84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Jing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,298
United States Rank #1,410
Reach 0.2771%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.21 days
596.31 days >
Average installed length: 313.32 days


2.9.15255.1 15.64%
2.8.13007.1 67.19%
2.8.12339.1 1.81%
2.7.12205.4 2.18%
2.6.12032.1 8.26%
2.4.10231 3.35%
2.3.10110 0.71%
2.3.10089 0.16%
2.2.10019 0.05%
2.2.9348 0.02%
2.2.9337 0.11%
2.1.9181 0.15%
2.1.9146 0.05%
2.0.9050 0.09%
2.0.9006 0.02%
1.6.8198 0.07%
1.6.8128 0.02%
1.4.8028 0.11%


What is Jing?

Jing is a screencasting computer program that takes a picture or video of the user's computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. If uploaded to the web, the program automatically creates a URL to the image that can be shared with others.

About  (from TechSmith)

Jing - Share Ideas Instantly. The always-ready program that allows you to instantly capture images and videos; then share them from your computer to anyone, anywhere. Snap a picture of your computer screen. Record video of onscreen action. And share instantly over the web. Whether for work, home or play, Jing is a grea...  Read more


The most used version is 2.8.13007.1, 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. 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 main program executable is jing.exe. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 10.84 MB (11,367,510 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.techsmith.com
Help link: support.techsmith.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Jing\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1D18890D-A047-4771-9EC1-E1DE20BDED28}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.84 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Jing

Program executable:jing.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\techsmith\jing\jing.exe
Additional files:
  • TSCRec3.dll - TechSmith Screen Recorder SDK (TechSmith Screen Recorder Control)
  • TechSmith.Screencast.Net.dll - TechSmith.Screencast.Net
  • TechSmith.Screencast.dll - TechSmith.Screencast
  • TechSmith.Net.dll - TechSmith Common (TechSmith.Net)
  • Win32Interop.dll - Win32Interop
  • OAuthApi.dll - OAuthApi
  • JingEngine.dll - Jing (Jing Engine)
  • JingEngine_nat.dll
  • Web.dll - Web
  • mcstdh264vout.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept (Consumer)® H.264/AVC Video Encoder Wrapper (H.264/AVC Video Encoder Wrapper)
  • mcaacaenc.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® AAC Audio Encoder (AAC Audio Encoder)
  • Google.GData.Client.dll (by Google) - Google GData Client Libraries (Google Data API Core Library)
  • Google.GData.Extensions.dll (by Google) - Google Data API Extensions Library
  • Google.GData.YouTube.dll - Google Data API YouTube Library
  • Rebex.Net.SecureSocket.dll (by Rebex) - Rebex Secure Socket for .NET
  • Rebex.Net.ProxySocket.dll (by Rebex) - Rebex Proxy Socket for .NET
  • FlickrNet.dll (by Sam Judson) - Flickr .Net Api Library
  • Rebex.Security.dll - Rebex Security for .NET
  • Rebex.Net.Ftp.dll - Rebex FTP/SSL for .NET
  • Mp4Parsing.dll - Jing by TechSmith
  • PushSource.dll
  • Recorder.dll
  • msvcp71.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Jing.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9CBE4099-6E80-41B5-9F3A-047EC7614751}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Jing.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Jing' and executes as C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Jing\Jing.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:71.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005539948%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035387%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020012%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,535,308
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:36.93 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.58 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Jing?

You can uninstall Jing 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 Jing, 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 Jing.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.37%
Windows 10 29.17%
Windows Vista 5.89%
Windows XP 4.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.10%
Windows 7 Professional 17.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.07%
Windows 10 Home 8.04%
Windows 8.1 7.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.14%
  Canada 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.72%
  Australia 1.70%
  France 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Germany 1.09%
  Israel 1.05%
  India 0.95%
  Italy 0.85%
  DK 0.72%
  Spain 0.65%
  Sweden 0.54%
  Belgium 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.35%
Hewlett-Packard 29.56%
Acer 10.30%
ASUS 7.76%
Toshiba 7.25%
Lenovo 4.17%
Samsung 3.00%
Intel 1.94%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 8.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

About TechSmith

Sells SnagIt, Camtasia Studio and other applications as well as hosts screencast.com, a screencast hosting service.
Publisher URL: www.techsmith.com

comments1 comment

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user comment
Whoa! I just downloaded this and tried it out I have to agree LOVE IT! It's smover a year ago
Whoa! I just downloaded this and tried it out I have to agree LOVE IT! It's smiple to use and great for doing quick demos. I love the fact that I can quickly put in highlights, text boxes, and arrows right when I capture it. Most tools allow for these features, but not as seemlessly as Jing does. I'm converted!