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Should I remove Basic PAYE Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,710
United States Rank #48,056
Reach 0.0218%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.15 days
682.98 days >
Average installed length: 358.85 days


19.2.19220.1423 0.23%
18.0.18059.259 0.70%
17.4.17200.477 0.47%
17.3.17151.465 0.70%
17.2.17125.433 0.23%
17.0.17068.356 1.63%
16.1.16125.489 6.06%
16.0.16076.450 3.26%
15.1.15162.94 14.22%
15.0.15048.300 13.05%
14.2.14330.88 3.03%
14.1.14168.197 18.88%
14.0.14063.106 13.99% 21.68% 1.86%

Basic PAYE Tools


Basic PAYE Tools is a program developed by HM Revenue & Customs. The most used version is, 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 main program executable is bpt.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 85.24 MB (89,382,052 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 94% of users of Basic PAYE Tools come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and CY.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hmrc.gov.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HMRC\payetools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HMRC\payetools\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 85.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Basic PAYE Tools

Program executable:bpt.exe
Name:Basic PAYE Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\HMRC\payetools\bpt.exe
Additional files:
  • dtu.exe - Basic PAYE Tools
  • uninstall.exe - Basic PAYE Tools Installer
  • rti-diagnostics.exe - Basic PAYE Tools - RTI Diagnostic Tool
  • rti.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • rti.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3C59DFB-A3DE-4254-BB3D-B99F78D1CBCB}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Basic PAYE Tools?

You can uninstall Basic PAYE Tools 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 Basic PAYE Tools, 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 Basic PAYE Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.95%
Windows 10 36.36%
Windows Vista 7.23%
Windows XP 7.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.91%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 12.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.34% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 94.34%
  United States 3.77%
  CY 0.24%
  Brazil 0.24%
  UA 0.24%
  Belgium 0.24%
  Switzerland 0.24%
  Austria 0.24%
  Pakistan 0.24%
  Portugal 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.85%
Hewlett-Packard 24.51%
Acer 12.45%
Toshiba 8.17%
Samsung 6.23%
Lenovo 5.84%
ASUS 2.72%
Intel 1.17%
Sony 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.58%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.27%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.61%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.96%


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