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Should I remove BBC iPlayer Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,583
United States Rank #21,262
Reach 0.1146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.66 days
815.96 days >
Average installed length: 428.72 days


3.2.15 49.67%
3.2.14 7.44%
3.2.13 3.19%
3.2.8 4.16%
3.2.7 4.29%
3.2.6 0.35%
3.2.3 0.04%
3.0.11 6.20%
3.0.10 1.42%
3.0.7 16.29%
3.0.5 0.09%
2.1.21228 3.59%
2.0.20507 0.13%
1.5.15695.18135 1.11%
1.4.13222.14125 0.58%
1.4.13222 0.13%
1.3.12070 0.71%
1.2.11066 0.22%
1.1.2417 0.18%
1.0.2302 0.22%

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BBC iPlayer Desktop


BBC iPlayer Desktop is a software program developed by British Broadcasting. The most common release is 3.2.15, 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 primary executable is named BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,724,573 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 87% of users of BBC iPlayer Desktop come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BBC iPlayer Desktop
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3EA0E0DD-4203-C20C-2740-582DFBF1CC59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BBC iPlayer Desktop

Program executable:BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\BBC iPlayer Desktop\BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe
  • BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{994E2068-99CC-44B0-983D-660D7BEE60FC}' (runs on registration).
Network connections
  • BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe connects to bbc-vip012.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk ( port 80).
  • BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe connects to bbc-vip013.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe
Memory:47.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009245999%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00072289%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020171%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove BBC iPlayer Desktop?

You can uninstall BBC iPlayer 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 BBC iPlayer 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 BBC iPlayer Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.12%
Windows 10 16.50%
Windows Vista 9.69%
Windows XP 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.59%
Windows 10 Home 11.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.58%
Windows 10 Pro 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.28% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 87.28%
  United States 4.11%
  Ireland 1.16%
  France 0.98%
  Canada 0.49%
  Spain 0.36%
  Saudi Arabia 0.36%
  United Arab Emirates 0.31%
  Germany 0.31%
  Australia 0.27%
  CY 0.27%
  Belgium 0.27%
  Netherlands 0.27%
  Portugal 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 37.69%
Sony 16.94%
Dell 15.99%
Acer 10.82%
Hewlett-Packard 9.73%
Samsung 3.47%
Lenovo 1.16%
ASUS 1.16%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 14.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 5.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%


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