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Should I remove MyThomson Desktop Alert?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 815.24 days
1591.22 days >
Average installed length: 836.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

MyThomson Desktop Alert

Overview

MyThomson Desktop Alert is a software program developed by Thomson. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package is about 8.45 MB (8,863,232 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of MyThomson Desktop Alert come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thomson.co.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0CD3A7C9-1552-4348-89CC-F552DC7D0A20}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MyThomson Desktop Alert

  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{82F35A11-3F83-4857-B59E-6B1207E67F92}' (runs on registration).
  • steamservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AD106B72-8BAD-448A-A141-14F1E728DB6C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
Startup File (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamservice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:655
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average
steamservice.exe
Memory:8.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0000065717%
Kernel CPU:0.00000131%
User CPU:0.00000526%
CPU cycles/sec:1,256,532
Switches/sec:8
I/O reads/min:446 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove MyThomson Desktop Alert?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 8 10%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 66.67%
  United States 33.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Samsung 11.11%
Packard Bell 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 11.11%
Packard Bell BV PACKARD B... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard SLIC-MPC 11.11%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 11.11%
Dell Inspiron 531 11.11%
Dell Inspiron 530 11.11%

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