HiBit Uninstaller – It’s Not Just Another Uninstaller

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HiBit Uninstaller – It’s Not Just Another Uninstaller

There are several good uninstallers out there. We’ve recommended Geek (free) and RevoUninstaller before. Both Geek and Revo Uninstaller use the program’s uninstaller to start with, then they scan your computer for files the uninstaller left behind; leftovers as we call them. Revo cleans up a bit better than Geek – but Geek is faster;  both are excellent programs.

But now there’s a new sheriff in town. His name is “HiBit Uninstaller” And let me tell you, this is one great uninstaller. Unlike Geek and Revo, it lets you uninstall multiple programs at the same time – but like Revo and Geek – it uses the programs’ uninstallers, after after they’re done running, HiBit Uninstaller cleans up the leftovers.

And about easy to use. HiBit Uninstaller shows you a list of all currently installed programs and lets you uninstall any item or multiple items by selecting their check boxes.

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Above: HiBit Uninstaller shows you a list of all programs installed on your computer.

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Above: Note the 3 checked boxes on the left. In the scenario above, I’m going to uninstall 3 programs with just one click. Of course, it will take some time. HiBit will run the uninstallers for all 3 programs – then when they’ve all finished running, you’ll see a list of leftovers.

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Above: A list of leftovers after running a program’s uninstaller. To clean them all up, all you need to do is click “Finish”. Note in the bottom left corner, if you want to be extra safe, you can also create a registry backup – but most of the time that won’t be necessary.. but it’s a nice feature.

Once you’ve selected the program or programs you want to uninstall, HiBit goes to work… first running each program’s uninstaller and then it will offer to scan for files, registry entries and other items left behind by the uninstaller(s). .If the scan finds leftover, you’ll see a list of all files, registry entries, startup entries, services and and other junk. that the program’s uninstaller left behind. You willl then have the option to remove them.

HiBit Uninstaller lets you force the removal of programs with missing uninstallers or uninstallers which froze or aren’t working correctly. It also has right-click Google lookup so you can search for answers to any questions you may have about a program or file.

Add to this several other useful tools such as: Windows Store Apps Manager,  Browser extension manager, Junk Files Cleaner, Services Manager, Startup Manager, Shortcut Fixer, Context Menu Manager (helps you to add or remove items from your Windows right-click context menu), Scheduler Task Manager and more.

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Above: HiBit Uninstaller’s Nifty Toolkit.

ONE NOTE OF CAUTION: HiBit Uninstaller also includes a registry cleaner which have not tried and don’t recommend – if you use the registry cleaner you use it at your own peril.

I’ve been testing this program for about 3 months. It’s almost too good to be true – and that’s why I tested it for such a long time. This is one of the best freeware programs we’ve ever found. When used with a little discretion, it will make your computer life a whole lot easier.

It’s available as an installer or as portable app. We tested the portable version.

You can read more about HiBit Uninstaller – and download it from here.

WINDOWS 10 SMARTSCREEN WARNING IS A FALSE POSITIVE

Windows 10’s SmartScreen is not very smart. It identifies HiBit as a malicious file. Microsoft engineers decided that if a file is not “generally downloaded” (not popular) that makes it suspicious. This morning (16 June 2018) I ran both the portable version and the installable version though VirusTotal’s scanner. VirusTotal checks the file with 68 antivirus/anti-malware engines. All 68 (including Emsisoft, BitDefender, ESET, Google and many more) found it clean and  not malicious. You can visit VirusTotal here – or see the results of the scan here.

Virus Total Scan Shows HiBit Uninstaller is Clean

Above: VirusTotal scan today ( 26 JUNE 2018) shows that none of the 68 antivirus/anti-malware programs used to scan the file found any problems. All 68 found it clean.

Above: Some of the 68 programs used to check HiBit Uninstaller. Note the checkmark and “Clean” rating.

SmartScreen Being Not So Smart

Notice that the only reason Microsoft SmartScreen gives for labeling HiBit Uninstaller is because it comes from an “unknown publisher”. Sixty-eight antivirus/anti-malware programs disagree. They actually scan the file for problems rather than labeling a file “malicious” because it comes from a publisher it does not recognize (or because the file is not “commonly downloaded”).

You can override SmartScreen’s false positives as shown below.

 

Microsoft's SmartScreen being not very smart

If we recommend something, you can trust we’ve tested it. I have been using HiBit Uninstaller for 3 months.  If you get the Not-So-SmartScreen warning above and you want to override it, just click “More info” then click “Run anyway” (see below).

You can also check out any file if you have doubts by going to VirusTotal and running the file through 68 different antivirus/anti-malware scanners.

16 thoughts on “HiBit Uninstaller – It’s Not Just Another Uninstaller

  1. Linda Stewart

    Will you be eventually installing it as an installer, instead just the portable version?

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    1. infoave Post author

      The program is the same. If you are not comfortable with portable applications (you have to make your own shortcuts) the then you can use the installer. There is absolutely no difference in the program itself. Read the bottom of this page if you get a Malicious file warning from Windows SmartScreen.

      Reply
  2. Brian

    Tried to open but windows stopped it saying it was a malicious file

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      1. infoave Post author

        Windows Defender’s “SmartScreen” is not very smart. It assumes if a product is from an obscure vendor or not commonly downloaded that it’s dangerous. It’s called a false postive; Windows Defender is famous for them. You can use a better, different & more reliable program (like Emsisoft), override the false positive or just not use this great program.

        This morning I checked both the portable and the installable version with VirusTotal. It checks the file(s) with 68 anti-virus, anti-malware programs. HiBit got a clean rating from all 68 engines.

        SmartScreen has continually used file popularity to determine the safety of a file – that’s ludicrous and does not help you or good software developers. It’s shame really.

        See VirusTotal’s scan results here. I’ve also added this information to our article along with screenshots.

        Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      Windows Defender’s “SmartScreen” is not very smart. It assumes if a product is from an obscure vendor or not commonly downloaded that it’s dangerous. It’s called a false postive; Windows Defender is famous for them. You can use a better, different & more reliable program (like Emsisoft), override the false positive or just not use this great program.

      This morning I checked both the portable and the installable version with VirusTotal. It checks the file(s) with 68 anti-virus, anti-malware programs. HiBit got a clean rating from all 68 engines.

      SmartScreen has continually used file popularity to determine the safety of a file – that’s ludicrous and does not help you or good software developers. It’s shame really.

      See VirusTotal’s scan results here. I’ve also added this information to our article along with screenshots.

      Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      Windows Defender’s “SmartScreen” is not very smart. It assumes if a product is from an obscure vendor or not commonly downloaded that it’s dangerous. It’s called a false postive; Windows Defender is famous for them. You can use a better, different & more reliable program (like Emsisoft), override the false positive or just not use this great program.

      This morning I checked both the portable and the installable version with VirusTotal. It checks the file(s) with 68 anti-virus, anti-malware programs. HiBit got a clean rating from all 68 engines.

      SmartScreen has continually used file popularity to determine the safety of a file – that’s ludicrous and does not help you or good software developers. It’s shame really.

      See VirusTotal’s scan results here. I’ve also added this information to our article along with screenshots.

      Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      Windows Defender’s “SmartScreen” is not very smart. It assumes if a product is from an obscure vendor or not commonly downloaded that it’s dangerous. It’s called a false postive; Windows Defender is famous for them. You can use a better, different & more reliable program (like Emsisoft), override the false positive or just not use this great program.

      This morning I checked both the portable and the installable version with VirusTotal. It checks the file(s) with 68 anti-virus, anti-malware programs. HiBit got a clean rating from all 68 engines.

      SmartScreen has continually used file popularity to determine the safety of a file – that’s ludicrous and does not help you or good software developers. It’s shame really.

      See VirusTotal’s scan results here. I’ve also added this information to our article along with screenshots.

      Reply
    2. infoave Post author

      Windows Defender’s “SmartScreen” is not very smart. It assumes if a product is from an obscure vendor or not commonly downloaded that it’s dangerous. It’s called a false postive; Windows Defender is famous for them. You can use a better, different & more reliable program (like Emsisoft), override the false positive or just not use this great program.

      This morning I checked both the portable and the installable version with VirusTotal. It checks the file(s) with 68 anti-virus, anti-malware programs. HiBit got a clean rating from all 68 engines.

      SmartScreen has continually used file popularity to determine the safety of a file – that’s ludicrous and does not help you or good software developers. It’s shame really.

      See VirusTotal’s scan results here. I’ve also added this information to our article along with screenshots.

      Reply
  3. jake

    Don’t these people ever really read and understand the articles you publish. If they did they wouldn’t have these questions you answered in the article. astounding…

    Reply
  4. David Norcott

    Hey !! — Another GREAT prog. from you ! I installed it immediately after reading your info
    NOTE:- I got the same warning from Windows Defender as I see others did, but my Emsisoft didn’t give me any warning and that was good enough for me !(I’ve run into this with ‘Defender’ before !)
    I selected 10 programs I never use any more and let it do it’s thing while I walked away and did other things .
    When it had done it’s scan, I hit ‘finish’ and ‘WHAM’ everything was all cleaned up !!!! SUPER !!!
    MORE Kudos to you !!!
    David.

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  5. MaryLee

    Thank you for another great program! I especially like the Windows Store Apps Manager and will have to take care not to go crazy with that one. (I’m very familiar with “more info – run anyway,” and use it a lot when I download games from my few sites that I trust.)
    Also, the other link for VirusTotal.com is so helpful. I think I’ll go make a small donation* to Cloudeight Boosters. Many thanks, TC and EB!

    *(When you get my donation, if it says “more info,” just run it anyway.

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  6. Cynthia

    I’ve looked for an answer and can’t find it so I thought I’d ask you guys. HiBit Uninstaller was working just fine on my old Dell desktop, which finally quit me. I now have a new Dell desktop and it will work once and then the next time I open it I get “stream read error” and none of the programs load. Do you have any ideas?

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    1. infoave Post author

      We never installed it, we use the portable version. In any case, please contact the developer at Support@HiBitSoft.ir . He is much more familiar with the technical aspects of the program than we are – and he may have seen your problem before.

      Reply

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