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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,219
United States Rank #4,654
Reach 0.1778%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.31 days
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Average installed length: 175.37 days

Software Informer 1.2

What is Software Informer?  (from Informer Technologies)

Software Informer is a powerful application that keeps your software updated. Software Informer will scan your entire computer and detect your applications' versions. You can get notifications about important software updates, find a perfect program according to your needs, ask questions and get feedback from experienc...  Read more


Software Informer 1.2 is a software program developed by Informer Technologies. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 softinfo.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 8.68 MB (9,098,033 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 32% of users of Software Informer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.informer.com
Help link: software.informer.com/landing
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Informer 1.2

Program executable:softinfo.exe
Name:Software Informer
Path:C:\Program Files\software informer\softinfo.exe
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

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBA556E1-5D95-427C-86FF-DD2A53F2931F}' (runs on registration).
  • softinfo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6877FF3A-6C00-4445-9595-9A30FDC8B895}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • softinfo.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftwareInformerService.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • softinfo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010805300%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00074150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00033903%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,681
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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 1.2, 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) 59%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.78%
Windows 10 23.52%
Windows XP 8.16%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.72%
Windows 7 Professional 9.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.12%
Windows 8.1 7.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.51%
  Germany 11.54%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  India 2.65%
  Canada 2.57%
  Iran 2.55%
  France 2.28%
  DK 2.25%
  Italy 2.10%
  Russia 1.99%
  Sweden 1.64%
  Australia 1.62%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Saudi Arabia 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.04%
Dell 20.48%
Acer 17.40%
ASUS 9.82%
Toshiba 5.50%
Samsung 4.17%
Medion 3.89%
Lenovo 3.27%
Intel 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.87%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.43%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.77%


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