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Should I remove Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1,629
United States Rank #2,327
Reach 0.4169%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.92 days
558.12 days >
Average installed length: 293.25 days


5.0.2601.0 0.04%
5.0.2600.0 0.04%
5.0.2500.0 55.03%
5.0.2300.0 44.75%
5.0.1900.0 0.11%
5.0.1600.0 0.04%

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Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition

What is Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition?  (from PreEmptive Solutions)

Dotfuscator is the leading .NET obfuscator and compactor that helps protect programs against reverse engineering while making them smaller and more efficient. In addition, Dotfuscator now provides a way of injecting additional pre-built functionality that provides usage tracking, tamper detection, and expiration into y...  Read more


Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition is a program developed by PreEmptive Solutions. The most used version is 5.0.2500.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 3.95 MB (4,144,640 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 34% of users of Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in India and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\preemptive solutions\common
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{41B31ABE-5A6E-498A-8F28-3BA3B8779A41}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition

  • 2.0.50727__2.1.4.0.dll - Runtime Intelligence Service (PreEmptive.SoS.Client)
  • 4.0.21006__2.1.4.0.dll
  • 2.0.50727__1.1.0.0.dll - ShelfLife.Runtime
  • 2.0.50727__1.1.1.0.dll
  • 4.0.20211__1.1.0.0.dll
  • 4.0.21006__1.1.1.0.dll
  • 4.0.21006__1.1.0.0.dll - Dotfuscator (RuntimeVerifier)
  • 2.0.50727__2.1.0.0.dll - SOS
  • 4.0.20211__2.1.0.0.dll

How do I remove Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition?

You can uninstall Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition 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 Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition, 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 Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.63%
Windows 10 23.15%
Windows XP 2.71%
Windows Vista 1.42%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.80%
Windows 7 Professional 21.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.85%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.48%
Windows 8 Pro 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.46%
  India 4.73%
  France 3.46%
  United Kingdom 3.35%
  Germany 3.14%
  Iran 3.06%
  Canada 2.67%
  Taiwan 2.26%
  Italy 2.14%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Israel 1.80%
  MA 1.74%
  Mexico 1.52%
  Turkey 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.95%
Hewlett-Packard 24.30%
ASUS 11.34%
Acer 10.69%
Lenovo 5.22%
Toshiba 5.03%
Samsung 3.33%
Intel 2.29%
MSI 0.88%
Alienware 0.59%
Apple 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.42%
ASUS All Series 2.61%


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