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Should I remove Software Informer BETA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
33% remove it67% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,120
United States Rank #6,775
Reach 0.0870%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.82 days
909.21 days >
Average installed length: 477.72 days

Software Informer 1.0 BETA

What is Software Informer BETA?  (from Informer Technologies)

Software Informer is a utility that has been designed specifically for those users who care to keep their applications functional and ready for any task that might arise. Its primary aim is to give you up-to-date information about the software you actually use. For that purpose, this program will make a list of applica...  Read more

Overview

Software Informer 1.0 BETA is a program developed by Informer Technologies. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is softinfo.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.35 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 4 files and is usually about 3.04 MB (3,184,352 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 36% of users of Software Informer BETA come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: informer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Informer 1.0 BETA

Program executable:softinfo.exe
Name:Software Informer
Path:C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe
MD5:90072c7635ccb909b1a997c1359fff77
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Software Informer is used to locate new versions of applications that are already installed on the computer system and downloaded from softwareinformer.com. Applications that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can...

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • softinfo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF63E1D4-C993-4B7B-B005-148A5D649A14}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • softinfo.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Software Informer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe" -autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

softinfo.exe
Memory:7.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0327407525%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02503705%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00770371%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:12
70 average

How do I remove Software Informer BETA?

Quickly and completely remove Software Informer 1.0 BETA from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Software Informer BETA 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 Software Informer 1.0 BETA, 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 Software Informer BETA.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 33%
Keep it 67%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,120

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.08%
Windows XP 16.23%
Windows 8 3.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.24%
Windows 7 Professional 7.99%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.94%
  Germany 11.58%
  Iran 6.04%
  France 3.91%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  Canada 2.70%
  Italy 2.63%
  Australia 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Israel 1.78%
  Brazil 1.63%
  India 1.42%
  Sweden 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.58%
Dell 26.30%
Acer 14.49%
Toshiba 9.00%
GIGABYTE 8.58%
ASUS 4.08%
Intel 3.23%
American Megatrends 2.11%
Samsung 2.11%
Medion 2.11%
Sahara 1.41%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.12%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.49%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.49%

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