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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,422
United States Rank #2,514
Reach 0.2588%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.19 days
330.15 days >
Average installed length: 173.47 days


1.2.11 62.40%
1.2.9 1.33%
1.2.8 11.31% 5.59% 3.12% 0.18% 4.23% 2.12% 1.76% 1.18% 0.63% 0.14% 6.02%

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Nik Collection

What is Nik Collection?  (from Google Inc)

Easily create the photos you've imagined with 6 award-winning plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®. Use U Point technology to selectively edit just the parts of your photos that need touching up, without losing time on complex masks and selections.


Nik Collection is a software program developed by Google Inc. The most common release is 1.2.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 214.35 MB (224,758,816 bytes). 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 46% of users of Nik Collection come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.niksoftware.com/nikcollection/usa/intro.html
Help link: niksoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\nik collection
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Uninstall Nik Collection.exe
Estimated size: 214.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nik Collection

  • NikCollActivate.exe - Nik Collection (Property.ARPCOMMENTS)
  • NikCollActivate.tt7z.com.exe
  • SHP3OS.exe - Sharpener Pro 3: Output Sharpener
  • SHP3RPS.exe - Sharpener Pro 3: RAW Presharpener
  • Analog Efex Pro 2.exe - Analog Efex Pro 2
  • Silver Efex Pro 2.exe - Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Color Efex Pro 4.exe - Color Efex Pro 4
  • Analog Efex Pro.exe - Analog Efex Pro
  • HDR Efex Pro 2.exe - HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Viveza 2.exe - Viveza 2
  • Dfine2.exe - Dfine 2
  • Uninstall Nik Collection.exe

How do I remove Nik Collection?

You can uninstall Nik Collection 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 Nik Collection, 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 Nik Collection.

Win 10 61%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.51%
Windows 7 37.15%
Windows Vista 0.76%
Windows XP 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.80%
Windows 10 Pro 17.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.30%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 8.1 7.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.32%
  Italy 8.05%
  Germany 7.29%
  United Kingdom 5.32%
  France 4.08%
  Netherlands 3.19%
  Canada 2.49%
  Spain 1.63%
  Australia 1.45%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Austria 1.14%
  Russia 1.09%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Turkey 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.94%
Dell 20.34%
ASUS 16.79%
Acer 13.79%
Lenovo 6.36%
Toshiba 3.93%
Samsung 3.40%
Medion 2.09%
Intel 2.02%
MSI 1.05%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.85%
Dell XPS 8700 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell XPS 8500 2.66%
Dell XPS 8300 2.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.47%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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