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Should I remove Spotify?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,010
United States Rank #2,542
Reach 0.3279%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.95 days
853.96 days >
Average installed length: 448.69 days


VersionDistribution 0.20%
0.6.5 1.24%
0.6.4 0.65%
0.6.3 0.26%
0.6.2 2.51%
0.6.1 1.93%
0.5.3 0.20%
0.5.2 30.59%
0.5.1 5.77%
0.5.0 2.82%
0.4.10 6.25%
0.4.9 12.19%
0.4.8 7.91%
0.4.7 4.08%
0.4.3 9.64%
0.3.23 3.87%
0.3.22 3.57%
0.3.21 0.57%
0.3.20 0.37%
0.3.19 0.82%
0.3.18 0.93%
0.3.17 0.50%
0.3.16 0.29%
0.3.15 0.57%
0.3.14 0.56%
0.3.13 0.32%
0.3.12 0.32%
0.3.11 0.59%
0.3.10 0.19%
0.3.9 0.20%
0.3.8 0.03%
0.3.7 0.05%


What is Spotify?

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing DRM-protected content from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers. Users can set up playlists and share them, or edit them together with other users . For this purpose the playlist link can directly be dragged into an email or an instant messaging window. If the recipient follows the link, the playlist will be downloaded into the Spotify-client of the recipient. Downloaded playlists will then auto-update if the author adds or removes tracks. Users can access applications integrated in the Spotify desktop client, written in HTML5. Third party software writers can offer features related to music listening such as live sharing of playlists, music reviews, lyrics, and concerts. The Spotify software is proprietary and uses digital rights management (DRM) to prevent unauthorized use of content. Users who agree to Spotify's Terms and Conditions agree to not reverse engineer the application. The contents of each client's cache is summarized in an index which is sent to the Spotify stream hub upon connecting to the service. This index is then used to inform other clients about additional peers they can connect to for fetching streamed data for individual tracks being played. This is accommodated by each client, upon startup, acting as a server listening for incoming connections from other Spotify users, as well as connecting to other users to exchange cached data as appropriate.

About  (from Spotify AB)

Spotify works on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, and your home entertainment system. You can even download your favorite music for when you’re offline. Choose the music you love, or let Spotify surprise you. If you know what you want, just search and hit play. Or find new music by browsing the collections of...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: spotify.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Spotify
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Spotify\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 7.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spotify

Program executable:spotify.exe
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\spotify\spotify.exe
Additional files:
  • SpotifyLauncher.exe - Spotify (SpotifyLauncher)
  • Uninstall.exe - Spotify 0.5.2 (Spotify 0.5.2 Installer)
  • DSound.dll (by Equalify / Kenneth Leonardsen) - Equalify (Equalify - Free eqalizer for spotify - 2.2.0)
  • lame_enc.dll
  • Spotify_new.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • spotify.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4068BDA-FB0A-4948-8401-C90E3C70F189}' (runs on registration).
  • SpotifyLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC001231-1820-4C96-AF0C-B34DF9D0EBB1}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • spotify.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spotify.
Startup File (User Run)
  • spotify.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spotify' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe" /uri spotifC:autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • spotify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spotify\spotify.exe'.
Network connections
  • spotify.exe connects to corinne.ash.spotify.com ( port 80).
  • spotify.exe connects to fallon.ash.spotify.com ( port 80).
  • spotify.exe connects to (port 13464).
  • spotify.exe connects to (port 64042).
  • spotify.exe connects to ethel.lon.spotify.com ( port 4070).
  • spotify.exe connects to anissa.ash.spotify.com ( port 4070).
  • spotify.exe connects to lon3-accesspoint-a14.lon3.spotify.com ( port 443).
  • spotify.exe connects to greta.lon.spotify.com ( port 4070).
  • spotify.exe connects to ppp227-35.static.internode.on.net ( port 19747).
  • spotify.exe connects to bracha.ash.spotify.com ( port 80).
  • Plus 19 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:53.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3170608267%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.25963811%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05742272%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:145,722,176
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.74 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:385.36 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Spotify?

You can uninstall Spotify 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 Spotify, 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 Spotify.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.66%
Windows Vista 17.09%
Windows XP 8.52%
Windows 10 5.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.88%
Windows 10 Home 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.24%
  United Kingdom 18.00%
  Sweden 16.22%
  Spain 8.19%
  Finland 5.04%
  Norway 4.70%
  France 4.25%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Belgium 0.42%
  DK 0.33%
  Canada 0.29%
  Germany 0.27%
  Italy 0.21%
  Australia 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.12%
Dell 24.69%
Acer 21.25%
Toshiba 7.95%
ASUS 5.84%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 1.90%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sony 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.94%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.81%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.69%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.98%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.32%

About Spotify AB

Spotify is a music streaming service that offers digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of record labels.
Publisher URL: www.spotify.com


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