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CROA 1.6


CROA 1.6 is a software program developed by David Crowell. 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 setup package is about 723.12 KB (740,477 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of CROA come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: davidcrowell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CROA\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CROA\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 723.12 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CROA 1.6

  • croa.exe - CROA (CROA - Clear Read-Only Attributes)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove CROA?

Quickly and completely remove CROA 1.6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CROA 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 CROA 1.6, 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 CROA.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win 7 7%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.52%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Windows 8 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.71%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Australia 2.38%
  Germany 2.38%
  Mexico 2.38%
  Sweden 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 12.00%
Acer 8.00%
Gateway 8.00%
American Megatrends 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
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MSI MS-7693 4.17%
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