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Should I remove Greenshot?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,353
United States Rank #5,530
Reach 0.0573%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 339.61 days
1223.28 days >
Average installed length: 642.74 days

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What is Greenshot?  (from GreenShot)

Screenshot tool optimized for productivity. Save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second. Apply text and shapes to the screenshot. Offers capture of window, region or full screenshot. Supports several image formats. Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can e...  Read more


Greenshot is a software program developed by GreenShot. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named Greenshot.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.59 MB (1,667,314 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 61% of users of Greenshot come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: getgreenshot.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Greenshot\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Greenshot\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Greenshot

Program executable:Greenshot.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Greenshot\Greenshot.exe
Additional files:
  • GreenshotPlugin.dll - GreenshotPlugin
  • Greenshot.exe - Greenshot
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Greenshot-INSTALLER-0.8.0-0627.exe - Greenshot Setup
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Greenshot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CDECE50B-8BEA-45AB-89B1-D96203E6D368}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Greenshot.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Greenshot.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Greenshot\Greenshot.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Greenshot.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Greenshot\Greenshot.exe'.

How do I remove Greenshot?

You can uninstall Greenshot 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 Greenshot, 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 Greenshot.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.88%
Windows XP 11.86%
Windows Vista 10.88%
Windows 10 6.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.63%
Windows 7 Professional 19.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.94%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.11%
  Germany 9.69%
  Canada 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  France 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  India 1.38%
  Australia 1.19%
  Spain 1.19%
  Switzerland 1.05%
  Israel 0.66%
  Greece 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.18%
Hewlett-Packard 30.43%
Acer 13.79%
Toshiba 4.65%
Intel 3.75%
ASUS 3.60%
Lenovo 2.25%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Sahara 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.41%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.53%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.92%
Dell Latitude E6520 1.92%
Dell XPS 8300 1.92%


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