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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,175
United States Rank #41,985
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.38 days
601.29 days >
Average installed length: 315.93 days


VersionDistribution 2.56% 61.54% 5.13% 5.13% 2.56% 2.56% 2.56% 5.13% 2.56%
2.60 2.56%
2.2 7.69%

Explorer View

What is Explorer View?  (from GetData)

Instantly preview almost any Microsoft Outlook email attachment without leaving Outlook
. Explorer View file viewer technology instantly previews files and email attachments. It includes a PowerPoint viewer, Word, Excel Visio, PDF and DWG viewer, even if these original software applications are not installed.


Explorer View is a program developed by GetData. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is explorerview.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 14.63 MB (15,345,264 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Explorer View come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.getdata.com
Help link: support.getdata.com/?group=ev
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GetData\Explorer View\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GetData\Explorer View\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Explorer View

Program executable:explorerview.exe
Explorer View
Path:C:\Program Files\getdata\explorer view\explorerview.exe
Additional files:
  • GetData.ExplorerViewPreviewHandler.dll - ExplorerView PreviewHandler
  • ExplorerView.dll - Explorer View
  • ExplorerViewSDK.exe
  • GetDataDotNetWrapper.dll - GetData DotNet Wrapper
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ExplorerView.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ExplorerView by GetData' with the class of {6E48A5AF-4EE0-42E4-AC31-6BA0D9572285}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • ExplorerView.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Explorer View...' with a class of {FD8D2ECE-B598-4E2E-A540-2DFD8AE7ED83}.

How do I remove Explorer View?

You can uninstall Explorer View 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 Explorer View, 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 Explorer View.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Explorer View you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.15%
Windows XP 25.64%
Windows 10 20.51%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.32%
Windows 7 Professional 21.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.89%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  Germany 20.83%
  Australia 4.17%
  France 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Costa Rica 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Austria 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  Malaysia 2.08%
  Argentina 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 11.54%
Sony 11.54%
ASUS 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Medion 7.69%
MSI 3.85%
Sahara 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
Common models
MEDIONPC WIM 2040 3.13%
HP-Pavilion NY644AA-ABA 3... 3.13%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 3.13%
Dell Computer OptiPlex SX... 3.13%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 3.13%
Acer Aspire XC600 3.13%

About (from GetData Pty Ltd)

GetData is a leading provider of end user software for data recovery, file recovery, computer forensics and file previewing.
Publisher URL: www.getdata.com


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