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Should I remove ContaCam?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,172
United States Rank #10,667
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.13 days
180.70 days >
Average installed length: 94.95 days


5.0.5 0.68%
5.0.3 0.68%
5.0.1 1.71%
5.0.0 4.45%
4.9.9 10.27%
4.9.7 4.45%
4.9.5 8.56%
4.9.0 9.25%
4.7.0 12.67%
4.5.0 1.37%
4.3.0 5.82%
4.1.0 4.79%
4.0.9 2.40%
4.0.7 1.03%
4.0.5 2.74%
4.0.3 0.68%
4.0.1 2.05%
4.0.0 1.03%
3.9.9 3.77%
3.9.7 0.68%
3.9.5 0.68%
3.9.0 1.03%
3.7.0 1.03%
3.5.5 1.03%
3.5.0 0.34%
3.3.0 0.34%
3.1.0 16.44%

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What is ContaCam?  (from Contaware.com)

This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat. It is fast, light, and versatile enough to meet all your security needs while still being very user friendly and able to run on even the most moderate systems.


ContaCam is a program developed by Contaware.com. The most used version is 3.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is contacam.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 29.57 MB (31,006,425 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 63% of users of ContaCam come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.contaware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\contacam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ContaCam\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 29.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ContaCam

Program executable:contacam.exe
Name:ContaCam Application
Path:C:\Program Files\contacam\contacam.exe
Additional files:
  • FullscreenBrowser.exe - Fullscreen Browser Application
  • uninstall.exe - ContaCam Application (Installation Routine of ContaCam)
  • Start.exe
  • ContaCamService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ContaCamService.exe runs as a service named 'ContaCamService' (ContaCamService) "This service launches and monitors the ContaCam application without user interface".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ContaCam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ContaCam' and executes as C:\Program Files\ContaCam\ContaCam.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ContaCam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ContaCam\ContaCam.exe'.

How do I remove ContaCam?

Quickly and completely remove ContaCam from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ContaCam 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 ContaCam, 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 ContaCam.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
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 62.67%
Windows 8 23.29%
Windows XP 8.90%
Windows Vista 5.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.19%
Windows 7 Professional 12.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.54%
Windows 8.1 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.80%
  Brazil 7.12%
  Canada 4.22%
  Italy 3.43%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  France 1.85%
  South Africa 1.85%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Russia 1.32%
  Germany 1.32%
  Portugal 1.06%
  Romania 1.06%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.95%
Hewlett-Packard 20.71%
Acer 12.43%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 5.33%
Lenovo 3.55%
American Megatrends 2.37%
Gateway 1.78%
Medion 1.78%
Intel 1.78%
Samsung 1.78%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 1.79%


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