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Should I remove MySQL Connector/ODBC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,206
United States Rank #6,695
Reach 0.0959%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.53 days
782.66 days >
Average installed length: 411.23 days


5.1.13 7.20%
5.1.12 5.03%
5.1.11 31.32%
5.1.10 12.38%
5.1.9 9.58%
5.1.8 30.74%
5.1.7 3.76%

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MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1

What is MySQL Connector/ODBC?  (from Oracle)

The MySQL Connector/ODBC is the name for the family of MySQL ODBC drivers (previously called MyODBC drivers) that provide access to a MySQL database using the industry standard Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) API. This reference covers Connector/ODBC 5.2, which includes the functionality of the Unicode driver and the...  Read more


MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1 is a software program developed by Oracle. The most common release is 5.1.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 6.02 MB (6,314,623 bytes). 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 33% of users of MySQL Connector/ODBC come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/5.1.html
Help link: forums.mysql.com/list.php?37
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MySQL\Connector ODBC 5.1.11\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BB2211D1-A5B5-4AEF-B0E6-DD7874ABF8EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1

  • myodbc5.dll - Connector/ODBC 5.1 (MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver)
  • myodbc5S.dll - MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver Setup Library
  • myodbc-installer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • myodbc5.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MySQL\Connector ODBC 5.1\myodbc5.dll'.

How do I remove MySQL Connector/ODBC?

You can uninstall MySQL Connector/ODBC 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 MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1, 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 MySQL Connector/ODBC.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.45%
Windows 10 19.40%
Windows XP 6.24%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.61%
  Germany 7.98%
  France 5.00%
  Italy 4.39%
  United Kingdom 4.15%
  Brazil 4.11%
  India 2.88%
  Spain 2.74%
  Canada 2.69%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  Indonesia 2.03%
  Mexico 1.75%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Australia 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.12%
Hewlett-Packard 22.78%
Acer 14.15%
ASUS 7.92%
Toshiba 4.09%
Lenovo 3.83%
Samsung 3.74%
Intel 2.76%
Medion 0.98%
American Megatrends 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.26%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.09%

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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