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Should I remove World Community Grid?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,359
United States Rank #7,750
Reach 0.0349%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.05 days
443.87 days >
Average installed length: 233.22 days


7.2.47 31.75%
6.10.58 53.41%
6.10.57 14.84%

World Community Grid


The most used version is 6.10.58, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 installer includes 20 files and is usually about 14.13 MB (14,816,384 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of World Community Grid come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.worldcommunitygrid.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BOINC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{31B25CCC-C459-4A7B-8059-0D9913D4FAA1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by World Community Grid

  • boinc.exe - BOINC core client (BOINC client)
  • boinccmd.exe - BOINC client (BOINC Command Line Client)
  • boincmgr.exe - World Community Grid for Windows
  • boincscr.exe - BOINC Screensaver
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • boincsvcctrl.exe (by Space Sciences Laboratory) - BOINC service controller
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • boinctray.exe (by Space Sciences Laboratory) - BOINC System Tray for Windows
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • boincmgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A10302F6-43A5-4F20-9661-93B2FDECAC66}' (runs on registration).
  • boinc.exe runs as a service named 'BOINC' (BOINC) "Downloads, executes, and uploads BOINC tasks".
Startup File (User Run)
  • boincmgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'boincmgr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe" /a /s.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • boinctray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'boinctray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinctray.exe".
  • boincmgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'boincmgr' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe" /a /s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0823087607%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03429532%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04801344%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:7.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0004108571%
Kernel CPU:0.00009006%
User CPU:0.00032080%
CPU cycles/sec:767,194
I/O reads/min:483 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:1.45 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00001389%
CPU cycles/sec:1,841

How do I remove World Community Grid?

Quickly and completely remove World Community Grid from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall World Community Grid 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 World Community Grid, 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 World Community Grid.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.77%
Windows 10 23.00%
Windows XP 3.26%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.09%
Windows 7 Professional 15.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.79%
Windows 10 Home 7.61%
Windows 10 Pro 4.48%
Windows 8.1 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.69%
  France 5.49%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  Brazil 3.25%
  Canada 2.80%
  Australia 1.90%
  Germany 1.68%
  Japan 1.57%
  Iran 1.46%
  Italy 1.34%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Israel 1.01%
  Finland 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 27.72%
Dell 25.54%
Hewlett-Packard 16.03%
ASUS 6.52%
Acer 6.25%
Lenovo 3.80%
Toshiba 3.26%
Intel 1.90%
MSI 1.36%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.55%
LENOVO 10AD0024US 3.18%
Sony VPCEH34FX 2.73%
ASUSTeK 1005PX 2.27%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%


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