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Should I remove Vista Shortcut Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,784
United States Rank #6,769
Reach 0.0749%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.57 days
695.17 days >
Average installed length: 365.26 days


2.0 100.00%

Vista Shortcut Manager

What is Vista Shortcut Manager?  (from Frameworkx)

Vista Shortcut Manager is a utility to manage the arrow symbol on Vista icons and provides the ability replace them with other overlay icons.


Vista Shortcut Manager is a program developed by Frameworkx. 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. 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 main program executable is _3207B59E601B5F75D71B21.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.65 MB (1,733,632 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 41% of users of Vista Shortcut Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.frameworkx.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{47609E69-4C5E-48B1-A889-24C6B82B5C04}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{47609E69-4C5E-48B1-A889-24C6B82B5C04}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Shortcut Manager

Program executable:_3207B59E601B5F75D71B21.exe
Additional files:
  • _3207B59E601B5F75D71B21.exe
  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service (Steam Client Service ([email protected]))
  • system.net.http.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Net.Http
  • system.net.http.formatting.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (System.Net.Http.Formatting)
  • system.net.http.webrequest.dll - System.Net.Http.WebRequest
  • system.web.http.dll - System.Web.Http
  • system.web.http.selfhost.dll - System.Web.Http.SelfHost
  • system.web.http.webhost.dll - System.Web.Http.WebHost
  • system.web.mvc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8341DDF5-26E7-4AF0-9948-1E24B700D764}' (runs on registration).
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
Startup File (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:150.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024978529%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116950%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,644,115
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:163.79 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0045116503%
Kernel CPU:0.00351502%
User CPU:0.00099663%
CPU cycles/sec:27,507,906
I/O reads/min:57.38 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Vista Shortcut Manager?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.93%
Windows Vista 17.51%
Windows 8 10.28%
Windows XP 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.97%
Windows 7 Professional 14.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.58%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.20%
  Germany 8.92%
  United Kingdom 6.16%
  France 4.06%
  Russia 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.84%
  Canada 2.68%
  UA 2.19%
  Australia 1.70%
  Brazil 1.70%
  India 1.70%
  Philippines 1.54%
  Italy 1.46%
  Saudi Arabia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.57%
Hewlett-Packard 25.44%
Acer 16.26%
ASUS 5.15%
Toshiba 4.03%
Samsung 3.86%
Intel 3.70%
Lenovo 2.42%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.22%
ASUS All Series 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.85%

comments1 comment

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Oumanover a year ago
Works much better than any of the "Tweak" programs I tried in Win 7 Ult.