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Should I remove Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,212
United States Rank #2,367
Reach 0.1785%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.31 days
333.66 days >
Average installed length: 175.31 days

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Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim

What is Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim?

Automated Troubleshooting Services is used to automatically detect and fix common maintenance problems such as broken desktop shortcuts, unused icons, disk volume errors, and incorrect system time display. Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services scans your computer and detects the root causes of common problems, then automatically fixes the problems that it finds, and offers additional resources if the problem isn't fixed.

Program detailsProgram details

Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdbinst.exe -u "C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch\Custom\{c9920352-04e6-469d-bab8-e2b9c7c75415}.sdb"

How do I remove Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim?

You can uninstall Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim 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 Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim, 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 Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Shim.

Win XP 46%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.69%
Windows Vista 46.01%
Windows 7 6.51%
Windows 10 0.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.42%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.27%
Windows Vista Business 1.96%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.74%
  Germany 7.94%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  Canada 2.92%
  Australia 1.64%
  France 1.62%
  Italy 1.32%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Netherlands 0.99%
  Spain 0.97%
  Brazil 0.90%
  Sweden 0.73%
  Japan 0.65%
  Israel 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.76%
Hewlett-Packard 23.04%
Acer 6.48%
Toshiba 6.26%
Intel 5.90%
American Megatrends 5.27%
Sahara 3.15%
Medion 2.61%
Gateway 1.35%
Samsung 0.86%
ASUS 0.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 6.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.26%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.96%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.87%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.37%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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