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Should I remove Rhinoceros?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,573
United States Rank #14,573
Reach 0.0334%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.68 days
846.12 days >
Average installed length: 444.57 days


4.0.20703 0.91%
4.0.20206 6.99%
4.0.20118 92.10%

Rhinoceros 4.0


Rhinoceros 4.0 is a program developed by McNeel & Associates. The most used version is 4.0.20118, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 9.78 MB (10,256,384 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 26% of users of Rhinoceros come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rhino3d.com
Help link: www.rhino3d.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rhinoceros 4.0\plug-ins\import_solidworks\schema
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5C2CBFFD-FC3B-4AA9-993B-CE2B8DA25B87}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rhinoceros 4.0

  • rhino4.exe (by Robert McNeel & Associates) - Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros 4.0)
  • io_ghs.dll (by Robert McNeel & Associates) - General Hydrostatics (GHS) Shared Functions.dll
  • opennurbs.dll - openNURBS (openNURBS Dynamic Link Library)
  • rhino_dotnet.dll - .NET Plug-in DLL
  • rhinoshext.dll - Rhino 3DM File Extension
  • rmabrowser.exe - Rhinoceros Automatich Check for Updates Utility
  • rmaerrorreporting.exe - Rhinoceros Error Reporting Service
  • rmalicensevalidation.exe - McNeel License Validation
  • tl.dll - TL (TL Dynamic Link Library)
  • zpr.dll (by Z) - Zpr import/export dll
  • armdll32.dll (by Immersion) - Immersion's MicroScribe Product Driver
  • faroarmusbwrapper.dll (by FARO Technologies) - FaroArm - USB - Portable Coordinate Measurement Machine (FaroArm® - USB - Portable Coordinate Measurement Machine)
  • rhinocodemax.dll (by WinMain Software (http://www.winmain.com)) - RhinoCodeMax
  • sketchupreader.dll - SketchUpReader Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • rhinoshext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'RhinoShExt' with a class of {C81DCBCA-8AE2-41FC-9C39-78B160393210}.
Scheduled Task
  • rhino4.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61F3757B-07E0-4329-B8EB-863BA298FA89}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • rhino4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 4.0\System\Rhino4.exe'.

How do I remove Rhinoceros?

You can uninstall Rhinoceros 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 Rhinoceros 4.0, 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 Rhinoceros.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.35%
Windows 10 19.73%
Windows XP 6.53%
Windows Vista 4.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.21%
Windows 7 Professional 17.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.28%
Windows 10 Home 5.05%
Windows 8.1 3.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.19%
  Italy 16.39%
  United Kingdom 3.92%
  Spain 3.78%
  Iran 3.08%
  Taiwan 2.80%
  France 2.80%
  Argentina 2.80%
  Germany 2.66%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Australia 1.82%
  Turkey 1.68%
  Israel 1.54%
  Croatia 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.50%
ASUS 19.90%
Hewlett-Packard 18.71%
Acer 11.75%
Toshiba 5.52%
Sony 4.32%
Samsung 3.36%
Lenovo 2.88%
Intel 2.16%
Apple 1.44%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.84%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 2.45%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.45%
ASUS All Series 1.96%


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