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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #15,574
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Average installed length: 344.57 days


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ShadowExplorer 0.8

What is ShadowExplorer?  (from ShadowExplorer.com)

ShadowExplorer allows you to browse the Shadow Copies created by the Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Volume Shadow Copy Service. It's especially thought for users of the home editions, who don't have access to the shadow copies by default, but it's also useful for users of the other editions.


ShadowExplorer 0.8 is a program developed by ShadowExplorer.com. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is ShadowExplorer.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.04 MB (2,135,368 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of ShadowExplorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shadowexplorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShadowExplorer 0.8

Program executable:ShadowExplorer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\ShadowExplorer.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • sesvc.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com) - ShadowExplorer
  • ShadowExplorer.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com)
  • ViewShadowStorage.exe - VolShadowCopy
  • vss.dll - vss

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sesvc.exe runs as a service named 'ShadowExplorer Service' (sesvc) "Provides access to vssadmin.".

How do I remove ShadowExplorer?

Quickly and completely remove ShadowExplorer 0.8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ShadowExplorer 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 ShadowExplorer 0.8, 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 ShadowExplorer.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.04%
Windows Vista 23.86%
Windows 8 5.58%
Windows XP 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.67%
Windows 7 Professional 20.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.76%
  Germany 25.31%
  Canada 3.67%
  Italy 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Austria 2.45%
  France 1.63%
  Switzerland 1.22%
  DK 1.22%
  TN 0.82%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Belgium 0.82%
  Australia 0.82%
  Sweden 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.51%
Acer 23.47%
Hewlett-Packard 13.27%
Toshiba 8.16%
American Megatrends 8.16%
Medion 6.12%
ASUS 2.04%
Samsung 2.04%
Sony 2.04%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.77%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.83%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.89%
Acer Aspire 5920G 1.89%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.89%


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