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Should I remove Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,928
United States Rank #9,650
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.63 days
90.00 days >
Average installed length: 47.29 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.32% 99.36% 0.16%

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Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver


Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named csmonitor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 8.63 MB (9,052,160 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft hive odbc driver\lib
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AC9970E8-7F55-4F50-A6D3-2BC041589904}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver

Program executable:csmonitor.exe
Name:Windows Azure SDK
Microsoft Azure Simulation Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft sdks\azure\emulator\csmonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • hiveodbc32.dll - Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver
  • hiveodbc64.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver?

You can uninstall Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver 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 Hive ODBC Driver, 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 Hive ODBC Driver.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 77.69%
Windows 7 22.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 23.76%
Windows 10 Home 17.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.32%
Windows 8.1 8.35%
Windows 7 Professional 7.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.36%
  Italy 4.23%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Germany 3.59%
  France 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Poland 1.92%
  Canada 1.79%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Australia 1.41%
  Russia 1.41%
  India 1.41%
  Spain 1.41%
  Belgium 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.11%
Hewlett-Packard 25.33%
ASUS 12.27%
Lenovo 10.44%
Acer 10.18%
Toshiba 3.13%
Intel 2.87%
Samsung 2.35%
Apple 1.57%
MSI 1.31%
Alienware 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.69%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.24%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.24%

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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