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Should I remove WhatsApp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,445
United States Rank #1,411
Reach 0.4832%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.75 days
199.12 days >
Average installed length: 104.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v1.0.1 0.85%
0.3.9309 0.59%
0.3.9308 0.34%
0.3.557 0.01%
0.3.5374 0.35%
0.3.5148 0.05%
0.3.4941 0.06%
0.3.4679 0.05%
0.3.4479 0.04%
0.3.4375 0.04%
0.3.416 0.02%
0.3.4157 0.02%
0.3.3793 0.04%
0.3.3330 0.03%
0.3.3328 0.03%
0.3.33 0.36%
0.3.2848 0.05%
0.3.2386 0.06%
0.3.2276 0.01%
0.3.2043 0.02%
0.3.1847 0.02%
0.3.1649 0.01%
0.3.1242 0.01%
0.2.9998 0.27%
0.2.9928 0.31%
0.2.9737 0.73%
0.2.936 2.90%
0.2.9229 3.84%
0.2.9008 1.40%
0.2.8691 5.24%
0.2.8505 3.03%
0.2.8361 2.55%
0.2.8082 3.75%
0.2.8000 1.68%
0.2.777 1.96%
0.2.776 0.20%
0.2.775 0.01%
0.2.7315 7.10%
0.2.7314 0.01%
0.2.7305 0.04%
0.2.6968 2.00%
0.2.6967 0.05%
0.2.6952 0.20%
0.2.684 4.99%
0.2.6426 1.21%
0.2.5863 1.99%
0.2.5862 0.05%
0.2.5371 1.08%
0.2.5093 2.46%
0.2.4240 9.83%
0.2.3699 7.69%
63 versions

WhatsApp

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Overview

The most used version is 0.2.4240, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Update.exe. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 203.52 MB (213,401,715 bytes). Update.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 49% of users of WhatsApp come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WhatsApp
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --uninstall
Estimated size: 203.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WhatsApp

Program executable:Update.exe
Name:Update
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe
MD5:d54ac12c2fb1a8ca3be15b2ac162eecb
Additional files:
  • WhatsApp.exe - WhatsApp
  • Update.exe (by GitHub) - Update

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6D740A4-692B-479E-B7A1-0843D259B747}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Update.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WhatsApp' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WhatsApp\Update.exe --processStart "WhatsApp.exe".

How do I remove WhatsApp?

Quickly and completely remove WhatsApp from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp, 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 WhatsApp.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 89%
Win 8.1 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 89.01%
Windows 7 10.92%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.56%
Windows 10 Pro 29.64%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 7.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.32%
Windows 7 Professional 3.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.29%
  Italy 12.74%
  Germany 8.82%
  Netherlands 4.71%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Spain 2.85%
  France 2.46%
  Singapore 2.10%
  Brazil 1.20%
  South Africa 0.76%
  Sweden 0.71%
  Switzerland 0.66%
  India 0.66%
  Austria 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
ASUS 17.82%
Acer 16.53%
Dell 14.19%
Lenovo 12.61%
GIGABYTE 2.88%
Medion 2.72%
Samsung 2.55%
Toshiba 2.38%
MSI 1.37%
Intel 0.95%
Apple 0.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.49%
HP HP Notebook 7.27%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.09%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.62%

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