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Should I remove Microsoft Octopus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
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15.5.0923.0 50.00%
2.4.1203.1290 25.00%
2.3.1115.0 25.00%

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Microsoft Octopus


Microsoft Octopus is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 15.5.0923.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 2.49 MB (2,611,200 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft octopus
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0130ACD3-0A85-4355-ADC7-E05561C24C05}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Octopus

  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcm80d.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcp80d.dll
  • msvcr80.dll
  • msvcr80d.dll
  • octopuscli.exe - Microsoft CoreXT (Octopus Command-Line Interface)
  • octopuscommon.dll - Octopus common components
  • octopuscontrol.dll - Octopus Main GUI Control
  • octopusdrivers.dll - Octopus remote installation drivers
  • octopusengine.dll - Octopus Engine
  • octopusgui.exe - Octopus GUI Console
  • octopussharedgui.dll - Octopus Shared GUI Components
  • win32security.dll - Win32 API security assembly
  • octopusagent4.exe - MSN Operability (OctopusAgent Service v4)
  • win32managedhelpers.dll - Microsoft.Octopus.Win32ManagedHelpers
  • octopuscheckplugins.dll - Octopus Standard Check Plugins
  • octopuspropertyplugins.dll - Octopus Standard Property Plugins

How do I remove Microsoft Octopus?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Common models
HP Z400 Workstation 25.00%
ASUSTeK S301LA 25.00%
ASUSTeK U47A 25.00%
LENOVO 4284AN4 25.00%

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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