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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,260
United States Rank #2,394
Reach 0.2818%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.68 days
492.11 days >
Average installed length: 258.57 days


2.14.0 100.00%

WinMerge 2.14.0

What is WinMerge?

WinMerge is a free software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files. It is useful for determining what has changed between versions, and then merging changes between versions. Visual differencing and merging of text files. Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap. Rudimentary Visual SourceSafe and Rational ClearCase integration. Ability to ignore whitespace and letter case changes. Regular expression based file filters in directory compare allow excluding and including items.


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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is winmergeu.exe. The software installer includes 93 files and is usually about 3.94 MB (4,129,417 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: WinMerge.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinMerge\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinMerge\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinMerge 2.14.0

Program executable:winmergeu.exe
WinMerge Application
Path:C:\Program Files\winmerge\winmergeu.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExtension.dll (by http://winmerge.org) - WinMerge Shell Integration library
  • ShellExtensionU.dll (by http://winmerge.org)
  • ShellExtensionX64.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • heksedit.dll (by (c) Raihan Kibria 2000) - Frhed (Frhed - Free hex editor
  • hekseditU.dll (by (c) Raihan Kibria 2000)
  • Merge7z313U.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip GUI Module
  • Merge7z457U.dll - 7-Zip GUI
  • Merge7z465.dll
  • Merge7z465U.dll
  • Merge7z920.dll
  • Merge7z920U.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xdoc2txt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellExtensionU.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinMerge' with a class of {4E716236-AA30-4C65-B225-D68BBA81E9C2}.
  • ShellExtensionX64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinMerge' with a class of {4E716236-AA30-4C65-B225-D68BBA81E9C2}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinMergeU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D69F55E4-DF51-404D-A172-0E93C14CDAB0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove WinMerge?

You can uninstall WinMerge 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 WinMerge 2.14.0, 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 WinMerge.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.80%
Windows 10 45.07%
Windows XP 2.77%
Windows Vista 1.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.41%
Windows 10 Pro 10.43%
Windows 10 Home 8.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.40%
  France 6.85%
  Italy 5.75%
  Germany 5.06%
  United Kingdom 4.33%
  Canada 3.13%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Australia 1.95%
  India 1.48%
  Belgium 1.40%
  Brazil 1.40%
  Spain 1.08%
  Israel 0.98%
  Sweden 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.18%
Hewlett-Packard 23.94%
ASUS 12.94%
Acer 10.25%
Lenovo 5.01%
Intel 3.95%
Toshiba 2.91%
Samsung 2.66%
Apple 0.75%
Alienware 0.63%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.02%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.75%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.01%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.01%


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