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Should I remove Copper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,620
United States Rank #28,140
Reach 0.0035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.59 days
637.85 days >
Average installed length: 335.14 days


1.29 18.84%
1.28 8.70%
1.27 8.70%
1.25 7.25%
1.22 13.04%

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What is Copper?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

Streamline the retail checkout process for your employees and customers. Copper point of sale software (POS) provides businesses with a cash register system that stores product information, making the checkout process quicker and more accurate for your customers and your records. Copper point of sale software is easy t...  Read more


Copper is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 1.29, with over 42% 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 copper.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 2.12 MB (2,222,792 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 59% of users of Copper come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Copper has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Copper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Copper\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copper

Program executable:copper.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\copper\copper.exe
Additional files:
  • coppersetup_v1.15.exe - Copper
  • coppersetup_v1.16.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.19.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.20.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.22.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.25.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.27.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.28.exe
  • coppersetup_v1.29.exe
  • nch5setup_v1.08.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • nch1setup_v1.02.exe
  • possetup[1]_v1.00.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • copper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CopperReminder' (Next runs on 6/4/2015 at 12:41 AM).
  • copper.exe runs as a service named 'Copper' (CopperService) "Allows Copper to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • copper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copper' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Copper\copper.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • copper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Copper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Copper\copper.exe" -logon.

How do I remove Copper?

You can uninstall Copper 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 Copper, 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 Copper.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.87%
Windows 10 23.19%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista 7.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8.1 7.25%
Windows 10 Home 7.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.09%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Canada 4.55%
  Australia 3.41%
  Sweden 2.27%
  Mexico 2.27%
  New Zealand 2.27%
  Indonesia 2.27%
  MA 1.14%
  RW 1.14%
  Singapore 1.14%
  South Africa 1.14%
  Thailand 1.14%
  Belgium 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 22.41%
ASUS 17.24%
Toshiba 15.52%
Acer 6.90%
Samsung 5.17%
Lenovo 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Sony 1.72%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 570 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.17%
Micro-Star MS-7577 3.17%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 3.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.17%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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