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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,475
United States Rank #8,013
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.57 days
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Average installed length: 272.39 days


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ShadowExplorer 0.9

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 0.9 is a software program developed by ShadowExplorer.com. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,242,344 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 50% of users of ShadowExplorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shadowexplorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShadowExplorer 0.9

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • sesvc.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com) - ShadowExplorer
  • ShadowExplorer.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com)
  • ShadowExplorerold.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ShadowExplorer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFDAEC24-9EA8-4CEC-8209-68FC55698D91}' (runs on registration).
  • sesvc.exe runs as a service named 'ShadowExplorer' (sesvc.exe).

How do I remove ShadowExplorer?

Quickly and completely remove ShadowExplorer 0.9 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 0.9, 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) 62%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.35%
Windows 8 29.04%
Windows Vista 7.45%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 14.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.40%
Windows 8.1 8.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.87%
  Germany 17.47%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  France 4.30%
  Canada 4.05%
  Italy 2.66%
  Australia 2.28%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Austria 0.76%
  Spain 0.63%
  Norway 0.63%
  Romania 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.21%
Hewlett-Packard 24.65%
Acer 13.31%
ASUS 7.65%
Lenovo 7.65%
Toshiba 6.52%
Medion 4.25%
Intel 1.70%
Samsung 1.13%
Common models
LENOVO 7844K4G 5.95%
ASUS All Series 5.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.24%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.16%
Dell XPS 8300 2.16%
Dell XPS 8500 2.16%


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