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World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows


World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows is a software program developed by World Community Grid. 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. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 11.96 MB (12,544,312 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.worldcommunitygrid.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BOINC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E7394983-3869-46F4-A117-EB148F104D79}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows

  • boinc.exe - BOINC core client (BOINC client)
  • boinccmd.exe - BOINC client (BOINC Command Line Client)
  • boincmgr.exe - World Community Grid for Windows
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • boinc.dll (by Space Sciences Laboratory) - BOINC Core Client (BOINC Client Platform Library)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • boinctray.exe (by Space Sciences Laboratory) - BOINC System Tray for Windows
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dbghelp95.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Windows NT Image Helper)
  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • srcsrv.dll - Microsoft Source Server
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • boinc.exe runs as a service named 'BOINC' (BOINC) "Downloads, executes, and uploads BOINC tasks".
Startup File (User Run)
  • boincmgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'boincmgr' and executes as "C:\Utilitaires\BOINC\boincmgr.exe" /a /s.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • boinctray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'boinctray' which loads as "C:\Utilitaires\BOINC\boinctray.exe".

How do I remove World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows?

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Or, you can uninstall World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows 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 World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows, 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 World Community Grid - BOINC for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista (SP2) 23%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.91%
Windows XP 36.36%
Windows Vista 22.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  France 17.86%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  Canada 3.57%
  Finland 3.57%
  Japan 3.57%
  Luxembourg 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.41%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 17.65%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sahara 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Gateway 5.88%
Common models
Toshiba NB200 7.14%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF79 7.14%
MSI MS-7578 7.14%
IBM 81833FG 7.14%
HP ProBook 4510s 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.14%


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