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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,453
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.05 days
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Average installed length: 186.72 days


3.5beta 1.63%
3.5.2 beta 12.20% 86.18%

Resource Hacker


Resource Hacker is a software program developed by Angus Johnson. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named reshacker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.38 MB (1,446,702 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 20% of users of Resource Hacker come from MA, it is also popular in the United States and Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.angusj.com/resourcehacker
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\utilities\resource hacker
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection Uberpack.inf,resuninstall
Estimated size: 1.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Resource Hacker

Program executable:reshacker.exe
Resource viewer, decompiler & recompiler.
Path:C:\Program Files\utilities\resource hacker\reshacker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ResHacker.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF845A76-3A7F-4223-B030-D3B8ED51A45C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Resource Hacker?

You can uninstall Resource Hacker 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 Resource Hacker, 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 Resource Hacker.

Win XP 93%
Win 10 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 93.50%
Windows 7 5.69%
Windows 10 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.88%
Windows 10 Pro 0.81%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.69% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 19.69%
  United States 10.24%
  Romania 7.87%
  TN 6.30%
  RS 6.30%
  France 4.72%
  Egypt 4.72%
  India 3.15%
  DZ 2.36%
  CM 2.36%
  Greece 2.36%
  Philippines 2.36%
  Iran 2.36%
  BA 2.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.06%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Acer 13.89%
Compaq 13.89%
Sahara 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
ASUS 1.39%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 3.19%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 3.19%
ECS G31T-M7 2.13%
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Fo... 2.13%
HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(PC92... 2.13%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.13%


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