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Should I remove Microsoft Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%


v0.60 beta series 14.29%
4.65 28.57%
3.36 14.29%
1.98 14.29% 28.57%

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Microsoft Software


Microsoft Software is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 4.65, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is JkDefragGUI.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 10.61 MB (11,128,841 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 81% of users of Microsoft Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and PS.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Software
Uninstaller: C:\windows\zipinst.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Software\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 10.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Software

Program executable:JkDefragGUI.exe
JkDefragGUI version 1.17
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Software\JkDefragGUI.exe
Additional files:
  • jt.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Job Test)
  • StorageDevices.vshost.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008 (vshost.exe)
  • msinet.ocx - Microsoft Internet Transfer Control (Microsoft Internet Transfer Control DLL)
  • dosdev.exe - Display DOS Device Names
  • regini.exe - Registry Initializer
  • MSCOMCTL.OCX - MSCOMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • subinacl.exe - SubInAcl
  • vss_7_32.exe - VShadow (VShadow, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Sample Requestor)
  • vss_7_64.exe
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll
  • GACIS_Client.vshost.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (vshost32.exe)
  • secedit.exe - Windows Security Configuration Editor Command Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • subinacl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BD9CAADF-0D09-4D8F-99E4-9A14F47BF6D8}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • subinacl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\SUBINACL.exe" /verbose=1 /keyreg "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8696D99C-E2D2-4614-85A8-90FB821470E0}" /grant="Everyone"=F.

How do I remove Microsoft Software?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Software 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 Software 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 Software, 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 Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Belgium 6.25%
  PS 6.25%
  Canada 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 66.67%
Dell 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 42.86%
HP EliteBook 8460p 14.29%
Dell Latitude D830 14.29%
FUJITSU LifeBook A3040 14.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 14.29%

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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