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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,910
United States Rank #7,079
Reach 0.0317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.94 days
345.84 days >
Average installed length: 181.71 days


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ClipMate 7

What is ClipMate 7?  (from Thornsoft Development)

ClipMate enhances the Windows clipboard, making it a true power tool. The cut/copy paste capability of Windows works well for transferring single items of data, but is not useful if you want to move a lot of data or keep data longer than until your next cut or copy (at which time Windows overwrites the clipboard whet...  Read more


ClipMate 7 is a program developed by Thornsoft Development. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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). The main program executable is clipmate.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 5.94 MB (6,224,384 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 73% of users of ClipMate 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thornsoft.com
Help link: www.thornsoft.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ClipMate7\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ClipMate7\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ClipMate 7

Program executable:clipmate.exe
Name:ClipMate Clipboard Extender
ClipMate 7
Additional files:
  • ClipMate_SN.exe - ClipMate Clipboard Extender (ClipMate 7)
  • ClipMateDeskBand.dll - ClipMate Clip Bar (Clip Bar DLL for ClipMate)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • ClipMateDeskBand.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'ClipMate ClipBar 7' with a class of {F60C63CE-52AF-4915-AAC9-F100FCDE270F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ClipMateDeskBand.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&ClipMate ClipBar v7.5' with the class of {F60C63CE-52AF-4915-AAC9-F100FCDE270F}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ClipMateDeskBand.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&ClipMate ClipBar v7.5' with a class of {F60C63CE-52AF-4915-AAC9-F100FCDE270F}.
Scheduled Task
  • ClipMate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A20F63BE-A4B6-46E3-BA0C-408E7BCDFF98}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ClipMate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named clipmate.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ClipMate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ClipMate7' and executes as C:\Program Files\ClipMate7\ClipMate.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ClipMate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ClipMate7' which loads as C:\Program Files\ClipMate7\ClipMate.exe.

How do I remove ClipMate 7?

You can uninstall ClipMate 7 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 ClipMate 7, 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 ClipMate 7.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ClipMate 7 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.79%
Windows 10 37.70%
Windows XP 4.63%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.16%
Windows 7 Professional 15.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.24%
Windows 8.1 8.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.54%
Windows 10 Home 7.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.99%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Canada 3.22%
  Germany 2.87%
  Australia 2.18%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  France 0.92%
  Switzerland 0.80%
  Spain 0.80%
  New Zealand 0.69%
  DK 0.69%
  Norway 0.57%
  Sweden 0.57%
  Russia 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 25.30%
ASUS 12.50%
Acer 10.12%
Lenovo 4.46%
Toshiba 3.27%
Intel 2.98%
Alienware 1.79%
Samsung 1.79%
Medion 0.89%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.42%
Dell XPS 8300 3.31%
Dell XPS 8500 3.31%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 2.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.21%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.66%


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