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Should I remove Plex?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,489
United States Rank #4,809
Reach 0.0687%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.94 days
647.27 days >
Average installed length: 340.09 days


0.9.504 83.75%
0.9.503 7.31%
0.9.502 7.90%
0.9.500 1.03%

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Plex is a software program developed by Plex. The most common release is 0.9.504, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named plex.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 44.96 MB (47,142,870 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 66% of users of Plex come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: plexapp.com
Help link: forums.plexapp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Center\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 44.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plex

Program executable:plex.exe
Name:Plex Media Center
Path:C:\Program Files\plex\plex media center\plex.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Plex Media Center
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • WinSparkle.dll (by winsparkle.org) - WinSparkle (WinSparkle updater)
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • MSVCP71.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Plex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Center\Plex.exe'.

How do I remove Plex?

You can uninstall Plex 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 Plex, 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 Plex.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.72%
Windows 10 24.45%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 12.39%
Windows 8 Pro 4.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.01%
Windows 8.1 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.36%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Canada 4.56%
  Australia 3.80%
  Germany 2.04%
  Sweden 1.81%
  France 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Norway 1.05%
  Spain 0.99%
  Belgium 0.88%
  New Zealand 0.88%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Italy 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.87%
Hewlett-Packard 24.61%
Acer 13.14%
ASUS 11.60%
Toshiba 4.77%
Lenovo 3.09%
Intel 2.32%
Samsung 2.06%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Apple 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.78%
Dell XPS 8300 4.62%
ASUS All Series 2.02%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 2.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.02%


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