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Should I remove Microsoft Web Platform Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,418
United States Rank #4,270
Reach 0.1912%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.92 days
410.65 days >
Average installed length: 215.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.40719.0 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Microsoft

Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6

What is Microsoft Web Platform Installer?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy. The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web...  Read more

Overview

Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The primary executable is named WebPlatformInstaller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,642,496 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 38% of users of Microsoft Web Platform Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\web platform installer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{16C7D2AD-20CA-491E-80BC-8607A9AACED9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6

Program executable:WebPlatformInstaller.exe
Name:Microsoft Web Platform Extensions
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{16C7D2AD-20CA-491E-80BC-8607A9AACED9}\WebPlatformInstaller.exe
MD5:10dcd53a35312bfd97ae3069749d5799
Additional files:
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.dll - Microsoft Web Platform Extensions
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.dll
  • webpicmd.exe
  • webplatforminstaller.exe
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.resources.dll - Extensiones de Plataforma web de Microsoft
  • webpicmd.resources.dll
  • webplatforminstaller.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run Once)
  • webplatforminstaller.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'WebPlatformInstaller' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\WebPlatformInstaller.exe" "/id" "WebMatrixWeb" "/runonce".

How do I remove Microsoft Web Platform Installer?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Web Platform Installer 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 Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6, 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 Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,418

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.86%
Windows 8 44.75%
Windows XP 1.82%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.06%
Windows 7 Professional 15.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.68%
Windows 8.1 9.55%
Windows 8 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.94%
  United Kingdom 5.93%
  France 3.39%
  Germany 3.35%
  Brazil 3.31%
  India 3.13%
  Canada 3.06%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Israel 2.28%
  Australia 2.10%
  Italy 2.03%
  Sweden 1.36%
  DK 1.25%
  Taiwan 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.29%
Hewlett-Packard 24.88%
Acer 11.88%
ASUS 11.57%
GIGABYTE 5.51%
Lenovo 5.51%
Toshiba 4.76%
Samsung 3.96%
Intel 2.54%
MSI 0.93%
Alienware 0.62%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 7.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.72%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.26%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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