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50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,042
United States Rank #2,084
Reach 0.3728%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.22 days
212.97 days >
Average installed length: 111.90 days

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FileHippo App Manager

What is FileHippo App Manager?  (from FileHippo.com)

The FileHippo App Manager will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. Please note that not all programs are supported.


FileHippo App Manager is a program developed by FileHippo.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is filehippo.appmanager.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,525,174 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of FileHippo App Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: filehippo.com/download_update_checker/58783
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\filehippo.com
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FileHippo App Manager

Program executable:filehippo.appmanager.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\filehippo.com\filehippo.appmanager.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateChecker.exe - FileHippo.com Update Checker
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UpdateChecker.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C775563E-D787-4E21-9620-5C33FD055472}' (runs on registration).
  • FileHippo.AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5478CAF-C8BF-493E-A945-C6D03F24B194}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FileHippo.AppManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FileHippo.com.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • FileHippo.AppManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FileHippo.com' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe" /background.
  • UpdateChecker.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FileHippo.com' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\UpdateChecker.exe" /background.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FileHippo.AppManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FileHippo.com' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe" /background.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FileHippo.AppManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe'.
  • UpdateChecker.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\UpdateChecker.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020346285%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00165930%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037532%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:379,545
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:36.47 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove FileHippo App Manager?

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

Win 8 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.04%
Windows 7 44.88%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Windows XP 2.95%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.42%
Windows 8.1 14.42%
Windows 10 Home 12.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.19%
Windows 7 Professional 9.39%
Windows 10 Pro 7.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.97%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  France 5.84%
  Germany 5.82%
  Canada 3.52%
  Italy 3.40%
  Netherlands 2.77%
  India 2.28%
  Australia 1.88%
  Sweden 1.43%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Brazil 0.94%
  DK 0.88%
  Spain 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
Dell 20.85%
Acer 16.42%
ASUS 11.37%
Toshiba 7.20%
Lenovo 5.16%
Samsung 3.64%
Intel 1.65%
MSI 0.83%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.84%
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 3.23%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.71%

About FileHippo.com

FileHippo is an Internet download website that offers open source, freeware, and shareware programs for Windows. It does not accept user uploaded files.
Publisher URL: www.filehippo.com


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