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Should I remove Screencast-O-Matic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,948
United States Rank #3,781
Reach 0.1037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.47 days
456.49 days >
Average installed length: 239.85 days


What is Screencast-O-Matic?  (from the publisher)

Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen and webcam recorder to capture video from your computer screen and share it on Screencast-O-Matic.com, YouTube, or save to a video file.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 13.46 MB (14,112,421 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 61% of users of Screencast-O-Matic come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.screencast-o-matic.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\screencast-o-matic
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Screencast-O-Matic\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Screencast-O-Matic

  • Screencast-O-Matic.exe - Screencast-O-Matic
  • Uninstall.exe
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • som_com_encoder_2.exe
  • som_fs.exe
  • SOMNative-2.15.24.dll
  • SOMNative-2.15.25.dll
  • SOMNative-2.16.1.dll
  • SOMNative-2.16.2.dll
  • SOMNative-2.16.3.dll
  • SOMNative-2.17.1.dll
  • SOMNative-2.17.2.dll
  • SOMNative-2.17.3.dll
  • SOMNativeAudio-1.5.dll
  • SOMNativeAudio-1.9.dll
  • SOMNative-x64-2.17.2.dll
  • SOMNative-x64-2.17.3.dll
  • SOMTrayNative-1.0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Screencast-O-Matic.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Screencast-O-Matic Tray' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Screencast-O-Matic\Screencast-O-Matic.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:43.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000518079%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001918%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003263%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,810,802
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.19 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Screencast-O-Matic?

You can uninstall Screencast-O-Matic 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 Screencast-O-Matic, 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 Screencast-O-Matic.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.39%
Windows 10 33.86%
Windows Vista 3.42%
Windows XP 3.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.79%
Windows 8.1 14.41%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.43%
Windows 10 Home 4.57%
Windows 8 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.72%
  United Kingdom 5.29%
  Canada 3.21%
  DK 2.16%
  Australia 1.78%
  France 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Italy 1.13%
  Spain 1.06%
  Mexico 1.06%
  Belgium 1.02%
  India 1.02%
  Germany 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.83%
Dell 21.38%
Acer 14.77%
ASUS 10.44%
Toshiba 8.52%
Lenovo 4.69%
Samsung 3.98%
Intel 1.70%
American Megatrends 0.64%
MSI 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.69%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.69%


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