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What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,379
United States Rank #40,808
Reach 0.0099%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.55 days
163.70 days >
Average installed length: 86.01 days


7.0.80 92.81%
7.0.76 2.16%
6.8.44 2.16%
6.8.42 2.16%
6.8.31 0.72%

Charity Engine

What is Charity Engine?  (from The Worldwide Computer Company)

Charity Engine was created to enable millions of home PCs to raise millions of dollars for the best possible causes, all thanks to spare computing power that nobody is using anyway. Charity Engine takes enormous, expensive computing jobs and chops them into 1000s of small pieces, each simple enough for a home PC to wor...  Read more


Charity Engine is a program developed by The Worldwide Computer Company. The most used version is 7.0.80, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is charityengine.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 13.67 MB (14,335,730 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 17% of users of Charity Engine come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Charity Engine
URL: www.charityengine.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Charity Engine\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E365B85F-5ABA-4A83-8436-3CA6A6D96728}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Charity Engine

Program executable:charityengine.exe
Name:BOINC client
Charity Engine for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Charity Engine\charityengine.exe
Additional files:
  • boinc.dll - BOINC Core Client (Charity Engine Client Platform Library)
  • boinc.exe - BOINC core client (BOINC client)
  • boincsvcctrl.exe - BOINC service controller
  • boinccmd.exe - BOINC client (BOINC Command Line Client)
  • boincscr.exe - Charity Engine Screensaver
  • boinctray.exe - Charity Engine System Tray for Windows
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dbghelp95.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Windows NT Image Helper)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • sqlite3.dll (by http://www.sqlite.org/) - SQLite Database Library
  • srcsrv.dll - Microsoft Source Server
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • boinctray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{62AD1B26-A51A-4E2F-B128-72B8274A091B}' (runs on registration).
  • boinc.exe runs as a service named 'CHARIT~1|Charity Engine' (BOINC) "Downloads, executes, and uploads BOINC tasks".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • charityengine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'boincmgr' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Charity Engine\BOINC\charityengine.exe" /a /s.
  • boinctray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'boinctray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Charity Engine\BOINC\boinctray.exe".

How do I remove Charity Engine?

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Or, you can uninstall Charity Engine 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 Charity Engine, 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 Charity Engine.
  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) 53%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.12%
Windows 8 41.73%
Windows Vista 1.44%
Windows XP 0.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.99%
Windows 7 Professional 10.79%
Windows 8.1 9.35%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.56%
  United Kingdom 6.62%
  Thailand 5.96%
  Chile 3.31%
  Mexico 3.31%
  Philippines 3.31%
  Taiwan 2.65%
  Saudi Arabia 2.65%
  MA 1.99%
  Brazil 1.99%
  France 1.99%
  Ecuador 1.99%
  Sweden 1.99%
  New Zealand 1.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 18.68%
Dell 15.38%
Toshiba 8.79%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 6.59%
Samsung 6.59%
Sony 2.20%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite C45-A 1.90%
Dell XPS 8300 1.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.90%
ASUSTeK X550CA 1.90%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 1.90%


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