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3% remove it97% keep it
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ASCOM Platform 6

What is ASCOM Platform 6?

ASCOM is an open initiative to provide a standard interface to a range of astronomy equipment including mounts, focusers and imaging devices in a Windows environment.


The primary executable is named ascomplatform6.exe. The setup package is about 2.85 MB (2,991,278 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ascom-standards.org
Help link: tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASCOM-Talk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASCOM\Platform 6
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{76F58B5D-EE00-4D77-8EA4-FDAB501E2072}\ASCOMPlatform6.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 2.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASCOM Platform 6

Program executable:ascomplatform6.exe
Additional files:
  • ASCOM Diagnostics.exe - ASCOM Diagnostics
  • ProfileExplorer.exe - Profile Explorer

How do I remove ASCOM Platform 6?

Quickly and completely remove ASCOM Platform 6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ASCOM Platform 6 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 ASCOM Platform 6, 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 ASCOM Platform 6.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.00%
Windows Vista 16.00%
Windows 8 12.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 12.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.75%
  Australia 6.25%
  France 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Italy 6.25%
  Germany 3.13%
  Taiwan 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.83%
Toshiba 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Gateway 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Sahara 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Common models
Gigabyte X58A-UD9 13.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite R845 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 4.55%
Sony VPCEB33FM 4.55%


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