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Should I remove spec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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VersionDistribution 11.32% 1.89% 11.32% 3.77% 32.08% 32.08% 1.89% 3.77% 1.89%



spec is a program developed by SPEC. 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. The main program executable is spec.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1015.51 KB (1,039,878 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 19% of users of spec come from Mexico, it is also popular in Argentina and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spec
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 1015.51 KB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by spec

Program executable:spec.exe
Name:NoteBook Application
Path:C:\Program Files\spec\spec.exe
Additional files:
  • common.dll - common
  • WinIo.dll (by http://www.internals.com) - WinIo
  • PM.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • spec.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SPEC.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • spec.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'spec2' which loads as C:\Program Files\SPEC\spec.exe.

How do I remove spec?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.92%
Windows 8 30.19%
Windows XP 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.87%
Windows 7 Starter 18.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Windows 8 Single Language 9.43%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.87% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 18.87%
  Argentina 15.09%
  United States 13.21%
  Brazil 7.55%
  Turkey 7.55%
  Japan 5.66%
  Korea 3.77%
  Greece 3.77%
  Germany 3.77%
  Malaysia 1.89%
  Finland 1.89%
  India 1.89%
  Venezuela 1.89%
  France 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 57.14%
ASUS 28.57%
Intel 14.29%
Common models
Intel Co.,Ltd. X300 13.04%
MouseComputer Co.,Ltd. H1... 13.04%
To be filled by O.E.M To ... 8.70%
Corporativo LANIX, S.A. d... 8.70%
Corporativo LANIX, S.A. d... 8.70%


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