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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,936
United States Rank #21,299
Reach 0.0241%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.67 days
521.38 days >
Average installed length: 273.94 days


9.3.4050 1.26%
9.3.4000 2.53%
9.3.3500 0.84%
9.3.3000 9.05%
9.3.1850 2.95%
9.3.1770 70.11%
9.2.1500 1.05%
9.2.1450 0.42%
9.2.1420 0.21%
9.2.1350 0.42%
9.2.1324 6.53%
9.2.1274 1.47%
9.1.722 2.95% 0.21%

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ArcGIS Desktop

What is ArcGIS Desktop?  (from Environmental Systems Research Institute)

Hundreds of tools for performing spatial analysis are included in ArcGIS for Desktop. These tools allow you to turn data into actionable information and automate many of your GIS tasks. With support for more than 70 data formats, you can easily integrate all types of data for visualization and analysis. An extensive se...  Read more


ArcGIS Desktop is a program developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute. The most used version is 9.3.1770, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 132 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,558,985 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 19% of users of ArcGIS Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.esri.com
Help link: support.esri.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Support\Setup.exe"
Estimated size: 1.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ArcGIS Desktop

  • aiarcres.dll - ARC/INFO
  • aibase.dll - aibase.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aifeat.dll - aifeat.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aigridio.dll - aigridio.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aisdtslist.exe
  • aisdtsp2a.exe
  • aisdtsr2g.exe
  • aishape.dll - aishape.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aitopo.dll
  • setup.exe - ArcGIS (setup Application)
  • registerfixed91.exe - ArcView Registration Wizard
  • registerfixed92.exe

How do I remove ArcGIS Desktop?

You can uninstall ArcGIS Desktop 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 ArcGIS Desktop, 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 ArcGIS Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows 10 14.74%
Windows XP 13.89%
Windows Vista 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.27%
Windows 7 Professional 17.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.53%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.70%
  Iran 15.85%
  Italy 5.69%
  MA 3.46%
  Australia 3.46%
  Germany 3.05%
  Taiwan 2.64%
  Brazil 2.64%
  Spain 2.44%
  Canada 2.24%
  France 2.03%
  Thailand 2.03%
  Egypt 1.83%
  Greece 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.53%
Acer 17.58%
Hewlett-Packard 17.58%
ASUS 11.53%
Toshiba 6.92%
Lenovo 4.90%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Samsung 2.02%
Intel 1.73%
Sony 1.44%
MSI 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.32%
Acer Aspire V5-473 4.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.30%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.30%

About Environmental Systems Research Institute

Esri is a supplier of Geographic Information System software and geodatabase management applications and uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products.
Publisher URL: www.esri.com


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