84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove MPLAB XC8 C Compiler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #16,637
United States Rank #21,078
Reach 0.0154%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 62.11 days
330.97 days >
Average installed length: 173.90 days


v1.45 0.99%
v1.44 0.33%
v1.43 0.33%
v1.42 0.99%
v1.41 1.98%
v1.40 0.99%
v1.38 3.30%
v1.37 3.30%
v1.36 0.66%
v1.35 8.25%
v1.34 5.94%
v1.33 9.90%
v1.32 6.60%
v1.31 7.26%
v1.30 9.90%
v1.21 9.24%
v1.20 10.23%
v1.12 11.88%
v1.11 2.31%
v1.10 4.95%
v1.00 0.66%

MPLAB XC8 C Compiler

What is MPLAB XC8 C Compiler?  (from Microchip)

Microchip’s latest compiler line, the MPLAB® XC, provides a comprehensive solution for your project’s development software needs and replaces all MPLAB® C and HI-TECH compilers. The MPLAB® XC compiler: Supports all 8-, 16- and 32- bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC® DSCs. Offers different optimization levels to suit your needs wi...  Read more


MPLAB XC8 C Compiler is a program developed by Microchip. The most used version is v1.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 782.15 MB (820,143,367 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 28% of users of MPLAB XC8 C Compiler come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en_us/devtools/mplabxc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microchip\xc8\v1.12
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microchip\xc8\v1.12\Uninstall-xc8-v1.12.exe
Estimated size: 782.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MPLAB XC8 C Compiler

  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.12.exe - MPLAB XC8 C Compiler
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.10.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.11.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.20.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.31.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.34.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.21.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.30.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.32.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.33.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.37.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.35.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.38.exe
  • Uninstall-xc8-v1.41.exe

How do I remove MPLAB XC8 C Compiler?

You can uninstall MPLAB XC8 C Compiler 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 MPLAB XC8 C Compiler, 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 MPLAB XC8 C Compiler.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.17%
Windows 10 41.91%
Windows XP 6.93%
Windows Vista 0.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 17.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.86%
Windows 8.1 8.58%
Windows 10 Home 8.58%
Windows 10 Pro 7.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.23%
  Italy 6.31%
  France 4.80%
  Canada 4.20%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Brazil 3.60%
  Spain 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Japan 2.10%
  India 2.10%
  Singapore 2.10%
  Australia 2.10%
  Germany 1.80%
  Romania 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.32%
Hewlett-Packard 19.80%
Acer 18.78%
ASUS 13.71%
Lenovo 6.09%
Toshiba 4.57%
Samsung 4.06%
Intel 3.05%
MSI 1.52%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.28%
ASUSTeK X202E 2.46%
ASUSTeK G55VW 1.64%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.