed on your computer; start menu clicks history; last opened Registry key history and more. Windows Cleaner allows you to remove all this history and temporary files. It's a useful tool, because you can remove all this history from one place quickly and easily. You can also empty your Recycle Bin and delete temporary files, freeing more disk space.

Available options of Windows Cleaner are:

  • Clear Recent Documents History;
  • Clear Start Menu Run History;
  • Clear Find File History;
  • Clear Printers, Computers and People Find History;
  • Empty Clipboard;
  • Clear “MS Paint” Recent Files History;
  • Clear “MS WordPad” Recent Files History;
  • Clear “Regedit” Last Opened Key History;
  • Clear Common Dialog Open Save Recent History;
  • Clear Common Dialog Last Visited Folder History;
  • Empty Recycle Bin;
  • Delete Windows Temporary Files;
  • Delete Start Menu Click Logs;
  • Delete crash memory dump files;
  • Delete Chkdsk (Check Disk) recovered file fragments;
  • Delete Thumbnail Cache.

Depending on the history item you want to clean up, you have to check mark that option and press the Clear button on the toolbar or the Clear command on the Commands menu. For faster check/uncheck of items you can use the right-click menu command and check/uncheck all items of in the list.

5.7. Evidence Remover


Deleting your files and folders does not mean that they are gone forever. When you empty Windows Recycle Bin your files and folders are just marked as deleted but they are not physically erased. There is a chance to recover deleted data from 10 years or older PC and this data may be very important and confidential. You can easily get back your important documents and other files that you have deleted using any recovery tool or un-delete program. This is where the Evidence Remover tool of Revo Uninstaller Pro comes. Evidence Remover will eliminate all chances to get data back from your hard drive. It will forever erase files and folders already deleted, but left physically on your hard disk. No matter what tool you or somebody else will use to recover the data, including professional and expensive recovery and un-delete tools, the result will always be the same - the data erased with Evidence Remover is impossible to recover.

To erase already deleted files and folders you have to check mark the drive where these files are deleted from. Then you have to press the Execute toolbar button or the Execute command from the Commands menu.

The process is slow, because the data is overwritten 3 times randomly. The speed depends on:

  • Computer Processor (CPU);
  • The size of the selected drive;
  • Running programs;
  • Running security software – anti-virus, Internet Security, etc.

During the process, the free disk space decreases, because Evidence Remover creates a very huge file and writes random data in it. That huge file is deleted at the end of the process – the free disk space is restored.

5.8. Unrecoverable Delete


If you want to securely delete a file or folder and to be sure that no one, with any tool, could be able to recover this file or folder, then use Unrecoverable Delete. Deleting files and emptying Windows Recycle Bin does not mean these files are gone forever. They are still on your Hard Disk Drive or other storage, but marked as deleted. Anyone, with a tool available free or commercial, could recover deleted data very easily. Revo Uninstaller Pro’s Unrecoverable Delete tool makes this impossible, even if you try to do that with the most advanced and expensive tool on the market. Deleting files in Windows means that they are marked as deleted and the space they allocated is free to use. This is because, if Windows has to physically erase all deleted files, it will take time and will slow down your computer. Beside this, there is a lot of system, temporary and other files not so important to be unrecoverable. Unrecoverable Delete physically erases all the files and folders and that's why it takes more time than simple deleting.

Unrecoverable Delete has the following commands:

  • Add File(s) – using this command you can add files for unrecoverable delete from different folders and disk drives;
  • Add Folder – using this command you can add a folder for unrecoverable delete. All sub folders and files will be deleted permanently;
  • Delete Forever – executes permanent erasing of the added files and folders. You can cancel the process, but files, erased before the cancel will be unrecoverable, so please carefully select the files and folder you want to delete.

The window of the Unrecoverable delete tool supports drag and drop of files and folders. Because Revo Uninstaller has administrative rights, programs with lower rights cannot drop files and folders in it. For example, if you run Windows explorer or any other file manager with standard user account (not as administrator), you will not be able to drag and drop files in Unrecoverable delete tool.