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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,716
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.14 days
92.52 days >
Average installed length: 48.61 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Charles 3.6.3


Charles 3.6.3 is a program developed by XK72 Ltd. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 6.55 MB (6,864,896 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 23% of users of Charles come from Egypt, it is also popular in IQ and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.charlesproxy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\charles\lib
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{98CD205B-7280-448E-AF5D-D6964A9A58A6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Charles 3.6.3

  • jdic.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)
  • charles.exe - Charles (Charles Web Debugging Proxy)
  • charles.dll
  • charles_win32.dll
  • idcldr.exe (by APN) - IDC (IDC Loader)
  • idcsrv.dll (by APN) - IdcSrv (IDC Server)
  • idcsrvstub.dll - IDC Server Stub
  • tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)
  • trayicon12.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • charles.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED98996B-165C-4968-B627-9BC88D14F5CF}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • charles.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Charles\Charles.exe'.

How do I remove Charles?

You can uninstall Charles 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 Charles 3.6.3, 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 Charles.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.26%
Windows 10 21.85%
Windows XP 8.52%
Windows Vista 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.97%
Windows 8 Pro 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.62% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 22.62%
  IQ 15.87%
  United States 9.92%
  DZ 8.73%
  MA 6.75%
  SY 5.95%
  Saudi Arabia 4.76%
  Jordan 3.97%
  Taiwan 1.59%
  Turkey 1.59%
  LY 1.19%
  SD 1.19%
  Indonesia 1.19%
  YE 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.25%
Hewlett-Packard 21.29%
Acer 16.34%
ASUS 7.92%
Toshiba 6.93%
Lenovo 3.96%
Samsung 2.48%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.05%
Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L 3.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.05%


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