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2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 16.28% 25.58% 2.33% 18.60% 11.63% 11.63% 2.33% 11.63%

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ANTS Performance Profiler 8

What is ANTS Performance Profiler 8?  (from Red Gate Software Ltd)

ANTS Performance Profiler is an application profiler for .NET desktop, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC applications. Find performance bottlenecks fast by profiling both the .NET code and the data access layer. Get rich performance data, right-down to line-level timings and expensive database queries. Explore unfamiliar cod...  Read more


ANTS Performance Profiler 8 is a program developed by Red Gate Software Ltd. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 34.61 MB (36,290,245 bytes). RedGate.Update.Client.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of ANTS Performance Profiler 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.red-gate.com
Help link: www.red-gate.com/support/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Red Gate\ANTS Performance Profiler 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3B35B07C-6200-4A34-8032-EBDC1CE85898}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ANTS Performance Profiler 8

  • Profile.exe - ANTS Performance Profiler (ANTS Performance Profiler Command Line Utility)
  • RedGate.Profiler.Continuous.dll - ANTS Performance Profiler Continuous Core
  • RedGate.Profiler.Core.dll
  • RedGate.Profiler.DebugHelper.exe - ANTS Performance Profiler Debug Helper Process
  • RedGate.Profiler.Engine.dll - ANTS Performance Profiler Engine
  • RedGate.Profiler.IISService.exe - ANTS Profiler Service
  • RedGate.Profiler.Instrumentation.dll - ANTS Performance Profiler Instrumentation
  • RedGate.Profiler.Project.dll
  • RedGate.Profiler.ReflectorIntegration.dll - ReflectorRunner
  • RedGate.Profiler.Session.dll - ANTS Performance Profiler Session
  • RedGate.Profiler.Tools.dll - ANTS Profiler Tools
  • RedGate.Profiler.Trigger_x64.exe - ANTS Performance Profiler Trigger Process
  • RedGate.Profiler.Trigger_x86.exe
  • RedGate.Profiler.UI.exe
  • RedGate.Profiler.UserEvents.dll - ANTS Performance Profiler User Events
  • RedGate.Shared.Controls.dll - Shared Controls (Red Gate Software SQL Controls Library)
  • RedGate.Update.Client.dll - Update Client (Red Gate Update Service Client)
  • RedGate.Shared.Utils.dll - Shared Utils (Red Gate Utilities)
  • RedGate.Profiler.Interop.ComAdmin.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMAdmin'.
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v10.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v10.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraTreeList
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • C1.C1Pdf.2.dll (by ComponentOne) - ComponentOne C1Pdf
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • DevExpress.Utils.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Data.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • ActiproSoftware.SyntaxEditor.Addons.DotNet.Net20.dll (by Actipro Software) - .NET Languages (Actipro SyntaxEditor .NET Languages Add-on)
  • Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf.dll (by Ookii.org) - Ookii.Dialogs (Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf)
  • ActiproSoftware.SyntaxEditor.Net20.dll (by Actipro Software) - SyntaxEditor (Actipro SyntaxEditor)
  • ActiproSoftware.WinUICore.Net20.dll - WinUICore (Actipro WinUICore User Interface Layer)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • ActiproSoftware.Shared.Net20.dll - Shared (Actipro Shared Product Base Layer)
  • C1LicUpdater.dll
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RedGate.Profiler.IISService.exe runs as a service named 'ANTS Performance Profiler 8 Service' (ANTS Performance Profiler 8 Service) "Provides assistance with profiling .NET applications running under IIS.".

How do I remove ANTS Performance Profiler 8?

You can uninstall ANTS Performance Profiler 8 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ANTS Performance Profiler 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ANTS Performance Profiler 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.79%
Windows 10 34.88%
Windows XP 2.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.28%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.98%
Windows 8 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.59%
  United Kingdom 9.26%
  France 7.41%
  Germany 7.41%
  Australia 5.56%
  India 3.70%
  South Africa 3.70%
  Finland 1.85%
  MK 1.85%
  Singapore 1.85%
  Mexico 1.85%
  Sweden 1.85%
  Israel 1.85%
  Republic Of Moldova 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.50%
Lenovo 15.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
ASUS 7.50%
Acer 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Samsung 2.50%
Alienware 2.50%
Compaq 2.50%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 580 7.32%
Dell Latitude E6520 4.88%
Dell Vostro 470 4.88%
MSI MS-7816 2.44%
LENOVO 24384KU 2.44%
HP EliteBook 8540w 2.44%

About Red Gate Software Ltd

Red Gate is a software company that primarily provides tools for database developers and administrators.
Publisher URL: www.red-gate.com


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