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Should I remove Rainmeter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,670
United States Rank #19,424
Reach 0.0102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.88 days
173.56 days >
Average installed length: 91.19 days


3.2 beta r2371 0.50%
3.2 beta r2325 0.50%
3.1 r2290 0.50%
3.0.2 r2161 0.99%
2.5 beta r1758 0.50%
2.4 r1678 0.50%
2.4 beta r1617 0.50%


What is Rainmeter?

Rainmeter is a desktop customization tool for Windows.

About  (from Rainmeter)

Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you ca...  Read more


Rainmeter is a software program developed by Rainmeter. The most common release is 3.2 beta r2371, with over 1% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 Rainmeter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 11.21 MB (11,758,133 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 45% of users of Rainmeter come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: rainmeter.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rainmeter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 11.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rainmeter

Program executable:Rainmeter.exe
Rainmeter - A Customizable Resource Meter
Path:C:\Program Files\rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
Additional files:
  • Rainmeter.dll - Rainmeter
  • Rainmeter.exe - Rainmeter - A Customizable Resource Meter
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Rainmeter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Rainmeter.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Rainmeter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Rainmeter' which loads as C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Rainmeter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002417363%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008968%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015205%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,622,772
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:120 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:867 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Rainmeter?

You can uninstall Rainmeter 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 Rainmeter (remove only), 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 Rainmeter.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.39%
Windows XP 23.76%
Windows 10 9.90%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.98%
Windows 10 Home 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.08%
  Iran 11.07%
  Germany 6.97%
  Canada 4.51%
  France 3.28%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Sweden 2.46%
  UA 2.05%
  Japan 1.64%
  DZ 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%
  Argentina 1.23%
  Hong Kong 1.23%
  Austria 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.62%
Dell 20.66%
Acer 13.22%
Toshiba 7.44%
ASUS 4.13%
American Megatrends 3.31%
Intel 3.31%
Alienware 1.65%
Medion 1.65%
Gateway 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.86%
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 1.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.90%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.90%


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