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Should I remove NCH Tone Generator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,239
United States Rank #10,018
Reach 0.0349%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.86 days
350.01 days >
Average installed length: 183.90 days


3.26 3.78%
3.12 16.72%
3.08 1.60%
3.07 22.53%
3.06 0.15%
3.05 6.10%
3.04 7.70%

Other programs by NCH Software

NCH Tone Generator

What is NCH Tone Generator?  (from NCH Software)

Tone Generator is an easy-to-use program that can be used as a sine wave generator, frequency generator or signal generator that can create audio test tones, sweeps or noise waveforms on Windows or Mac OS X. Generate test tones for radio audio level alignment. Create harmonics by generating multiple sound frequencies...  Read more


NCH Tone Generator is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 3.07, with over 53% 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is tonegen.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.73 MB (1,809,119 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 44% of users of NCH Tone Generator come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/tonegen/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ToneGen
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ToneGen\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NCH Tone Generator

Program executable:tonegen.exe
Name:Tone Generator
NCH Tone Generator
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\tonegen\tonegen.exe
Additional files:
  • tonegensetup_v3.04.exe - Tone Generator (NCH Tone Generator)
  • tonegensetup_v3.05.exe
  • tonegensetup_v3.06.exe
  • tonegensetup_v3.07.exe
  • tonegensetup_v3.08.exe
  • tonegensetup_v3.12.exe - ToneGenerator
  • tonegensetup_v3.26.exe
  • tnsetup_v3.02.exe - ToneGen
  • uninst.exe
  • tnsetup_v2.12.exe
  • tnsetup_v3.00.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • tonegen.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ToneGenSevenDays' (Next runs on 29/06/2017 at 10:53 p.m.).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tonegen.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ToneGen\tonegen.exe'.

How do I remove NCH Tone Generator?

You can uninstall NCH Tone Generator 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 NCH Tone Generator, 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 NCH Tone Generator.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.98%
Windows 10 25.73%
Windows XP 12.06%
Windows Vista 5.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.30%
Windows 7 Professional 10.10%
Windows 10 Home 8.35%
Windows 8.1 5.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.23%
  Germany 7.29%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Canada 4.50%
  France 3.77%
  Australia 3.65%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  Italy 2.19%
  Spain 1.94%
  Austria 1.58%
  Belgium 1.58%
  India 1.09%
  Israel 0.97%
  Finland 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.21%
Acer 20.41%
Dell 19.90%
ASUS 10.20%
Toshiba 6.89%
Lenovo 4.08%
Samsung 2.30%
Medion 2.30%
Intel 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.53%
MSI 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
ASUS All Series 2.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.13%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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