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Should I remove chip 1-click download service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,790
United States Rank #4,074
Reach 0.1438%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.66 days
255.43 days >
Average installed length: 134.21 days


VersionDistribution 0.11% 97.14% 0.28% 0.11% 0.07% 1.80% 0.21% 0.28%

chip 1-click download service


chip 1-click download service is a program developed by Chip Digital GmbH. The most used version is, 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 main program executable is CHIP Starter.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 940 KB (962,560 bytes). CHIP Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of chip 1-click download service come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ChipDigitalGmbH.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Chip Digital GmbH\chip1click\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{503CA94E-0834-4CEE-AD92-BA17AF4E809A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 940 KB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by chip 1-click download service

Program executable:CHIP Starter.exe
Chip Download Starter
Path:C:\Program Files\Chip Digital GmbH\chip1click\CHIP Starter.exe
Additional files:
  • SplashForm.exe - warten bis programm startet (bitte warten)
  • chip 1-click installer.exe - chip 1-click installer
  • CHIP Updater.exe - UpdateStarter (CHIP Update Starter)
  • CHIP Active Download.exe - dmrswitcher (CHIP Download Starter)
  • CHIP Starter.exe - DLstarter (Chip Download Starter)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • chip 1-click installer.exe runs as a service named 'chip 1-click download service' (chip1click) "chip secured installer: 1-click service".

How do I remove chip 1-click download service?

You can uninstall chip 1-click download service 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 chip 1-click download service, 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 chip 1-click download service.

Win 10 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.57%
Windows 7 26.96%
Windows Vista 1.31%
Windows XP 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.64%
Windows 10 Pro 19.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Windows 8.1 4.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.88% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.88%
  United States 41.80%
  Netherlands 4.06%
  Switzerland 1.94%
  Austria 1.91%
  France 0.67%
  Italy 0.41%
  Spain 0.29%
  DK 0.23%
  United Kingdom 0.14%
  Czech Republic 0.12%
  Belgium 0.09%
  Canada 0.09%
  Greece 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.44%
Medion 18.75%
Hewlett-Packard 15.06%
ASUS 12.61%
Dell 8.14%
Lenovo 6.92%
Toshiba 3.10%
Samsung 1.29%
Sahara 1.10%
MSI 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.44%
MEDION MS-7797 3.01%
HP HP Notebook 2.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.53%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.22%


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