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RAM Idle


RAM Idle is a program developed by TweakNow.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is compil32.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.54 MB (1,616,611 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of RAM Idle come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RAM Idle\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\RAM Idle\.\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RAM Idle

  • RAMMan.exe - RAM Idle LE
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • Exit.exe
  • RAM_98.exe
  • RAM_ME.exe
  • RAM_XP.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RAM_XP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RAM Idle Professional' which loads as C:\Program Files\RAM Idle\RAM_XP.exe.

How do I remove RAM Idle?

You can uninstall RAM Idle 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 RAM Idle, 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 RAM Idle.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Germany 22.22%
  Italy 11.11%
  United Kingdom 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7653 25.00%
MEDIONPC MS-6785 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 25.00%
Gigabyte P35-DS4 25.00%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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