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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #34,318
Reach 0.0081%


10.1881.28608 14.16%
10.1810.28368 19.47%
10.1570.27559 23.89%
10.1531.27391 19.47%
10.1377.27009 4.42%
10.1327.26514 0.88%
10.1271.26245 3.54%
10.1181.24817 4.42%
10.1133.24352 1.77%
10.1089.24016 2.65%
10.1051.23878 5.31%

Altium Designer

What is Altium Designer?  (from Altium Limited)

Altium Designer combines Schematic, ECAD Libraries, Rules & Constraints, BoM, Supply Chain Management, ECO Processes and World-Class PCB Design tools in one easy to use, Native 3D enhanced, Unified Environment, increasing your entire team’s productivity, efficiency and reducing your overall costs and time to market.


Altium Designer is a program developed by Altium Limited. The most used version is 10.1570.27559, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is dxp.exe. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 1.44 GB (1,547,830,426 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 19% of users of Altium Designer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altium.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Altium\AD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Altium\AD\System\Installation\uninstall.bat"
Estimated size: 1.44 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Altium Designer

Program executable:dxp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\altium\ad\dxp.exe
Additional files:
  • mozctl.dll - Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support (Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin module)
  • FastMM_FullDebugMode.dll (by PSD / Pierre le Riche) - FastMM FullDebugMode Support DLL
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • mozcrt19.dll - Mozilla Custom C Runtime (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • ibfs32.dll (by Dallas Semiconductor Maxim) - iButton-TMEX (FF IBFS32 V3.22 06/17/05 (IBFS32.DLL))
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - XULRunner
  • IA2Marshal.dll
  • javaxpcomglue.dll
  • mozctlx.dll
  • AltiumMS.exe
  • avcodec.dll
  • avformat.dll
  • avutil.dll
  • DrRw40.dll
  • js3250.dll
  • libmp3lame-0.dll
  • PCTF.dll

How do I remove Altium Designer?

Quickly and completely remove Altium Designer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Altium Designer 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 Altium Designer, 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 Altium Designer.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.49%
Windows 8 27.43%
Windows XP 5.31%
Windows Vista 1.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.04%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.13%
  Canada 7.83%
  Iran 7.83%
  Taiwan 6.96%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  France 4.35%
  Spain 4.35%
  Thailand 4.35%
  Italy 3.48%
  Argentina 2.61%
  Belgium 2.61%
  Russia 1.74%
  Mexico 1.74%
  New Zealand 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.93%
Hewlett-Packard 19.77%
ASUS 16.28%
Acer 16.28%
Lenovo 8.14%
Sony 4.65%
Toshiba 3.49%
Samsung 2.33%
Alienware 1.16%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.27%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.27%
Dell Inspiron 5559 2.27%
Sony VPCF12M1E 2.27%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.27%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.27%


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