84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Speccy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #171
United States Rank #160
Reach 3.0797%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.04 days
384.54 days >
Average installed length: 202.05 days


1.32 0.37%
1.31 3.26%
1.30 4.93%
1.29 10.45%
1.28 14.05%
1.27 2.30%
1.26 12.72%
1.25 8.16%
1.24 5.96%
1.23 4.27%
1.22 6.03%
1.21 3.75%
1.20 6.59%
1.19 3.66%
1.18 2.78%
1.17 1.82%
1.16 1.99%
1.15 0.67%
1.14 0.81%
1.13 0.46%
1.12 0.40%
1.11 0.77%
1.10 0.43%
1.09 0.27%
1.08 0.28%
1.07 0.46%
1.06 0.19%
1.05 0.34%
1.04 0.26%
1.03 0.26%
1.02 0.31%
1.01 0.56%
1.00 0.23%
1, 16, 0, 317 0.00%


What is Speccy?

Speccy is a tool that allows the user to see information about hardware and software of the computer. The information displayed by Speccy including processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory (RAM), information about graphics card and operating system and other things. Speccy is for seeing what kind of hardware you are using and how it's being used.

About  (from Piriform)

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem. Some of the basic informat...  Read more


The most used version is 1.28, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 speccy.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 14.04 MB (14,719,152 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.piriform.com/speccy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Speccy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Speccy\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 14.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Speccy

Program executable:speccy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\speccy\speccy.exe
Additional files:
  • Speccy_v1.23.exe - Speccy (Speccy Installer)
  • Speccy_v1.26.698.exe
  • Speccy64.exe
  • spsetup118.exe
  • spsetup120.exe
  • spsetup122.exe
  • spsetup123.exe
  • spsetup124.exe
  • spsetup125.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Speccy64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunSpeccy'.
  • Speccy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunSpeccy'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Speccy64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Speccy.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Speccy64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Speccy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy64.exe" /totray.
  • Speccy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Speccy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy.exe" /totray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Speccy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013818058%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00025775%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112406%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,453,639
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:172 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8.67 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Speccy?

You can uninstall Speccy 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 Speccy, 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 Speccy.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.83%
Windows 10 33.68%
Windows XP 6.10%
Windows Vista 4.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.52%
Windows 10 Home 8.21%
Windows 8.1 7.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.86%
  Germany 6.85%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  France 3.37%
  Italy 3.21%
  Canada 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Australia 1.70%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Sweden 1.07%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Spain 0.97%
  Finland 0.87%
  India 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.34%
Dell 22.67%
Acer 16.10%
ASUS 11.10%
Toshiba 4.77%
Lenovo 3.95%
Samsung 2.87%
Intel 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.25%
MSI 0.96%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.03%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.32%
Dell XPS 8500 1.74%

About Piriform

Piriform is develops software for the Microsoft Windows whose products include CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler, and Speccy.
Publisher URL: www.piriform.com

comments3 comments

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Beauregard over a year ago
SPECCY. A brilliant little programme. Everything you ever wanted to know about everything on your computer and were afraid to ask. Seamlessly. And you can save the read outs. Brilliant piece of merchandise. One of of Piriform's best apps. It's good to run it every once in awhile and have a look/see at what's going on in the background while you weren't looking. N/C at that. FREE. I ask, how many real free programmes are left out there that aren't bundled with crapware? Not many. Thank you Piriform. Keep it. You'll love it.
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Mad Wolfover a year ago
Best there is at what it dose install it on every system I build I also use CCleaner another great tool from this company.
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GBDickover a year ago
Speccy gives one a simple overview of the computer's systems