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Should I remove Windows Movie Maker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,633
United States Rank #13,633
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.66 days
462.09 days >
Average installed length: 242.79 days

Windows Movie Maker 6.1

Remove Windows Movie Maker 6.1
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What is Windows Movie Maker?

The software bundles additional 3rd party software in the installer including Conduit's Search protect, VuuPC and V-Bates using the InstallIQ download manager.

About  (from windows-movie-maker.org Software Studio)

Windows Movie Maker is a Free video creating/editing software application, designed for Windows Me, XP and Vista. Also works with latest Windows7 & Windows 8. Windows Movie Maker contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions ...  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 primary executable is named zcode.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 6.96 MB (7,295,026 bytes).
Windows Movie Maker has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: win-movie-maker-free
URL: www.windows-movie-maker.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Movie Maker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Movie Maker\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Movie Maker 6.1

Program executable:zcode.exe
Name:Windows Movie Maker
Path:C:\Program Files\Windows Movie Maker\zcode.exe
Additional files:
  • youtube-downloader.exe (by MicroTools) - YouTube Downloader Services (YouTube Downloader Services Setup)
  • optimizer-setup.exe (by MicroTools) - Windows Optimizer (Windows Optimizer Setup)
  • solidloader.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • zcode.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{608A7E78-3E78-4C6C-8905-97A230BF8266}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Windows Movie Maker?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Movie Maker 6.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Movie Maker 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 Windows Movie Maker 6.1, 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 Windows Movie Maker.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.04%
Windows 10 37.18%
Windows XP 8.31%
Windows Vista 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.67%
Windows 8.1 14.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.69%
Windows 7 Professional 12.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.05%
  Philippines 6.61%
  India 6.23%
  Indonesia 3.89%
  Australia 3.11%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  United Arab Emirates 1.75%
  Israel 1.56%
  Thailand 1.36%
  Romania 1.36%
  Malaysia 1.36%
  Iran 1.17%
  Croatia 1.17%
  Egypt 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.83%
Hewlett-Packard 24.50%
Dell 17.79%
ASUS 10.40%
Lenovo 7.05%
Toshiba 7.05%
Samsung 2.35%
Alienware 0.67%
Intel 0.67%
Sahara 0.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.07%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.07%
Acer Aspire V5-471G 2.07%
ASUS All Series 2.07%


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