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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 57.14% 14.29% 28.57%

Talking Alarm Clock

What is Talking Alarm Clock?  (from Cinnamon Software)

This program lets your computer remind you of important dates and events. It uses Microsoft® Agent to show a talking animated alarm. The alarm can also play any sound you choose and includes a handy snooze button. An alarm can be set to go off once, daily, weekly, monthly or annually, with very flexible scheduling. Eac...  Read more


Talking Alarm Clock is a program developed by Cinnamon Software. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 13 files and is usually about 16.84 MB (17,658,828 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 81% of users of Talking Alarm Clock come from the United States, it is also popular in Portugal and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cinnamonsoftware.com/alarm_clock.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Alarm Clock\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{55CA4C22-559E-468B-9837-BE4CAD6911D9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.84 MB
Language: English (Canada)

Program filesFiles installed by Talking Alarm Clock

  • Agent Chooser.dll - Talking Alarm Clock (MS Agent Character Chooser)
  • AgentChooser.dll
  • Alarm Clock.exe
  • Alarm Resources.dll - Talking Alarm Clock Settings
  • Alarm Sounds.dll - Talking Alarm Clock Sounds
  • Alarm Tasks.exe - Talking Alarm Clock Support
  • Alarm Tray.exe - Talking Alarm Clock Central
  • Alarm.dll - Talking Alarm Objects
  • Alarm.exe - Talking Alarm Ringer
  • AlarmMonitor.exe - Talking Alarm Clock user logon monitor
  • AlarmSound.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Alarm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'patt'.
  • AlarmMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'Talking Alarm Clock user logon monitor' (AlarmClockMonitor) "Allows Talking Alarm Clock to monitor user logon and logoff. If this service is disabled, some alarms may be missed.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Alarm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Show missed alarms' which loads as C:\Program Files\Alarm Clock\Alarm.exe.

How do I remove Talking Alarm Clock?

You can uninstall Talking Alarm Clock 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 Talking Alarm Clock, 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 Talking Alarm Clock.

Win Vista (SP2) 29%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.14%
Windows Vista 28.57%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows Vista Business 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Portugal 12.50%
  India 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Gateway 20.00%
Common models
VIA P4M266-8235 20.00%
LENOVO 8927A59 20.00%
HP Pavilion 061 DQ177A-AB... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2103w 20.00%
Gateway MD7818U ... 20.00%


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