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Should I remove PostgreSQL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,670
United States Rank #15,251
Reach 0.0285%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 76.56 days
776.38 days >
Average installed length: 407.93 days


8.3 100.00%

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PostgreSQL 8.3

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS).


PostgreSQL 8.3 is a program developed by PostgreSQL Global Development Group. 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 main program executable is psql.exe. The software installer includes 111 files and is usually about 21.19 MB (22,214,656 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 28% of users of PostgreSQL come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.postgresql.org
Help link: www.postgresql.org/docs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\uninstall-postgresql.exe
Estimated size: 21.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PostgreSQL 8.3

Program executable:psql.exe
psql - the PostgreSQL interactive terminal
Path:C:\Program Files\postgresql\8.3\bin\psql.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall-postgresql.exe - PostgreSQL
  • clusterdb.exe - PostgreSQL Utility
  • createdb.exe
  • createlang.exe
  • createuser.exe
  • dropdb.exe
  • droplang.exe
  • dropuser.exe
  • initdb.exe - initdb - initialize a new database cluster
  • pg_config.exe - pg_config - report configuration information
  • pg_controldata.exe - pg_controldata - reads the data from pg_control
  • pg_ctl.exe - pg_ctl - starts/stops/restarts the PostgreSQL server
  • pg_dump.exe - pg_dump/pg_restore/pg_dumpall - backup and restore PostgreSQL databases
  • pg_dumpall.exe
  • pg_resetxlog.exe - pg_resetxlog - reset PostgreSQL WAL log
  • pg_restore.exe
  • pgevent.dll - Eventlog message formatter
  • postgres.exe - PostgreSQL Server
  • reindexdb.exe
  • vacuumdb.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pg_ctl.exe runs as a service named 'AcSELerator Database' (SELMasterDatabase) "AcSELerator Database".

How do I remove PostgreSQL?

You can uninstall PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL 8.3, 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 PostgreSQL.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.98%
Windows 10 12.66%
Windows Vista 9.63%
Windows XP 8.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.82%
Windows 7 Professional 19.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.99%
Windows 8.1 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.58%
  France 12.90%
  Germany 5.81%
  United Kingdom 5.16%
  Canada 3.87%
  Italy 2.90%
  Brazil 2.74%
  MA 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Finland 2.10%
  Australia 2.10%
  India 1.77%
  Portugal 1.77%
  Spain 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.62%
Dell 25.47%
Acer 13.21%
ASUS 9.75%
Toshiba 4.72%
Samsung 3.77%
Intel 3.14%
Lenovo 2.83%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Sahara 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.87%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.58%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.94%


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