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VersionDistribution 91.30% 4.35%

MatrikonOPC Explorer


MatrikonOPC Explorer is a software program developed by MatrikonOPC. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named matrikonopcexplorerminimal.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 86.3 MB (90,496,577 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 32% of users of MatrikonOPC Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.matrikonopc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Matrikon\OPC
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{24CC3219-74B0-42CC-A261-9D9167959141}\MatrikonOPCExplorerMinimal.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 86.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MatrikonOPC Explorer

Program executable:matrikonopcexplorerminimal.exe
Additional files:
  • OPCModbus.exe - MatrikonOPC Server for Modbus Devices (Matrikon OPC Server for Modbus Devices)
  • OPCSiemensPLC.exe - MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens PLCs
  • AltovaXML.dll - AltovaXML Dynamic Link Library (AltovaXM Dynamic Link Library)
  • OPCGEPLC.exe - MatrikonOPC Server for GEPLCs
  • ScriptLibrary_u.dll - ScriptLi Dynamic Link Library (ScriptLibrary CalculationLibrary)
  • Altova.dll - Altova Dynamic Link Library
  • CalcEngine.dll - Matrikon Calculation Engine (CalcEngine Core Library)
  • CalcEngineResource.dll - CalcEngine
  • CalcEngineServerPS.dll - CalcEngineServer Proxy Stubs
  • CalculationGraph.dll
  • NetPortalQueryServerPS.dll - COM Server to execute NetPortal queries for the Calculation Engine
  • ProcessNetDataDelivery.dll - ProcessNetDataDelivery Dynamic Link Library
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler for the Calculation Engine
  • ScriptLibrary.dll - ScriptLibrary Calculation Library
  • HDAExplorer.exe - MatrikonOPC HDA Explorer (MatrikonOPC HDA Explorer Application)
  • MatrikonOPC Analyzer.exe - OPCAnalyzer Application
  • OPCAnalyzer.exe
  • OPCSrvSiemensPLCWizard.exe - OPCSrvSiemensPLCWizard (MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens PLCs : Configuration Wizard)
  • OPCExplorer.exe - MatrikonOPC Explorer
  • CalcEngine_u.dll - Calculation Engine
  • OpcDataDelivery_u.dll - OPC DA Data Courier Library
  • ProcessNetDataDelivery_u.dll - ProcessNet Data Courier Library
  • SimpleMath_u.dll - Simple Math Calculation Library
  • ACLSecure.exe - ACLSecure Utility
  • OPCSim.exe - Matrikon OPC (MatrikonOPC Server for Simulation and Testing)
  • RmsApiProxy.dll - RmsApiProxy (Proxy dll to access RMS API)
  • OPCDlgCoreProj1.dll - OPC Logging Delegator Shell

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • OPCSiemensPLC.exe runs as a service named 'MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens PLCs' (MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens PLCs) "OPC Server for SiemensPLC.".
  • OPCSim.exe runs as a service named 'MatrikonOPC Server for Simulation and Testing' (MatrikonOPC Server for Simulation and Testing).
  • OPCGEPLC.exe runs as a service named 'MatrikonOPC Server for GE PLCs' (MatrikonOPC Server for GE PLCs) "MatrikonOPC Server for GE PLCs.".
  • OPCModbus.exe runs as a service named 'MatrikonOPC Server for Modbus Devices' (MatrikonOPC Server for Modbus Devices) "OPC Server which provides connectivity to Modbus devices.".

How do I remove MatrikonOPC Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove MatrikonOPC Explorer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MatrikonOPC Explorer 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MatrikonOPC Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MatrikonOPC Explorer.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.22%
Windows 8 26.09%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Windows 10 Pro 13.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.14%
  Colombia 7.14%
  Norway 7.14%
  Canada 7.14%
  Slovenia 3.57%
  Brazil 3.57%
  Finland 3.57%
  Australia 3.57%
  India 3.57%
  New Zealand 3.57%
  Argentina 3.57%
  Spain 3.57%
  Israel 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.81%
Hewlett-Packard 19.05%
Lenovo 19.05%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 9.52%
American Megatrends 9.52%
MSI 4.76%
Common models
MSI MS-7640 4.76%
Dell Precision M6600 4.76%
LENOVO 20C6003VXS 4.76%
HP Z210 Workstation 4.76%
Dell Vostro V130 4.76%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ7... 4.76%


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