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Diffractor is a software program developed by Zac Walker. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named diffractor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 19.3 MB (20,238,151 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 56% of users of Diffractor come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Diffractor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\diffractor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Diffractor\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 19.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Diffractor

Program executable:diffractor.exe
Streamlined photo and media management.
Path:C:\Program Files\diffractor\diffractor.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • ShellExtensions64.dll - Diffractor (Diffractor Shell Context Menu)
  • ShellExtensions.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Diffractor.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DiffractorAutoplay' with the ProgID of 'Diffractor.Diffractor.321' and the action verb 'open.
Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExtensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Diffractor' with a class of {D6FE49FF-1748-443B-9179-B83AAB042B19}.
Scheduled Task
  • Diffractor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{26654C0E-B204-48C7-9A78-94865532D752}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Diffractor?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.67%
Windows 8 17.33%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.16%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows 8.1 5.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.41%
Windows 8 Pro 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 55.56%
  United States 19.75%
  Italy 3.70%
  Canada 2.47%
  Spain 2.47%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Sweden 2.47%
  South Africa 2.47%
  Austria 1.23%
  BO 1.23%
  Czech Republic 1.23%
  DZ 1.23%
  LI 1.23%
  Turkey 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.53%
Medion 21.28%
Hewlett-Packard 19.15%
Dell 12.77%
ASUS 6.38%
Samsung 4.26%
American Megatrends 4.26%
Common models
ASUSTeK K73SV 3.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.33%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 3.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 3.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.33%


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