Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#1 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:07 am

Bulk Crap Uninstaller is program uninstaller. It excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal user input. It can clean up leftovers, detect orphaned applications, run uninstallers according to premade lists, and much more!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bulk-crap-uninstaller/
http://klocmansoftware.weebly.com/

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Unable to test the portable version under my current setup. :(
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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#2 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:55 pm

Bulk Crap Uninstaller at version 3.3. It seems to be portable and stealth- settings saved in BCUninstaller.settings file inside program folder. Compared to other uninstallers (Geek Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller) this one is a bit heavier but offers a lot of information and options and GUI is very good. Although Bulk Crap Uninstaller requires .NET I like this uninstaller.

Bulk Crap Uninstaller Change Log

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I am curious- why were you unable to test it? Because you don't have .NET installed?

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#3 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:27 am

My guess is BCU is designed to deeply interact with system settings, something that testing in a sandbox obviously precludes. :idea:

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#4 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:09 pm

Midas wrote:My guess is BCU is designed to deeply interact with system settings, something that testing in a sandbox obviously precludes. :idea:
Absolutely correct.

However, it can be tested in a VM environment but I was too lazy at the time :roll:
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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#5 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:13 pm

@smaragdus

Thanks for the heads-up + see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 652#p79652
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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#6 Post by smaragdus » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:38 pm

Bulk Crap Uninstaller at version 3.3.1, changes:
Version 3.3.1 Changelog
- Added Unknown value to the Is64bit property instead of setting it to false if unknown
- Added Russian translation by wvxwxvw
- Added help buttons to some windows
- Better handling of Windows Features
- Changed default registry backup filename to include date and time
- Updated Uninstallation section of the help file
- Updated French translation
- Updated Slovenian translation
- Fixed NSIS automation sometimes getting stuck waiting for mouse movement
- Fixed orphaned apps from Program Files sometimes not showing
- Fixed BCU trying to close Steam when uninstalling a Steam app
I think this thread should be moved to Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller 3.5.0.36158

#7 Post by smaragdus » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:20 pm

Bulk Crap Uninstaller at version 3.5.0.36158, latest downloads and latest changes:
This release focuses on fixing bugs and improving existing features.

Changelog:
  • Added detection of leftover .lnk files
  • Added handling of NSIS uninstaller return codes
  • Added "Open System Recovery" menu option
  • Added localization to certificate properties
  • Improved file and registry junk detection
  • Improved install directory detection for InnoSetup and NSIS
  • Improved logic for detecting stuck quiet uninstallers
  • Fixed detection of stuck quiet Msiexec uninstallers
  • Fixed stuck timeout timer not resetting
  • Fixed install paths with dots being trimmed too much
  • Fixed malformed startup entries crashing BCU
  • Fixed some ObjectDisposed crashes
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
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Bulk Crap Uninstaller Portable at Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... able.shtml
Bulk Crap Uninstaller at MajorGeeks - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details ... aller.html
Bulk Crap Uninstaller at SnapFiles - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/bcuninstaller.html
Bulk Crap Uninstaller at Freeware Files - http://www.freewarefiles.com/Bulk-Crap- ... 04064.html
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Bulk Crap Uninstaller at AfterDawn - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/syste ... taller.cfm
Bulk Crap Uninstaller Portable at AfterDawn - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/syste ... rtable.cfm
Bulk Crap Uninstaller at AlternativeTo - https://alternativeto.net/software/bulk ... installer/
Bulk Crap Uninstaller - gHacks Review - http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/10/bulk-c ... n-windows/

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller 3.6.0.42333

#8 Post by smaragdus » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:50 am

Bulk Crap Uninstaller at version 3.6.0.42333, downloads & changes at SourceForge and downloads & changes at GitHub:
This release focuses on improving junk detection and manual uninstall.
  • Added dialog to close running apps during junk removal.
  • Added detection of Windows Error Reporting junk.
  • Added detection of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing junk.
  • Added detection of \FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules junk.
  • Added extra confidence to directories that will be empty after removing junk.
  • Added option to still show leftover list if all items have low confidence.
  • Added "Task" in front of task junk paths.
  • Added a new feedback box.
  • Improved matching of junk to product names.
  • Improved detection of registry junk.
  • Fixed junk search not scanning some subdirectories.
  • Fixed names of some apps being set to empty.
  • Fixed crash on invalid disabled registry startup entries.
  • Fixed nullref when opening a registry key fails
  • Fixed custom application install paths not working if surrounded with quotes
An error message that first appeared in version 3.5.0.36158 (Unexpected error) is fixed (Fixed crash on invalid disabled registry startup entries. ) and such a message no longer shows up in version 3.6.0.42333. Thanks to the developer (Marcin Szeniak) for fixing this problem.

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller 3.6.2.31001

#9 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:21 pm

Bulk Crap Uninstaller at version 3.6.2 (3.6.2.31001), latest changes:

Bulk Crap Uninstaller version 3.6.1 (3.6.1.43121) released on 2017-01-18 - downloads and changes at SourceForge, downloads and changes at GitHub:
  • Executables and the installer are now signed, thanks to the donations.
  • Added support for Windows Services.
  • Added searching CLSID keys for junk.
  • Added message if saving settings fails.
  • Added warning to save uninstall list before closing.
  • Added titlebar notification of unsaved uninstall lists.
  • Installer no longer optimizes performance for portable installs.
  • Major refactoring of junk system, improved backup.
  • Slightly improved speed of loading uninstallers.
  • Fixed crashes during backup and deletion of junk nodes and startup entries.
  • Fixed crashes during opening/saving uninstall lists.
  • Fixed crash on clipboard copy.
  • Fixed crash when getting installed browsers.
  • Fixed crash when closing BCU with Startup Manager open.
  • Fixed multiple ObjectDisposedExceptions.
  • Fixed some startup entries not updating their Enabled state in the startup manager.
  • Fixed some msiexec uninstallers not being detected properly.
  • Fixed possible IOException in RegistryJunk.FindJunkRecursively.
  • Fixed unexpanded environment variables in tasks.
Bulk Crap Uninstaller version 3.6.2 (3.6.2.31001) released on 2017-01-21 - downloads and changes at SourceForge, downloads and changes at GitHub:
  • Added ability to sort the uninstall progress list view by columns.
  • Fixed crashes during bulk uninstall not being handled properly.
  • Fixed uninstall progress sometimes failing to update properly.
  • Fixed some uninstaller commands not being recognized.
  • Code cleanup and refactoring, small performance improvements.
I added Bulk Crap Uninstaller to the database.

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#10 Post by billon » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 pm

Don't know about Vista and newer, but on XP I get the following traces:

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C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\enterprisesec.config.cch
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\security.config.cch


C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CLR Security Config\v2.0.50727.42\security.config.cch


C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\1F657678CDAD5400251B323D207EA54F
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\257EBCFCA02D04766952AE2EA031B51D
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2989C0A878FE45C610C8177194428257
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\6525274CBC2077D43D7D17A33C868C4F
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\A58140FCB294A751A4D115DF44753547
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\AEF70B448A2BD03F36F4D0C094A1F5FC

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\1F657678CDAD5400251B323D207EA54F
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\257EBCFCA02D04766952AE2EA031B51D
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2989C0A878FE45C610C8177194428257
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\6525274CBC2077D43D7D17A33C868C4F
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\A58140FCB294A751A4D115DF44753547
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\AEF70B448A2BD03F36F4D0C094A1F5FC


C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Marcin_Szeniak\BCUninstaller.exe_Url_2gygybrj04nxqkg5fcttpnf1xv5omvvc\3.6.2.31001\user.config
And in the registry:

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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\92C1588E85AF2201CE7915E8538B492F605B80C6 - some binary Blob

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\BCUninstaller\DEBUG

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\AuthRoot\Certificates\07E032E020B72C3F192F0628A2593A19A70F069E - some binary Blob

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects
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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller 3.7.1

#11 Post by smaragdus » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:23 am

As of version 3.7.1 (3.7.1.22408) Bulk Crap Uninstaller no longer leaves BCUninstaller.exe.log in AppData (at least on my Windows 8 x64 system). After exiting the program CleanLogs.bat automatically cleans it. Please confirm.

Change Log for Bulk Crap Uninstaller version 3.7.1:
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Please move this thread to Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#12 Post by billon » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Version 3.7.1:
Only some files in CryptnetUrlCache (I believe because it checks certificates of installed programs) and same in the registry.
I removed XP from supported systems - too many problems IMO
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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller 3.7.1

#13 Post by webfork » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:21 pm

smaragdus wrote:Please move this thread to Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.
Good call ... moved

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Re: Bulk Crap Uninstaller

#14 Post by smaragdus » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 am

Someone is trying to use the source code of Bulk Crap Uninstaller and sell it as Best Uninstaller, compare the screen-shots:

Bulk Crap Uninstaller

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Best Uninstaller

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Obviously the rogue (Martin Pekar) has made some cosmetic changes to the GUI (the tool bar is moved from top to bottom, etc) and changed the name of the program.

I notified the developer of of Bulk Crap Uninstaller, Marcin Szeniak, about this scam.

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