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Should I remove Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #14,817
United States Rank #10,286
Reach 0.0218%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.30 days
244.93 days >
Average installed length: 128.69 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.1014 84.31%
3.1 14.71%
3.0 0.98%

Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition

What is Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition?  (from Panicware)

Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition - Panicware's Free PopUp Blocker, is a power ad blocker. This pop-up blocker features a powerful, yet easy to use, interface which allows quick access to its wide variety of features. Pop-Up Stopper Free supports Internet Explorer, Netscape & Mozilla only. Pop-Up Stopper runs in the system ...  Read more

Overview

Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition is a program developed by Panicware. The most used version is 3.1.1014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The programs's main executable is PSFree.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.57 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,128,266 bytes). XAUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 62% of users of Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panicware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition

Program executable:PSFree.exe
Name:Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe
MD5:e436db5d972bdbb83aed402f9024602e
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • XAHook.dll - XAHook Dynamic Link Library (XAHook Dynamic Link Library)
  • PSFree.exe - Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
  • XAUpdate.exe - XAUpdate Application
  • PopUpStopperFree.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • PSFree.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition' and executes as C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PSFree.exe
Memory:2.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000235559%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001440%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000916%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:182,125
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:45 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition?

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

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#14,817

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.21%
Windows XP 18.63%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows Vista 7.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.60%
Windows 7 Professional 7.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%
Windows 8.1 5.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.76%
  Germany 7.35%
  France 5.88%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Canada 4.17%
  Italy 2.45%
  Australia 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Brazil 0.98%
  DK 0.98%
  Spain 0.74%
  Malaysia 0.74%
  MA 0.49%
  South Africa 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.11%
Hewlett-Packard 28.49%
Acer 17.20%
Toshiba 6.99%
American Megatrends 4.84%
GIGABYTE 3.76%
Intel 3.23%
ASUS 2.15%
Lenovo 1.61%
Samsung 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.08%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 3847 3.08%
ASUS All Series 2.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

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