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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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5.0.0 11.11%
4.2.0 11.11%
4.1.0 44.44%
4.0.0 22.22%
3.3.0 11.11%



CryptoForge is a program developed by Ranquel Technologies. The most used version is 4.1.0, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is cffiles.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 10.56 MB (11,070,441 bytes). CFUpdate.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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of CryptoForge come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cryptoforge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cryptoforge
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CryptoForge\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 10.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CryptoForge

Program executable:cffiles.exe
CryptoForge Files
Path:C:\Program Files\cryptoforge\cffiles.exe
Additional files:
  • CFCoLine.exe - CryptoForge (CryptoForge Command Line Builder)
  • CFComp.dll - CryptoForge Compression Library for x86
  • CFPack.dll - CryptoForge Dynamic Library for x86
  • CFShell.dll - CryptoForge Shell Extension for x86
  • CFShell64.dll - CryptoForge Shell Extension for x64
  • CFText.exe - CryptoForge Text
  • CFUpdate.exe - CryptoForge AutoUpdate
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • CFShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CryptoForge' with a class of {A877C924-EC23-4C46-9698-35D66F1C02E2}.
  • CFShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CryptoForge' with a class of {A877C924-EC23-4C46-9698-35D66F1C02E2}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CFFiles.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CryptoForge' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CryptoForge\CFFiles.exe" "hide".

How do I remove CryptoForge?

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

Win 8 44%
Win 7 11%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 44.44%
Windows 7 44.44%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 10 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  Mexico 20.00%
  France 10.00%
  India 10.00%
  Spain 10.00%
  United Arab Emirates 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Common models
ASUSTeK N53SV 12.50%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 12.50%
HP Pavilion 061 EZ080AA-A... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 20-d003la 12.50%
Acer Aspire 5742 12.50%


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