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Should I remove Arduino?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,418
United States Rank #2,833
Reach 0.3013%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.18 days
359.19 days >
Average installed length: 188.73 days


1.6.7 1.92%
1.6.6 1.63%
1.6.5-r5 3.48%
1.6.5-r2 4.12%
1.6.5 0.21%
1.6.4 4.09%
1.6.3 4.14%
1.6.2 0.59%
1.6.1 3.22%
1.6.0 3.03%
1.5.8 1.61%
1.5.7 0.97%
1.5.6-r2 2.13%
1.5.5-r2 0.95%
1.5.5 0.76%
1.5.4 0.88%
1.5.3 0.09%
1.0.6 12.85%
1.0.5-r2 26.27%
1.0.5 27.05%


What is Arduino?  (from Arduino)

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software


Arduino is a program developed by Arduino. The most used version is 1.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 21 files and is usually about 811.52 KB (831,000 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 38% of users of Arduino come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: arduino.cc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\arduino
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Arduino\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 811.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Arduino

  • arduino.exe - Arduino (Arduino IDE)
  • arduino_debug.exe
  • libusb0.dll (by http://libusb-win32.sourceforge.net) - LibUSB-Win32 - DLL
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • cygiconv-2.dll
  • rxtxSerial.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • arduino.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E601502C-618C-4B8A-9DCF-DD4BE59629E3}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Arduino?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.66%
Windows 8 45.72%
Windows XP 2.13%
Windows Vista 1.47%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.35%
Windows 8.1 14.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.66%
Windows 7 Professional 13.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.56%
Windows 10 Home 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.45%
  France 6.90%
  Italy 4.91%
  Germany 4.30%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Canada 3.28%
  Brazil 2.85%
  Netherlands 2.85%
  Australia 2.14%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Mexico 1.93%
  India 1.81%
  Spain 1.56%
  Sweden 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.87%
Dell 18.42%
ASUS 17.83%
Acer 12.33%
Lenovo 8.71%
Toshiba 5.90%
Samsung 5.19%
MSI 1.64%
Alienware 0.82%
Intel 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.37%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.97%

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Michael Scottover a year ago
This is the Arduino IDE, used to program an Arduino-based microprocessor. The website it comes from is www.arduino.cc and it's front page description says it pretty accurately: Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. They're trustworthy, and the program is pretty important if you have an arduino board.