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Should I remove Better Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,012
United States Rank #14,532
Reach 0.0123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.07 days
120.20 days >
Average installed length: 63.16 days


VersionDistribution 4.05% 56.65% 1.16% 38.15%

Better Explorer

What is Better Explorer?  (from Better Explorer Team)

BetterExplorer is the only file manager with a Ribbon andtabs for Windows 7 and Windows 8. The Ribbon allows users to quickly and easily find commands, especially commands that they did not even know were available. The Home tab contains commands related to editing and managing files, such as copying, moving, renaming,...  Read more


Better Explorer is a program developed by Better Explorer Team. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 9.69 MB (10,159,191 bytes). AutomaticUpdaterWPF.dll 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 8. While about 59% of users of Better Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: better-explorer.com
Help link: bugtracker.better-explorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Better Explorer\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{7762978D-3A07-4231-A75C-91D5050C715F}\BetterExplorerSetup.exe /x {7762978D-3A07-4231-A75C-91D5050C715F}
Estimated size: 9.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Better Explorer

  • Fluent.dll - Fluent Ribbon Control Suite (Fluent)
  • BetterExplorer.exe (by Dimitar Tsenev / Jayke R. Huempfner) - Better Explorer 2.5 Beta 1 (Better Explorer)
  • BetterExplorerOperations.exe - BetterExplorerOperations
  • BetterExplorerControls.dll - BetterExplorerControls
  • WPFLocalizeExtension.dll (by Root-Project) - WPFLocalizeExtension
  • BetterExplorerShell.exe - BetterExplorerShell
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • AutomaticUpdaterWPF.dll (by wyDay) - AutomaticUpdater
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 4)
  • ConsoleControl.dll (by Dave Kerr) - ConsoleControl
  • SevenZipSharp.dll (by Markovtsev Vadim) - SevenZipSharp
  • AeroWizard.dll (by CodePlex Community) - AeroWizard
  • regfixer.exe - regfixer
  • TAFactory.IconPack.dll (by NCEEE) - IconPack
  • wyUpdate.exe (by wyDay) - wyUpdate
  • Odyssey.dll (by tomssoftware.net) - Odyssey
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z64.dll
  • BEH.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • BetterExplorerShell.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSOpenFolder' with the ProgID of 'Folder' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • BetterExplorer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C388C99E-B241-462D-8ACB-2B1F2D621831}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BetterExplorer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Better Explorer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Better Explorer\BetterExplorer.exe" -minimized.

How do I remove Better Explorer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.17%
Windows 8 9.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.81%
Windows 7 Professional 21.05%
Windows 8.1 2.92%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.75%
Windows 7 Starter 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.85%
  Canada 6.19%
  Iran 3.98%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  Italy 2.21%
  France 1.77%
  Russia 1.77%
  India 1.77%
  Indonesia 1.77%
  Japan 1.77%
  Germany 1.77%
  Australia 1.33%
  Mexico 1.33%
  Vietnam 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.91%
Hewlett-Packard 20.65%
Acer 20.65%
ASUS 7.61%
Toshiba 7.61%
Lenovo 6.52%
Intel 3.26%
Samsung 2.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.02%
Acer Aspire M3450 2.02%
Acer Aspire 7750G 2.02%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 1.01%

comments2 comments

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DrCalicoover a year ago
If I can figure out how to index with it, I will give them a donation.
user comment
judgingalover a year ago
I installed this program after finding it on a magazine supplied disc. Unfortunately, it makes my laptop (a core i5) behave like a snail on mogadon. It takes some 10 seconds before it opens - assuming it does open. Usually double clicking results in an error (program not responding). Remove it? Ah, well there's the rub: it seems the links to windows explorer have been disrupted and so the computer is very difficlut to use.