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ADS Scanner 2


ADS Scanner 2 is a program developed by Pointstone Software. The main program executable is ads.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,098,868 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of ADS Scanner 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pointstone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pointstone\ads scanner 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pointstone\ADS Scanner 2\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ADS Scanner 2

Program executable:ads.exe
Name:ADS Scanner
The ultimate Alternate Data Streams management and diagnostic tool
Path:C:\Program Files\pointstone\ads scanner 2\ads.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove ADS Scanner 2?

You can uninstall ADS Scanner 2 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 ADS Scanner 2, 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 ADS Scanner 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.00%
Windows 10 24.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Germany 9.38%
  Mexico 6.25%
  Canada 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  France 3.13%
  Switzerland 3.13%
  Republic Of Moldova 3.13%
  Spain 3.13%
  Egypt 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.09%
Lenovo 13.04%
Dell 13.04%
Hewlett-Packard 13.04%
Toshiba 8.70%
American Megatrends 8.70%
MSI 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
ASUS 4.35%
Common models
LENOVO 20240 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite P870 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 4.55%
MSI MS-7267 4.55%
LENOVO 20132 4.55%
HP ProBook 5310m 4.55%


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