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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,470
United States Rank #14,126
Reach 0.0258%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.99 days
176.81 days >
Average installed length: 92.90 days


2.03.2002 25.14%
2.00.3001 74.86%

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abFiles Shell Extension

What is abFiles Shell Extension?  (from Acer)

You can remotely browse ZIP files on your PC without downloading them first. Remote ZIP management, such as remote zip/unzip, is made easy using abFiles.
With Microsoft Office 2007 and above installed on the remote PC, you can view or download Microsoft Office files as PDF. This not only shortens the time to downloa...  Read more


abFiles Shell Extension is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 2.00.3001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 8.22 MB (8,617,984 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of abFiles Shell Extension come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer\abfiles\image
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0E1996B9-B733-4096-8FD7-239850ED0B2A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by abFiles Shell Extension

  • libcurl.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • vld_x86.dll - Visual Leak Detector (Visual Leak Detector DLL)
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • cacheman.exe - CacheMan (Remote Files CacheMan)
  • explorerdataprovider.dll - Explorer Data Provider (Explore Data Provider)
  • remotefilesmsg.exe - Acer Remote Files Message
  • sqlite3.dll
  • tag.dll

How do I remove abFiles Shell Extension?

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

Win 8 96%
Win 7 (SP1) 4%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 96.43%
Windows 7 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 62.33%
Windows 8.1 Connected 15.51%
Windows 10 Home 11.36%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.49%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.15%
  Germany 15.61%
  United Kingdom 6.34%
  France 5.85%
  Italy 5.37%
  Canada 5.12%
  DK 2.93%
  Australia 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Sweden 1.95%
  Austria 1.95%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Norway 1.46%
  Spain 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 97.78%
Hewlett-Packard 1.66%
Dell 0.28%
ASUS 0.28%
Common models
Acer Aspire XC-603G 6.27%
Acer Aspire E5-571 5.37%
Acer Aspire E5-511 4.78%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 4.48%
Acer Aspire ES1-511 3.88%
Acer Aspire TC-605 3.28%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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