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Should I remove Scratch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,412
United States Rank #4,282
Reach 0.1643%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.85 days
585.65 days >
Average installed length: 307.71 days


VersionDistribution 98.15% 0.31% 0.80% 0.06% 0.49% 0.19%


What is Scratch?  (from MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group)

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, re...  Read more


Scratch is a software program developed by MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group. 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 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 Scratch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1.48 MB (1,553,241 bytes). 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 38% of users of Scratch come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: scratch.mit.edu
Help link: www.bollnas.se
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\scratch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Scratch\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Scratch

Program executable:Scratch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\scratch\Scratch.exe
Additional files:
  • CameraPlugin.dll
  • Mpeg3Plugin.dll
  • Scratch.exe
  • ScratchPlugin.dll
  • UnicodePlugin.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • WeDoPlugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Scratch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93A094D3-C08D-4FDD-9093-B635FF3BFEE4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Scratch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Scratch\Scratch.exe'.

How do I remove Scratch?

You can uninstall Scratch 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 Scratch, 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 Scratch.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.11%
Windows 10 34.39%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Windows XP 4.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 10.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.12%
Windows 10 Home 7.41%
Windows 8.1 6.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.61%
  United Kingdom 12.98%
  Italy 3.86%
  Germany 3.75%
  Israel 2.77%
  Canada 2.68%
  France 2.57%
  Argentina 2.54%
  Australia 2.32%
  Spain 1.82%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Taiwan 1.51%
  Ireland 1.48%
  India 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.68%
Dell 22.49%
Acer 17.33%
ASUS 9.36%
Toshiba 6.38%
Lenovo 5.48%
Samsung 5.00%
Intel 1.38%
MSI 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Common models
Intel Corporation Intel p... 15.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.71%
NOBLEX NT1015E 5.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.25%
Bangho Suma 1025 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%


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