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Should I remove MATLAB R2010a?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,843
United States Rank #13,829
Reach 0.0521%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.29 days
775.43 days >
Average installed length: 407.43 days


7.10 100.00%


What is MATLAB R2010a?  (from The MathWorks)

MATLABĀ® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solut...  Read more


MATLAB R2010a is a software program developed by The MathWorks. 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 programs's main executable is ShouldIRemoveIt.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 45.86 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 3.56 MB (3,731,119 bytes). 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 19% of users of MATLAB R2010a come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mathworks.com
Help link: www.mathworks.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\uninstall\uninstall.exe C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\
Estimated size: 3.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MATLAB R2010a

Program executable:ShouldIRemoveIt.exe
Name:Should I Remove It?
Signed by:Reason Software Company Inc.
Additional files:
  • comcli.dll - MathWorks COM Client Library (comcli)
  • deactivate_matlab.exe - Deactivation Module
  • activate_matlab.exe - Activation Module
  • compiler.dll - MATLAB Compiler (compiler)
  • cg_ir.dll - Stateflow (Stateflow/MeCoder Shared IR)
  • cgir_hdl.dll
  • ctfrtcrypto.dll - RT Crypto (ctfrtcrypto)
  • matlab.exe - MATLAB (MATLAB Starter Application)
  • activation.dll
  • uninstall.exe - MATLAB uninstaller
  • activeset.dll
  • asynciocore.dll
  • asyncioimpl.dll
  • boost_date_time-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_filesystem-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_graph-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_iostreams-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_prg_exec_monitor-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_program_options-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_regex-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_serialization-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_signals-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_system-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_thread-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_unit_test_framework-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_wave-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_wserialization-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • BuilderJABootstrap.dll
  • cgir_algorithm.dll
  • cgir_cgel.dll
  • cgir_fe.dll
  • cgir_plc.dll
  • cgir_xform.dll
  • comm_rt.dll
  • cppunit_dll.dll
  • cpucount.exe
  • ctfarchiver.dll
  • ctfbt.dll
  • ctfbtcrypto.dll
  • ctfrt.dll
  • ctfxlauncher.exe
  • ctfxwlauncher.exe
  • DTLite4413-0173.exe (by DT Soft) - DAEMON Tools Lite (DAEMON Tools Lite Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • matlab.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:45.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0312951361%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02366678%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00762836%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,770,637
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:228 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove MATLAB R2010a?

You can uninstall MATLAB R2010a 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 MATLAB R2010a, 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 MATLAB R2010a.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.40%
Windows 10 25.63%
Windows XP 3.22%
Windows Vista 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.48%
Windows 7 Professional 14.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.81%
Windows 8.1 3.81%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.45%
  India 9.68%
  Iran 5.22%
  Italy 4.93%
  Taiwan 3.98%
  Mexico 3.04%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Spain 2.75%
  DZ 2.66%
  MA 2.47%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Germany 2.37%
  Israel 2.28%
  France 2.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.17%
Hewlett-Packard 25.62%
Acer 13.36%
ASUS 11.98%
Lenovo 6.89%
Toshiba 5.51%
Samsung 4.27%
Sony 2.07%
Intel 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.42%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.25%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%

About (from The MathWorks, Inc.)

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists
Publisher URL: www.mathworks.com


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