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Should I remove Charles?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,900
United States Rank #28,097
Reach 0.0150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.14 days
564.64 days >
Average installed length: 296.68 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Charles 3.6.5


Charles 3.6.5 is a software program developed by XK72 Ltd. 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 7.42 MB (7,778,304 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 17% of users of Charles come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.charlesproxy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\charles\lib
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E9812BB4-0DDA-44F7-A069-1D5C127D837D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Charles 3.6.5

  • charles.dll
  • charles_win32.dll
  • trayicon12.dll
  • charles.exe - Charles (Charles Web Debugging Proxy)
  • jdic.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)
  • moviemk.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Movie Maker
  • wmm2ae.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Movie Maker Auto Edit
  • wmm2eres.dll - Windows Movie Maker Ext Res
  • wmm2ext.dll - Windows Movie Maker Ext
  • wmm2filt.dll - Movie Maker Filters
  • wmm2fxa.dll - Windows Movie Maker FX
  • wmm2fxb.dll
  • wmm2res.dll - WMM2RES
  • wmm2res2.dll - WMM2RES2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • moviemk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF3D5E0F-C68A-4045-95F7-ED215DDE5DB0}' (runs on registration).
  • charles.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED98996B-165C-4968-B627-9BC88D14F5CF}' (runs on registration).
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 3.6.5, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.14%
Windows 10 8.11%
Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.60%
Windows 7 Professional 10.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.16%
  Egypt 9.57%
  MA 5.94%
  IQ 5.28%
  Turkey 5.28%
  DZ 4.95%
  SY 4.62%
  Saudi Arabia 4.29%
  France 3.30%
  United Kingdom 2.97%
  TN 2.64%
  Taiwan 2.64%
  Russia 1.98%
  United Arab Emirates 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.84%
Dell 24.74%
Acer 20.00%
Toshiba 8.95%
ASUS 7.37%
Lenovo 2.63%
Compaq 1.05%
Samsung 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.81%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.58%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.58%


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