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Should I remove aws-cfn-bootstrap?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%


1.4.18 18.18%
1.4.10 18.18%
1.4.5 9.09%
1.4.3 9.09%
1.4.0 36.36%
1.3.14 9.09%

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What is aws-cfn-bootstrap?  (from Amazon Services)

If you are installing and configuring your applications on EC2 dynamically at instance launch time, you will typically need to pull and install packages, deploy files and ensure services are started. AWS CloudFormation provides a set of helper scripts that, in conjunction with resource metadata defined in the template,...  Read more


aws-cfn-bootstrap is a program developed by Amazon Services. The most used version is 1.4.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 5.28 MB (5,537,792 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 80% of users of aws-cfn-bootstrap come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: aws.amazon.com/developertools/AWS-CloudFormation/4026240853893296
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amazon\cfn-bootstrap
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6BDEBF85-74F6-4D82-825F-7C15B41DAFEF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by aws-cfn-bootstrap

  • cfn-elect-cmd-leader.exe - aws-cfn-bootstrap (An EC2 bootstrapper for CloudFormation)
  • cfn-get-metadata.exe
  • cfn-hup.exe
  • cfn-init.exe
  • cfn-send-cmd-result.exe
  • cfn-signal.exe
  • winhup.exe
  • pythoncom27.dll - PyWin32
  • pywintypes27.dll
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • winhup.exe runs as a service named 'CloudFormation cfn-hup' (cfn-hup) "CloudFormation cfn-hup for Windows".

How do I remove aws-cfn-bootstrap?

You can uninstall aws-cfn-bootstrap 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 aws-cfn-bootstrap, 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 aws-cfn-bootstrap.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 36%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 10 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 Da... 54.55%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 27.27%
Windows Server 2016 Datac... 9.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Singapore 8.00%
  Ireland 8.00%
  France 4.00%

About Amazon Services

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company.
Publisher URL: www.amazonservices.com


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