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Should I remove Reboot Restore Rx?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,875
United States Rank #41,101
Reach 0.0022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.42 days
71.52 days >
Average installed length: 37.58 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Reboot Restore Rx

What is Reboot Restore Rx?  (from www.horizon-datasys.com)

Reboot Restore Rx™ is a Freeware utility that makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access
computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). Every time you restart the PC’s - they will automatically reset to your desired baseline settings. Reboot Restore Rx is a n...  Read more


Reboot Restore Rx is a program developed by www.horizon-datasys.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is shield.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 16.65 MB (17,463,585 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 53% of users of Reboot Restore Rx come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.horizon-datasys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Shield\Uninstall.exe
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 16.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Reboot Restore Rx

  • OptimizeSpace.dll - OptimizeSpaceDll Dynamic Link Library (OptimizeSpaceDll DLL)
  • ftclient.dll - ftclient Dynamic Link Library (ftclient DLL)
  • schedule.dll - schedule Dynamic Link Library (schedule DLL)
  • ChkInst.dll - ChkInst Dynamic Link Library (ChkInst DLL)
  • traydll.dll - traydll Dynamic Link Library (traydll DLL)
  • webup.dll - webup Dynamic Link Library (webup DLL)
  • SHDSERV.exe - Shield COM Server Module
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application (Uninstall MFC Application)
  • Shdclr.exe - shdclr Application (shdclr MFC Application)
  • locate.dll - Shield (Setup DLL)
  • shieldcmd.exe - Shield Command Application
  • shieldext.exe - Shield Extension Application
  • shieldshell.dll - Shield Shell Module
  • shieldtray.exe - Shield Tray
  • client.dll
  • idle.dll
  • ps.dll
  • shdapi.dll
  • SHDSERVps.dll
  • shield16.dll
  • shield32.dll
  • ShieldClnt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shieldshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Eazshell' with a class of {CB0877AB-7E94-4073-8194-6F992D27EFAA}.
  • SHDSERV.exe runs as a service named 'SHDSERV' (SHDSERV).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • shieldtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'shield' which loads as C:\Program Files\Shield\shieldtray.exe.

How do I remove Reboot Restore Rx?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.74%
Windows XP 29.03%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.03%
Windows 7 Professional 25.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.35%
Windows 7 Starter E 3.23%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.19%
  Brazil 4.26%
  Canada 4.26%
  Taiwan 4.26%
  China 2.13%
  Germany 2.13%
  DZ 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%
  France 2.13%
  Hong Kong 2.13%
  Indonesia 2.13%
  Israel 2.13%
  Lithuania 2.13%
  MA 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 29.17%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Sahara 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Dell 4.17%
Common models
Acer Aspire T160 8.00%
Acer Aspire 5820T 4.00%
Acer Aspire 5741G 4.00%
Acer Aspire 4810T 4.00%
Acer Aspire 1810T 4.00%
Positivo P5VDC-TVM 4.00%


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