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Should I remove XoftSpySE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
34% remove it66% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,852
United States Rank #9,464
Reach 0.0304%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 80.92 days
426.88 days >
Average installed length: 224.29 days


VersionDistribution 87.62% 5.71% 6.67%


What is XoftSpySE?  (from ParetoLogic)

XoftSpy detects and removes all the spyware trying to install on your PC. Key features include: complete PC scanning, including running processes, registry entries, files and folders; detects and removes spyware, adware, pop-up generators, keyloggers, Trojans, browser hijackers, and malware; automatic definitions and f...  Read more


XoftSpySE is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named xoftspyse.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 7.03 MB (7,370,991 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 61% of users of XoftSpySE come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paretologic.com/xoftspy/se/newlp/xray
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XoftSpySE

Program executable:xoftspyse.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\xoftspyse6\xoftspyse.exe
Additional files:
  • ParetoShellExt.dll - XoftspySE
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll
  • PLCommonDlg.dll - Common Dialog Dynamic Link Library
  • XoftSpySELauncher.exe - XoftSpySE
  • uninstall.exe - XoftSpySE Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'xoftspy' with a class of {FF190C9D-15C4-4ffe-A990-66412CD32E77}.
  • ParetoShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'xoftspy' with a class of {FF190C9D-15C4-4ffe-A990-66412CD32E77}.
Scheduled Task
  • XoftSpySELauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'XoftSpySE_sch_09677459-54CF-11E2-820C-001D72C1F612' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 20:00).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • XoftSpySE.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'XoftSpySE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\XoftSpySE.exe" -NM -hidesplash.

How do I remove XoftSpySE?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 34%
Keep it 66%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.81%
Windows XP 19.05%
Windows Vista 11.43%
Windows 8 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.65%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.03%
  Canada 8.82%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Germany 2.94%
  Thailand 2.94%
  Australia 2.21%
  Iran 2.21%
  Romania 1.47%
  Russia 1.47%
  BB 0.74%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Brazil 0.74%
  Costa Rica 0.74%
  Ecuador 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.42%
Hewlett-Packard 23.26%
Acer 16.28%
Lenovo 8.14%
Toshiba 5.81%
Intel 4.65%
Sahara 4.65%
ASUS 3.49%
American Megatrends 3.49%
Gateway 1.16%
Medion 1.16%
Common models
Micro-Star Z1-7597 3.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.41%
Dell Inspiron 580s 2.27%
LENOVO 2222222 2.27%
Dell XPS 8300 2.27%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.27%

About (from ParetoLogic, Inc.)

Millions of users depend on ParetoLogic software to protect, fix and optimize their computers.
Publisher URL: www.paretologic.com


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