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Should I remove CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,792
United States Rank #2,661
Reach 0.2496%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.62 days
903.42 days >
Average installed length: 474.68 days


2.6 Beta r294 99.54%
2.6 Beta r273 0.11%
2.6 Beta r264 0.29%
2.6 Beta 0.06%

CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder

What is CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder?  (from CamStudio Open Source Dev Team)

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). CamStudio can also add high-quality, anti-aliased (no jagged edges) screen ca...  Read more


CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder is a program developed by CamStudio Open Source Dev Team. The most used version is 2.6 beta r294, 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 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 Recorder.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 14.86 MB (15,578,756 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 47% of users of CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: camstudio.org
Help link: camstudio.org/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CamStudio OSS Desktop Recorder

Program executable:Recorder.exe
Name:CamStudio Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\CamStudio 2.6b\Recorder.exe
Additional files:
  • CamCodec.dll - CamStudio Lossless Video Codec
  • CamHook.dll - CamStudio Mouse Hook Library
  • Player.exe - CamStudio Player Classic
  • PlayerPlus.exe - CamStudio PlayerPlus
  • Producer.exe - CamStudio Producer
  • Recorder.exe - CamStudio Recorder
  • camstudio_cl.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Recorder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6EED83A-52AF-4FCB-BDFC-02A3D16D8EEB}' (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 OSS Desktop Recorder?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.62%
Windows 8 10.56%
Windows XP 6.54%
Windows Vista 5.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.23%
Windows 7 Professional 14.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.99%
Windows 8.1 2.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.38%
  United Kingdom 6.04%
  France 4.80%
  Germany 4.19%
  Canada 3.49%
  Italy 3.49%
  Australia 2.48%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Israel 1.69%
  Belgium 1.45%
  Spain 1.41%
  India 1.17%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Sweden 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.17%
Dell 24.85%
Acer 15.96%
ASUS 9.03%
Toshiba 6.60%
Lenovo 2.90%
Samsung 2.52%
Intel 1.57%
Alienware 0.76%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.74%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%


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