Unlocker

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Unlocker

A tiny program yet works well with supports for most features including kill processes

4.5

Our rating: 

4.5

Pros & Cons:

Small file size, clean and simple user interface, with portable version available. Features include kill processes, close handles, unload DLLs, remove with or without reboot, command line and an optional action such as delete, rename, move or copy.
Adding a Bing or Quickstores toolbar but it's optional.

Our Review:

Weighing in at only 216 KB, Unlocker is a tiny program and yet works well with supports for most features including kill processes, close handles, unload DLLs, remove with or without reboot, command line and more.

Simply right-click a file or folder which is locked, select Unlocker in the context menu, you will see the processes or programs that are locking the file or folder, then choose to kill or unlock the processes, with an optional action such as delete, rename, move or copy, available in a clean and simple user interface.

This program comes with an Unlocker Assistant which stays in the system tray and automatically launches if you are trying to delete, rename, or move a file that is locked.

When this program was uploaded to VirusTotal for a scan, it showed a result of 2/42. This could be false positives as the developer highlighted this issue in the FAQ.

In the current version, the developer added an optional shortcut to a Bing or Quickstores toolbar but you can simply untick it during installation. Unlocker is available in 32 and 64 bit versions and also as a portable.


Unlocker was reviewed by on based on version 1.9.2.

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Comments

This site is blocked (9th May 2017) by both Chrome and Firefox.

Is it still safe?

Please check and update if necessary.

The link in the review no longer points to majorgeeks, but instead to a site that is deemed 'unsafe' by FF--emptyloop...

Thank you. Now corrected.