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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
24.6.0 50.00%
11.0 50.00%

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Thunderbird

Overview

Thunderbird is a program developed by Mozilla. The most used version is 24.6.0, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 53.63 MB (56,230,172 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Thunderbird come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{65875245-166D-4365-8D4C-32593AD01E33}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 53.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Thunderbird

  • freebl3.dll - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - Thunderbird
  • breakpadinjector.dll
  • crashreporter.exe
  • gkmedias.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • maintenanceservice.exe
  • maintenanceservice_installer.exe - Mozilla Maintenance Service Installer
  • MapiProxy.dll
  • mozalloc.dll
  • mozglue.dll
  • mozMapi32.dll
  • plugin-container.exe - Plugin Container for Thunderbird
  • thunderbird.exe
  • updater.exe - Thunderbird Software Updater
  • WSEnable.exe - Thunderbird Windows Search Integration Handler
  • xul.dll
  • mozjs.dll
  • nsldap32v60.dll
  • nsldappr32v60.dll
  • nsldif32v60.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • thunderbird.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDC6ABEB-D34E-4344-87C6-05DBB89FBD2A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • thunderbird.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Thunderbird.
Service
  • maintenanceservice.exe runs as a service named 'Mozilla Maintenance Service' (MozillaMaintenance).
Startup File (User Run)
  • thunderbird.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Thunderbird622' and executes as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe -mail.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • thunderbird.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe'.
Network connections
  • thunderbird.exe connects to wi-in-f16.1e100.net (173.194.67.16 port 993).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

thunderbird.exe
Memory:154.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006311284%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00025530%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037583%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:416,601
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22.18 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.41 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Thunderbird?

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

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Canada 28.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About Mozilla

Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser.
Publisher URL: www.mozilla.org

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