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What percent of users and experts removed it?
31% remove it69% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,981
United States Rank #19,050
Reach 0.0113%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.46 days
190.51 days >
Average installed length: 100.10 days


2.0 43.67%
1.0 56.33%

Bad Shortcut Killer

What is Bad Shortcut Killer?

This software bundles the WareSoft Software Toolbar and other potentially unwanted software during installation as an optional offer using InstallMonetizer. "Why do your installers offer me other products from advertisers? In short, it helps to cover the costs of providing you with high quality products for free. Our products do not contain any spyware, and accepting an adversiter offer is optional. We use InstallMonetizer to serve the offers to you from advertisers. We chose InstallMonetizer because their advertising network is very clean and safe to use."

About  (from WareSoft Software)

Clean your start menu and desktop the quick and easy way with Bad Shortcut Killer from WareSoft Software. Just simply click on the 'Find Bad Shortcuts' button and Bad Shortcut Killer quickly searches your entire start menu and your desktop for invalid shortcuts. Just simply select the shortcuts that are invalid and cli...  Read more


The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named shortcutkill.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 858.04 KB (878,632 bytes).
Bad Shortcut Killer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xp-smoker.com/bad_shortcut_killer.html
Help link: www.xp-smoker.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bad Shortcut Killer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Bad Shortcut Killer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 858.04 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Bad Shortcut Killer

Program executable:shortcutkill.exe
Name:Bad Shortcut Killer
Path:C:\Program Files\bad shortcut killer\shortcutkill.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove Bad Shortcut Killer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 31%
Keep it 69%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.29%
Windows 8 22.15%
Windows XP 8.86%
Windows Vista 5.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.76%
Windows 7 Professional 10.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.08%
  Germany 19.67%
  United Kingdom 7.10%
  Austria 3.28%
  Spain 3.28%
  Canada 3.28%
  France 2.19%
  Japan 2.19%
  Italy 1.64%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Finland 1.09%
  Australia 1.09%
  India 1.09%
  Croatia 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.24%
Acer 14.14%
Medion 14.14%
Hewlett-Packard 13.13%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 7.07%
American Megatrends 6.06%
Intel 2.02%
Sahara 2.02%
Compaq 1.01%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.48%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.61%
Dell Latitude D620 2.61%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 1.74%
Hewlett-Packard G5320de 1.74%

About (from WareSoft Software)

We create utilities to help cleanup and repair your Windows™ installation.
Publisher URL: www.xp-smoker.com


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