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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,272
United States Rank #3,320
Reach 0.0871%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.64 days
520.40 days >
Average installed length: 273.43 days


VersionDistribution 3.38% 9.26% 2.31% 5.30% 12.73% 8.87% 36.07% 22.08%

Absolute Notifier

What is Absolute Notifier?  (from Absolute Software)

Absolute Notifier is a separate add-on application on your device. Absolute Notifier conveniently lets you see the status of the Agent and ensures the Agent is communicating regularly with the Monitoring Center. Absolute Notifier is currently available for Windows devices only. The icon in the notification area of the...  Read more


Absolute Notifier is a program developed by Absolute Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is AbsoluteNotifier.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 493.77 KB (505,622 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 84% of users of Absolute Notifier come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Absolute.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Absolute Software\Absolute Notifier\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EBE939ED-4612-45FD-A39E-77AC199C4273}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 493.77 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Absolute Notifier

Program executable:AbsoluteNotifier.exe
Name:Absolute Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\Absolute Software\Absolute Notifier\AbsoluteNotifier.exe
Additional files:
  • Com.Absolute.Common.Agent.Remoting.dll - Com.Absolute.Common.Agent.Remoting
  • Com.Absolute.Common.Agent.dll - Com.Absolute.Common.Agent
  • AbsoluteNotifierService.exe - AbsoluteNotifierService
  • AbsoluteNotifier.exe - Absolute Notifier
  • Agent.dll - CtLoJack

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AbsoluteNotifierService.exe runs as a service named 'Absolute Notifier' (AbsoluteNotifier) "Absolute Notifier".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AbsoluteNotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Absolute Notifier' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Absolute Software\Absolute Notifier\AbsoluteNotifier.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000215301%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001437%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000716%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,166
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:18.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0003197309%
Kernel CPU:0.00010863%
User CPU:0.00021110%
CPU cycles/sec:145,967
I/O reads/min:152 Bytes
I/O writes/min:42 Bytes

How do I remove Absolute Notifier?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.23%
Windows 8 36.09%
Windows Vista 5.39%
Windows XP 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.24%
Windows 8.1 16.60%
Windows 7 Professional 10.81%
Windows 8 5.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.88%
  United Kingdom 2.74%
  Canada 2.02%
  Germany 0.98%
  France 0.72%
  Australia 0.65%
  Mexico 0.65%
  India 0.59%
  Poland 0.46%
  Colombia 0.39%
  Turkey 0.39%
  Czech Republic 0.33%
  Spain 0.33%
  South Africa 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.32%
Hewlett-Packard 17.45%
Lenovo 13.17%
Samsung 9.96%
Toshiba 2.46%
ASUS 1.71%
Acer 1.07%
Alienware 0.86%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 7.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.81%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.81%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.81%
Dell Inspiron N7010 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%

About (from Absolute Software)

For individuals, Absolute provides peace-of-mind by physically recovering stolen computers and remotely deleting sensitive files from them.
Publisher URL: www.absolute.com


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