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Should I remove Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.18.0 100.00%

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Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.1.18

What is Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions?  (from Oracle)

Guest Additions are available for virtual machines running Windows, Linux, Solaris or OS/2. The VirtualBox Windows Guest Additions are designed to be installed in a virtual machine running a Windows operating system. In the "Devices" menu in the virtual machine's menu bar, VirtualBox has a handy menu item named "Inst...  Read more

Overview

Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.1.18 is a program developed by Oracle. 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 programs's main executable is VBoxTray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.82 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,127,476 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 50% of users of Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.virtualbox.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\oracle\virtualbox guest additions
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.1.18

Program executable:VBoxTray.exe
Name:Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
VirtualBox Guest Additions Tray Application
Path:C:\Program Files\oracle\virtualbox guest additions\VBoxTray.exe
MD5:f4ef21108e72a2955550566eb0353975
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
VirtualBox Guest Additions Tray Application is part of Oracle VM VirtualBox, an x86 virtualization software package developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. Oracle VM VirtualBox is installed on an...
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
  • VBoxControl.exe - VirtualBox Guest Additions Utility
  • VBoxDisp.dll - VirtualBox Display Driver
  • VBoxDrvInst.exe - VirtualBox Driver Installer
  • VBoxTray.exe - VirtualBox Guest Additions Tray Application
  • VBoxWHQLFake.exe
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VBoxTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VBoxTray' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\VBoxTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VBoxTray.exe
Memory:2.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009416970%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00086251%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007918%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,731
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions?

Quickly and completely remove Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.1.18 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 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 Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.1.18, 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 Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Germany 14.29%
  Belgium 7.14%
  Austria 7.14%
  New Zealand 7.14%
  BA 7.14%
  Malaysia 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 33.33%
Acer 33.33%

About Oracle

Oracle specializes in developingcomputer hardware systems and enterprise software products such as database management systems.
Publisher URL: www.oracle.com

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user comment
NoRevenueover a year ago
Used to enable additional features such as Clipboard, Full screen, Sharing etc, for your virtualised OS running under Virtualbox software.