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Should I remove PC Magazine Favorites Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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PC Magazine Favorites Manager

Overview

PC Magazine Favorites Manager is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package is about 2 MB (2,099,303 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Favorites Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\FAVORI~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\FAVORI~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Favorites Manager

  • FavoritesManager.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media) - Favorites Manager
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove PC Magazine Favorites Manager?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine Favorites 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 PC Magazine Favorites 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 PC Magazine Favorites 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 PC Magazine Favorites Manager.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com

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