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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 96.77% 3.23%



METAbolt is a software program developed by www.metabolt.net. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 45 files and is usually about 32.38 MB (33,952,185 bytes). The installed file METAbolt Auto Updater.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 67% of users of METAbolt come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.metabolt.net
Help link: www.metabolt.net/metaforums
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\METAbolt\
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{902E615D-4D50-4766-9A61-CDCCB588067D}\Setup.exe /x {902E615D-4D50-4766-9A61-CDCCB588067D}
Estimated size: 32.38 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by METAbolt

  • Khendys.Controls.ExRichTextBox.dll - METAbolt ExRichTextBox (Khendys.Controls ExRichTextBox)
  • MD5library.dll - MD5library
  • METAbrain.dll - METAbrain
  • METAbolt Auto Updater.exe - METAbolt (METAbolt Auto Updater © www.metabolt.net, Inc, 2013)
  • METAbolt.exe
  • Hunspellx86.dll - NHunspell Spell Checker (Hunspell Native Code DLL)
  • OpenMetaverse.Utilities.dll - OpenMetaverse.Utilities
  • ExceptionReporter.WinForms.dll (by www.codeplex.com/ExceptionReporter) - Exception Reporter (ExceptionReporter.WinForms)
  • OpenMetaverse.dll (by openmetaverse.org) - OpenMetaverse
  • SLNetworkComm.dll - SLNetworkComm
  • PopupControl.dll - PopupControl
  • METArestart.exe - METArestart
  • METAxCommon.dll - METAxCommon
  • SciLexer.dll (by Neil Hodgson [email protected]) - Scintilla (Scintilla.DLL - a Source Editing Component)
  • AIMLbot.dll (by ntoll.org) - AIMLbot
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • METAx.dll - METAx
  • MsgBoxCheck.dll
  • OpenMetaverse.Rendering.Meshmerizer.dll
  • OpenMetaverse.StructuredData.dll
  • OpenMetaverseTypes.dll
  • TreeViewWalker.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • METAbolt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\METAbolt\METAbolt.exe'.
  • METAbolt Auto Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\METAbolt\METAbolt Auto Updater.exe'.

How do I remove METAbolt?

You can uninstall METAbolt 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 METAbolt, 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 METAbolt.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows 10 25.81%
Windows XP 6.45%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.44%
  France 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  CY 2.33%
  TN 2.33%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Austria 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Canada 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Acer 21.74%
ASUS 17.39%
Dell 8.70%
Lenovo 8.70%
Toshiba 4.35%
Alienware 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.52%
Packard Bell oneTwo L5870 4.76%
MSI MS-7917 4.76%
Lenovo Ideacentre K330A 4.76%
LENOVO 4334 4.76%


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