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URL-Decoder

Overview

URL-Decoder is a software program developed by Alexs. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named URL-Decoder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 940.29 KB (962,860 bytes). 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 50% of users of URL-Decoder come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\URL-Decoder
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\URL-Decoder\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 940.29 KB

Program filesFiles installed by URL-Decoder

Program executable:URL-Decoder.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\URL-Decoder\URL-Decoder.exe
MD5:4f2bdccbfadfe9989f24fe781cabc4e0
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
Additional files:
  • OUniAnsi.dll
  • URL-Decoder.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • uninstall.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • URL-Decoder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2F71F25-35DE-4F54-9C4A-739477B0E744}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • URL-Decoder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • URL-Decoder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove URL-Decoder?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 40%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Canada 12.50%
  Germany 12.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%
  Italy 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Medion 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 25.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 546 25.00%
Acer Aspire 5536 25.00%

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