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What percent of users and experts removed it?
35% remove it65% keep it
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Global Rank #26,451
United States Rank #22,621
Reach 0.0062%


4.52 0.81%


What is Switch?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Swift Sound)

Switch is one of the most stable and comprehensive multi format audio file converters available and is very easy to use. wav, mp3, wma, m4a, ogg, avi, mid, flac, mov, amr, aac, au, aif, raw, dvf, vox, cda, gsm, dss, wmv and many more audio formats.


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 main program executable is switch.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,227,622 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nch swift sound\switch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Switch\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Switch

Program executable:switch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\switch\switch.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Switch

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • switch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'switchShakeIcon' (Next runs on 12/11/2013 at 12:46 PM).

How do I remove Switch?

You can uninstall Switch 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 Switch, 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 Switch.

Win XP 54%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 35%
Keep it 65%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 59.35%
Windows Vista 25.20%
Windows 7 13.82%
Windows 10 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 60.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.04%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.36%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  United Kingdom 6.54%
  Italy 5.23%
  Germany 3.92%
  Canada 3.27%
  Belgium 2.61%
  France 2.61%
  Greece 2.61%
  India 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Switzerland 1.31%
  Finland 1.31%
  Australia 1.31%
  Austria 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.39%
Hewlett-Packard 18.29%
American Megatrends 13.41%
Gateway 9.76%
Acer 7.32%
Sahara 6.10%
Intel 4.88%
Toshiba 3.66%
Compaq 2.44%
ASUS 1.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 531 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 1750 1.06%
Dell Dimension XPS ... 1.06%

About (from NCH Swift Sound)

NCH Software is a leader in software development.
Publisher URL: www.nch.com.au


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