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1% remove it99% keep it
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SpottyFiles is a software program developed by SpottyFiles.com. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 7.5 MB (7,868,496 bytes). The installed file SpottyFilesUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 34% of users of SpottyFiles come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: SpottyFiles.com
Help link: SpottyFiles.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpottyFiles
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpottyFiles\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 7.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpottyFiles

  • uninstall.exe (by http://SpottyFiles.com) - SpottyFiles Downloader (SpottyFiles)
  • Downloader.exe (by http://SpottyFiles.com) - SpottyFiles
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • SpottyFiles.exe
  • SpottyFilesUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SpottyFilesUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpottyFiles Update'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SpottyFilesUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SpottyFiles Update.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SpottyFiles.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpottyFiles\SpottyFiles.exe'.
  • Downloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpottyFiles\Downloader.exe'.

How do I remove SpottyFiles?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows XP 12.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows 8 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 7 Starter 4.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.48% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 34.48%
  United States 17.24%
  France 13.79%
  Australia 3.45%
  Colombia 3.45%
  Czech Republic 3.45%
  DK 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  Italy 3.45%
  MA 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  Turkey 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
Medion 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.52%
wortmann DG33BU__ 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 4.76%
Sony VPCEB3E1E 4.76%
Sony SVE1511F1EW 4.76%
MSI MS-7740 4.76%


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