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Should I remove Media Investigator 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 42.86% 14.29% 28.57% 14.29%

Media Investigator 6

What is Media Investigator 6?  (from Data Recovery Systems)

A powerful but easy-to-use professional file recovery tool allowing you to find your lost, deleted and formatted files (including Office files), photos and videos (including MTS / AVCHD High Definition files). Media Investigator will analyse all your memory cards, hard drives and USB drives to recover all major digital...  Read more


Media Investigator 6 is a software program developed by Data Recovery Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The primary executable is named mediainvestigator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 5.42 MB (5,687,009 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 58% of users of Media Investigator 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and SY.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digitalfilerecovery.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\drs\media investigator 6
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DRS\Media Investigator 6\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 5.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media Investigator 6

Program executable:mediainvestigator.exe
Name:Media Investigator
Path:C:\Program Files\drs\media investigator 6\mediainvestigator.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • shdocvw.dll (by Microsoft) - Shell Doc Object and Control Library
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • shdocvw.dll is installed as an Explorer Bar within Internet Explorer using the class {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • shdocvw.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • shdocvw.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.

How do I remove Media Investigator 6?

Quickly and completely remove Media Investigator 6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Media Investigator 6 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 Media Investigator 6, 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 Media Investigator 6.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Media Investigator 6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  Netherlands 25.00%
  SY 8.33%
  Canada 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 435T 14.29%
Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H 14.29%
Compaq-Presario GS346AA-A... 14.29%
ASUSTeK N73JG 14.29%
LENOVO 20150 14.29%


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