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Shimmering Flex


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 14.63 MB (15,343,385 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Shimmering Flex\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EBBACE61-A121-417A-9E75-5F0F7E0C1B91}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.63 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Shimmering Flex

  • OpenAccess.exe - Shimmering Flex (Shimmering Flex desktop client)
  • RestoreClient.exe
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • CBFSNet.dll (by EldoS) - Callback File System (TM) (Callback File System .NET API)
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive desktop client (Livedrive explorer extensions)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • ManagedOpenSsl.dll (by OpenSSL.NET) - OpenSSL.NET
  • Extensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive (Explorer extensions for Livedrive)
  • AlphaFS.dll - AlphaFS
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • Localisation.dll
  • Native.dll
  • Updater.exe
  • VSSService.exe
  • ServiceManager.exe (by Microsoft) - ServiceManager
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • sqlite3.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.DLL (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • Extensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LivedriveBackgroundContextMenu' with a class of {005C2E48-BD95-4F38-8FD9-9E4CB7C78D2A}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {EDF48A39-1442-463F-9F4E-F376A78D034A}.
  • VSSService.exe runs as a service named 'Shimmering Flex VSS Service' (Shimmering FlexVSSService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • OpenAccess.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Livedrive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Shimmering Flex\OpenAccess.exe" /setup.

How do I remove Shimmering Flex?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Shimmering Flex you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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