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Commonly Installed Programs

As of Thursday, October 23, 2014
Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is designed to be secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin... More about Google Chrome
Google Toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar only available for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Google Toolbar is often distributed through product bundling with a primary download. Google Toolbar... More about Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software product that provides protection against different types of malware such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. It runs on... More about Microsoft Security Essentials
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad.... More about iTunes
Bonjour Service provides a general method to discover services on a local area network. The software is widely used throughout Mac OS and Windows for iOS devices, and allows users to set up a network... More about Bonjour
Apple Mobile Device Support is required and used for the synchronisation between an Apple mobile iOS devices (iPod, iPhone or iPad) and a PC through iTunes. If uninstalled, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod... More about Apple Mobile Device Support
The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Flash Player can... More about Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
The main features of Office 2010 include the backstage file menu, new collaboration tools, a customizable ribbon, protected view and a navigation panel. Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop... More about Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute games and related media online, from small... More about Steam
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows has always... More about QuickTime
Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to... More about Apple Application Support
This program provides the Intel Management Engine Components Driver for supported notebooks with supported operating systems. The Intel management Components monitor the installed Intel hardware,... More about Intel Management Engine Components
With a Windows PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and... More about Apple Software Update
Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash. The run-time environment for... More about Microsoft Silverlight
Realtek's High Definition Audio Driver provide high quality DTS, Dolby, Surround Sound to your PC via the audio card. The software comes with a number of features and functionality such as a six... More about Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their... More about Dropbox
The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Adobe Flash Player... More about Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Firefox now installs an optional service called the Mozilla Maintenance Service. This service allows Firefox to install updates without requiring you to click yes in the Windows User Account Control... More about Mozilla Maintenance Service
Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Picasa is 3 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and has... More about Picasa 3
Windows Live Essentials is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft that aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, and security services.... More about Windows Live Essentials
Office File Validation (OFV) is a security feature that was introduced in Microsoft Office 2010. Office File Validation verifies that a particular binary file complies with the application’s... More about Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In

The Program Ranks

The top 10,000 installed programs.
  1. Google Chrome
  2. Microsoft Silverlight
  3. Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
  4. Mozilla Maintenance Service
  5. CCleaner by Piriform
  6. Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft
  7. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
  8. Apple Software Update
  9. Bonjour by Apple
  10. Apple Application Support
  11. Apple Mobile Device Support
  12. Intel Management Engine Components
  13. Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
  14. iTunes by Apple
  15. Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
  16. Intel Processor Graphics
  17. Intel Rapid Storage Technology
  18. QuickTime by Apple
  19. Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
  20. Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver
  21. µTorrent by BitTorrent
  22. Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
  23. HP Update by Hewlett-Packard
  24. Dropbox
  25. Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  26. Google Earth
  27. Microsoft Security Essentials
  28. avast! Free Antivirus by AVAST Software
  29. Intel Control Center
  30. Steam by Valve
  31. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  32. Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections by Microsoft
  33. Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  34. Picasa 3 by Google Inc
  35. Google Drive
  36. Realtek USB Card Reader
  37. Skype Click to Call
  38. Windows Live Sync by Microsoft
  39. Adobe Flash Player 12 Plugin
  40. Bing Bar by Microsoft
  41. Unity Web Player
  42. SAMSUNG USB Driver for Mobile Phones
  43. Intel SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package
  44. Microsoft Office 2010
  45. Adobe Shockwave Player
  46. Java 7 Update 51 by Oracle
  47. Microsoft SkyDrive
  48. Adobe Flash Player 14 Plugin
  49. 7-Zip x64 edition by Igor Pavlov
  50. Java 7 Update 25 by Oracle
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Most Active Programs

As of Thursday, October 23, 2014
  57% remove
The purpose of the Shop for HP Supplies program is to make it easy for users to shop online for HP supplies and to make sure that you are buying the correct supplies such as ink cartridges, toners, or... More about Shop for HP Supplies
Pando Networks Inc.
  51% remove
Pando Media Booster (PMB) is an application by Pando Networks that is used by game and software publishers to ensure safe, complete and speedy downloads of large files. PMB is primarily used to... More about Pando Media Booster
Client Connect LTD
  79% remove
Search Protect from Client Connect (formally Conduit, now a venture of Perion) is a homepage and search provider modifier that when installed will change the default web browser's home page and search... More about Search Protect
  70% remove
MyPC Backup, a potentially unwanted program (PUP), is bundled with various adware installers and 3rd party download managers including CBS Interactive, Somoto, Conduit, Bechiro and others. Once... More about MyPC Backup
AVG Technologies
  62% remove
The AVG SafeGuard toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’s family of security software, as a standalone program, and as a third party bundles. AVG Security Toolbar incluedes a link scanner that... More about AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Coupons.com Incorporated
  69% remove
Coupon Printer for Windows is software that allows users to build and print coupons that will be accepted at retail stores from Coupons.com. The printer application also bundles the CouponBar, a web... More about Coupon Printer for Windows
  81% remove
Developed by Ma Lin this is a potentially unwanted software program that is typically installed without the user's consent and is billed as a security product but instead bundles additional unwanted... More about WindowsMangerProtect
TOSHIBA Corporation
  57% remove
Utility bundled with Toshiba laptops in order to register the new laptop.
Acer Incorporated
  54% remove
Acer Registration is a program that is pre-installed with Acer laptops. If the laptop has not yet been registered with Acer it will periodically popup and promt the user to register. It runs as a... More about Acer Registration
CMI Limited
  82% remove
Developed and distributed through bundled installer from Click Me In, a division of ironSource. The software may be bundled by 3rd-party products using the InstallCore distribution platform.
Aztec Media Inc.
  86% remove
This is an adware web browser add-on that injects advertising in the user's browser as well as hijacks various browser settings such as the home page, search provider and new tab page.
Spigot, Inc.
  82% remove
The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case... More about Search Protection
  81% remove
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other... More about Ask Toolbar
  86% remove
Astromenda/Astromendario may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and... More about WSE_Astromenda
Amonetize ltd.
  80% remove
The program is distributed by Amonetize ltd., a program bundling/installation monitization platform. "We provide our own installer software component. Our installer easily integrates with any Windows... More about Software Version Updater
  72% remove
The Hewlett-Packard Customer Experience Enhancements is bundled with most HP PCs and can be easily removed. It provides PC users added 'enhancements' with the new computer and in many cases depedning... More about HP Customer Experience Enhancements
TOSHIBA Corporation
  57% remove
Because our apps are cloud based, you don’t need to download them to your computer. Instead you access them through the Internet. They save your valuable hard drive space; you always have the latest,... More about Toshiba App Place
Bandoo Media Inc
  74% remove
iLivid is a video download manager for YouTube and other third-party video hosted web sites. iLivid includes a bundled includes a bundled VLC Player as well as the Tourch web browser and an Ask.com... More about iLivid
  73% remove
Wajam is a search-enhancement product, but it does not change homepage or search. This product shows display and/or text ads into third-party websites which may alter normal web page layouts. Wajam is... More about Wajam
Certified Toolbar
  81% remove
Distributed by WebPick Internet Holdings along with an advertising supported web browser extension that injects ads in the user's web browser. The SW.Sustainer program is designed to protect the web... More about SW-Sustainer
Yahoo! Inc.
  51% remove
Yahoo! Toolbar is a toolbar that installs on the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, within the context of internet access functions. It allows access to several functions, including Yahoo! Search... More about Yahoo! Toolbar
Baidu, Inc.
42% remove
PC Faster makes your PC run like new again with four cleaning modes and more than 300 cleaning checkpoints. All together, it's the most comprehensive PC cleaning solution available. Makes your PC... More about Baidu PC Faster
Alactro LLC
  79% remove
This is a web browser extension that injects advertising. From the EULA: "Buzzdock is free to download and use. Buzzdock is supported by advertising, and users will see additional ads on websites... More about Buzzdock
PC Utilities Pro
  67% remove
Optimizer Pro by PC Utilities Pro is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry cleaning,... More about Optimizer Pro
  84% remove
Quixey and Ask have entered into a deal in which apps from Quixey’s database, whether for mobile or the PC, will be integrated into search results. It’s going live today and should be rolling out now,... More about Search App by Ask
Symantec Corporation
  53% remove
Norton Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there... More about Norton Security Scan
Somoto Ltd.
  86% remove
FilesFrog Update Checker a software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software updates for any software downloaded... More about FilesFrog Update Checker
Systweak Inc
  66% remove
RegClean-Pro is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often... More about RegClean-Pro
Spigot, Inc.
  66% remove
The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you... More about Browser Extensions
Aztec Media Inc.
  81% remove
Linkey is a potentially unwanted web browser search extension for the top browsers and designed to modify the user's search and home pages (www.default-search.com or www.linkeyproject.com/app/) in... More about Linkey
Goobzo Ltd.
  74% remove
Bundles and includes itself various adware toolbars that are designed to modify the user's web browser search settings and home page as well as inject advertising in the browser in the form of... More about YouTube Accelerator
Goobzo Ltd.
  68% remove
Shopper-Pro is an ad-supported browser extension (adware), and when a user downloads the Plugin they will see various types of advertisements displayed through the browser as they visit various web... More about Shopper-Pro
Tuguu SL
  88% remove
The DMUninstaller is part of and installed by DomaIQ, an potentially unwanted program that displays pop-up advertisements. The program says it is an installer of legitimate software, however the... More about DMUninstaller
Pay-by-Ads Ltd
  66% remove
This is NOT associated with Yahoo. Pay-By-Ads' Yahoo! Search is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads... More about Yahoo! Search