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Should I remove Minecraft?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,317
United States Rank #27,362
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.83 days
761.86 days >
Average installed length: 400.30 days


1.7.2 14.35%
1.6.4 6.09%
1.6.2 4.78%
1.6.1 73.04%
1.5.2 0.43% 0.43% 0.87%


What is Minecraft?  (from MINECRAFTinstall.net)

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.


Minecraft is a program developed by MINECRAFTinstall.net. The most used version is 1.6.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Minecraft.exe. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 17.26 MB (18,100,160 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 22% of users of Minecraft come from the United States, it is also popular in Argentina and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: minecraftinstall.net
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\.minecraft\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{34D9106C-A947-47ED-B4AB-764736350769}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Minecraft

Program executable:Minecraft.exe
Name:Minecraft Launcher by simpleMC
Minecraft Launcher
Additional files:
  • Inventory.exe - Minecraft with Portal
  • MineCraft.exe - Minecraft Cracked (Fixed By Crazyputje)
  • launcher_profiles.json
  • Uninstall.exe
  • usercache.json
  • usernamecache.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Minecraft.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D39D932A-54D7-4C24-A103-42306CFE3FA6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Minecraft?

You can uninstall Minecraft 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 Minecraft, 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 Minecraft.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.87%
Windows 10 25.22%
Windows XP 2.61%
Windows Vista 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.15%
Windows 7 Professional 11.45%
Windows 8.1 4.41%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.41%
Windows 8 3.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.13%
  Argentina 7.79%
  Germany 7.38%
  Poland 5.74%
  Mexico 5.33%
  Spain 4.51%
  Saudi Arabia 4.51%
  Colombia 3.28%
  BG 2.87%
  Canada 2.46%
  Czech Republic 2.46%
  Ecuador 1.64%
  Croatia 1.64%
  Brazil 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.74%
ASUS 18.25%
Hewlett-Packard 17.52%
Dell 10.95%
Toshiba 6.57%
Lenovo 5.84%
Samsung 5.84%
Intel 1.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 ... 2.73%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.73%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.82%
LENOVO 20150 1.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.82%


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