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Should I remove VistaSwitcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,310
United States Rank #13,405
Reach 0.0261%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.59 days
341.99 days >
Average installed length: 179.69 days


1.1.5 71.40%
1.1.4 18.48%
1.1.3 5.06%
1.1.2 1.75%
1.1.1 0.19%
1.1.0 0.19%
1.0.9 0.39%
1.0.8 1.17%
1.0.5 0.19%
1.0.4 0.39%
1.0.3 0.78%


What is VistaSwitcher?  (from NTWind Software)

VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview snapshots, and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortc...  Read more


VistaSwitcher is a software program developed by NTWind Software. The most common release is 1.1.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 vswitch64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 577.72 KB (591,587 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of VistaSwitcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ntwind.com/software/vistaswitcher.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 577.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VistaSwitcher

Program executable:vswitch64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\vistaswitcher\vswitch64.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - VistaSwitcher (VistaSwitcher Setup)
  • uninst64.exe
  • vsconfig.exe - VistaSwitcher Preferences
  • vsconfig64.exe
  • vswitch.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vswitch64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B132D35F-4A47-4714-9D4F-00DE1B975EBE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vswitch64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VistaSwitcher.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • vswitch64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VistaSwitcher' and executes as "C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher\vswitch64.exe" /startup.
  • vswitch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VistaSwitcher' and executes as "C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher\vswitch.exe" /startup.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vswitch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VistaSwitcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher\vswitch.exe" /startup.
  • vswitch64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VistaSwitcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VistaSwitcher\vswitch64.exe" /startup.

How do I remove VistaSwitcher?

You can uninstall VistaSwitcher 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 VistaSwitcher, 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 VistaSwitcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.25%
Windows 10 19.15%
Windows XP 13.93%
Windows Vista 3.48%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.10%
Windows 7 Professional 17.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.85%
  Germany 6.42%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  Japan 4.51%
  Iran 4.51%
  MA 3.82%
  DZ 3.65%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Canada 2.08%
  France 1.74%
  India 1.74%
  Australia 1.56%
  Egypt 1.56%
  Poland 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.91%
Hewlett-Packard 24.15%
Acer 12.59%
ASUS 7.14%
Toshiba 4.76%
Lenovo 3.74%
Intel 3.74%
Samsung 1.70%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
ASUS All Series 3.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.47%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.85%


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