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Should I remove InstaTrader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,145
United States Rank #30,953
Reach 0.0234%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.67 days
226.13 days >
Average installed length: 118.81 days


6.00 3.03%
4.00 96.97%

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What is InstaTrader?  (from MetaQuotes Software)

InstaForex trading conditions are universal tools for funds management on Forex. The priority of InstaForex international broker is rendering high-grade investment services aimed at deriving profit from operating on the worldwide financial markets. InstaForex clients use the cutting-edge technologies in online trading;...  Read more


InstaTrader is a software program developed by MetaQuotes Software. The most common release is 4.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 19.7 MB (20,657,100 bytes). The installed file liveupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 18% of users of InstaTrader come from Indonesia, it is also popular in Malaysia and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.metaquotes.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\InstaTrader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstaTrader\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 19.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by InstaTrader

  • metalang.exe - MetaQuotes Language 4 Compiler (MQL4) (MetaQuotes Language Compiler)
  • metaeditor.exe - MetaQuotes Language 5 Editor (MetaEditor)
  • mql.exe - MQL4/MQL5 Compiler Launcher
  • liveupdate.exe - MetaQuotes LiveUpdate
  • mql.dll - MQL4/MQL5 Compiler
  • metaviewer64.dll - MetaViewer
  • terminal.exe - MetaTrader
  • Uninstall.exe - Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • terminal.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB5C769D-F5B1-42A0-8E51-BEB19A45224E}' (runs on registration).
  • metaeditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{99B2D769-8754-4B9D-A850-B7052F7A834E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • terminal.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MetaTrader' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ava MetaTrader\terminal.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • terminal.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MetaTrader - Pepperstone\terminal.exe'.
Network connections
  • terminal.exe connects to mt4d01.fxcorporate.com ( port 443).
  • terminal.exe connects to ( port 8443).
  • terminal.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015088372%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00125558%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025326%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:152,840,196
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:7.37 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.02 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:50.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0030404343%
Kernel CPU:0.00179211%
User CPU:0.00124832%
CPU cycles/sec:36,197,449
I/O reads/min:23.38 KB
I/O writes/min:4.98 KB

How do I remove InstaTrader?

You can uninstall InstaTrader 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 InstaTrader, 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 InstaTrader.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 25.32%
Windows XP 8.01%
Windows Vista 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.43%
Windows 7 Professional 11.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.34% of installs come from Indonesia
Which countries install it?
  Indonesia 18.34%
  Malaysia 11.57%
  United States 8.95%
  Russia 6.55%
  BD 4.15%
  TN 4.15%
  MA 2.84%
  Germany 2.40%
  United Kingdom 2.40%
  Pakistan 2.40%
  Thailand 2.40%
  UA 2.40%
  Sweden 1.97%
  Canada 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.85%
Dell 20.12%
Hewlett-Packard 19.82%
ASUS 15.09%
Lenovo 6.51%
Samsung 4.44%
Toshiba 3.25%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Intel 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.41%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.84%
ASUSTeK 1025C 2.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.27%
Acer AOD255 1.70%
Acer Aspire 4752 1.70%

About (from MetaQuotes Software Corp.)

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a B2B software development company established in 2000.
Publisher URL: www.metaquotes.net


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