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Should I remove dupeGuru?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,153
United States Rank #5,975
Reach 0.0693%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.16 days
152.11 days >
Average installed length: 79.92 days


3.9.1 61.73%
3.9.0 8.33%
3.8.0 14.30%
3.7.1 2.67%
3.7.0 1.03%
3.6.1 1.23%
3.6.0 4.73%
3.5.0 0.21%
3.4.1 0.41%
3.4.0 0.10%
3.3.3 0.21%
3.3.2 0.10%
3.3.1 0.10%
3.2.1 0.41%
3.1.2 1.23%
3.1.0 1.44%
3.0.1 0.62%
3.0.0 0.72%
2.12.2 0.10%
2.11.0 0.10%
2.10.1 0.10%
2.7.1 0.10%


What is dupeGuru?  (from Hardcoded Software)

dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP and Mac OS X 10.4. dupeGuru is efficient. Find...  Read more


dupeGuru is a software program developed by Hardcoded Software. The most common release is 3.9.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named dupeGuru.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 14.17 MB (14,855,981 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 51% of users of dupeGuru come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru
Help link: www.hardcoded.net/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hardcoded Software\dupeGuru\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{50A53344-212F-4CB9-B520-98ACA3D62342}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by dupeGuru

Program executable:dupeGuru.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hardcoded Software\dupeGuru\dupeGuru.exe
Additional files:
  • dupeGuru.exe - dupeGuru
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • python31.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • python32.dll (by Python Software Foundation)
  • python33.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'I1WizardUpdate.exe' (runs daily at 9:15 AM).

How do I remove dupeGuru?

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

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.31%
Windows 8 45.27%
Windows XP 2.37%
Windows Vista 1.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.78%
Windows 7 Professional 11.92%
Windows 8.1 11.19%
Windows 10 Home 10.47%
Windows 10 Pro 9.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.37%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  Canada 4.00%
  France 3.58%
  Netherlands 3.41%
  Australia 3.00%
  MA 2.41%
  Belgium 2.00%
  India 2.00%
  DZ 1.33%
  Germany 1.25%
  Spain 1.17%
  Brazil 0.92%
  Italy 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.91%
Dell 22.51%
Acer 12.20%
ASUS 11.34%
Toshiba 8.93%
Lenovo 6.87%
Samsung 3.09%
Medion 1.72%
MSI 1.20%
Intel 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.51%
Dell XPS 8700 2.51%


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