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How to Uninstall PC Optimizer Software

We only list software on our web site that uninstall's safely and completely - it's a prerequisite to even be considered. If you need to remove a stubborn program from your PC, please see the advanced uninstall for stubborn programs further below.

We have created more detailed instructions to show you how to remove some of the more popular optimizers. If you ever need to, here's a guide to help you uninstall System Mechanic. We also teach you to uninstall Advanced SystemCare, both the Ultimate and Pro versions. Finally, here's information on uninstalling BoostSpeed - which has proved difficult for some users. For removing other optimizer software from your Windows computer, please follow the instructions right below.

Basic Uninstall Instructions

All software can be removed easily using the uninstall utility within Windows.

For Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista - Click the Windows Start logo at the bottom left of your desktop.

Search for or click on the Control Panel link in the Start Menu. If your Control Panel is set on View by Category, click on the "Uninstall a program" link under the Programs category. If your set on View by icons, open Programs and Features.

Find the program you wish to uninstall from your list of installed programs. Click on it to highlight it. Then click on "Uninstall" at the top of the list. Alternatively, you can simply double-click (left-mouse-button) the program listing, or right-click over the program listing and select uninstall.

Just follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall - pay close attention to any complete removal options that will delete any saved configurations for the software you are uninstalling. Sometimes you may wish to save your personal configurations in case you re-install the program at a later date. However, if you have no plans to install the program again, it's probably better to completely remove the program in its' entirety.

For Windows XP - Similar to above, except open the Control Panel and use "Add or Remove Programs" instead of Programs and Features.

TIP: When in Control Panel, left-click and drag (keeping left mouse button depressed) the Programs and Features (or Add or Remove Programs in XP) category to your Windows Start Orb (bottom left of desktop) and release your mouse button.

This will place an easy to find shortcut in your Windows Start Menu - very handy to keep stock of all programs installed on your PC.

Three Options to Uninstall Stubborn Programs

1) I feel the best bet is to try the free Norton tool that helps uninstall unwanted programs and malware.

Free Norton Power Eraser

2) Another option is to try Windows' System Restore function to dial your PC back to a time before you installed the stubborn program. However, if that was long ago, you may not have a Restore Point back that far.

3) The last resort option will require re-installing Windows. If you do this, YOU WILL NEED TO BACKUP ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL FILES AND DATA. Such things as your bookmarks, pictures, or any docs, saved games etc that you value and don't want to lose. This really is a last resort, as it takes quite a long time, plus you risk forgetting to backup something important to you. Also, you'll have to re-download and set up all of your currently installed programs all over again - a major hassle. Also drivers will need to be updated again - and Windows will do a major updating, sometimes for hours, after a re-install. Be careful and think it out before you even consider it.

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