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Chaos 8


Chaos 8 is a program developed by Chaos Software Group. 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 installer includes 8 files and is usually about 23.49 MB (24,630,993 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 73% of users of Chaos 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ChaosSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Chaos 8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Chaos 8\Uninst_Chaos 8.exe /U "C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Chaos 8\Uninst_Chaos 8.log"
Estimated size: 23.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Chaos 8

  • ChaosSettings.exe - Chaos Settings Control Module
  • alarm.exe - Chaos Alarm Monitor
  • chaos8.exe - Time & Chaos
  • Uninst_Chaos 8.exe
  • chaosfax.exe - Fax Interface
  • importwizard.exe - Data Import Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • alarm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'alarm.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Chaos 8\alarm.exe".

How do I remove Chaos 8?

You can uninstall Chaos 8 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 Chaos 8, 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 Chaos 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
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 67.47%
Windows 10 27.71%
Windows Vista 3.61%
Windows XP 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.76%
Windows 7 Professional 14.46%
Windows 10 Home 10.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.64%
Windows 8.1 6.02%
Windows 10 Pro 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.81%
  Netherlands 7.02%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  Iran 3.51%
  Canada 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  United Arab Emirates 0.88%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Czech Republic 0.88%
  DK 0.88%
  Egypt 0.88%
  Greece 0.88%
  JE 0.88%
  New Zealand 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.85%
Hewlett-Packard 22.64%
Acer 11.32%
Lenovo 9.43%
ASUS 7.55%
Intel 5.66%
Samsung 5.66%
Common models
Paradigit MS-7758 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 620s 4.41%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.94%
Dell Inspiron N7010 2.94%
Toshiba NB505 1.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 1.47%


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