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Should I remove Orb?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,662
United States Rank #14,349
Reach 0.0141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.38 days
925.80 days >
Average installed length: 486.44 days


3.20.0039.2daca3b9808ba0dfb9a551d91b074fe4e114372b 18.69%
3.20.0035.e5630be76b5eca40146a8a8e4ed5a6a52c2e13ee 25.25%
3.20.0034.a0d8887d252fc13d1ebe93f51a75bb6aceb33b1b 2.02%
3.20.0032.d64aa5d46e3ddd3e2bb5b70821f7c94ebe05d847 1.01%
3.20.0023.cedf63852d846c5d8f3ffe6ce43a8c69b28d33de 0.51%
3.18.0011.29398 2.02%
3.16.0025.28416 0.51%
3.15.0047.27394 0.51%
3.15.0044.27289 1.01%
3.03.0022.23091 0.51%
3.01.0050.21181 0.51%
2.2010.4702.1504 1.52%
2.2010.4103.1606 1.01%
2.2010.3901.1005 0.51%
2.2010.1629.1806 13.13%
2.2009.1221.1500 2.53%
2.2009.1007.1600 1.01%
2.2009.0716.1530 2.02%
2.2009.0602.1630 0.51%
2.2009.0317.1315 7.07%
2.2008.0609.1545 12.12%
2.2008.0313.1600 0.51%
2.2007.1217.1700 1.52%
2.2007.0828.1100 2.53%
2.2007.0710.1700 0.51%
1.2006.823.1500 1.01%

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What is Orb?  (from Orb Networks)

Orb provides the ability to MyCast. MyCasting gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. Orb is first of its kind to allow consumers mobile access to all of ...  Read more


Orb is a program developed by Orb Networks. The most used version is 3.20.0035.e5630be76b5eca40146a8a8e4ed5a6a52c2e13ee, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is orblauncher.exe. The software installer includes 90 files and is usually about 41.69 MB (43,715,361 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 55% of users of Orb come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.orb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\orb networks\orb\bin
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 41.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Orb

Program executable:orblauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\orb networks\orb\bin\orblauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • TVGrabber.dll - UK xmltv grabber dll for Orb (xmltv tv_grab_UK plugin for Orb)
  • ChannelScanRes.dll - OrbChannelScan Japanese dll (JpLanguage Ja dll)
  • OrbContacts.dll - Orb Networks Contact add-on
  • OrbImageProcessing.dll - Orb Image Processing Server
  • OrbStreamerClient.exe - Orb Encoding Application (ORB Windows Media stream encoding client)
  • OrbStreamer.dll - OrbStreamer Application
  • OrbStats.dll - OrbStats Application
  • OrbStreamerProxy.dll - OrbStreamerProxy
  • Orb.exe - Orb Application
  • OrbRequestProxy.dll - OrbRequestProxy
  • CabDirectory.dll - Cab Directory
  • CrashReporter.exe - CrashReporter
  • OrbCrashReporter.exe
  • cab.dll - Cab Module
  • OrbRTSPServer.dll - rtspServer
  • CabClient.dll - CabClient
  • OrbTVXML.dll - OrbTVXml (OrbTvXml)
  • OrbDMS.dll - Orb DMS
  • LangRes.dll - Orb (Orb LangRes Dynamic Link Library)
  • OrbChannelScan.exe - Orb Channel scan
  • OrbIR.exe - OrbIR
  • OrbMediaService.exe - OrbMediaService
  • OrbTray.exe
  • OrbTVBuffer.exe - Orb TV Buffer
  • Interop.CABLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'CABLib'.
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • id3lib.dll (by http://www.id3lib.org/) - ID3lib Dynamic Link Library
  • OrbMedia.dll - OrbMedia Application
  • Awesomium.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium v1.6 Beta (Awesomium v1.6 RC1)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • log4net.dll (by Neoworks Limited) - log4net
  • OrbPVR.dll - OrbPVR
  • avcodec-51.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avdevice-53.dll
  • avformat-51.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-49.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • AwesomiumProcess.exe
  • boost_filesystem-vc90-mt-1_35.dll
  • boost_system-vc90-mt-1_35.dll
  • demork.exe
  • libexpat.dll
  • LibOrbStreamer.dll
  • libspeex.dll
  • libupnp.dll
  • lua51.dll
  • lua51-lanes.dll
  • MediaPreviewerLibrary.dll
  • ogg.dll
  • OpenExif.dll
  • OrbAPI.dll
  • OrbjetManager.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OrbLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Orb Index when idle' (runs when idle).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • OrbLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Orb auto start.
  • OrbTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Orb Startup.
  • OrbMediaService.exe runs as a service named 'OrbMediaService' (OrbMediaService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • OrbTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Orb' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbTray.exe" /background.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • OrbLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Orb' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbLauncher.exe" /background.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • OrbLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbLauncher.exe'.
  • OrbjetManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbjetManager.exe'.
  • Orb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\Orb.exe'.
  • OrbStreamerClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbStreamerClient.exe'.
  • OrbTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbTray.exe'.
  • OrbChannelScan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orb Networks\Orb\bin\OrbChannelScan.exe'.

How do I remove Orb?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.61%
Windows Vista 15.66%
Windows XP 13.64%
Windows 8 10.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.24%
  United Kingdom 6.05%
  France 4.44%
  Japan 4.03%
  Canada 3.23%
  Iran 3.23%
  Germany 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Israel 2.02%
  Spain 2.02%
  Australia 1.61%
  Italy 1.61%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Greece 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 9.26%
American Megatrends 6.48%
Sony 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Samsung 2.78%
Alienware 0.93%
Gateway 0.93%
Common models
Dell Vostro 200 3.77%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.89%
HP G61 Notebook PC 1.89%


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