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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 #10,761
United States Rank #9,525
Reach 0.0376%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.29 days
215.03 days >
Average installed length: 112.98 days


3 5.12%
2 94.88%



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 7 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 50% 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?

Quickly and completely remove CouchPotato from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 7 (SP1) 51%
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 53.51%
Windows 8 42.88%
Windows XP 1.71%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.62%
Windows 7 Professional 9.71%
Windows 8.1 8.19%
Windows 8 Pro 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.66%
  Netherlands 9.35%
  United Kingdom 6.63%
  Australia 6.46%
  Canada 4.93%
  France 4.08%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Germany 1.70%
  South Africa 1.53%
  Norway 1.36%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Ireland 1.02%
  Israel 1.02%
  New Zealand 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.31%
Hewlett-Packard 17.19%
Acer 15.23%
ASUS 12.50%
Intel 5.08%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 2.73%
MSI 1.17%
Toshiba 1.17%
Sony 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.18%
Dell XPS 8500 2.63%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.97%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.97%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 1.97%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 1.97%


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