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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #43,285
United States Rank #37,759
Reach 0.0021%


2.0.53 2.44%
2.0.52 9.76%
2.0.46 2.44%
2.0.27 2.44%
1.1.0 46.34%
1.0.1 26.83%
1.0.0 9.76%

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Cisco FindIT

What is Cisco FindIT?  (from Cisco Systems)

The Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility provides a mechanism to automatically discover and display information about select Cisco Small Business devices in your network, in order to simplify management, troubleshooting, and deployment. FindIT also provides a toolbar for your browser with quick links to Cisco Small B...  Read more


Cisco FindIT is a program developed by Cisco Systems. The most used version is 1.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is adxloader.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 12.58 MB (13,190,970 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 52% of users of Cisco FindIT come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com/cisco/web/solutions/small_business/index.html
Help link: supportforums.cisco.com/community/netpro/small-business/findit
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Small Business\FindIT\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D0BC2457-E1EC-4F58-9172-5322DC580174}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco FindIT

Program executable:adxloader.exe
Name:Add-in Express 2010 for Internet Explorer Library
Add-in Express Add-on Loader
Path:C:\Program Files\Cisco Small Business\FindIT\adxloader.exe
Additional files:
  • FindITIEAddon.dll - Cisco FindIT
  • FindITIEAddon.exe
  • CSIEExplorerBar_backup.dll
  • FindITButtonv4_backup.dll
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • addinexpress.ie.dll (by Add-in Express Ltd) - Add-in Express .NET for Internet Explorer
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C x86)
  • FindIT2.0.exe (by The Wheel Automatisering) - ExtendedWebBrowser2
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • libssh2.dll (by The libssh2 library, http://www.libssh2.org/) - The libssh2 library (libssh2 Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • curllib.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libsasl.dll - cyrus-sasl
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • adxloader.dll
  • Browser_Folder.exe
  • cpprest120d_1_4.dll
  • FindITServer.exe
  • IndicateCAA.json
  • InitialData.json
  • libcasablanca.dll
  • libidn-11.dll
  • librtmp.dll
  • Middle_Exe.exe
  • OPEN_CONTAIN_Folder.exe
  • OPEN_Installer.exe
  • openldap.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adxloader.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cisco FindIT Toolbar BHO' with the class of {ea9f9b8d-8b54-49f9-81ed-30de9f16294a}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • adxloader.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'FindIT' with a class of {09136068-3F32-48C7-8010-E67EB5E16063}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • adxloader.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cisco FindIT Toolbar' with the class of {0edb4b74-6741-4c61-949f-814394e6be50} (HelixIEAddon.IEModule).
  • FindITServer.exe runs as a service named 'FindITServer' (FindITService) "FindIT2.0 by cisco".

How do I remove Cisco FindIT?

You can uninstall Cisco FindIT 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 Cisco FindIT, 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 Cisco FindIT.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Cisco FindIT you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.73%
Windows 10 29.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 53.66%
Windows 10 Pro 12.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%
Windows 8.1 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.92%
  France 9.62%
  Australia 5.77%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  Italy 3.85%
  LY 1.92%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Norway 1.92%
  India 1.92%
  Austria 1.92%
  PR 1.92%
  Israel 1.92%
  ZW 1.92%
  Egypt 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.29%
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
Lenovo 17.14%
Sony 5.71%
ASUS 5.71%
Sahara 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
MSI 2.86%
Acer 2.86%
Common models
Sony SVF1521P2EB 2.70%
PRIMINFO unlock install 2.70%
LENOVO 2518CGM 2.70%
Hewlett-Packard SLIC-BPC 2.70%
HP ProBook 4510s 2.70%
Gateway NS50 2.70%

About Cisco Systems

Cisco designs, manufactures, & sells networking equipment whose portfolio of products & services is focused on market segments, Enterprise & Service Provider, Small Business & the Home.
Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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