74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Should I Remove It?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 91.1350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.54 days
45.30 days >
Average installed length: 23.80 days


1.0.4 100.00%

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Should I Remove It

What is Should I Remove It?

Ever wonder how to clean out your computer? Many people do, because it’s not unusual to have your PC filled with adware, toolbars and other programs you no longer need or probably never intended to install in the first place. But like most people, what programs should you remove is the tough questions. Well, we have your answer, simple download the award winning Should I Remove It? app and wonder no more. The app is a tiny, lightweight program designed to show you what programs you have installed on your computer and quickly determine what programs you can safely remove.

About  (from Reason Software Company)

Don't have a clue what you should remove or keep? Ever open up the Windows Add/Remove Programs app and are just utterly overwhelmed? Well, don't worry, we are here to help! Download our completely free program and within seconds we will help you purge your PC.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named ShouldIRemoveIt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 578.58 KB (592,463 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ShouldIRemoveIt.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Reason\Should I Remove It\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {4E62123C-4C0D-4123-A8A2-C0103B92D7EA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 578.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Should I Remove It

Program executable:ShouldIRemoveIt.exe
Name:Should I Remove It?
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Should I Remove It\ShouldIRemoveIt.exe
Additional files:
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe - Should I Remove It?
  • Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ShouldIRemoveIt' (runs monthly on Mondays at 11:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ShouldIRemoveIt_Notifications.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:48.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071088614%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00437490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00273396%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,415,634
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.06 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:824 Bytes
105.02 KB average

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 8 33.75%
Windows XP 5.52%
Windows Vista 5.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.09%
Windows 8.1 12.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.53%
Windows 10 Home 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.93%
  Germany 6.47%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  France 3.72%
  Canada 3.28%
  Italy 3.17%
  Brazil 2.83%
  Australia 1.85%
  India 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Spain 1.25%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Iran 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.49%
Dell 19.70%
Acer 17.82%
ASUS 10.53%
Toshiba 7.08%
Lenovo 5.55%
Samsung 4.11%
Intel 1.31%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Medion 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
ASUS All Series 3.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%

About (from Reason Software Company Inc.)

By applying innovative techniques used to combat malicious software, Reason is able to restore PC performance through a multi-faceted approach that utilizes Reason's deep understanding of both the Windows Operating System as well as the behavior of third-party programs.
Publisher URL: www.builtwithreason.com

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DougNLover a year ago
So straightforward can't imagine how I managed without it
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Carolyn Lover a year ago
This program is fantastic. It has saved my sanity a few times
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Bob Sover a year ago
I just found out this. Such a useful tool. Don't hesitate to install it, it is a must have: fast, easy to use and it gives a load of information.
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Alan Bover a year ago
Invaluable. Definitely one to keep.
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Ronmover a year ago
Incredibly simple and effective!!!
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Daystarover a year ago
This is something that every PC needs to have!
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Grandmom J.D.over a year ago
This is great to keep an eye on the Grandson downloads!
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saover a year ago
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Father Richardover a year ago
Great program! Looking forward to using it and participating in this community. Thanks guys.
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kemavover a year ago
Fantastic program. KEEP IT!
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Caroover a year ago
It's helped me a lot deciding which programs I can remove, as I'm always afraid I will delete something the computer needs to run. Keep it up!
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Jamieover a year ago
Great work!
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windellover a year ago
This program is super!
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drummerdipover a year ago
Keep it ;)