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Should I remove spec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,411
United States Rank #48,854
Reach 0.0036%


VersionDistribution 15.71% 2.86% 11.43% 2.86% 30.00% 1.43% 27.14% 1.43% 1.43% 2.86% 2.86%



spec is a program developed by SPEC. The most used version is, 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. The main program executable is spec.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1015.51 KB (1,039,878 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 31% of users of spec come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spec
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 1015.51 KB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by spec

Program executable:spec.exe
Name:NoteBook Application
Path:C:\Program Files\spec\spec.exe
Additional files:
  • common.dll - common
  • WinIo.dll (by http://www.internals.com) - WinIo
  • PM.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • spec.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SPEC.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • spec.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spec' which loads as C:\Program Files\SPEC\spec.exe.

How do I remove spec?

You can uninstall spec 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 spec, 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 spec.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 41.43%
Windows XP 1.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 15.71%
Windows 7 Professional 15.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.14%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.86%
  Mexico 13.58%
  Argentina 11.11%
  Germany 6.17%
  Japan 4.94%
  Brazil 4.94%
  Turkey 4.94%
  Korea 3.70%
  Russia 2.47%
  Greece 2.47%
  Australia 1.23%
  Colombia 1.23%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Luxembourg 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.44%
ASUS 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
Samsung 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
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