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Should I remove Greenshot?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,208
United States Rank #9,473
Reach 0.0303%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.02 days
281.24 days >
Average installed length: 147.77 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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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. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is greenshot.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 27.44 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.54 MB (2,661,562 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 54% of users of Greenshot come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: getgreenshot.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Greenshot\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Greenshot\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Greenshot

Program executable:greenshot.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\greenshot\greenshot.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • GreenshotPlugin.dll - GreenshotPlugin
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • 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 '{BF832D3A-4235-400D-827D-E498C708C736}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Greenshot.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Greenshot' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Greenshot\Greenshot.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Greenshot.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Greenshot' which loads as C:\Program Files\Greenshot\Greenshot.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:27.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0271394706%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01547505%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01166442%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:210,000
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:457 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:37 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.53%
Windows 10 15.08%
Windows XP 7.20%
Windows Vista 5.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.09%
Windows 7 Professional 18.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.75%
Windows 8 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.00%
  Germany 9.36%
  United Kingdom 4.07%
  Canada 2.99%
  France 2.99%
  Italy 2.31%
  India 1.76%
  Australia 1.63%
  Switzerland 1.63%
  Belgium 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Mexico 1.22%
  Poland 1.22%
  Austria 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.07%
Dell 23.47%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 8.00%
Toshiba 6.67%
Samsung 5.60%
Intel 2.13%
Lenovo 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sahara 0.80%
Apple 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.22%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.22%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.22%


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