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Should I remove AKVIS Sketch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,623
United States Rank #15,175
Reach 0.0384%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.64 days
431.95 days >
Average installed length: 226.96 days


17.0.2946.11963 1.67%
17.0.2937.11755 0.19%
17.0.2933.11719 1.67%
16.0.2871.11276 0.93%
16.0.2853.11126 1.86%
16.0.2844.11111 4.64%
15.0.2674.10091 18.92%
15.0.2663.10076 3.53%
14.0.2556.9439 7.98%
14.0.2545.8893 15.58%
13.5.2518.8881 0.19%
13.5.2486.8619 3.15%
13.0.2473.8439 2.04%
13.0.2470.8432 1.67%
13.0.2468.8432 0.93%
12.5.2265.7774 2.23%
12.5.2261.7727 0.56%
12.0.2209.7519 26.53%
12.0.2207.7516 1.86%
11.0.2148.7184 1.67%
11.0.2116.6864 0.37%
11.0.2106.6822 0.19%
10.1.2018.6454 0.19%
10.1.2003.6145 0.93%
10.0.1940.5699 0.56%

Typically installed together

AKVIS Sketch

What is AKVIS Sketch?  (from AKVIS)

AKVIS Sketch converts photos into pencil sketches and watercolor paintings. In contrast to standard filters (like the built-in filters in Photoshop or PSP) that offer an approximate sketch, AKVIS Sketch comes very close to the hand-drawn works of a human artist. Getting a similar result with the standard tools would r...  Read more


AKVIS Sketch is a software program developed by AKVIS. The most common release is 12.0.2209.7519, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Sketch.plugin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 40.51 MB (42,479,476 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 24% of users of AKVIS Sketch come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: akvis.com/en/sketch/index.php
Help link: akvis.com/en/support/feedback.php?ref=msi
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AKVIS\Sketch\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC0BAA05-28E6-4911-B3F3-0AE2EB0F54A1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 40.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AKVIS Sketch

Program executable:Sketch.plugin.exe
Name:AKVIS Sketch
Sketch Plugin Main Module
Path:C:\Program Files\AKVIS\Sketch\Sketch.plugin.exe
Additional files:
  • akvis-sketch-setup-x64.exe - AKVIS Sketch (AKVIS Sketch setup)
  • Sketch.exe - Sketch Application
  • Sketch.plugin.exe - Sketch Plugin Main Module
  • Sketch_64.exe
  • Sketch_64.plugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sketch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{41C7C83B-989E-4EED-97AF-1920602C48C4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AKVIS Sketch?

Quickly and completely remove AKVIS Sketch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AKVIS Sketch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AKVIS Sketch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AKVIS Sketch.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.27%
Windows 8 24.86%
Windows XP 8.16%
Windows Vista 3.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.63%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.53%
Windows 8.1 7.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.67% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.67%
  United States 21.91%
  Italy 6.54%
  France 3.89%
  Spain 3.71%
  Austria 3.18%
  Russia 2.83%
  Canada 2.83%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Iran 2.47%
  Brazil 1.77%
  Australia 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  India 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.51%
Acer 17.22%
Dell 16.48%
Medion 9.89%
ASUS 8.79%
Intel 3.30%
Samsung 3.30%
Lenovo 2.20%
Sahara 1.47%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Toshiba 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.67%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.67%
MSI MS-7592 2.00%

Publisher URL: akvis.com


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