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Should I remove Active@ File Recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,546
United States Rank #27,492
Reach 0.0255%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.99 days
206.10 days >
Average installed length: 108.29 days


9.5.4 13.97%
9.0.4 11.73%
9.0.3 7.26%
9.0.0 6.98%
8.2.0 6.42%
8.1.2 10.34%
8.1.0 1.96%
8.0.1 3.91%
7.5.3 2.51%
7.5.1 20.67%
7.3.123 4.47%
7.3.121 7.26%
7.3 2.51%

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Active@ File Recovery


Active@ File Recovery is a program developed by LSoft Technologies Inc. The most used version is 7.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 main program executable is FileRecovery.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 8.89 MB (9,323,922 bytes). ActiveUpdate.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 27% of users of Active@ File Recovery come from Iran, it is also popular in the United States and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.file-recovery.net
Help link: secure.lsoft.net/clients
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies\Active@ File Recovery
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B27901FA-F157-4049-B1EC-BC43890A1DCC}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 8.89 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Active@ File Recovery

Program executable:FileRecovery.exe
Name:Active@ File Recovery
Data Recovery Software for recovering lost files and partitions
Path:C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies\Active@ File Recovery\FileRecovery.exe
Additional files:
  • FilePreview.exe - Active@ File Recovery Preview
  • ActiveUpdate.exe - Active@ Update for Windows (Software Updater)
  • FileOrganizer_demo.exe - Active@ File Organizer (To organize files into folders based on internal data)
  • FileRecovery.exe - Active@ File Recovery (Data Recovery Software for recovering lost files and partitions)
  • FileRecovery8.exe
  • DiskEditor.exe - Active@ Disk Editor (Disk Editor)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FileRecovery8.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies\Active@ File Recovery\FileRecovery8.exe'.

How do I remove Active@ File Recovery?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.93%
Windows XP 11.17%
Windows 8 7.82%
Windows Vista 3.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.17%
Windows 7 Professional 10.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.07%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.04% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 27.04%
  United States 9.58%
  Thailand 5.35%
  Brazil 4.51%
  Germany 3.94%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  DZ 2.54%
  Poland 2.54%
  India 2.25%
  IQ 2.25%
  Canada 2.25%
  Belgium 1.69%
  France 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.03%
Dell 19.63%
Acer 18.22%
ASUS 5.14%
Lenovo 4.67%
Intel 2.80%
Toshiba 2.80%
Sony 2.34%
Samsung 1.87%
Medion 0.93%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.74%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 2.74%

About (from LSoft Technologies Inc)

LSoft's current vision is tied to a strong commitment to the latest technologies that expand the power and reach of PCs for its users.
Publisher URL: www.lsoft.net


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