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Should I remove KidsWatch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,593
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.10 days
711.00 days >
Average installed length: 373.58 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.0.201.137 21.05%
8.0.201.136 31.58%
7.1.201.107 15.79%
7.1.201.105 5.26%
7.1.201.100 5.26%
7.1.201.94 5.26%
7.0.201.91 5.26%
7.0.201.71 5.26%
7.0.201.62 5.26%

Other programs by Computer Business Solutions

KidsWatch

Overview

KidsWatch is a software program developed by Computer Business Solutions. The most common release is 8.0.201.136, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 kidswatch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 12.03 MB (12,611,857 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 74% of users of KidsWatch come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kidswatch.com
Help link: www.kidswatch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Computer Business Solutions\KidsWatch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Computer Business Solutions\KidsWatch\Uninst_KidsWatch.exe /U "C:\Program Files\Computer Business Solutions\KidsWatch\Uninst_KidsWatc
Estimated size: 12.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KidsWatch

Program executable:kidswatch.exe
Name:KidsWatch
KidsWatch Restriction Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\computer business solutions\kidswatch\kidswatch.exe
MD5:a7feeb94308cf49948638b64f5e31d05
Additional files:
  • Uninst_KidsWatch.exe - KidsWatch Parental Controls (KidsWatch Parental Controls Install Package)
  • KWTray.exe - KidsWatch System Tray (KidsWatch Tray)
  • KWCheck.exe - KidsWatch (KidsWatch Check Installation)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • KidsWatch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TCP0mills' (runs daily at 7:59 PM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • KWTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TCTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Computer Business Solutions\KidsWatch\KWTray.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • Uninst_KidsWatch.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Resume Uninst_KidsWatch.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Computer Business Solutions\KidsWatch\Uninst_KidsWatch.exe" /V _SB_RESUME 1.

How do I remove KidsWatch?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows 8 36.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 8.1 21.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.53%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Canada 7.41%
  Israel 3.70%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Poland 3.70%
  Brazil 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 22.22%
Dell 11.11%
GIGABYTE 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Alienware 5.56%
Acer 5.56%
Common models
ASUSTeK G750JX 11.76%
Gigabyte P35-DS4 11.76%
LENOVO Ideacentre K430 5.88%
HP EliteBook 8440p 5.88%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K330B 5.88%
Alienware M14xR2 5.88%

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