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Should I remove Boxee?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,026
United States Rank #8,179
Reach 0.0271%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.99 days
737.10 days >
Average installed length: 387.29 days


VersionDistribution 0.37%


What is Boxee?

Boxee is a cross-platform freeware HTPC (Home Theater PC) software application with a 10-foot user interface and social networking features designed for the living-room TV that enables its users to view, rate and recommend content to their friends through many social network services and interactive media related features. Boxee supports a wide range of popularly used multimedia formats, and it includes features such as playlists, audio visualizations, slideshows, weather forecasts reporting, and an expanding array of third-party plugins. As a media center, Boxee can play most audio and video file containers, as well as display images from many sources, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, USB flash drives, the Internet, and local area network shares. Through the processing power of modern PC hardware, Boxee is able to decode high-definition video up to 1080p. Boxee is able to use DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration) on Windows Vista and newer Microsoft operating-systems to utilize GPU accelerated video decoding to assist with process of video decoding of high-definition videos.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named boxee.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 50.49 MB (52,947,791 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.boxee.tv
Help link: forum.boxee.tv
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Boxee
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Boxee\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 50.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Boxee

Program executable:boxee.exe
Name:Boxee for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\boxee\boxee.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • BOXEE.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Boxee' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Boxee\Boxee.exe" -startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BOXEE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Boxee\BOXEE.exe'.

How do I remove Boxee?

You can uninstall Boxee 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 Boxee, 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 Boxee.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.28%
Windows 10 12.15%
Windows Vista 10.28%
Windows XP 7.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.15%
Windows 7 Professional 11.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.92%
  Canada 4.97%
  Sweden 3.73%
  DK 2.49%
  Israel 2.21%
  United Kingdom 1.93%
  Australia 1.52%
  Germany 1.38%
  Brazil 1.24%
  Spain 1.24%
  Italy 1.10%
  France 0.97%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Netherlands 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.36%
Dell 24.09%
Acer 18.15%
ASUS 5.94%
Toshiba 5.61%
Intel 3.63%
Samsung 1.65%
Sony 0.99%
Gateway 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.11%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.84%
Gateway NV59 2.27%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.27%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.27%


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