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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,998
United States Rank #23,426
Reach 0.0313%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.98 days
442.01 days >
Average installed length: 232.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v2.20 0.46%
v2.0 1.59%
3.8.0.0 2.28%
3.7.5.0 0.23%
3.7.0.0 3.42%
3.6.0.0 6.61%
3.5.1.0 3.19%
3.4.0.0 2.51%
3.3.5.0 8.66%
3.3.4.0 6.83%
3.3.3.0 2.28%
3.3.2.0 5.47%
3.3.0.0 10.48%
3.0.1 1.37%
1.65 33.71%
1.61 6.61%
1.60 4.33%

Other programs by FreeTime Software

FormatFactory

What is FormatFactory?  (from FreeTime Software)

Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides functions below: All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF. All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA. Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file. MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format. Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux....  Read more

Overview

FormatFactory is a software program developed by FreeTime Software. The most common release is 1.65, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named FormatFactory.exe. The setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 54.17 MB (56,803,682 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 27% of users of FormatFactory come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcfreetime.com
Help link: [email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{83A123C9-2353-4902-8928-B7F0C7E58A6F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 54.17 MB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by FormatFactory

Program executable:FormatFactory.exe
Name:FormatFactory
Path:C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\FormatFactory.exe
MD5:dcf6358b5e0dd788b00c9c74511e237d
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • BCGCBPRO1021u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • BCGCBPRO2200u120.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1021.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna220.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd)
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian220.dll - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • FFInst.exe (by Free Time) - FormatFactory Installer
  • uninst.exe (by Free Time) - Format Factory (Format Factory Video/Audio/Picture Converter)
  • FormatFactory.exe
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library for read info about media files)
  • ShellEx_103.dll - ShellEx (FormatFactory Shell Menu Module)
  • ShellEx64_103.dll
  • FFConvert.dll
  • PicConvert.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellEx64_103.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx_103.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
Scheduled Task
  • FormatFactory.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2FFBC4C-67DF-4769-84E2-EEAF4B84A8CA}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FormatFactory.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FreeTime\FormatFactory\FormatFactory.exe'.

How do I remove FormatFactory?

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

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,998
 
REACH
~0.03%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.64%
Windows 8 21.64%
Windows XP 10.71%
Windows Vista 5.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.82% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 26.82%
  United States 11.36%
  Hong Kong 7.95%
  India 5.45%
  China 4.77%
  Italy 3.41%
  Germany 2.95%
  Malaysia 2.95%
  Australia 2.05%
  Russia 1.59%
  DZ 1.36%
  Argentina 1.36%
  Thailand 1.36%
  Egypt 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.42%
ASUS 20.07%
Dell 18.96%
Hewlett-Packard 16.36%
GIGABYTE 5.58%
Lenovo 4.83%
Toshiba 3.35%
Samsung 2.97%
Intel 2.23%
Medion 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Sahara 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 4.05%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.70%
ASUSTeK K43SV 2.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-A 2.03%
MSI MS-7680 2.03%

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