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Should I remove Grasshopper for Rhino 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Grasshopper for Rhino 5

What is Grasshopper for Rhino 5?  (from Scott Davidson)

For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple ...  Read more


Grasshopper for Rhino 5 is a program developed by Scott Davidson. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 32.58 MB (34,164,821 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 39% of users of Grasshopper for Rhino 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.grasshopper3d.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Grasshopper for Rhino 5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\GRASSH~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\GRASSH~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 32.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Grasshopper for Rhino 5

  • libiomp5md.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) OMP Runtime Library
  • karamba.dll
  • GH_IO.dll (by Robert McNeel & Associates) - GH_IO
  • GH_IO_Viewer.exe - GH_IO_Viewer
  • GH_Util.dll - GH_Util
  • Grasshopper.dll (by Robert McNeel & Associates) - Grasshopper®
  • KangarooPhysics0085.dll - KangarooLib
  • KDTreeDLL.dll - KDTreeDLL
  • QWhale.Common.dll
  • QWhale.Editor.dll
  • QWhale.Syntax.dll
  • QWhale.Syntax.Parsers.dll
  • QWhale.Syntax.Schemes.dll
  • Sawapansolversnet.dll
  • SawapanStatica.dll (by Sawapan) - SawapanStatica
  • SawapanStatRhino.dll (by Sawapan) - SawapanStatRhino
  • TheSwarm.dll - TheSwarm

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Grasshopper for Rhino 5?

You can uninstall Grasshopper for Rhino 5 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 Grasshopper for Rhino 5, 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 Grasshopper for Rhino 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.05%
Windows 10 28.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.53%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows 8.1 10.53%
Windows 8 Pro 9.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.08%
  Italy 10.34%
  Australia 6.90%
  Taiwan 4.60%
  France 4.60%
  Austria 4.60%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Belgium 2.30%
  Russia 2.30%
  Mexico 2.30%
  Germany 2.30%
  Vietnam 1.15%
  Argentina 1.15%
  Indonesia 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.67%
Dell 20.00%
Lenovo 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 11.67%
Acer 11.67%
Toshiba 5.00%
Alienware 3.33%
Samsung 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Medion 1.67%
Apple 1.67%
Common models
ASUSTeK N73SV 3.03%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.03%
Dell Precision M6400 3.03%
Dell Precision M4700 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 1.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 1.52%


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