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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 #735
United States Rank #687
Reach 0.9258%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.55 days
547.09 days >
Average installed length: 287.45 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of Open Broadcaster Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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 '{30F5E061-819C-4E09-A041-7094FF824608}' (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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Open Broadcaster Software.

Win 10 52%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.93%
Windows 7 47.57%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.42%
Windows 8.1 15.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.79%
Windows 10 Home 13.82%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Windows 10 Pro 7.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.50%
  United Kingdom 5.66%
  Germany 4.53%
  Canada 3.91%
  France 3.37%
  Sweden 2.35%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Italy 1.91%
  Australia 1.64%
  DK 1.55%
  Norway 1.29%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Russia 0.96%
  Belgium 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.54%
ASUS 20.05%
Acer 15.40%
Dell 12.34%
Lenovo 6.12%
Toshiba 4.98%
Alienware 3.89%
MSI 3.06%
Samsung 2.24%
Medion 1.02%
Intel 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.29%
MSI MS-7821 3.10%
MSI MS-7693 2.92%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.19%
MSI MS-7758 2.19%


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