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Should I remove Paint.NET?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #707
United States Rank #894
Reach 0.9735%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.84 days
850.91 days >
Average installed length: 447.09 days


3.60.0 99.87%
3.5.10 0.13%

Paint.NET v3.5.10

What is Paint.NET?  (from dotPDN)

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins.


Paint.NET v3.5.10 is a software program developed by dotPDN. The most common release is 3.60.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 20.19 MB (21,165,568 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Paint.NET come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dotPDN.com
Help link: www.getpaint.net
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{529125EF-E3AC-4B74-97E6-F688A7C0F1C0}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{529125EF-E3AC-4B74-97E6-F688A7C0F1C0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Paint.NET v3.5.10

Program executable:_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
Additional files:
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.WIA.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WIA'.
  • PaintDotNet.Base.dll - Paint.NET (Paint.NET Base)
  • PaintDotNet.Core.dll - Paint.NET Library
  • PaintDotNet.Data.dll - Paint.NET Data
  • PaintDotNet.Effects.dll - Paint.NET Effects
  • PaintDotNet.exe
  • PaintDotNet.Resources.dll - Paint.NET Resources
  • PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.dll - Paint.NET System Layer (C#, MSIL)
  • PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.x64.dll - Paint.NET System Layer (C++/CLI)
  • PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.x86.dll
  • PdnRepair.exe - Paint.NET Repair Utility
  • SetupNgen.exe - Paint.NET SetupNgen executable
  • ShellExtension_x64.dll - Paint.NET Shell Extension DLL
  • ShellExtension_x86.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • UpdateMonitor.exe - Paint.NET Update Monitor
  • WiaProxy32.exe - Paint.NET WIA 32-bit Proxy

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0565622997%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02174583%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03481647%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Paint.NET?

You can uninstall Paint.NET 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 Paint.NET v3.5.10, 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 Paint.NET.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.98%
Windows 10 13.99%
Windows XP 7.95%
Windows Vista 6.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.99%
Windows 7 Professional 14.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.77%
Windows 8 Pro 2.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.28%
  Germany 14.96%
  United Kingdom 4.85%
  France 4.48%
  Canada 3.24%
  Italy 3.18%
  Australia 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Brazil 1.39%
  Spain 1.20%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Japan 0.95%
  Russia 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.86%
Dell 23.23%
Acer 16.96%
ASUS 9.63%
Toshiba 5.16%
Samsung 4.16%
Lenovo 2.45%
Intel 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Medion 1.12%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.42%
Dell XPS 8300 2.09%


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