When I'm cleaning up from making dinner or just tidying up the house, I like to make sure to get everything clean. Why would you leave even a bit of a mess when you're already in cleaning mode?
Unfortunately, Windows doesn't share my views on cleaning. When you uninstall programs it often leaves bits and pieces behind on your computer - empty folders, icons and registry entries. These bits and pieces can build up over time and cause slowdowns and other problems.
Fortunately, third-party programs like Revo Uninstaller can step in and help out. When you open Revo, a list of all your programs will appear. This should remind you a little bit of Windows' stock uninstall utility, and it works similarly to an extent.
When you click to uninstall something, Revo will ask how thoroughly you want to remove a program. The recommended setting is fine for basic users. It will delete a program using the standard process, then look for any remnants in temporary folders or in the registry.
Another useful feature is Hunter Mode. This will let you browse through your directory or Start Menu and delete anything using just one click. Revo can also remove specific files and folders, browser history and recent documents from Microsoft Office.