How to Uninstall Multiple Programs at Once in Windows 10/11

Read here how to quickly uninstall multiple programs and Windows apps on Windows 10/11 to keep your PC clean.

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 still lack the feature of uninstalling multiple programs at once, which is essential to save time when keeping your Windows clean.

While a few third-party uninstallers can remove multiple programs at once, only IObit Uninstaller offers this feature for free.

Here is how to uninstall multiple programs at once:

  1. Download IObit Uninstaller on its official website and install it:

    Unmark the checkboxes if you don’t want to install the recommended programs on your PC.
  2. On IObit Uninstaller, select the programs you want to uninstall by marking its checkboxes:
  3. Click on the Uninstall button in the upper right corner.
  4. Confirm the programs you want to uninstall, and click on Uninstall again:

    I recommend marking ‘Create a restore point before uninstall’ to make it safer; and ‘Automatically remove residual files’ to thoroughly clean your PC for the uninstall leftovers.

This method will work to remove multiple programs at once, that is desktop apps.

(If you want to learn what desktop apps are, go to the end of this article to understand the difference between Desktop and Windows Apps.)

Next, we will see how to uninstall multiple Windows apps at once.

How to Uninstall Multiple Windows Apps at Once on Windows 10/11

It is impossible to uninstall multiple Windows apps at once in Windows 10/11 without a third-party program, so we will also use IObit Uninstaller.

It is also the safer method as it will let you create a restore point before uninstalling the app.
Follow the steps below:

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download IObit Uninstaller and install it.
    (Remember to unmark the checkboxes with bundle offers.)
  2. Open IObit Uninstaller and navigate to Windows Apps on the left sidebar, then select the Windows Apps you want to uninstall.
  3. Click on the Uninstall button in the upper right corner.
  4. Click on Uninstall again to remove multiple Windows apps at once:

    (Mark ‘Create a restore point before uninstall’ so you can safely revert the uninstall process if needed. Also, mark ‘Automatically remove residual files’ to remove all leftovers from the uninstalled app.)

This method will not uninstall some Windows apps that are part of the Windows system, like the Microsoft Store.

What is the difference between Desktop apps and Windows Apps?

There are two types of apps in Windows: desktop apps and Windows apps.

Desktop apps are installed on our PC from an executable installer (e.g: Firefox, Steam); Windows Apps are installed from Microsoft Store (e.g: Cortana, Weather.) Some apps can be found in both versions (e.g: OneNote,) but the Windows apps versions tend to be more limited.

Here is a side-by-side comparison between Desktop and Windows Apps:

 Desktop AppsWindows Apps
DistributionExecutable installer (.exe) from any sourceWindows Store
ComplexityOften performs multiple and complex tasks.Performs a single task.
Running instancesYou can run a single desktop app multiple instances at a time.You can only run a single Windows app one instance at a time.
PermissionsIt can be run with administrative permissionsAlways run with limited permissions.
Install Additional ServicesYes, programs like VPNs can install additional Windows Services on the PC.No.
BloatwareIi might install bloatware.Never install bloatware, as it is not allowed by Microsoft in Windows Store.

How to Uninstall Multiple Programs on Windows 10/11

The only way to uninstall programs on Windows 10/11 is to remove them one by one because Windows doesn’t come with the feature to uninstall multiple programs at once.

  1. Enter Apps & Features on Windows Search, then click on Open:
  2. On the Apps & Features window, click on the three dots icon next to an app, then click on Uninstall:

To remove any Windows apps that are not listed on IObit Uninstaller and that don’t come with a uninstall option, you will need to remove them in PowerShell:

How to remove Windows 11 built-in apps in PowerShell

How to remove Windows 10 built-in apps in PowerShell


There is no feature to uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows 10/11, so to be able to do so, you will need a third-party uninstaller like IObit Uninstaller.

IObit Uninstaller allows you to easily visualize how much space each app is taking on your disk, and it also allows you to remove multiple pre-installed Windows apps at once.

I also suggest you read this article on how to update multiple drivers at once to save time while updating drivers and keep your devices working perfectly.

If you want to uninstall more programs taking up CPU and RAM on the task manager, check this article to know if it is safe to uninstall the Intel Graphics Command Center.

Laerthe Côrtes

Laerthe Côrtes

My first desktop computer, back in the 1990s, opened a whole new world for me; since then I am a heavy PC user (who will never get used to smartphones.) I worked for five years in the PC software industry, and my favorite version of Windows is still Windows 95.

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