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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,711
United States Rank #3,829
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 61.56 days
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Average installed length: 513.85 days


2.12.4 100.00%

WinMerge 2.12.4

What is WinMerge?

WinMerge is a free software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files. It is useful for determining what has changed between versions, and then merging changes between versions. Visual differencing and merging of text files. Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap. Rudimentary Visual SourceSafe and Rational ClearCase integration. Ability to ignore whitespace and letter case changes. Regular expression based file filters in directory compare allow excluding and including items.

About  (from Thingamahoochie Software)

WinMerge is a Windows tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between file versions, and then merging those changes. WinMerge has Unicode support, Flexible syntax coloring editor, Visual SourceSafe integration, and Windows Shel...  Read more


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named winmergeu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 94 files and is usually about 4.34 MB (4,550,823 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: WinMerge.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinMerge\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinMerge\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinMerge 2.12.4

Program executable:winmergeu.exe
WinMerge Application
Path:C:\Program Files\winmerge\winmergeu.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExtensionU.dll (by http://winmerge.org) - WinMerge Shell Integration library
  • ShellExtension.dll - ShellExtension Module
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • hekseditU.dll (by (c) Raihan Kibria 2000) - Frhed (Frhed - Free hex editor
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xdoc2txt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExtensionU.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinMerge' with a class of {4E716236-AA30-4C65-B225-D68BBA81E9C2}.

How do I remove WinMerge?

Quickly and completely remove WinMerge 2.12.4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WinMerge 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 WinMerge 2.12.4, 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 WinMerge.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.35%
Windows XP 10.74%
Windows 8 9.49%
Windows Vista 4.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.72%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.03%
  France 9.85%
  Germany 6.75%
  Italy 4.43%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Canada 3.17%
  India 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  Australia 1.97%
  Taiwan 1.90%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Israel 1.34%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Spain 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.46%
Hewlett-Packard 22.36%
Acer 9.15%
ASUS 7.20%
Intel 3.98%
Samsung 1.95%
American Megatrends 1.80%
Toshiba 1.35%
Lenovo 1.28%
Apple 0.83%
Sahara 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.98%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.36%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.62%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.62%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.06%


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