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Should I remove Spotify?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #42
United States Rank #55
Reach 9.6730%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.66 days
550.42 days >
Average installed length: 289.20 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
master-0.1.0.26.g765bd1e0 0.05%
master-0.1.0.23.gef563903 0.00%
1.0.9.133.gcedaee38 0.76%
1.0.8.59.gee82e7e6 0.67%
1.0.8.44.g2d463d4e 0.01%
1.0.7.157.g2a6526f9 0.84%
1.0.6.80.g2a801a53 1.39%
1.0.5.186.ga9c24d6a 0.79%
1.0.5.178.g885b099b 0.14%
1.0.4.90.g0b6df40b 2.23%
1.0.4.89.g22b04e33 0.01%
1.0.3.98.g5ef498fc 0.02%
1.0.3.101.gbfa97dfe 1.72%
1.0.24.104.g92a22684 0.02%
1.0.23.90.g42187855 0.29%
1.0.21.143.g76c19bcd 0.67%
1.0.20.94.g8f8543b3 1.84%
1.0.20.101.ge6957e14 0.77%
1.0.2.6.g9977a14b 0.93%
1.0.19.106.gb8a7150f 0.68%
1.0.18.60.g5fe0413d 0.81%
1.0.16.97.g2bfbb1d5 0.00%
1.0.16.104.g3b776c9e 1.32%
1.0.15.133.gf21970bd 0.61%
1.0.14.124.g4dfabc51 0.81%
1.0.14.122.gf29d9be0 0.01%
1.0.13.108.gcd94e7db 0.78%
1.0.12.161.g64b0797c 0.53%
1.0.12.157.gbe06e96e 0.00%
1.0.11.134.ga37df67b 1.22%
1.0.10.107.gd0dfca3a 0.86%
1.0.10.106.gccf469cc 0.00%
1.0.1.988.g8f17a348 0.02%
1.0.1.986.g6e07ccc7 0.00%
1.0.1.935.g010041b2 0.00%
1.0.1.894.g1113c0de 0.01%
1.0.1.811.g63b21681 0.00%
1.0.1.805.gd2412973 0.04%
1.0.1.709.g17874b47 0.00%
1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd 0.84%
1.0.1.1058.g723c871a 0.00%
0.9.9.23.ge8d9d719 0.01%
0.9.8.296.g91f68827 2.54%
0.9.8.270.g067a69f2 0.03%
0.9.8.258.g8abcc212 0.00%
0.9.8.238.g912f713d 0.00%
0.9.8.217.gaaee3562 0.02%
0.9.8.199.g21853119 0.02%
0.9.8.195.ge3aa7492 0.00%
0.9.8.150.g59287e0c 0.00%
0.9.7.16.g4b197456 7.68%
125 versions

Spotify

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

About  (from Spotify AB)

With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. Spotify works on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, and your home entertainment system. You can even download your favorite music for when you’re offline. Choose the music you love, or let Spotif...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 0.9.7.16.g4b197456, with over 89% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 spotify.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 44.35 MB (46,507,221 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spotify.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 44.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spotify

Program executable:spotify.exe
Name:Spotify
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\spotify\spotify.exe
MD5:b0033d0723317c9d71b3bb80245d1fa5
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
(From the publisher) “Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and sizes, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system...”
Additional files:
  • Spotify_new.exe - Spotify Installer
  • SpotifyCrashService.exe - Spotify (SpotifyCrashService)
  • SpotifyLauncher.exe - SpotifyLauncher
  • SpotifyWebHelper.exe - SpotifyWebHelper
  • SpWebInst0.exe
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • Uninstall.exe - Spotify 0.6.5 (Spotify 0.6.5 Installer)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Spotify.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC2AC367-AEA3-4B3B-B2E7-602F686E43CE}' (runs on registration).
  • SpotifyLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC001231-1820-4C96-AF0C-B34DF9D0EBB1}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SpotifyWebHelper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spotify Web Helper.
  • Spotify.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spotify (2).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SpotifyWebHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spotify Web Helper' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\SpotifyWebHelper.exe".
  • Spotify.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spotify' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" -autostart -minimized.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Spotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spotify' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" -autostart -minimized.
  • SpotifyWebHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spotify Web Helper' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\SpotifyWebHelper.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • spotify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Spotify\spotify.exe'.
  • SpotifyWebHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\SpotifyWebHelper.exe'.
Network connections
  • spotify.exe connects to corinne.ash.spotify.com (193.182.8.54 port 80).
  • spotify.exe connects to fallon.ash.spotify.com (193.182.8.58 port 80).
  • spotify.exe connects to 137.99.243.228 (port 13464).
  • spotify.exe connects to 216.139.138.206 (port 64042).
  • spotify.exe connects to ethel.lon.spotify.com (78.31.9.2 port 4070).
  • spotify.exe connects to lon3-accesspoint-a14.lon3.spotify.com (194.132.197.180 port 443).
  • spotify.exe connects to greta.lon.spotify.com (78.31.8.16 port 4070).
  • spotify.exe connects to ppp227-35.static.internode.on.net (59.167.227.35 port 19747).
  • spotify.exe connects to bracha.ash.spotify.com (193.182.8.48 port 80).
  • spotify.exe connects to fallon.ash.spotify.com (193.182.8.58 port 4070).
  • Plus 15 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

spotify.exe
Memory:172.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022613346%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00123641%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00102493%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,290,030
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:158
70 average
I/O reads/min:979.28 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:82.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Spotify?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 51%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.08%
Windows 7 43.86%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Windows XP 1.79%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.35%
Windows 8.1 24.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.39%
Windows 7 Professional 7.30%
Windows 10 Home 6.90%
Windows 8 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.51%
  United Kingdom 8.18%
  Germany 5.48%
  Sweden 4.74%
  France 3.53%
  Netherlands 3.53%
  Italy 3.50%
  Spain 2.49%
  Norway 2.34%
  Canada 1.89%
  Australia 1.84%
  DK 1.73%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Finland 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.11%
Hewlett-Packard 19.88%
Dell 12.89%
ASUS 10.99%
Toshiba 9.14%
Lenovo 4.71%
Samsung 3.55%
GIGABYTE 3.38%
MSI 0.84%
Intel 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
ASUS All Series 4.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 2.54%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.46%

About Spotify AB

Spotify is a music streaming service that offers digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of record labels.
Publisher URL: www.spotify.com

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