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Should I remove WinDirStat?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #491
United States Rank #381
Reach 1.3290%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.46 days
367.46 days >
Average installed length: 193.07 days


1.1.2 0.00%

WinDirStat 1.1.2

What is WinDirStat?

WinDirStat is a graphical disk usage analyzer for Microsoft Windows, notable for presenting a sub-tree view with disk use percentage alongside a usage-sorted list of file extensions that is interactively integrated with a colorful graphical display (a treemap).

About  (from Bernhard)

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows (all current variants). WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views: the directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size; the treemap...  Read more


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is windirstat.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 733.03 KB (750,624 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windirstat.info
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinDirStat
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinDirStat\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 733.03 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WinDirStat 1.1.2

Program executable:windirstat.exe
Windows Directory Statistics
Path:C:\Program Files\windirstat\windirstat.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • windirstat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BA81835B-E152-433C-8613-164EECD87E80}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windirstat.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinDirStat\windirstat.exe'.

How do I remove WinDirStat?

You can uninstall WinDirStat 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 WinDirStat 1.1.2, 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 WinDirStat.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.81%
Windows 10 36.42%
Windows XP 4.36%
Windows Vista 4.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.53%
Windows 7 Professional 14.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.37%
Windows 10 Home 9.53%
Windows 10 Pro 7.16%
Windows 8.1 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.95%
  France 5.28%
  United Kingdom 5.09%
  Germany 3.52%
  Canada 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Australia 2.07%
  Italy 1.43%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Brazil 0.92%
  Spain 0.89%
  Sweden 0.80%
  India 0.74%
  Poland 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.67%
Hewlett-Packard 21.86%
ASUS 13.42%
Acer 13.40%
Lenovo 4.57%
Toshiba 4.23%
Intel 2.89%
Samsung 2.87%
MSI 1.20%
American Megatrends 0.82%
Medion 0.70%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.45%
Dell XPS 8300 1.78%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.71%


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