Softpedia Editor's Review for .NET Framework Cleanup Tool
Remove files, directories, registry keys and values and Windows Installer product registration information for the .NET Framework.
Written by Bogdan Popa on March 14th, 2012
The installation or uninstallation procedure for .NET Framework can, in some cases, go wrong and also patching or repairing the framework could end up unsuccessfully. For those situations, an application like .NET Framework Cleanup Tool seems to be just what the doctor ordered.
With a pretty self-explanatory name, this software solution has been specifically developed to guide you through this painful process of making .NET Framework get along with your computer.
In most cases, users encounter problems because they cannot remove all files and registry keys of a previous installation of .NET Framework, so dropping a fresh copy of the package is pretty impossible. .NET Framework Cleanup Tool comes in very handy and runs in a second because there's no installation procedure.
This utility automatically detects the versions of .NET Framework that are currently installed on your computer. As soon as the product is selected for cleanup, you can press the 'Cleanup Now' button to apply the needed changes.
We've tried it on our testing machine and everything worked quite smooth, but you must be aware that this software solution will make permanent modifications to your system. It removes all updates and hotfixes associated to .NET Framework that are installed on your PC.
The application can also be used via command line using two additional modes that bring user interaction down to zero. Called Silent Mode and Unattended Mode, these two additional options do the same thing as the GUI version, only that they don't involve the user in the process.
If you experienced any type of problem with .NET Framework, you have to give this tool a try. .NET Framework Cleanup Tool is very easy to use and can prove to be a great helper.
.NET Framework Cleanup Tool description
Here are some key features of ".NET Framework Cleanup Tool":
The .NET Framework cleanup tool supports removing the following products:
· .NET Framework - All Versions
· .NET Framework - All Versions (Tablet PC and Media Center)
· .NET Framework - All Versions (Windows Server 2003)
· .NET Framework - All Versions (Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008)
· .NET Framework 1.0
· .NET Framework 1.1
· .NET Framework 2.0
· .NET Framework 3.0
· .NET Framework 3.5
· .NET Framework 4
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added a command line switch to allow users to force the cleanup of a version of the .NET Framework even if OS conditions normally would prevent it. This is an intentionally undocumented switch and should only be used in rare cases where the user understands the repercussions.