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Should I remove FactSet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #42,079
Reach 0.0012%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2013.6.346.217 7.14%
2013.6.346.211 14.29%
2013.5.411.255 7.14%
2013.3.406.304 14.29%
2013.2.475.333 7.14%
2013.2.475.301 7.14%
2013.1.614.430 7.14%
2013.1.614.406 7.14%
2012.4.480.215 7.14%
2012.2.389.276 7.14%
2010.5.503.188 7.14%
2010.2.355.114 7.14%

FactSet

Overview

FactSet is a program developed by FactSet Research Systems. The most used version is 2013.6.346.211, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 162 files and is usually about 593.33 KB (607,575 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 80% of users of FactSet come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.factset.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\factset\excelconnect\modele
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{96608DAC-EF9D-4455-AA29-31A814BBA3DB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 593.33 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FactSet

  • apibox.exe - apibox (Apibox)
  • comshim.dll - FactSet ActiveX Shim Module
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • fdsapi32.dll - FactSet for Windows (FactSet API DLL)
  • fdsisapi.dll - FactSet (FactSet ISAPI Extenstion)
  • fdssafe.exe - FDSSafe (FDSSafe COM Server)
  • fdssafecmd.exe - FactSet for Windows 32
  • fdstp.dll - FactSet Custom Moniker
  • fdsup.exe - FactSet URL Protocol
  • fdsw32.exe - FactSet AC
  • fdswfixexcel.exe - FdswFixExcel Application (fdswFixExcel)
  • fdsxlc.dll - ExcelConnect
  • marquee.exe - FactSet RT
  • marqueerestart.exe - FactSet Auto Restarter
  • fdsdiagnostics.exe
  • passwordencoder.exe - Password Encoder
  • sdmbrowser.exe - SdmBrowser Application
  • fcpcontroller.exe - FactSet Instant Messenger
  • fdsdllhost.exe
  • fdsocmon.exe - FactSet OC Monitor
  • fdspipe.exe - FactSet HTTP Services
  • fdsrealtime.exe
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • msxml4.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) MSXML 4.0 SP3 (MSXML 4.0 SP3)
  • msxml4r.dll - MSXML 4.0 SP3 Resources
  • newtonsoft.json.net35.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Newtonsoft Json.NET (Newtonsoft Json.NET .NET 3.5)
  • pdfxcview.exe (by Tracker Software Products (Canada)) - PDF-XChange Viewer
  • pdfxcviewax.dll (by Tracker Software Products (Canada)) - PDF-XChange Viewer Control
  • pdfxcviewlauncher.exe - PDFXCview Shim
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • microsoft.expression.interactions.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • system.windows.interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • wpftoolkit.extended.dll - Extended WPF Toolkit
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • fdsbrowser.exe
  • fdsconduit.exe
  • fdsstatbar.exe - StatBar Application
  • fire_1_1_vc10_x86_win32dmd.dll
  • foxitpdfsdk_ax_pro.ocx (by Foxit) - FoxitPDFSDK Module
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libprotobuf-lite-vc100-md.dll
  • libprotobuf-vc100-md.dll
  • microsoft.expression.controls.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Controls
  • microsoft.expression.drawing.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Drawing
  • microsoft.expression.effects.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Effects
  • microsoft.expression.prototyping.interactivity.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Prototyping.Interactivity
  • microsoft.expression.prototyping.sketchcontrols.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Prototyping.SketchControls
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 4.0)
  • tslibv2.dll
  • apwprofilebuilder.exe (by fds) - MAKE_XML
  • updredir.exe - FactSet Update
  • dmlinkexe.exe - DMLinkEXE
  • lua-vc100-md.dll
  • rwuxthemesu10.dll (by Rogue Wave Software Inc) - RWUXTheme Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pdfxcview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{964AD5F0-58E4-456A-AB11-C67D097E8F0C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • marquee.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FactSet\Marquee.exe'.

How do I remove FactSet?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 7%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
US RANK
#42,079

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  France 4.00%
  Hong Kong 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.67%
Lenovo 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
LENOVO 20266 9.09%
LENOVO 1066AJU 9.09%
Dell Vostro 430 9.09%
Dell OptiPlex 780 9.09%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 9.09%
LENOVO 2958 9.09%

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