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7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #2,228
United States Rank #3,574
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.50 days
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Average installed length: 317.79 days


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MiKTeX 2.9

What is MiKTeX?

MiKTeX is a typesetting system for Microsoft Windows that is developed by Christian Schenk. It consists of an implementation of TeX and a set of related programs. MiKTeX provides the tools necessary to prepare documents using the TeX/LaTeX markup language, as well a simple tex editor (TeXworks). MiKTeX can update itself by downloading new versions of previously installed components and packages, and has an easy installation process. Additionally, it can ask users whether they wish to download any packages that have not yet been installed but are requested by the current document.


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 primary executable is named mo.exe. The setup package generally installs about 123 files and is usually about 552.91 KB (566,183 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: miktex.org/about
Help link: miktex.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a\miktex/bin/internal\copystart_admin.exe" "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a\miktex/bin/internal\uninstall_admin.exe"
Estimated size: 552.91 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MiKTeX 2.9

Program executable:mo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\miktex 2.9\miktex\bin\mo.exe
Additional files:
  • afm2tfm.exe - MiKTeX (AFM-to-TFM Converter)
  • bibtex8.exe - BibTeX 8-bit
  • bmeps.exe - Bitmap-to-EPS Converter
  • biber.exe
  • amstex.exe
  • afm2afm.exe
  • arctrl.exe
  • bibtex.exe
  • bg5conv.exe
  • bg5latex.exe
  • bg5pdflatex.exe
  • bg5platex.exe
  • bg5pluslatex.exe
  • bg5pluspdflatex.exe
  • bg5ppdflatex.exe
  • cef5conv.exe
  • cef5latex.exe
  • cef5pdflatex.exe
  • cefconv.exe
  • ceflatex.exe
  • cefpdflatex.exe
  • cefsconv.exe
  • cefslatex.exe
  • cefspdflatex.exe
  • cjklatex.exe
  • bdftops.exe
  • a5toa4.exe
  • atl100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (ATL Module for Windows)
  • biokey2html.exe
  • AcroRd32.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Reader
  • basic-miktex-2.9.4813.exe - MiKTeX Setup Wizard
  • cont-de.exe
  • context.exe
  • ctangle.exe - CTangle
  • ctxtools.exe
  • cweave.exe - CWeave
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • devnag.exe
  • dos2unix.exe
  • dvicopy.exe
  • dvipdfm.exe
  • dvipdfmx.exe
  • dvipdft.exe - DVI-to-PDF Thumbnail Converter
  • dvipng.exe - DVI-to-PNG Converter
  • dvips.exe - DVI-to-PostScript Converter
  • dvitomp.exe - MetaPost
  • dvitype.exe
  • ebb.exe
  • epsffit.exe
  • epstopdf.exe - EPS-to-PDF Converter
  • extconv.exe
  • extractbb.exe
  • fc-cache.exe - Build font information cache files
  • fc-cat.exe - Read font information cache files
  • fc-list.exe - List available fonts
  • findexe.exe
  • fmakeidx.exe
  • Ftexed.exe - Ftexed Application (Ftexed MFC Application)
  • ftx2tex.exe
  • gbibsort.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A10ACF32-1DF7-4937-AF82-FEB2A89942DC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1910438758%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.16837470%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02266917%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:123.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6.35 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MiKTeX?

Quickly and completely remove MiKTeX 2.9 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MiKTeX 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 MiKTeX 2.9, 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 MiKTeX.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.28%
Windows 8 35.26%
Windows XP 2.30%
Windows Vista 2.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.64%
Windows 7 Professional 18.95%
Windows 8.1 11.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.19%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.74%
  Germany 10.79%
  France 8.57%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Italy 4.55%
  Canada 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.97%
  Brazil 2.48%
  Belgium 2.32%
  India 2.17%
  DK 2.01%
  Spain 1.85%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Switzerland 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.38%
Dell 21.80%
ASUS 16.12%
Acer 11.36%
Lenovo 8.09%
Toshiba 5.96%
Samsung 5.68%
MSI 1.21%
Intel 0.96%
Alienware 0.90%
Sony 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.98%
ASUS All Series 2.80%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.80%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.70%


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