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Should I remove EssentialFax?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,131
United States Rank #14,580
Reach 0.0084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.24 days
838.17 days >
Average installed length: 440.40 days


4.0 100.00%

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What is EssentialFax?  (from Essential Fax Software)

EssentialFax was tailored to meet the needs of individual users and small businesses using Windows Vista or Windows XP. The intuitive, user-friendly interface along with a wide range of features makes EssentialFax the clear choice in fax software. The program uses the modem in your computer and a regular telephone line...  Read more


EssentialFax is a program developed by Essential Fax Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 17.5 MB (18,354,691 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 77% of users of EssentialFax come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.essentialfaxware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EssentialFax\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\EssentialFax\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EssentialFax

  • PrinterDriverRepair.exe - Essential Fax Printer Driver Repair (Repair Essential Fax Printer)
  • essfax_helper.exe - Essential Fax Printer Helper
  • essfax.exe - Essential Fax (Essential Fax)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • essfax.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{75B16CB3-E204-4FC5-9E2B-95D66A118018}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • essfax.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EssentialFax' and executes as C:\Program Files\EssentialFax\essfax.exe.

How do I remove EssentialFax?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.41%
Windows Vista 25.42%
Windows XP 5.93%
Windows 8 4.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.09%
Windows 7 Professional 12.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.98%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.33%
  Australia 3.49%
  Iran 3.49%
  Italy 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.33%
  Canada 1.74%
  Israel 1.74%
  Belgium 0.58%
  Colombia 0.58%
  Germany 0.58%
  Finland 0.58%
  France 0.58%
  Hong Kong 0.58%
  Panama 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.33%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 9.33%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Gateway 4.00%
Toshiba 2.67%
Compaq 1.33%
Common models
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.06%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.06%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.06%
Gigabyte B85M-D3H 2.06%
Dell XPS 8300 2.06%


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