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Should I remove TechGenie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,516
United States Rank #17,189
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.58 days
371.23 days >
Average installed length: 195.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.7.7 100.00%

TechGenie

Overview

TechGenie is a program developed by iYogi. 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. The main program executable is techgenie.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 16.73 MB (17,537,516 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of TechGenie come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: iYogi
URL: www.iyogi.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TechGenie
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TechGenie\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 16.73 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by TechGenie

Program executable:techgenie.exe
Name:TechGenie
TechGenie Module
Path:C:\Program Files\techgenie\techgenie.exe
MD5:767ca1961d8a2b6e689f685f222dc2bd
Additional files:
  • SDLaunch.exe - TechGenie (SDLaunch Module)
  • SDStartup.exe - SDStartup Module
  • uninst.exe - Collection of utilities provided by TechGenie for identifying various PC related problems
  • ResDll.dll - iYogiSupportDock Module
  • AppModule.InterProcessComm.dll (by Ivan Latunov) - Inter Process Communication (AppModule.InterProcessComm)
  • BlowfishNET.dll - Blowfish.NET
  • Cryptography.dll - Cryptography
  • IYogiToolbar.SupportDock.Client.Common.dll - IYogiToolbar.SupportDock.Client.Common
  • IYogiToolbar.SupportDock.Client.Logging.dll - ClassLibrary1
  • Microsoft.Http.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) WCF REST Starter Kit CodePlex Preview 2
  • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Common.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity)
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.Interception.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity.InterceptionExtension
  • TGService.exe - SupportDockService
  • Updater.exe - Updater Module (SupportDock Updater by iYogi Technical Services)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • TGService.exe runs as a service named 'TechGenie Service' (TGService.exe) "TechGenie service enables your PC to send and receive messages and patches to keep your system up to date.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SDStartup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TechGenie' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TechGenie\SDStartUp.exe" C:\Program Files\TechGenie\TechGenie.exe.

How do I remove TechGenie?

Quickly and completely remove TechGenie from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TechGenie 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TechGenie, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TechGenie.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 63%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.89%
Windows 7 31.96%
Windows Vista 3.09%
Windows XP 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.37%
Windows 8.1 26.32%
Windows 10 Home 22.11%
Windows 10 Pro 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.16%
Windows 7 Professional 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.96%
  Canada 3.25%
  Australia 1.30%
  India 1.30%
  Switzerland 0.65%
  DK 0.65%
  France 0.65%
  United Kingdom 0.65%
  Ireland 0.65%
  Italy 0.65%
  Sweden 0.65%
  Thailand 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.42%
Acer 23.68%
Dell 18.42%
ASUS 3.95%
Toshiba 3.95%
Lenovo 2.63%
GIGABYTE 1.32%
Gateway 1.32%
Alienware 1.32%
Common models
eMachines EL1852G 5.49%
Dell XPS One 2710 2.20%
Hewlett-Packard 450-a24 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.20%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite U840 1.10%

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