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Should I remove RightsWATCH?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



RightsWATCH is a software program developed by Watchful Software. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 23 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\watchful software\rightswatch
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{12153E0D-6BAE-45CC-82A3-A8D41710740B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RightsWATCH

  • mls-explorer-cmdline.exe - RightsWATCH Explorer Command Line Application
  • cssecurecontrol.ocx - RightsWATCH Active-X Control for Outlook
  • cssecurecontrol64.ocx
  • cssecure-icon-overlay.dll - RightsWATCH Explorer Icon Overlay
  • mlsexp.exe - RightsWATCH Explorer COM Server
  • ws-pdf-tool.exe - RightsWATCH PDF Tool COM Server
  • mlsmail.exe - RightsWATCH Mailer Application
  • rwmsipc.exe - RightsWATCH MSIPC COM Server
  • cssecure-outlook.dll - RightsWATCH Outlook Plug-in
  • mls-explorer.dll - RightsWATCH Shell Extension
  • mls-office.dll - RightsWATCH Office Plug-in
  • fpdfrms.dll (by Foxit) - Foxit RMS PDF Protection tool (Protect Sensitive PDF Documents)
  • cssecure-outlook-helper.exe - RightsWATCH-Outlook-Helper (RightsWATCH Outlook Helper)
  • cssecure-client-service.exe - RightsWATCH Application
  • itextsharp.dll - iTextSharp
  • rw-dependencies-installer.exe
  • zlib.dll
  • composite.exe (by ImageMagick Studio) - ImageMagick (ImageMagick Studio library and utility programs)
  • convert.exe (by ImageMagick Studio)
  • new_winword.docx
  • setup_ipviewer_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Rights Management sharing application (Software Installer)
  • setup_msipc_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1
  • vcomp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C/C++ OpenMP Runtime)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • mls-explorer.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Mls ShellExt' with a class of {032D3933-DA5B-4660-912B-FA0F75875C18}.
  • cssecure-client-service.exe runs as a service named 'RightsWATCH-Client-Service' (RightsWATCH-Client-Service) "RightsWATCH Client Service is responsible for assuring that all RightsWATCH components are working properly and that the user policies are correctly applied throughout the system.".

How do I remove RightsWATCH?

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

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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