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Should I remove CouchPotato?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,114
United States Rank #10,228
Reach 0.0308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.03 days
325.25 days >
Average installed length: 170.90 days


3 15.32%
2 84.68%



The most common release is 2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 8 files and is usually about 19.68 MB (20,632,270 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of CouchPotato come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: couchpota.to
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CouchPotato\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CouchPotato\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CouchPotato

  • CouchPotato.exe - CouchPotato (CouchPotato
  • CouchPotato.old.exe - Download movies automatically, easily and in the best quality as soon as they are released, via usenet or torrents
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CouchPotato.exe is scheduled as a task named 'couchpotato' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CouchPotato.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CouchPotato.lnk_FolderAppdata_S-1-5-21-1193348766-2317633264-2473524161-1001.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CouchPotato.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\CouchPotato\application\CouchPotato.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:73.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0089954503%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00391385%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00508160%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,222,386,669
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11.95 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.48 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CouchPotato?

You can uninstall CouchPotato 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 CouchPotato, 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 CouchPotato.

Win 10 48%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.76%
Windows 10 48.11%
Windows XP 1.48%
Windows Vista 1.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.58%
Windows 8.1 7.43%
Windows 10 Home 7.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.72%
  Netherlands 8.53%
  United Kingdom 6.65%
  Australia 6.50%
  Canada 5.06%
  France 3.47%
  Belgium 2.46%
  South Africa 1.88%
  Germany 1.59%
  Norway 1.16%
  Israel 1.01%
  Brazil 0.87%
  DK 0.87%
  Ireland 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.82%
Hewlett-Packard 18.09%
Acer 15.36%
ASUS 13.31%
Intel 4.44%
Samsung 2.73%
MSI 2.05%
Lenovo 1.71%
Toshiba 1.02%
Apple 0.68%
Sony 0.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.94%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.35%
Dell XPS 8500 2.35%
MSI MS-7681 2.35%
MSI MS-7916 2.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.76%


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