Although hard drives are now larger than ever, the size of applications has also increased and it is not uncommon for a program to occupy several hundred megabytes of space, or even gigabytes. In order to free up disk space, unused programs can be uninstalled using the Control Panel in Windows - this not only has the benefit of reclaiming space which can then be put to other uses, but also helps to keep Windows running smoothly by eliminating programs that run at startup.
Uninstall Tool works in much the same way as Windows' built in feature, but it operates much more quickly and has a number of additional features which make it a valuable alternative. The uninstallation routines for some programs are not always particularly well written and this can means that even after software has been uninstalled, it is still listed as being installed. Uninstall Tools can remove references to such programs from the registry so they are no longer erroneously listed.
As well as standard applications, Uninstall Tool can also be used to remove Windows components and provides the option of creating an HTML report of currently installed applications. Programs can be sorted in a variety of ways - such as size or date of installation - and there is also a search facility on hand to make it easy to home in on a particular program. If you want to be certain that a program you no longer need is completely uninstalled, this is the tool for you.