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Should I remove Minitab 17?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,760
United States Rank #9,549
Reach 0.0285%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.95 days
234.48 days >
Average installed length: 123.20 days


VersionDistribution 8.50%
17.2.1 20.43%
17.1.0 71.07%

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Minitab 17

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Minitab 17 is a software program developed by Minitab. The most common release is 17.1.0, 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 primary executable is named mtb.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files and is usually about 100.18 MB (105,044,694 bytes). The installed file MssUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 55% of users of Minitab 17 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.minitab.com
Help link: www.minitab.com/support/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Minitab\Minitab 17\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Minitab Shared\Minitab 17\Setup\Setup.exe /p Minitab17 /x
Estimated size: 100.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Minitab 17

Program executable:mtb.exe
Name:Minitab 17 Statistical Software
Minitab 17
Path:C:\Program Files\minitab\minitab 17\mtb.exe
Additional files:
  • MssUpdater.exe - Minitab 17 (Minitab 17 Updater)
  • mtbes1721lp.exe - Minitab 17 Setup
  • minitab.exe - Minitab daemon
  • DataProvider.dll - Minitab 17 Statistical Software (Minitab 17)
  • MtbArchive.dll
  • MtbBCG.dll
  • MtbBook.dll
  • MtbBT.dll
  • MtbCDL.dll
  • MtbCDLParseValidation.dll
  • MtbCDLValidation.dll
  • MtbCmndFramework.dll
  • MtbDateTime.dll
  • MtbDDE.dll
  • MtbDlg.dll
  • MtbEdt.dll
  • MtbExceptions.dll
  • MtbFormat.dll
  • MtbGED.dll
  • MtbGraphAttributes.dll
  • MtbGraphics.dll
  • MtbGraphicsCmnd.dll
  • MtbGraphicsFtn.dll
  • MtbGUI.dll
  • MtbHOB.dll
  • lfbmp14nu.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • LFCMP14nu.DLL (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lffax14nu.dll
  • lfgif14nu.dll
  • LFJ2K14nu.dll
  • Lfpng14nu.dll
  • lftif14nu.dll
  • Lfwmf14nu.dll
  • LTDIS14nu.dll
  • ltfil14nu.DLL
  • ltimg14nu.dll
  • ltkrn14nu.dll
  • filechck.dll (by Nalpeiron) - NLS (Nalpeiron Support DLL)
  • filecheck.dll (by Nalpeiron)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MssUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MssUpdater' (runs monthly on Sundays at 12:00 AM).

How do I remove Minitab 17?

Quickly and completely remove Minitab 17 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Minitab 17 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 Minitab 17, 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 Minitab 17.

Win 10 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.60%
Windows 7 41.41%
Windows XP 1.08%
Windows Vista 0.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 17.42%
Windows 7 Professional 13.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.43%
Windows 8.1 12.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.71%
Windows 10 Pro 8.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.45%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  Mexico 4.10%
  Canada 2.83%
  India 2.69%
  Italy 2.69%
  Brazil 2.55%
  France 1.56%
  Australia 1.41%
  Spain 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Germany 1.13%
  Turkey 1.13%
  Peru 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.93%
Dell 22.08%
Lenovo 12.44%
Acer 10.66%
Toshiba 9.90%
ASUS 9.64%
Samsung 2.79%
Alienware 1.02%
Intel 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
ASUS All Series 3.74%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.14%

About (from Minitab, Inc.)

Minitab Inc. delivers software and services for quality improvement and statistics education.
Publisher URL: www.minitab.com


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