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Should I remove PuTTY?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,661
United States Rank #8,035
Reach 0.0522%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.68 days
816.58 days >
Average installed length: 429.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.60.416 0.14%
0.60 99.86%

PuTTY version 0.60

What is PuTTY?

PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet and rlogin. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though "tty" is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype.

Overview

The most common release is 0.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named putty.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 3.23 MB (3,391,769 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PuTTY\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PuTTY version 0.60

Program executable:putty.exe
Name:PuTTY suite
SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
Path:C:\Program Files\putty\putty.exe
MD5:9bb6826905965c13be1c84cc0ff83f42
Additional files:
  • pageant.exe - PuTTY suite (PuTTY SSH authentication agent)
  • plink.exe - Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client
  • pscp.exe - Command-line SCP/SFTP client
  • psftp.exe - Command-line interactive SFTP client
  • putty.cygwin.exe - SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
  • puttygen.exe - PuTTY SSH key generation utility
  • puttytel.exe - Telnet and Rlogin client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • putty.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C9029C-6553-4638-89E5-8E08677438F4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • putty.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe'.
Network connections
  • putty.exe connects to rflash1.polkismp3.ru (109.234.153.82 port 22).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

putty.exe
Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000614437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005140%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001004%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PuTTY?

Quickly and completely remove PuTTY version 0.60 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PuTTY 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 PuTTY version 0.60, 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 PuTTY.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,661

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.12%
Windows XP 15.30%
Windows 8 10.25%
Windows Vista 8.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.10%
  Germany 6.35%
  France 5.33%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Canada 2.95%
  India 2.72%
  Australia 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%
  Indonesia 2.15%
  Spain 1.93%
  Israel 1.81%
  Finland 1.59%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Belgium 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.02%
Hewlett-Packard 26.74%
GIGABYTE 8.37%
Acer 6.74%
Toshiba 4.42%
Intel 3.49%
Lenovo 2.09%
ASUS 1.63%
Samsung 1.16%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sahara 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.12%
HP ProBook 430 G1 2.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.12%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.12%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.69%


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John Smithover a year ago
What about command line?