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Should I remove SpeedFan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #426
United States Rank #637
Reach 1.7416%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.46 days
455.97 days >
Average installed length: 239.58 days


What is SpeedFan?

SpeedFan is software that can read temperatures, voltages and fan speeds of computer components. It can change computer fan speeds depending on the temperature of various components. The program can display system variables as a chart and as an indicator in the system tray. Fully configurable user events can be defined to execute specific actions based on system status. SpeedFan also monitors S.M.A.R.T. readings for EIDE, SATA and SCSI hard disks. Starting with version 4.35, SpeedFan fully supports Areca RAID controllers. SpeedFan offers a feature named "in-depth online analysis" that compares your hard disk's S.M.A.R.T. data to a comprehensive database with statistical models of every known hard disk allowing early detection of potentially degraded hard disks. Full text messages inform the user of specific situations and problems, as if a human expert had looked at the data.

About  (from Almico Software)

SpeedFan monitors voltages, fan speeds, and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. It can even access SMART information for hard disks that support this feature, and show hard-disk temperatures if that are supported. SpeedFan fully supports SCSI disks and can even change the FSB on some hardware (but th...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\speedfan
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 5.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedFan

Program executable:speedfan.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\speedfan\speedfan.exe
Additional files:
  • sfextra.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • speedfan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{96F50116-4D77-46B8-908B-72D8B532E3EC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • speedfan.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Speedfan Startup.
  • speedfan.exe runs as a service named 'speedfan.exe' (speedfan.exe).
Startup File (User Run)
  • speedfan.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'speedfan.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • speedfan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ventole' which loads as C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002512855%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017705%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007424%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,354,084
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:443 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:157 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SpeedFan?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.28%
Windows 8 22.99%
Windows XP 6.49%
Windows Vista 4.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.60%
Windows 7 Professional 12.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.67%
Windows 8.1 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.01%
  Germany 8.64%
  France 6.01%
  United Kingdom 5.24%
  Italy 2.99%
  Canada 2.98%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Australia 1.72%
  Sweden 1.64%
  Poland 1.62%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Spain 1.34%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Russia 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.06%
Dell 17.90%
Acer 17.27%
ASUS 11.98%
Toshiba 3.69%
Samsung 2.80%
Intel 2.74%
Lenovo 2.68%
American Megatrends 1.76%
MSI 1.14%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.22%
ASUS All Series 7.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.03%
MSI MS-7693 1.89%


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