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Should I remove ThinkEssentials?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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V2.5.4.0 33.33%
2.1.1 50.00%
2.0.200 16.67%



ThinkEssentials is a software program developed by ControlThink. The most common release is 2.1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ThinkEssentials.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 6.06 MB (6,359,181 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 94% of users of ThinkEssentials come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.controlthink.com
Help link: forums.controlthink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\controlthink\thinkessentials
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ControlThink\ThinkEssentials\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkEssentials

Program executable:ThinkEssentials.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ControlThink\ThinkEssentials\ThinkEssentials.exe
Additional files:
  • ControlThink.TimedEvents.dll - ControlThink.TimedEvents
  • ControlThink.HelperAssembly.dll - ControlThink.Helper
  • ControlThink.Forms.dll - ControlThink.Forms
  • ControlThink.Forms.NetworkChooser.dll - ControlThink.Forms.NetworkChooser
  • ControlThink.FormsLegacy.dll
  • ControlThink.ZWave.dll - ControlThink.ZWave
  • ControlThink.Pnp.dll - ControlThink.Pnp
  • ThinkEssentials.exe - ThinkEssentials
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ThinkEssentials.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ControlThink\ThinkEssentials\ThinkEssentials.exe'.

How do I remove ThinkEssentials?

Quickly and completely remove ThinkEssentials from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ThinkEssentials 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 ThinkEssentials, 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 ThinkEssentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 17%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Canada 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Common models
Gigabyte P55-USB3 20.00%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 500-267c 20.00%
HP-Pavilion BK175AA-ABA H... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1423w 20.00%


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