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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 #3,450
United States Rank #4,238
Reach 0.1890%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.70 days
640.06 days >
Average installed length: 336.30 days


VersionDistribution 98.11% 0.30% 0.87% 0.08% 0.45% 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 8. While about 35% of users of Scratch come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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:
  • Mpeg3Plugin.dll
  • Scratch.exe
  • ScratchPlugin.dll
  • UnicodePlugin.dll
  • uninstall.exe

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?

Quickly and completely remove Scratch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 58%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.46%
Windows 8 26.50%
Windows Vista 6.07%
Windows XP 4.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.86%
Windows 7 Professional 11.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.72%
Windows 8.1 7.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.47%
  United Kingdom 14.61%
  Germany 3.69%
  Israel 3.18%
  Canada 3.07%
  Australia 2.53%
  Argentina 2.39%
  Italy 2.25%
  Taiwan 1.88%
  France 1.81%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Ireland 1.67%
  Belgium 1.47%
  India 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.10%
Dell 23.90%
Acer 16.83%
ASUS 8.76%
Toshiba 5.61%
Samsung 5.30%
Lenovo 5.04%
Intel 1.51%
MSI 0.69%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
Intel Corporation Intel p... 10.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.19%
NOBLEX NT1015E 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.51%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.92%


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