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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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12.03 6.67%
12.0 6.67%
11.70 13.33%
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11.50 6.67%
11.34 13.33%
11.31 6.67%
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11.0 6.67%
10.04 6.67%
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Sysinternals Software


Sysinternals Software is a program developed by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com. The most used version is 11.70, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 48 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,254,217 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 78% of users of Sysinternals Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545027.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sysinternals Software\Autostats
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\zipinst.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\Sysinternals Software\Autostats\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 1.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sysinternals Software

  • autoruns.exe - Sysinternals autoruns (Autostart program viewer)
  • autorunsc.exe
  • accesschk.exe - Sysinternals AccessChk (Reports effective permissions for securable objects)
  • AccessEnum.exe - Sysinternals AccessEnum (AccessEnum)
  • ADExplorer.exe - Sysinternals ADExplorer (Active Directory Editor)
  • ADInsight.exe - ADInsight (Active directory LDAP monitor)
  • adrestore.exe
  • Autologon.exe - Sysinternals Autologon (Autologon configuration)
  • Bginfo.exe - BGInfo (BGInfo - Wallpaper text configurator)
  • Cacheset.exe
  • Clockres.exe - Sysinternals Clockres (Clock resolution display utility)
  • Contig.exe - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • Coreinfo.exe - coreinfo (Dump information on system CPU and memory topology)
  • ctrl2cap.exe
  • Dbgview.exe - Sysinternals Debugview (DebugView)
  • Desktops.exe - Desktops (Sysinternals Desktops)
  • disk2vhd.exe - Disk2vhd (Disk to VHD converter)
  • diskext.exe - Sysinternals diskextent (Disk extent dumper)
  • Diskmon.exe - Sysinternals Diskmon (Disk Monitor)
  • DiskView.exe - DiskView (Sysinternals Diskview)
  • du.exe - Sysinternals Du (Directory disk usage reporter)
  • efsdump.exe
  • FindLinks.exe - Sysinternals FindLinks (FindLinks)
  • handle.exe - Sysinternals Handle (Handle viewer)
  • hex2dec.exe
  • junction.exe - Sysinternals Junction (junction)
  • ldmdump.exe
  • Listdlls.exe - Sysinternals Listdlls (Listdlls)
  • livekd.exe - Sysinternals LiveKd (livekd)
  • LoadOrd.exe
  • logonsessions.exe - Sysinternals LogonSessions (logonsessions)
  • movefile.exe - movefile (Sysinternals Movefile)
  • ntfsinfo.exe
  • pagedfrg.exe - Sysinternals System Defragmenter (System defragmenter)
  • pendmoves.exe - Sysinternals Pendmoves (pendmoves)
  • pipelist.exe
  • portmon.exe - SysInternals Portmon (Portmon/EE)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Desktops.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Sysinternals Desktops' and executes as C:\Program Files\Sysinternals Suite\Desktops.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Bginfo.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SysInfoCorp' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\bginfoCorp\Bginfo.exe /iC:\WINDOWS\bginfoCorp\Corp40.bgi /timeC:0 /nolicprompt /silent.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002676388%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013382%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013382%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Sysinternals Software?

You can uninstall Sysinternals Software 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 Sysinternals Software, 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 Sysinternals Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? 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 53.33%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 26.67%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.13%
  Canada 9.38%
  Belgium 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  Germany 3.13%
  Sweden 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Toshiba 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Dell 14.29%
Medion 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 13.33%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 6.67%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.67%
Gateway FX6860 6.67%
Dell Studio 1735 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 6.67%


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