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Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Free and open source program uninstaller. Can remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

  • Windows
Avg rating of 4.7 (25)| 22 comments

What is Bulk Crap Uninstaller?

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (in short BCUninstaller or BCU) is a free (as in speech and beer) bulk program uninstaller with advanced automation. It excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal to no user input, while requiring next to no technical knowledge.

It can detect most applications and games (even portable or not registered), clean up leftovers, force uninstall, automatically uninstall according to premade lists, and much more.

Features: Detect, manage and quietly uninstall Hidden/protected registered applications Applications with damaged or missing uninstallers Portable applications (might have to point BCU where to look) Chocolatey packages Oculus games/apps Steam games/apps Windows Features Windows Store apps (Universal Windows Platform apps) Windows Updates Fast, automatic uninstall Uninstall any number of applications in a single batch Minimal to no user input is required during uninstallation Uninstall multiple items at once to speed up the process (with collision prevention) Console interface can automatically uninstall applications based on conditions with no user input Quietly uninstall many uninstallers that don’t support silent uninstallation Uninstall applications even if they don’t have any uninstallers Uninstall applications by window, shortcut or directory Can handle crashing and hanging uninstallers

Other features Find and remove leftovers after uninstallation Clean Program Files directories from unused or empty folders Manually uninstall any application, bypasing it’s uninstaller (Force uninstall) Startup manager Application ratings Huge amount of data about applications is collected and displayed. User can freely browse, filter and export everything Filtering with common presets or based on fully custom rules with Regex support Verification of uninstaller certificates Large amount of configurability Can run user-specified commands before and after uninstalling Fully portable, settings are saved to a single file

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36 applications fully uninstalled in 8 minutes - BCUninstaller v4.6
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  • Developed byKlocman software
  • LicensingOpen Source (Apache-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7 (25 ratings)
  • Alternatives48 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •  3,502 Stars
  •  186 Forks
  •  57 Open Issues
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Our users have written 22 comments and reviews about Bulk Crap Uninstaller, and it has gotten 218 likes

Bulk Crap Uninstaller was added to AlternativeTo by realnabarl on and this page was last updated . Bulk Crap Uninstaller is sometimes referred to as BCUninstaller.

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Chaython
  
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It works, but the left over clean up is very inaccurate, and it takes several minutes to initialize. The names on programs are often incorrect, and there are many redundant prompts, it also rechecks everything upon task completion, which takes a long time. Much of the freemium uninstallers are better[at the task]; but they often come with bundleware/adware. 3 stars for quality, but a bonus for being open source.

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cy6ernauti1us

Five stars for such an awesome review. And I mean that this is how reviews should be written. I wish this review could be pinned somewhere on this website as a template for all those one-line reviews which add nothing except increment the reviews count.

Great going, Chaython. Cheers!

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bopperjr346
  
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This is probably the best free uninstall utility. It has several features that advanced users might be interested in such as certificate verification, export data, CLI support and crowd-sourced rating info for the apps that you have currently installed.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Fantastic! And I don't think you will find anything else truly like it to uninstall several programs at the same time! It will even uninstall Microsoft stuff effectively.

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Marnes
  
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You get what you sign up for, and it pleasantly surprised me with its abilities.

It's not as lean or quick as GeekUninstaller, but it doesn't promise to. It needs to scan places for a few seconds when you start it, presents a tall and wide table view (wall of text really), and makes you click through a 5-step dialog to uninstall, followed by a dialog for cleanup.

But for that price, you get extensive sniffing of software installed in the remotest places, categorization into different levels (regular software, windows components, store apps, etc), customization of the uninstall behavior (bulk, quiet/no-dialogs, kill locking apps or not, etc), and a more nuanced cleanup dialog (every match is rated on confidence level).

What took me by surprise completely is that it's aware of chocolatey and scoop: you can safely use bcu to uninstall choco/scoop packages, it'll run the package managers for you if something you're uninstalling is detected to be one of their packages!

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Marnes

Footnote: UX-wise it's highly polished to have little friction for you. It has a lot of dialogs, but those dialogs remember your choices, skip themselves if they're not relevant, and auto-update where you'd want them to (e.g. on the list of processes locking resources, it monitors those processes in case they end by themselves in the meantime). You can hide table columns you don't need. It doesn't steal window focus if you've started doing something else meanwhile. You can tell the developers really thought about or listened to minor frustrations.

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TBayAreaPat

Appreciate it for what it is.. A Bulk Uninstaller! Geek doesn't do bulk uninstaller.

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spameggs
  
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One of the best apps

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Liarus
  
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Top tier alternative to Revo, free, open source and portable, it does everything you can expect it to so far, except maybe remove browser extentions, it works in CLI as well for more advanced users.

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Weltall
  
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I have been using up to now GeekUninstaller and honestly even now I feel Geek is a great program. BC feels way more complex and slow, while Geek is really easy and user friendly. A great feature BC has is the option to uninstall a lot of programs/games at once.

I give it 4 stars as I did with Geek, cause I feel it is not perfect, which like I said in my Geek short review, it might not be a bad thing. I still prefer the cleaning to not be as perfect, over the cleaning to be perfect and thorough, while it actually ends up damaging my system.

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TBayAreaPat

Geek IS great.. But you can only uninstall one-at-a-time with it.. not like Bulk Uninstaller!

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  • Remove Junk Files
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