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4% remove it96% keep it
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Average installed length: 419.71 days


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DOSShell 1.9


DOSShell 1.9 is a program developed by Loonies Software. 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 main program executable is dosshell.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 571.08 KB (584,785 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 54% of users of DOSShell come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.loonies.narod.ru/dosshell.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\loonies\dosshell
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Loonies\DOSShell\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 571.08 KB

Program filesFiles installed by DOSShell 1.9

Program executable:dosshell.exe
Loonies DOSShell
Path:C:\Program Files\loonies\dosshell\dosshell.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - DOSShell (DOSShell Installer)
  • DOSBox.exe (by DOSBox Team) - DOSBox DOS Emulator
  • dosshell-setup.exe
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL_net.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by DOSBox Team) - DOSBox 0.74 Installer (DOSBox Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DOSBox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Shadow Warrior Classic\bin\dosbox\DOSBox.exe'.

How do I remove DOSShell?

You can uninstall DOSShell 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 DOSShell 1.9, 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 DOSShell.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 10 25.93%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista 4.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.92%
Windows 7 Professional 13.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.45%
Windows 10 Home 5.59%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.81%
  Australia 4.06%
  Germany 4.06%
  Canada 3.05%
  France 3.05%
  United Kingdom 3.05%
  Spain 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  Belgium 2.03%
  Italy 2.03%
  Norway 2.03%
  Poland 2.03%
  Sweden 2.03%
  South Africa 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 9.38%
Medion 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Sahara 3.13%
Toshiba 2.08%
Apple 1.04%
Alienware 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.83%
Dell XPS 8300 1.89%
HP Pro3500 Series 1.89%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 1.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.89%
Acer Aspire 6530G 1.89%


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