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Should I remove MetaTrader 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,276
United States Rank #15,279
Reach 0.0262%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.24 days
184.13 days >
Average installed length: 96.75 days


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MetaTrader 5

What is MetaTrader 5?  (from MetaQuotes Software)

MetaTrader 5 is the trading platform designed to arrange brokerage services in Forex, CFD, Futures, as well as equity markets. With this platform, you can offer your clients the best trading terminal and better services, thus enabling them to execute trades in several financial markets and stock exchanges in one accoun...  Read more


MetaTrader 5 is a program developed by MetaQuotes Software. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is terminal.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 65.27 MB (68,440,597 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 30% of users of MetaTrader 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.metaquotes.net/en/metatrader5
Help link: www.metaquotes.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MetaTrader 5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MetaTrader 5\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 65.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MetaTrader 5

Program executable:terminal.exe
Name:MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal
Path:C:\forex\metatrader 5\terminal.exe
Additional files:
  • metaeditor.exe - MetaQuotes Language 5 Editor (MetaEditor)
  • metaeditor64.exe
  • terminal64.exe - MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal
  • mql.exe - MQL4/MQL5 Compiler Launcher
  • mql64.exe
  • mql5.exe - MQL5 Compiler Launcher
  • mql564.exe
  • mql.dll - MQL4/MQL5 Compiler
  • mql64.dll
  • mql5.dll - MQL5 Compiler
  • mql564.dll
  • metatester.exe - MetaTester (MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester Agent)
  • metatester64.exe
  • metaviewer64.dll - MetaViewer
  • mt5setup.exe - Setup
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • terminal.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEBFDB90-9CFA-4136-8A60-888807A95B84}' (runs on registration).
  • terminal64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C09BED4-B4B7-4C34-A20F-24E50281E3F9}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • metatester64.exe runs as a service named 'MetaTester-8' (MetaTester-8) "MetaTester Agent service on".
  • metatester.exe runs as a service named 'MetaTester-1' (MetaTester-1) "MetaTester Agent service on".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • metatester.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MetaTrader 5\metatester.exe'.

How do I remove MetaTrader 5?

You can uninstall MetaTrader 5 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 MetaTrader 5, 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 MetaTrader 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.38%
Windows 10 39.65%
Windows XP 4.06%
Windows Vista 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.32%
Windows 10 Home 13.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 10 Pro 6.82%
Windows 8.1 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.53%
  Italy 5.35%
  Germany 5.18%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Brazil 3.45%
  Canada 3.28%
  Spain 3.28%
  India 2.76%
  France 2.42%
  Japan 2.42%
  Australia 2.25%
  Indonesia 2.25%
  Russia 2.25%
  South Africa 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.28%
Acer 19.10%
Dell 17.31%
ASUS 12.54%
Lenovo 8.66%
Samsung 5.97%
Toshiba 4.48%
Intel 2.69%
MSI 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.42%
ASUS All Series 2.05%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.05%
LENOVO 20175 2.05%

About (from MetaQuotes Software Corp.)

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a B2B software development company established in 2000.
Publisher URL: www.metaquotes.net


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