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Should I remove 4shared Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,143
United States Rank #8,524
Reach 0.1295%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.06 days
414.78 days >
Average installed length: 217.94 days

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4shared Desktop

What is 4shared Desktop?  (from 4shared.com)

4shared Desktop is free application for Windows, Linux and Mac PC’s expand 4shared functionality. Speed up the routine process of uploading hundreds files to your account and make it much easier. Friendly well-known, easy to use interface and perfect usability of 4shared Desktop will increase productivity of your work...  Read more


4shared Desktop is a program developed by 4shared.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is desktop.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 17.64 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 13.97 MB (14,652,490 bytes). checkUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 18% of users of 4shared Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.4shared.com/desktop
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\4shared desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 4shared Desktop

Program executable:desktop.exe
Name:4shared Desktop
Signed by:New IT Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\4shared desktop\desktop.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by New IT Solutions) - 4shared Desktop Setup
  • checkUpdate.exe (by New IT Solutions) - 4shared checkUpdate (4shared chekUpdate)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89CC7729-A90E-4D25-BE27-A678ED30D873}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • desktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '4shared Desktop' and executes as "C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\desktop.exe" "startup".
  • checkUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Xvid' and executes as C:\Program Files\Xvid\CheckUpdate.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • checkUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '4shared Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\checkUpdate.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • desktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\desktop.exe'.
Network connections
  • desktop.exe connects to c-k330-u1011-175.webazilla.com ( port 443).
  • desktop.exe connects to c-k330-u1108-51.webazilla.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0067149815%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00376246%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00295252%
0.015104% average

How do I remove 4shared Desktop?

You can uninstall 4shared Desktop 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 4shared Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 4shared Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.18%
Windows 10 15.04%
Windows XP 8.03%
Windows Vista 3.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.09%
Windows 7 Professional 10.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.95%
Windows 8 Pro 3.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.27%
  Brazil 10.96%
  Iran 7.97%
  MA 4.08%
  DZ 3.81%
  Saudi Arabia 3.15%
  United Kingdom 2.68%
  IQ 2.64%
  India 2.37%
  Italy 2.22%
  Spain 1.98%
  Indonesia 1.83%
  Malaysia 1.79%
  TN 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.55%
Dell 20.38%
Acer 19.56%
ASUS 7.36%
Toshiba 7.23%
Samsung 4.53%
Lenovo 3.65%
Intel 1.89%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.55%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.55%

About (from 4shared.com)

4shared provides its users with high-quality free online file hosting and sharing services.
Publisher URL: www.4shared.com

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Jamieover a year ago
I highly recommend you remove this. It will reconfigure GPU setting causing it to over head and destroy your computer or give you electric shock. So if your computer is over heating or you see sparks then you should remove this right away,