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Should I remove CodeBlocks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,559
United States Rank #2,624
Reach 0.4361%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.48 days
397.61 days >
Average installed length: 208.91 days


9.02-wiley1 0.44%
8.02 1.56%
17.12 1.24%
16.01 10.70%
15.xx 0.50%
13.12 44.00%
12.11 25.40%
10.05.7639 0.01%
10.05 16.14%


What is CodeBlocks?

Code::Blocks is a free and open source, cross-platform IDE which supports multiple compilers including GCC and Visual C++. It is developed in C++ using wxWidgets as the GUI toolkit. Using a plugin architecture, its capabilities and features are defined by the provided plugins. Currently, Code::Blocks is oriented towards C and C++. It can also be used for creating ARM, AVR, D, DirectX, FLTK, Fortran, GLFW, GLUT, GTK+, Irrlicht, Lightfeather, MATLAB, OGRE, OpenGL, Qt, SDL, SFML, STL, SmartWin and wx programs and applications, although in some cases installing third-party SDKs or frameworks is necessary.


The most common release is 13.12, 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 primary executable is named codeblocks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files and is usually about 163.46 MB (171,404,731 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.codeblocks.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\codeblocks
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CodeBlocks\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 163.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CodeBlocks

Program executable:codeblocks.exe
Cross-platform IDE built around wxWidgets, designed to be extensible and configurable.
Path:C:\Program Files\codeblocks\codeblocks.exe
Additional files:
  • codeblocks-12.11mingw-setup_user.exe - Code::Blocks (Code::Blocks cross-platform IDE)
  • uninstall.exe
  • exchndl.dll (by Jose Fonseca) - Dr. Mingw (ExcHndl library.)
  • wxmsw28u_gcc_cb.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • Addr2LineUI.exe
  • cb_console_runner.exe
  • cb_share_config.exe
  • CbLauncher.exe
  • codeblocks.dll
  • codesnippets.exe
  • mingwm10.dll
  • wxchartctrl.dll
  • wxcustombutton.dll
  • wxflatnotebook.dll
  • wximagepanel.dll
  • wxkwic.dll
  • wxled.dll
  • wxpropgrid.dll
  • wxscintilla.dll
  • wxsmithlib.dll
  • wxspeedbutton.dll
  • wxtreelist.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • codeblocks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{49967ADF-72E6-48E7-8AFF-47E8E2105EED}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove CodeBlocks?

You can uninstall CodeBlocks 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 CodeBlocks, 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 CodeBlocks.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.19%
Windows 10 44.89%
Windows XP 2.27%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.44%
Windows 8.1 8.76%
Windows 10 Home 8.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.95%
  France 12.35%
  Italy 4.61%
  India 3.96%
  Brazil 3.92%
  MA 3.02%
  United Kingdom 2.81%
  Romania 2.63%
  BD 2.61%
  Germany 2.60%
  Canada 2.13%
  Poland 2.01%
  TN 1.14%
  Spain 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.39%
ASUS 18.15%
Dell 16.18%
Acer 15.46%
Lenovo 8.46%
Toshiba 5.22%
Samsung 4.35%
MSI 1.55%
Intel 0.71%
Alienware 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.39%
ASUS All Series 5.51%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.54%


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