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Should I remove Bitcoin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,095
United States Rank #3,637
Reach 0.1541%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.57 days
429.80 days >
Average installed length: 225.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.8.6 21.70%
0.8.5 25.82%
0.8.4 0.69%
0.8.3 5.60%
0.8.2 3.33%
0.8.1 26.47%
0.8.0 4.44%
0.7.2 3.84%
0.7.1 1.90%
0.7.0 0.51%
0.6.3 1.62%
0.6.2 0.69%
0.6.0 0.42%
0.5.5 0.05%
0.5.3.1 0.14%
0.5.2 0.56%
0.5.1 0.14%
0.5.0 0.37%
0.4.00 0.05%
0.3.24 0.32%
0.3.22 0.60%
0.3.21 0.56%
0.3.20.2 0.14%
0.3.20 0.05%

Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin?  (from Bitcoin project)

Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment systems. As a new user, you only ...  Read more

Overview

Bitcoin is a software program developed by Bitcoin project. The most common release is 0.8.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named bitcoin-qt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 29.71 MB (31,150,588 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 51% of users of Bitcoin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitcoin.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bitcoin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 29.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bitcoin

Program executable:bitcoin-qt.exe
Name:Bitcoin-Qt
Bitcoin-Qt (OSS GUI client for Bitcoin)
Path:C:\Program Files\bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe
MD5:813fcd4a81eeb2118d2d6ecec98dd0fd
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Bitcoin Core
  • bitcoin.exe
  • libeay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • bitcoin-qt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Bitcoin Wallet.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • bitcoin-qt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe'.

How do I remove Bitcoin?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.18%
Windows 8 26.25%
Windows Vista 2.45%
Windows XP 2.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.87%
Windows 7 Professional 14.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.42%
Windows 8.1 5.94%
Windows 8 Pro 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.19%
  United Kingdom 5.85%
  Canada 5.61%
  France 4.42%
  Germany 3.50%
  Australia 2.39%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Italy 1.55%
  Norway 1.19%
  Brazil 1.11%
  Finland 1.11%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Poland 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.80%
Hewlett-Packard 19.47%
ASUS 14.70%
Acer 14.45%
GIGABYTE 12.78%
Lenovo 4.51%
Samsung 3.59%
Toshiba 3.43%
Alienware 2.34%
Intel 1.84%
MSI 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.21%
ASUS All Series 4.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.73%
MSI MS-7681 2.28%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.28%

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