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Should I remove PC Magazine Shortcut Manager?

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VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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PC Magazine Shortcut Manager

What is PC Magazine Shortcut Manager?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Shortcut Manager, the latest premium utility from PC Magazine, helps you manage all of your shortcuts wherever they're located. And you can even round up all of your broken links and either update them individually or delete them all with the click of a button. Shortcuts should save you time and effort by providing dir...  Read more

Overview

PC Magazine Shortcut Manager 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 2 files and is usually about 1.34 MB (1,400,189 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1601309,00.asp
Installation folder: C:\Utilities\PC Mag\Shortcut Manager
Uninstaller: C:\UTILIT~1\PCMAG~1\SHORTC~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\UTILIT~1\PCMAG~1\SHORTC~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Shortcut Manager

  • ShortcutManager.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media) - Shortcut 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 Shortcut Manager?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7350 33.33%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1110t 33.33%

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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