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DownShotFree Supporting Application

What is DownShotFree Supporting Application?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

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DownShotFree Supporting Application is a program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 4.23 MB (4,440,636 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 82% of users of DownShotFree Supporting Application come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and JO.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mindspark\DownShotFree
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Mindspark\DownShotFree\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Mindspark\DownShotFree\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 4.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DownShotFree Supporting Application

  • DownShotFreeTheme.dll - DownShotFreeTheme
  • UnifiedLogging.dll - UnifiedLogging
  • RebootRequired.exe - Reboot Required
  • DesktopSdk.dll - DesktopSdk
  • DownShotFree.exe
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • ThemeInterface.dll - ThemeInterface
  • lua5.1.dll
  • manifest.json
  • Verify.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Windows.Interactivity

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DownShotFree.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DownShotFree' which loads as C:\Program Files\Mindspark\DownShotFree\DownShotFree.exe /hidden.

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Or, you can uninstall DownShotFree Supporting Application 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 DownShotFree Supporting Application, 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 DownShotFree Supporting Application.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win Vista (SP2) 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Italy 9.09%
  JO 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Sony 33.33%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 16.67%
Sony VPCF23P1E 16.67%
Sony VGN-NW120D 16.67%
Gateway ZX6970 16.67%
ASUSTeK P50IJ 16.67%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com


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