77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Speccy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #183
United States Rank #176
Reach 3.4557%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.88 days
556.92 days >
Average installed length: 292.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29 2.23%
1.28 15.80%
1.27 2.78%
1.26 15.49%
1.25 9.78%
1.24 7.37%
1.23 5.27%
1.22 7.44%
1.21 4.65%
1.20 8.20%
1.19 4.51%
1.18 3.44%
1.17 2.25%
1.16 2.44%
1.15 0.81%
1.14 0.99%
1.13 0.56%
1.12 0.47%
1.11 0.95%
1.10 0.52%
1.09 0.33%
1.08 0.33%
1.07 0.55%
1.06 0.22%
1.05 0.40%
1.04 0.31%
1.03 0.32%
1.02 0.38%
1.01 0.69%
1.00 0.28%
1, 16, 0, 317 0.00%

Speccy

What is Speccy?

Speccy is a tool that allows the user to see information about hardware and software of the computer. The information displayed by Speccy including processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory (RAM), information about graphics card and operating system and other things. Speccy is for seeing what kind of hardware you are using and how it's being used.

About  (from Piriform)

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem. Some of the basic informat...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.28, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 speccy.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 14.04 MB (14,719,152 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.piriform.com/speccy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Speccy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Speccy\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 14.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Speccy

Program executable:speccy.exe
Name:Speccy
Path:C:\Program Files\speccy\speccy.exe
MD5:973d15864112c0b2dbbb0cb8ed4b0da5
Additional files:
  • sp_setup_1.22.537.exe - Speccy (Speccy Installer)
  • Speccy_v1.23.exe
  • Speccy_v1.26.698.exe
  • Speccy64.exe
  • spsetup118.exe
  • spsetup119.exe
  • spsetup120.exe
  • spsetup122.exe
  • spsetup123.exe
  • spsetup124.exe
  • spsetup125.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Speccy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunSpeccy'.
  • Speccy64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunSpeccy'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Speccy64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start Speccy.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Speccy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Speccy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy.exe" /totray.
  • Speccy64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Speccy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy64.exe" /totray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Speccy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Speccy64.exe
Memory:14.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013818058%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00025775%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112406%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,453,639
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:98
70 average
I/O reads/min:172 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8.67 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Speccy?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.16%
Windows 8 25.47%
Windows XP 7.22%
Windows Vista 5.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.10%
Windows 7 Professional 12.39%
Windows 8.1 8.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.74%
  Germany 7.15%
  United Kingdom 5.60%
  Canada 3.27%
  France 3.13%
  Italy 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Australia 1.91%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Sweden 1.09%
  India 1.02%
  Finland 0.93%
  Spain 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.11%
Dell 23.26%
Acer 16.27%
ASUS 10.20%
GIGABYTE 8.75%
Toshiba 5.03%
Lenovo 3.38%
Samsung 2.94%
Intel 2.67%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
Dell XPS 8300 1.90%

About Piriform

Piriform is develops software for the Microsoft Windows whose products include CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler, and Speccy.
Publisher URL: www.piriform.com

comments3 comments

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Beauregard over a year ago
SPECCY. A brilliant little programme. Everything you ever wanted to know about everything on your computer and were afraid to ask. Seamlessly. And you can save the read outs. Brilliant piece of merchandise. One of of Piriform's best apps. It's good to run it every once in awhile and have a look/see at what's going on in the background while you weren't looking. N/C at that. FREE. I ask, how many real free programmes are left out there that aren't bundled with crapware? Not many. Thank you Piriform. Keep it. You'll love it.
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Mad Wolfover a year ago
Best there is at what it dose install it on every system I build I also use CCleaner another great tool from this company.
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GBDickover a year ago
Speccy gives one a simple overview of the computer's systems