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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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1.4 49.67%
1.3 45.70%
1.1 3.97%
1.0 0.66%

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AntiPhotoSpy 2012

What is AntiPhotoSpy 2012?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

With AntiPhotoSpy you can easily search on your computer in batch mode for photos and graphics with meta data and remove those sensitive data, also in one go. You can also simply store all your files without metadata in a separate folder. You can open a photo or graphic and look at all the metadata stored behind the sc...  Read more


AntiPhotoSpy 2012 is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 1.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 primary executable is named antiphotospy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 10.01 MB (10,501,371 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 53% of users of AntiPhotoSpy 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: abelssoft.net/antiphotospy.php
Help link: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AntiPhotoSpy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AntiPhotoSpy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AntiPhotoSpy 2012

Program executable:antiphotospy.exe
Name:HideMy Photo Tags
Path:C:\Program Files\antiphotospy\antiphotospy.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • AbUpdateBugReporter.dll - AbUpdateBugReporter
  • ImageMetaDataTypes.dll - ImageMetaDataTypes
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll - AbSettingsKeeper
  • ImageMetaDataNET.dll - ImageMetaDataNET
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by unknown) - AbFlexTrans
  • zNTFSTypes.dll (by ascroa GmbH) - zNTFSTypes
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • zNTFS.dll (by ascroa GmbH) - zNTFS
  • boost_thread-vc100-mt-1_46_1.dll
  • closeapp.exe
  • ImageMetaData_x64.dll
  • ImageMetaData_x86.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • zNTFS_x64.dll
  • zNTFS_x86.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AntiPhotoSpy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AntiPhotoSpy\AntiPhotoSpy.exe'.

How do I remove AntiPhotoSpy 2012?

You can uninstall AntiPhotoSpy 2012 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 AntiPhotoSpy 2012, 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 AntiPhotoSpy 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.86%
Windows XP 13.91%
Windows Vista 9.27%
Windows 10 5.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.67%
Windows 7 Professional 14.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.33%
Windows 10 Home 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.01% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.01%
  United States 24.70%
  Canada 4.22%
  Poland 2.41%
  France 1.81%
  Spain 1.81%
  South Africa 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Italy 1.20%
  Thailand 0.60%
  Norway 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.58%
Medion 22.78%
Dell 16.46%
Hewlett-Packard 11.39%
American Megatrends 2.53%
ASUS 2.53%
Intel 2.53%
Lenovo 2.53%
Common models
Medion E6228 3.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%
MEDION E6224 1.96%
Acer Aspire M5811 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 1.96%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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