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Should I remove Timbuktu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #42,775
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VersionDistribution 26.67% 73.33%

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Timbuktu is a program developed by Motorola. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,439,744 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Server 2003. While about 91% of users of Timbuktu come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motorola.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\timbuktu pro\help\skin\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6B814ED8-B446-41B4-BF91-4FD99D5E0EF7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Timbuktu

  • tb2tools.dll - Timbuktu for Windows (TB2TOOLS DLL)
  • tnetlib.dll - TNetLib
  • exchange.dll - Timbuktu - Exchange Service Module
  • hook32.dll - Hook functions for TNotify
  • munger.dll - Munger Service DLL
  • note.dll - Timbuktu - Send Service Module.
  • notify.dll - Timbuktu - Notify Service Module
  • plink.exe
  • plughnt.dll - PlughNT
  • salt.dll - Timbuktu (Timbuktu Seasoning Library)
  • tb2cob.dll - Timbuktu - Control/Observe Service Module
  • tb2ftp.dll - Timbuktu - Send Service Module
  • tb2plugh.dll - Activity Log and Plugh Functions
  • timbuktucobhost.exe - Timbuktu Host - Control/Observe Service Executable
  • timbuktucobhostagent.exe - Timbuktu Host - Control/Observe Session Agent Executable
  • timbuktudaemon.exe - Timbuktu Daemon Executable
  • timbuktudaemonctl.exe - Timbuktu Daemon Control Tool
  • timbuktuexchangehost.exe - Timbuktu Host - Exchange Service Executable
  • timbuktuguest.exe - Timbuktu Guest Executable
  • timbuktuhost.exe - Timbuktu Host Executable
  • timbuktuhostconfig.exe - Timbuktu Host Configuration Executable
  • timbuktuhostui.exe - Timbuktu Host User Interface Executable
  • tmarina.dll - Marina (application kernel) Functions
  • tnapi.dll - NAPI Functions
  • ttcp.dll - TCP/IP Transport

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • timbuktudaemon.exe runs as a service named 'Timbuktu Daemon' (TimbuktuDaemon).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • timbuktuhost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\timbuktu pro\TimbuktuHost.exe'.
  • timbuktuguest.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\timbuktu pro\TimbuktuGuest.exe'.

How do I remove Timbuktu?

You can uninstall Timbuktu 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 Timbuktu, 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 Timbuktu.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.67%
Windows Server 2003 6.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 7 Enterprise 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  France 4.55%
  Germany 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 7.14%
Parallels Software Intern... 7.14%
LENOVO 2320HPU 7.14%
HP ProBook 6570b 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8770w 7.14%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 7.14%

About Motorola

Motorola is a telecommunications company divided into two companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.
Publisher URL: www.motorola.com


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