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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,358
United States Rank #4,451
Reach 0.0823%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.09 days
445.06 days >
Average installed length: 233.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.78% 1.21% 0.87% 0.78% 1.99% 1.99% 13.86% 34.66% 0.87% 0.09% 35.70% 7.19%

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Final Draft


Final Draft is a software program developed by Final Draft. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named final draft.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 44.18 MB (46,331,236 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 63% of users of Final Draft come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.finaldraft.com
Help link: www.finaldraft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\final draft 8
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7C3C895B-AE02-4F30-8A6A-051D37A38DD0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 44.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Final Draft

Program executable:final draft.exe
Name:Final Draft
Path:C:\Program Files\final draft 8\final draft.exe
Additional files:
  • Final_Draft_libFNP.dll (by Flexera Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (FLEXnet Secure Activation Module)
  • FNP_Act_Installer.dll (by Flexera Software) - Activation Licensing Service Installer
  • FnpCommsSoap.dll - FLEXnet Publisher Communication SOAP Module
  • installanchorservice.exe
  • FDUpdateProgress.exe - WindowsFormsApplication1
  • FDZip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Final Draft.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C860E858-EF8A-4EC3-8857-17DABB953DA0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Final Draft?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.00%
Windows 8 29.03%
Windows Vista 4.68%
Windows XP 3.21%
Windows 8.1 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.06%
Windows 8.1 12.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 10 Home 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.46%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Canada 5.20%
  Australia 2.28%
  France 2.08%
  Germany 1.43%
  India 1.24%
  Netherlands 0.85%
  Italy 0.78%
  Ireland 0.78%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  Sweden 0.72%
  Mexico 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.44%
Dell 20.08%
ASUS 13.65%
Acer 13.39%
Toshiba 7.23%
Lenovo 4.95%
Samsung 4.15%
Intel 1.47%
Alienware 1.20%
MSI 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.46%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.52%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.20%


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