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Should I remove PC Magazine File Warden?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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PC Magazine File Warden

Overview

PC Magazine File Warden is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. 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 software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.09 MB (2,188,182 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of PC Magazine File Warden come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\File Warden
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\FILEWA~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\FILEWA~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine File Warden

  • FWContextMenu.dll (by Ziff-Davis Media) - File Warden ContextMenu Shell Extension (File Warden ContextMenu Module)
  • FileWarden.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media) - File Warden Application
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • atl70.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))

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 File Warden?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine File Warden 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 File Warden 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 File Warden, 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 File Warden.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 8 25%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Belgium 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S3720 25.00%
HP-Pavilion KB004AA-B14 m... 25.00%
HP PAVILION DV5 NOTEBOOK ... 25.00%
Dell Studio 1440 25.00%

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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