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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,984
United States Rank #3,435
Reach 0.1381%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 53.85 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.86% 2.73% 2.39% 0.45% 0.49% 0.37% 0.64% 0.04% 0.04% 1.01% 7.92% 2.13% 3.36% 0.75% 1.35% 0.71% 1.38% 2.09% 13.49% 0.22% 2.84% 2.02% 0.41% 3.96% 0.22% 3.81% 9.27% 4.48% 5.57% 3.89% 0.19% 6.02% 1.01% 5.04% 0.49% 2.20% 0.41% 5.68%

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What is Intel Extreme Tuning Utility?  (from Intel)

Tweak to your heart’s content using the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU). Whether overclocking the CPU, memory, and system clocks, or monitoring system temperatures, voltages and fan speeds, Intel® XTU allows you to tune, tweak and cool.


Intel Extreme Tuning Utility is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,119,968 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of Intel Extreme Tuning Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-boards-software-extreme-tuning-utility.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Extreme Tuning Utility\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{72B59E5A-CF45-4528-8227-7EDF5EC772BE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

  • CpuStressTest.dll - Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility (CPU Stress Test Library)
  • GuiLaunchMonitor.exe - GuiLaunchMonitor
  • MemoryStressTestLogic.dll - MemoryStressTestLogic
  • PerfTuneGui.exe - PerfTuneGui
  • PerfTuneGuiLib.dll - PerfTuneGuiLib
  • PerfTuneStressTest.exe - PerfTune Stress Test
  • StressTestWrapper.dll - StressTestWrapper
  • UnsafeUtilities.dll - UnsafeUtilities
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • xtu-setup-exe.exe - Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

How do I remove Intel Extreme Tuning Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Intel Extreme Tuning Utility from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 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 Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, 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 Intel Extreme Tuning Utility.

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Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.01%
Windows 7 25.88%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Windows XP 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 22.59%
Windows 10 Pro 20.26%
Windows 8.1 11.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.34%
  Germany 7.85%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  France 3.85%
  Italy 3.70%
  Canada 2.93%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Australia 1.28%
  DK 1.01%
  Sweden 0.93%
  Norway 0.87%
  Austria 0.87%
  Poland 0.81%
  Spain 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.65%
Hewlett-Packard 12.34%
MSI 12.10%
Acer 12.10%
Dell 11.05%
Alienware 10.32%
Lenovo 8.55%
Medion 2.98%
Toshiba 2.58%
Samsung 2.10%
Intel 1.53%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.94%
Alienware Aurora 6.51%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT72... 2.10%
MSI MS-7977 1.80%
MSI MS-7850 1.80%
MSI MS-7917 1.80%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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