Uninstall applications in Windows 10 in batch, fast and automatically with this free and open source tool

In Windows 10 there are two traditional ways to uninstall applications: you can use the modern Settings menu and do it from there, or you can go to the old Control Panel and look for the option "Uninstall a program".

In either case, the process is manual and requires you to choose each app you want to get rid of one by one, and sometimes, when we have a lot of garbage in our system, this is tedious. This is where something like BCUninstaller fits the bill.

The batch crap uninstaller

BCUinstaller or BCU is short for "Bulk Crap Uninstaller", which translated into Spanish would be more or less like a batch garbage uninstaller. It is a completely free tool and also open source.

You can find the code on their GitHub page and it's released under an Apache 2.0 license. The tool works with any version of Windows from Windows 7 onwards. And, it is a great time saver.

When you download it, you will have two options: install it on your computer or use a portable version, that is, you don't need to install anything, just run the downloaded program. The first time you run it, BCU will analyze your computer to make a list of everything you have installed and can be uninstalled.


Also you will see a small wizard that will give you a tour of the app and help you configure it and that I recommend reading calmly. It is quite simple to use and you can have it in Spanish. Some of the options you have are things like using search filters and finding keywords to find uninstallers, and grouping those that are similar.

Although BCU can be used as a basic uninstaller, it has many options (most) for advanced users. The tool does a good job marking system components or protected items so you know what is going on if you are afraid to uninstall something you shouldn't. You even have an option in the settings to include Windows updates in the list..

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To make it easier to use, I recommend checking the option "select using checkboxes" and from there go on and start checking all the programs that you want to uninstall automatically. Once selected you will see a new window to confirm your selection.

Uninstall Apps Windows 10 In Batch

You may try silent uninstall (if possible), or even uninstall more than one thing at a time. The option to create a restore point before uninstalling anything is always checked by default, and the daemon which seeks to automate the entire process even when pop-ups appear that block the uninstallation so that you don't have to do anything yourself.

Even tells you how much space you are going to free up on disk with the process. Depending on your computer and the selected programs, the process takes more or less, but in general it is quite fast and the tedium it saves you is a lot.

In the end, BCU also suggests you to "look for remains" of the programs you uninstalled and you can delete registry entries that they left behind to do a deeper uninstall. This is more than ideal for a new computer that comes with a lot of crapware from the manufacturer that you are not interested in keeping, or something similar.

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