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3% remove it97% keep it
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Minus Desktop Tool 1.8


Minus Desktop Tool 1.8 is a software program developed by Minus. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named minus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 15.97 MB (16,747,501 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Minus Desktop Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: minus.com
Help link: minus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Minus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Minus\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Minus Desktop Tool 1.8

Program executable:minus.exe
Minus Desktop Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\minus\minus.exe
Additional files:
  • QtSolutions_SingleApplication-head.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)
  • qjson0.dll - qjson
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QxtCore.dll
  • QxtGui.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • minus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Minus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Minus\minus.exe".

How do I remove Minus Desktop Tool?

You can uninstall Minus Desktop Tool 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 Minus Desktop Tool 1.8, 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 Minus Desktop Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 11.36%
Windows Vista 11.36%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Germany 11.67%
  Spain 8.33%
  Italy 5.00%
  Turkey 5.00%
  Austria 3.33%
  Australia 3.33%
  Poland 3.33%
  Brazil 1.67%
  France 1.67%
  United Kingdom 1.67%
  Hungary 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.67%
  Japan 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Dell 20.59%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
ASUS 8.82%
Medion 8.82%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
MSI 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
Common models
Acer ChiefRiver Platform 2.70%
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TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 2.70%


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