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Should I remove HexChat?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,738
United States Rank #7,706
Reach 0.0375%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.17 days
182.05 days >
Average installed length: 95.65 days


2.11.0 0.19%
2.10.2 58.63%
2.10.1 25.81%
2.10.0 15.37%



The most used version is 2.10.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is hexchat.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 29.15 MB (30,566,595 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of HexChat come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hexchat.github.io
Help link: github.com/hexchat/hexchat/issues
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HexChat\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HexChat\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 29.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HexChat

Program executable:hexchat.exe
HexChat IRC Client
Path:C:\Program Files\hexchat\hexchat.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libenchant.dll (by none) - libenchant
  • pangocairo-1.0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoCairo
  • pangowin32-1.0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • pangoft2-1.0.dll - PangoFT2
  • thememan.exe - thememan (HexChat Theme Manager)
  • zlib1.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • libpng16.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • pango-1.0.dll - Pango
  • gdk_pixbuf-2.0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • gdk-win32-2.0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • gio-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib (Gio)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community)
  • gmodule-2.0.dll - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • gtk-win32-2.0.dll
  • atk-1.0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • cairo.dll
  • fontconfig.dll
  • harfbuzz.dll
  • hexchat-text.exe
  • iconv.dll
  • libintl.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • pixman-1.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hexchat.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HCUp.
Startup File (User Run)
  • hexchat.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HexChat' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HexChat\hexchat.exe".

How do I remove HexChat?

Quickly and completely remove HexChat from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HexChat 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 HexChat, 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 HexChat.

Win 8 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 56.74%
Windows 7 43.07%
Windows Vista 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.87%
Windows 8.1 18.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 8.73%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.64%
  Canada 4.39%
  United Kingdom 4.11%
  France 3.68%
  Germany 2.83%
  Australia 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Brazil 1.27%
  Norway 1.27%
  DK 1.27%
  Italy 1.13%
  Portugal 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.71%
Hewlett-Packard 16.73%
Acer 14.23%
Dell 11.74%
Lenovo 10.68%
Toshiba 7.12%
Alienware 3.20%
Samsung 3.20%
MSI 2.49%
Sony 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.33%
MSI MS-7693 3.80%
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI 2.72%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.17%
MSI MS-7821 2.17%
MSI MS-7816 2.17%


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