Anvi Uninstaller is a lightweight and portable software application that enables users to remove installed programs from their computer easily. It includes several useful options that can be handled by all user levels, even by people with no previous experience in advanced uninstallers.
Since there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and just click it to run.
It is also possible to save Anvi Uninstaller to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any computer effortlessly and without previously installing anything.
What's more, the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and leftovers are not kept on the hard disk, leaving it clean after removal.
The interface resembles the one of IObit Uninstaller version 2. Actually, it has an identical structure. A list with all installed products is immediately populated at startup, and you can view their name, size and install date, along with further information on selected entries, namely publisher and help link.
These programs may be sorted according to their install date and size. Plus, Anvi Uninstaller facilitates access to uninstalling Windows patches in the same manner. A search function is provided for quickly locating a particular product. Last but not least, you can view log details.
The uninstallation process is carried out in three steps. It starts with creating a system restore point but this option can be disabled. Next, Anvi Uninstaller runs the program's default uninstaller, after which it supposedly scans for leftover items in the Windows registry and hard drive. This option is not available in the free edition, though.
Anvi Uninstaller uses low CPU and RAM. However, it takes a long time to create a system restore point, and even to proceed with to the next step when canceling it. Although it tries to mimick IObit Uinstaller, it doesn't do a very good job at it.