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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 #31,527
United States Rank #31,334
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5.1.20927.2230 11.76%
5.1.20927.2215 88.24%

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Rhinoceros 5.0

What is Rhinoceros?  (from Robert McNeel & Associates)

The Rhino 5 development process started more than five years ago with one overriding goal—to remove as many of your workflow bottlenecks as possible. That meant making Rhino faster and able to handle much larger models and project teams, in addition to making thousands of large and small improvements.


Rhinoceros 5.0 is a software program developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The most common release is 5.1.20927.2215, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 77 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Rhinoceros come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcneel.com
Help link: www.rhino3d.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rhinoceros 5.0\plug-ins\ironpython\lib
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8CD14890-023B-4BFF-82D4-D83AA5D63302}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Rhinoceros 5.0

  • mcneelupdateservice.exe - McNeel Update Service (McNeelUpdateService)
  • sharpbits.base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • mcneelupdateclient.dll (by Microsoft) - McNeelUpdateClient
  • rhino4.exe - Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros 5.0 (32-bit))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mcneelupdateservice.exe runs as a service named 'McNeel Update Service 5.0' (McNeelUpdate) "McNeel Update Service 5.0".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • rhino4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0\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 5.0, 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) 59%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.18%
Windows 10 36.47%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Windows XP 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 19.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.27%
  Italy 12.37%
  France 6.19%
  Netherlands 5.15%
  Taiwan 3.09%
  Germany 3.09%
  Canada 3.09%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Spain 2.06%
  Malaysia 2.06%
  Vietnam 1.03%
  Colombia 1.03%
  Russia 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 18.33%
ASUS 18.33%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Apple 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Samsung 3.33%
Alienware 1.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.63%
Dell Precision M6600 2.82%
HP EliteBook 8560w 2.82%
HP ENVY dv4 Notebook PC ... 2.82%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 2.82%
Supermicro X8DAL 1.41%

About (from Robert McNeel & Associates)

Founded in 1980, McNeel is a privately-held, employee-owned company with sales and support offices and affiliates in Seattle, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Rome, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai with more than 700 resellers, distributors, OEMs, and training centers around the world.
Publisher URL: www.mcneel.com


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