History of Uninstall
Uninstall was invented by Jack Bicer. While he was working on Norton Desktop for Windows at Symantec, Bicer came up with the Uninstall concept and developed the first Uninstall program in 1991. When published on March 23, 1992, Norton Desktop for Windows 2.0 was the first software package ever to include an Uninstaller.
After the release of Norton Desktop for Windows 2.0, Ken Spreitzer, who was a tester for the product, capitalized on the uninstall idea and wrote the first widely used PC program called "UnInstaller", first licensed to MicroHelp and then by February 1998 sold by CyberMedia.
Published on March 23, 1992, NORTON DESKTOP FOR WINDOWS V.20 was the first software package ever to include an Uninstaller, shown under the "UNINSTALLING NORTON DESKTOP" section, in the official installation instructions.
Screenshot of official installation instructions.