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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,568
United States Rank #18,575
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.50 days
339.32 days >
Average installed length: 178.29 days


5.48 54.49%

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VRS Recording System

What is VRS Recording System?

From the EULA: " During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

VRS is a professional, digital audio-recording application with robust recording options in a simple interface for easy day-to-day recording. VRS can record multiple audio channels simultaneously with automatic level control and digital signal processing to improve voice intelligibility. Recordings are automatically co...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named vrs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 3.06 MB (3,206,031 bytes).
VRS Recording System has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/vrs/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\VRS
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\VRS\vrs.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 3.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VRS Recording System

Program executable:vrs.exe
VRS Recording System
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\vrs\vrs.exe
Additional files:
  • talk.exe - ExpressTalk (Express Talk)
  • uninst.exe - VRS (VRS Recording System)
  • vrssetup_v5.42.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.43.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.44.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.45.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.46.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.47.exe
  • vrssetup_v5.48.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vrs.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VRSReminder' (Next runs on 7/23/2017 at 10:54 PM).
  • vrs.exe runs as a service named 'VRS Recording System' (VRSService) "Allows VRS Recording System to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • vrs.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VRS' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\VRS\VRS.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vrs.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VRS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\VRS\vrs.exe" -logon.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016896986%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071688%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00097282%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:27,953,543
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11.74 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:14.24 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VRS Recording System?

You can uninstall VRS Recording System 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 VRS Recording System, 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 VRS Recording System.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 10 24.36%
Windows XP 10.26%
Windows Vista 7.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.39%
Windows 10 Home 8.39%
Windows 8.1 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.20%
  United Kingdom 3.98%
  Iran 3.48%
  Germany 2.99%
  Canada 2.99%
  Australia 2.49%
  India 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Hungary 1.99%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Norway 1.00%
  Russia 1.00%
  DZ 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.24%
Dell 22.33%
Acer 14.56%
Toshiba 5.83%
ASUS 4.85%
American Megatrends 4.85%
Lenovo 3.88%
Intel 1.94%
Sahara 1.94%
Sony 1.94%
Alienware 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.88%
Dell Studio 540 1.92%
eMachines eME528 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.92%
Gigabyte X58A-UD9 1.92%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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