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Should I remove PuTTY?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,399
United States Rank #9,105
Reach 0.0396%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.68 days
816.58 days >
Average installed length: 429.05 days


0.60.416 0.13%
0.60 99.87%

PuTTY version 0.60

What is PuTTY?

PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet and rlogin. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though "tty" is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype.


The most common release is 0.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 putty.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 3.23 MB (3,391,769 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PuTTY\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PuTTY version 0.60

Program executable:putty.exe
Name:PuTTY suite
SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
Path:C:\Program Files\putty\putty.exe
Additional files:
  • pageant.exe - PuTTY suite (PuTTY SSH authentication agent)
  • plink.exe - Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client
  • pscp.exe - Command-line SCP/SFTP client
  • psftp.exe - Command-line interactive SFTP client
  • putty.cygwin.exe - SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
  • puttygen.exe - PuTTY SSH key generation utility
  • puttytel.exe - Telnet and Rlogin client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pscp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{52D5504D-99FD-459B-A35E-991302FF9AA5}' (runs on registration).
  • putty.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C9029C-6553-4638-89E5-8E08677438F4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • putty.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe'.
Network connections
  • putty.exe connects to rflash1.polkismp3.ru ( port 22).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000614437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005140%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001004%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PuTTY?

You can uninstall PuTTY 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 PuTTY version 0.60, 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 PuTTY.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.56%
Windows XP 14.60%
Windows 10 11.91%
Windows Vista 7.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.76%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.19%
  Germany 6.35%
  France 5.19%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  India 2.75%
  Canada 2.65%
  Italy 2.65%
  Australia 2.33%
  Indonesia 2.01%
  Spain 1.80%
  Israel 1.80%
  Finland 1.59%
  Sweden 1.38%
  Belgium 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.92%
Hewlett-Packard 24.34%
Acer 7.08%
Toshiba 5.09%
Intel 3.32%
ASUS 3.10%
Lenovo 2.21%
Sahara 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.11%
Samsung 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.43%
HP ProBook 430 G1 2.43%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.02%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.02%
ASUS All Series 1.62%

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John Smithover a year ago
What about command line?