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AbsoluteShield File Shredder

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AbsoluteShield File Shredder is a software program developed by SysShield Consulting. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 489.67 KB (501,423 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of AbsoluteShield File Shredder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sys-shield.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sysshield tools\file shredder
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SysShield Tools\File Shredder\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 489.67 KB

Program filesFiles installed by AbsoluteShield File Shredder

  • shredext.dll - AbsoluteShield File Shredder (FileShredder Shell Extension DLL)
  • shredder.exe
  • fileshredder.exe
  • unins000.exe (by Jordan Russell) - Inno Setup Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shredext.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {D8E15322-39CE-4675-A831-45BFC71E252B}.
Scheduled Task
  • shredder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{16409543-516F-4B84-A22E-6E50252AC553}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AbsoluteShield File Shredder?

Quickly and completely remove AbsoluteShield File Shredder from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AbsoluteShield File Shredder 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 AbsoluteShield File Shredder, 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 AbsoluteShield File Shredder.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.88%
Windows 10 21.15%
Windows XP 20.19%
Windows Vista 5.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.61%
Windows 7 Professional 12.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Windows 10 Home 7.84%
Windows 8.1 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.28%
  United Kingdom 11.38%
  France 6.50%
  Germany 4.88%
  Brazil 4.07%
  Czech Republic 3.25%
  Israel 3.25%
  Australia 2.44%
  Belgium 2.44%
  Canada 1.63%
  DK 1.63%
  Spain 1.63%
  Italy 1.63%
  Netherlands 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.79%
Acer 22.73%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
American Megatrends 7.58%
Medion 7.58%
Intel 3.03%
Gateway 1.52%
Compaq 1.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.53%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.35%
Intel DG41WV 2.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.35%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.35%


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