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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,727
United States Rank #5,912
Reach 0.0832%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 210.61 days
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Average installed length: 614.64 days

Software Informer 1.1

What is Software Informer?  (from Informer Technologies)

Software Informer is a utility that has been designed specifically for those users who care to keep their applications functional and ready for any task that might arise. Its primary aim is to give you up-to-date information about the software you actually use. For that purpose, this program will make a list of applica...  Read more


Software Informer 1.1 is a program developed by Informer Technologies. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is softinfo.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 4.11 MB (4,308,912 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 42% of users of Software Informer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: informer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Informer 1.1

Program executable:softinfo.exe
Name:Software Informer
Path:C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe
Software Informer is used to locate new versions of applications that are already installed on the computer system and downloaded from softwareinformer.com. Applications that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can...
Additional files:
  • core.dll - Software Informer
  • iebrowser.dll - Software Informer component
  • sbtn.dll - Integration into Windows Explorer
  • siinst.exe - Software Informer Setup
  • siUiWindowResources.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • softinfo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A595787D-3C5B-4D15-82F5-031EDA7E38EE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • softinfo.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Software Informer.
Startup File (User Run)
  • softinfo.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Software Informer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe" -autorun.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Software Informer\unins000.exe'.
  • softinfo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe'.

How do I remove Software Informer?

You can uninstall Software Informer 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 Software Informer 1.1, 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 Software Informer.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.86%
Windows XP 9.92%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows 10 6.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.57%
Windows 10 Home 1.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.44%
  Germany 12.68%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  France 2.69%
  Canada 2.54%
  Italy 1.77%
  Belgium 1.67%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Austria 1.42%
  Australia 1.37%
  Iran 1.37%
  DK 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.47%
Dell 25.14%
Acer 19.02%
Toshiba 5.90%
ASUS 5.67%
Samsung 2.89%
Intel 2.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Medion 1.45%
Sahara 1.33%
Lenovo 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.78%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.17%


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