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Should I remove XBMC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #896
United States Rank #1,402
Reach 0.7669%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.76 days
582.88 days >
Average installed length: 306.26 days

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What is XBMC?

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, such as podcasts from the internet, and all common digital media files from local and network storage media. One of XBMC's main features is its customizability. A variety of skins can change its appearance and various add-ons allow users to access online content on services such as YouTube, Spotify, Grooveshark and Pandora Radio.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named xbmc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 81 files and is usually about 77.65 MB (81,418,035 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: xbmc.org
Help link: xbmc.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XBMC
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\XBMC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 77.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XBMC

Program executable:xbmc.exe
Name:XBMC for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\xbmc\xbmc.exe
Additional files:
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • XBMC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C07BFCA-CC33-44CA-A526-9300ED26E50A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • XBMC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named XBMC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • XBMC.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'XBMC' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\XBMC\XBMC.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • XBMC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XBMC\XBMC.exe'.

How do I remove XBMC?

You can uninstall XBMC 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 XBMC, 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 XBMC.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.77%
Windows 10 31.90%
Windows XP 3.39%
Windows Vista 2.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.41%
Windows 7 Professional 11.19%
Windows 8.1 9.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.67%
Windows 8 Pro 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.50%
  United Kingdom 7.64%
  Germany 7.27%
  Canada 5.94%
  France 4.60%
  Netherlands 3.77%
  MA 2.54%
  Australia 1.97%
  Spain 1.93%
  Sweden 1.72%
  DZ 1.59%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Italy 1.48%
  Israel 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.57%
Dell 19.19%
Acer 17.61%
ASUS 12.14%
Toshiba 5.95%
Samsung 4.04%
Lenovo 3.51%
Intel 1.54%
MSI 0.94%
Medion 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.04%
ASUS All Series 4.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.83%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.64%

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Richboover a year ago
The best video and movie player I've tried.