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Should I remove Alarm?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,607
United States Rank #11,741
Reach 0.0221%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.82 days
614.20 days >
Average installed length: 322.72 days


2.0.7 39.54%
2.0.6 48.05%
2.0.5 12.41%


What is Alarm?  (from Bluefive software)

Alarm is a digital clock that you can set to display a message and play a sound at a time of your choice. It is meant to be of help when you want to be warned while you are working (and chances are big you are going to forget you have to do this very important thing later on)...


Alarm is a program developed by Bluefive software. The most used version is 2.0.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is alarm.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.03 MB (1,083,581 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Alarm come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: bluefive.pair.com/alarm.htm
Help link: bluefive.pair.com/faq.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Alarm\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Alarm\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alarm

Program executable:alarm.exe
Alarm clock
Path:C:\Program Files\alarm\alarm.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Alarm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6DDE1E19-6B84-4251-94B8-18E0A08012F9}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Alarm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Alarm' and executes as C:\Program Files\Alarm\Alarm.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Alarm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Alarm\Alarm.exe'.

How do I remove Alarm?

You can uninstall Alarm 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 Alarm, 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 Alarm.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.28%
Windows 10 17.89%
Windows XP 9.17%
Windows Vista 6.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.71%
Windows 7 Professional 10.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.62%
Windows 10 Home 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.18%
  France 4.80%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Spain 3.51%
  Canada 3.32%
  Germany 2.58%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Mexico 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Indonesia 1.66%
  Turkey 1.66%
  Finland 1.29%
  MA 0.92%
  Colombia 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.51%
Hewlett-Packard 20.90%
Acer 18.28%
ASUS 8.96%
Toshiba 7.46%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 3.73%
Gateway 1.12%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Intel 1.12%
MSI 0.75%
Common models
Acer Aspire XC-605 2.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.72%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.04%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.04%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.04%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 2.04%

Publisher URL: bluefive.pair.com


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