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Should I remove Macro Express 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,122
United States Rank #14,488
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.95 days
234.47 days >
Average installed length: 123.20 days


3.9a 24.29% 14.12% 14.69%
3.8 5.08% 0.56% 2.82%
3.10 14.69%
3.0 23.73%

Macro Express 3

What is Macro Express 3?  (from Insight Software Solutions)

Macro Express is an incredibly powerful macro recorder and playback utility. Automate all of your common tasks by simply turning on the recorder, performing the actions one time, then playing back the macro when needed. Or use over two dozen Quick Wizards to guide you through a series of questions and build the macro f...  Read more


Macro Express 3 is a program developed by Insight Software Solutions. The most used version is 3.9a, 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. The main program executable is MacExp.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 21.26 MB (22,295,982 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 75% of users of Macro Express 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macros.com
Help link: www.macros.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MacroExpress
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MACROE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\MACROE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 21.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Macro Express 3

Program executable:MacExp.exe
Name:Macro Express
Macro Express®, a Windows macro program
Path:C:\Program Files\MacroExpress\MacExp.exe
Additional files:
  • restart_macexp.exe - Macro Express 3
  • CapUtil.exe - Macro Express (Control Capturing Utility)
  • LicProg.exe - License program
  • macdef.exe - Reset Macro Express® preferences to default values
  • MacEdit.exe - Macro Express®, a Windows macro program
  • MacExp.exe
  • ME3x64.exe
  • MeProc.exe
  • mexhook.dll
  • MSLocate.exe - Mouse Locator
  • MSLocHK.dll
  • UnInstHKCU.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • HHActiveX.dll (by Macromedia) - RoboHelp HTML 13 (HHActiveX Control DLL)
  • SweepWiz.exe - Sweepstakes Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • MacExp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MacExp.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\MacExp.exe.

How do I remove Macro Express 3?

You can uninstall Macro Express 3 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 Macro Express 3, 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 Macro Express 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
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 59.89%
Windows 10 24.86%
Windows XP 11.30%
Windows Vista 3.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.77%
Windows 10 Home 8.05%
Windows 10 Pro 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.30%
  Germany 5.18%
  Canada 3.19%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Hong Kong 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%
  TN 0.80%
  France 0.80%
  Ecuador 0.80%
  Australia 0.80%
  Netherlands 0.80%
  DK 0.80%
  South Africa 0.40%
  Taiwan 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.19%
Hewlett-Packard 19.05%
Acer 8.57%
ASUS 8.57%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 4.76%
Samsung 2.86%
Intel 1.90%
Sahara 1.90%
Sony 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
ASUS All Series 3.42%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.56%
Dell XPS 8300 2.56%
Dell OptiPlex 960 2.56%


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