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Average installed length: 185.54 days


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AxCrypt 1.7.2976.0

What is AxCrypt?  (from Axantum Software AB)

AxCrypt is the leading open source file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. Double-click integration makes it as easy to open, edit and save protected files as it is to work with unprotected files. AxCrypt encr...  Read more


AxCrypt 1.7.2976.0 is a software program developed by Axantum Software AB. 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 5 files and is usually about 1.65 MB (1,725,440 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of AxCrypt come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.axantum.com/axcrypt
Help link: www.axantum.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\axantum\axcrypt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F28219BA-0FBA-4515-AA4D-DF55EA186C6A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AxCrypt 1.7.2976.0

  • axcrypt.exe - AxCrypt (AxCrypt File Encryption)
  • axcrypt2go.exe - Encryption and Decryption File Explorer
  • axdecrypt.exe - AxCrypt Self-Decrypter
  • messages.dll - AxCrypt Messages
  • shellext.dll - AxCrypt Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'axcrypt.File' with a class of {C3DFC144-30F8-4138-81F9-578DBEB9324A}.

How do I remove AxCrypt?

Quickly and completely remove AxCrypt 1.7.2976.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AxCrypt 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 AxCrypt 1.7.2976.0, 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 AxCrypt.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.07%
Windows 8 27.18%
Windows XP 5.53%
Windows Vista 4.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.40%
Windows 7 Professional 14.33%
Windows 8.1 7.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.70%
  France 13.95%
  Germany 10.95%
  Italy 4.90%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Belgium 2.26%
  Spain 2.26%
  Canada 2.08%
  MA 1.65%
  Australia 1.41%
  Switzerland 1.10%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Greece 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.99%
Dell 22.67%
Acer 16.92%
ASUS 11.61%
Toshiba 5.31%
Samsung 4.99%
Lenovo 2.39%
Medion 2.17%
MSI 1.41%
Sahara 1.19%
Intel 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.62%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.79%
ASUS All Series 2.51%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.23%


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