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Should I remove SIW 2011 Home Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,414
United States Rank #8,439
Reach 0.0471%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.42 days
661.42 days >
Average installed length: 347.53 days


2011.10.30 14.12%
2011.10.29 85.88%

SIW 2011 Home Edition

What is SIW 2011 Home Edition?

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from Topala Software Solutions)

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML, TXT or XML), and is able to run in batch mode (for PC Software and Hard...  Read more


SIW 2011 Home Edition is a program developed by Topala Software Solutions. The most used version is 2011.10.29, 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 main program executable is siw.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.27 MB (6,573,381 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 43% of users of SIW 2011 Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.
SIW 2011 Home Edition has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gtopala.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SIW 2011 Home Edition\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SIW 2011 Home Edition\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SIW 2011 Home Edition

Program executable:siw.exe
Name:System Information for Windows
System Information
Path:C:\Program Files\siw 2011 home edition\siw.exe
Additional files:
  • SIWViewer.exe - SIWViewer
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • siw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{84505867-3B32-416C-A58C-F7B7CCA47358}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SIW 2011 Home Edition?

You can uninstall SIW 2011 Home Edition 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 SIW 2011 Home Edition, 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 SIW 2011 Home Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.62%
Windows XP 11.75%
Windows Vista 7.11%
Windows 10 4.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.30%
Windows 7 Professional 16.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.83%
  Germany 11.00%
  Canada 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Netherlands 4.42%
  France 3.70%
  Italy 3.34%
  Australia 2.71%
  Belgium 2.25%
  Sweden 2.07%
  Poland 1.89%
  Spain 1.44%
  Israel 0.99%
  Japan 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.16%
Hewlett-Packard 22.20%
Acer 12.90%
ASUS 7.61%
Intel 5.29%
Medion 4.44%
Toshiba 2.96%
Sahara 2.54%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Lenovo 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.57%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.83%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%

Publisher URL: www.gtopala.com

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Kev2013over a year ago
I think this program is great. It offers detailed information about the entire system both hardware and software. I bult my computer, and you would have thouht they were in the store with me.