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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,581
United States Rank #18,536
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.24 days
331.70 days >
Average installed length: 174.28 days


6.0.0 52.35%
5.11.0 5.29%
5.10.1 2.35%
5.10.0 0.59%
5.9.0 0.59%
5.6.0 0.59% 1.76%
5.5.0 0.59% 12.35% 1.76% 0.59% 3.53% 4.71% 8.82% 3.53% 0.59%

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CX is a program developed by CX Inc. The most used version is 6.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 10.35 MB (10,851,036 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of CX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cx.com
Help link: www.cx.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\cx
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\CX\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 10.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CX

  • uninstall.exe - CX
  • update.exe
  • Growl.Displays.Smokestack.dll (by element code project) - Growl.Displays.Smokestack
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Growl.DisplayStyle.dll (by element code project) - Growl.DisplayStyle
  • Growl.CoreLibrary.dll - Growl.CoreLibrary
  • Growl.Connector.dll - Growl.Connector
  • WinSparkle.dll (by winsparkle.org) - WinSparkle (WinSparkle updater)
  • python32.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • CX.exe
  • Python.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • CX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CX' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\CX\CX.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\CX\CX.exe'.

How do I remove CX?

Quickly and completely remove CX from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CX 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 CX, 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 CX.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.76%
Windows 10 17.65%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 4.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.06%
Windows 7 Professional 12.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.77%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Canada 2.91%
  Greece 1.94%
  France 1.94%
  Israel 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Germany 1.94%
  Japan 1.94%
  Brazil 1.46%
  India 1.46%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Colombia 1.46%
  Portugal 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.12%
Dell 20.19%
Acer 13.46%
Toshiba 11.54%
Lenovo 5.77%
ASUS 4.81%
Samsung 3.85%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Intel 1.92%
Apple 0.96%
Medion 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.61%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 3.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.87%
Dell XPS 8500 1.87%


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