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Should I remove Open Broadcaster Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #779
United States Rank #706
Reach 1.0250%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.28 days
421.23 days >
Average installed length: 221.32 days

Open Broadcaster Software

What is Open Broadcaster Software?  (from Jim)

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for recording and live streaming. Source code is available to everyone to contribute and improve. Both 32 and 64 bit versions are available and it's absolutely free! OBS has an API allowing developers to create their own unique plugins, giving them and others c...  Read more


Open Broadcaster Software is a software program developed by Jim. 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 setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 14.66 MB (15,376,935 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Open Broadcaster Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: obsproject.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\obs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OBS\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Open Broadcaster Software

  • OBSApi.dll - Open Broadcaster Software API Library
  • OBS.exe - Open Broadcaster Software
  • ObsNvenc.dll
  • QSVHelper.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OBS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2C06E26-B698-41B9-802B-D6A4D95204E1}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008153223%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048919%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032613%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Open Broadcaster Software?

Quickly and completely remove Open Broadcaster Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Open Broadcaster Software 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 Open Broadcaster Software, 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 Open Broadcaster Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.21%
Windows 8 45.22%
Windows Vista 0.55%
Windows XP 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.47%
Windows 8.1 18.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.57%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.13%
Windows 10 Home 6.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.31%
  United Kingdom 6.10%
  Canada 4.44%
  Germany 4.38%
  France 3.34%
  Sweden 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Australia 1.77%
  DK 1.73%
  Norway 1.41%
  Italy 1.13%
  Taiwan 1.13%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Belgium 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.54%
Hewlett-Packard 20.54%
Acer 15.53%
Dell 12.49%
Lenovo 5.54%
Toshiba 4.60%
Alienware 4.08%
MSI 2.89%
Samsung 2.35%
Intel 0.87%
Medion 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.47%
MSI MS-7821 3.08%
MSI MS-7693 2.77%
MSI MS-7758 2.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.30%


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