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4% remove it96% keep it
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OpenSSH for Windows

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OpenSSH for Windows is a program developed by Open Source Solutions. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 3.63 MB (3,806,208 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 42% of users of OpenSSH for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openssh for windows\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D9EF2DA1-0B4E-44B0-93E3-2A1B05030100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by OpenSSH for Windows

  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • bash.exe
  • cygcrypt-0.dll
  • cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll
  • cyggcc_s-1.dll
  • cygintl-8.dll
  • cygncurses-9.dll
  • cygpcre-0.dll
  • cygreadline7.dll
  • cygrunsrv.exe
  • cygssp-0.dll
  • cygwrap-0.dll
  • cygz.dll
  • groups.exe
  • ls.exe
  • mkgroup.exe
  • mkpasswd.exe
  • mv.exe
  • scp.exe
  • sh.exe
  • ssh.exe
  • sshd.exe
  • ssh-keygen.exe
  • users.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • cygrunsrv.exe runs as a service named 'OpenSSH Server' (OpenSSHd).

How do I remove OpenSSH for Windows?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.96%
Windows 10 29.63%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.81%
Windows 10 Pro 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.11%
  United Kingdom 7.89%
  Finland 5.26%
  France 5.26%
  Sweden 5.26%
  United Arab Emirates 2.63%
  Australia 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Switzerland 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  DK 2.63%
  Greece 2.63%
  India 2.63%
  MA 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 16.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro S50... 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 4.55%
ASUSTeK X751LK 4.55%
ASUSTeK K75VM 4.55%
Acer Veriton X2610 4.55%


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