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Should I remove CamStudio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,390
United States Rank #21,743
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 97.40 days
880.89 days >
Average installed length: 462.84 days


2.6b 100.00%

CamStudio version 2.6b

What is CamStudio?  (from Download Freely)

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CamStudio version 2.6b is a program developed by Download Freely. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Player.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 14.87 MB (15,591,974 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
CamStudio has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.downloadfreely.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CamStudio\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CamStudio\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CamStudio version 2.6b

Program executable:Player.exe
Name:CamStudio Player Classic
Path:C:\Program Files\CamStudio\Player.exe
Additional files:
  • CamCodec.dll (by CamStudio Group) - CamStudio Lossless Video Codec
  • CamHook.dll (by CamStudio Group) - CamStudio Mouse Hook Library
  • Player.exe - CamStudio Player Classic
  • PlayerPlus.exe - CamStudio PlayerPlus
  • Producer.exe - CamStudio Producer
  • Recorder.exe - CamStudio Recorder
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • camstudio_cl.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • mfc90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Recorder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8DD988C-EC1D-40F0-92D4-693C3A3826E3}' (runs on registration).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Recorder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\Recorder.exe'.
  • Producer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\Producer.exe'.
  • PlayerPlus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\PlayerPlus.exe'.
  • Player.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\Player.exe'.

How do I remove CamStudio?

You can uninstall CamStudio 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 CamStudio version 2.6b, 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 CamStudio.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 21.57%
Windows Vista 7.84%
Windows XP 3.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.94%
Windows 8.1 9.80%
Windows 8 7.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.84%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.96%
Dell 19.57%
Lenovo 10.87%
Acer 10.87%
ASUS 6.52%
Toshiba 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 660s 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite C675 2.08%
Sony SVE14A15FLS 2.08%
Sony SVE14118FXB 2.08%


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