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Should I remove Kodi?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,520
United States Rank #1,369
Reach 0.4499%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.74 days
346.37 days >
Average installed length: 181.99 days


16.1 0.03%
16.0 0.02%



Kodi is a software program developed by XBMC-Foundation. The most common release is 16.1, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named kodi.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 84.44 MB (88,539,254 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 52% of users of Kodi come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: kodi.tv
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kodi
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Kodi\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 84.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kodi

Program executable:kodi.exe
Name:Kodi for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\kodi\kodi.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Kodi (Kodi Setup)
  • avcodec-57.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avfilter-6.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg audio/video filtering library
  • avformat-57.dll - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-55.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • postproc-54.dll - FFmpeg postprocessing library
  • swresample-2.dll - FFmpeg audio resampling library
  • swscale-4.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • libdvdcss-2.dll
  • libdvdnav.dll
  • libexif.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • kodi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4FDDF62-8FAD-4FE6-9021-BBA2619F25CB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Kodi.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KODI.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Kodi.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Kodi' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kodi\Kodi.exe".

How do I remove Kodi?

You can uninstall Kodi 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 Kodi, 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 Kodi.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.45%
Windows 7 20.71%
Windows Vista 0.82%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.60%
Windows 10 Pro 23.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.03%
Windows 7 Professional 4.95%
Windows 8.1 3.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.48%
  Germany 8.71%
  Italy 8.57%
  United Kingdom 7.79%
  Netherlands 3.44%
  Canada 3.39%
  France 2.79%
  Spain 1.86%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Portugal 0.67%
  Australia 0.66%
  Austria 0.52%
  Belgium 0.47%
  Israel 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.42%
Acer 19.00%
ASUS 14.15%
Dell 13.89%
Lenovo 7.28%
Toshiba 5.28%
Medion 3.57%
Samsung 2.44%
MSI 1.35%
Intel 0.89%
Alienware 0.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP HP Notebook 3.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.78%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.29%


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