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Should I remove BGInfo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%


4.20 11.11%
4.16.7000 11.11%
4.16.6000 11.11% 11.11%
4.16 11.11%
4.12 11.11%
4.1.0 11.11%
1.0.0 11.11%
1.0 11.11%


What is BGInfo?  (from Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com)

How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version? If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically display...  Read more


BGInfo is a program developed by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com. The most used version is 4.20, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Bginfo.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 828.06 KB (847,930 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of BGInfo come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pactivnet.pactiv.com
Help link: www.sysinternals.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BGInfo\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{54192776-0F26-454B-AC81-E0072BF01C70}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 828.06 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BGInfo

Program executable:Bginfo.exe
BGInfo - Wallpaper text configurator
Path:C:\Program Files\BGInfo\Bginfo.exe
  • Bginfo.exe - BGInfo (BGInfo - Wallpaper text configurator)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Bginfo.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BGInfo' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BGInfo\BGInfo.exe" "C:\Program Files\BGInfo\VDM.bgi" /accepteula /silent /timer 0.

How do I remove BGInfo?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  Norway 6.67%
  Sweden 6.67%
  Japan 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  PG 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
Common models
LENOVO 20AMA09NAU 11.11%
HP EliteBook 2170p 11.11%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 11.11%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 11.11%
Dell Latitude E5440 11.11%
Dell XPS 8300 11.11%


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