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Should I remove Talking Alarm Clock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,126
United States Rank #22,196
Reach 0.0036%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.6.110 7.84%
2.0.6.106 13.73%
2.0.6.102 1.96%
2.0.5.101 27.45%
2.0.5.100 7.84%
2.0.5.99 3.92%
2.0.5.97 1.96%
2.0.5.92 15.69%
2.0.3.91 9.80%
2.0.3.90 1.96%
2.0.3.88 1.96%
2.0.1.84 1.96%
2.0.0.74 1.96%
2.0.0.63 1.96%

Talking Alarm Clock 2.0

Overview

Talking Alarm Clock 2.0 is a software program developed by Cinnamon Software. The most common release is 2.0.5.101, with over 98% 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 71.45 MB (74,925,051 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 76% of users of Talking Alarm Clock come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cinnamonsoftware.com/alarm_clock.htm
Installation folder: C:\New Programs\Talking Alarm Clock 2.0.5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A26791D3-EF9C-41D5-A526-D5C6CF70CE8E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 71.45 MB
Language: English (Canada)

Program filesFiles installed by Talking Alarm Clock 2.0

  • Agent Chooser.dll - Talking Alarm Clock (MS Agent Character Chooser)
  • Alarm Clock.exe
  • Alarm Resources.dll - Talking Alarm Clock Settings
  • Alarm Sounds.dll - Talking Alarm Clock Sounds
  • Alarm Tasks.exe - Talking Alarm Clock Support
  • Alarm Tray.exe - Talking Alarm Clock Central
  • Alarm.dll - Talking Alarms
  • Alarm.exe - Talking Alarm Ringer
  • AlarmMonitor.exe - Talking Alarm Clock user logon monitor
  • Alarm Proxy.dll
  • Alarm AsAdmin.exe - Talking Alarm (Administrator)
  • AlarmXP.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Alarm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Warfarin' (runs daily at 17:00).
Service
  • AlarmMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'Talking Alarm Clock user logon monitor' (AlarmClockMonitor) "Allows Talking Alarm Clock to monitor user logon and logoff. If this service is disabled, some alarms may be missed.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Alarm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Show missed alarms' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Alarm Clock\Alarm.exe" -d120000.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Alarm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Show missed alarms' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Alarm Clock\Alarm.exe" -d120000.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Alarm Tray.exe
Memory:4.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000001%
0.016088% average
AlarmMonitor.exe
Memory:2.78 MB
User CPU:0.00000000%

How do I remove Talking Alarm Clock?

Quickly and completely remove Talking Alarm Clock 2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Talking Alarm Clock 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 Talking Alarm Clock 2.0, 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 Talking Alarm Clock.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#35,126

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows XP 7.84%
Windows Vista 3.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.84%
Windows 8.1 7.84%
Windows 8 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.68%
  India 5.41%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Italy 2.70%
  Portugal 1.35%
  MA 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  NG 1.35%
  Philippines 1.35%
  South Africa 1.35%
  Canada 1.35%
  Mexico 1.35%
  DK 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.53%
Dell 18.60%
Acer 16.28%
ASUS 11.63%
GIGABYTE 4.65%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Compaq 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.32%
ASUS All Series 4.88%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.44%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 2.44%
HP-Pavilion NC733AA-ABA s... 2.44%
Hewlett-Packard p6813w 2.44%

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